Fashionable misconceptions have been dispelled. Now you will know exactly how boots differ from shoes, and moccasins from slip-ons. Especially for you, we have prepared a shoe guide that will allow you to quickly select branded shoes on our website, as well as – will increase your fashion literacy. And although today designers demonstrate a mixture of styles, styles and shapes, we will still highlight the fundamental models.
Boots – This is a wide group of shoes with a high top. Can be summer, winter, demi-season. Summer models have perforations, toe, heel – open. Women's models may have heels or wedges. There are many styles and styles of these shoes.
Half boots are a type of boots in which the top (top) reaches the middle of the calf. In absolute terms – this is about 25 cm. The women's version may have heels, wedges, and decorative elements.
UGG boots – These are warm men's or women's boots. They are made of sheepskin with fur inside, the sole is flat. As a rule, such shoes do not have decorations. Also, what makes Uggs stand out from other shoes is their cut: the boot is sewn to the ankle. There are no differences in men's and women's shoes of this type, except perhaps the color scheme.
Ankle boots – These are boots with heels or wedges that cover the ankle.
Boots – These are shoes that cover the foot up to the ankle. Sole – without a heel or a small stable “brick”. There may be laces.
Low shoes – These are closed, below-the-ankle shoes with laces or clasps. The main difference from shoes – cover the back of the foot, from boots – more open, do not cover the ankle.
Shoes – This is a wide group of men's and women's shoes. Features: Does not cover ankles. Difference from low shoes – The shoes do not completely cover the top of the foot. There are many types of shoes in a woman's wardrobe, the most popular – boats. In men's – oxfords, derbies, monks (buckle at the top, no laces), brogues, loafers, moccasins. All these varieties are also available in women's shoes.
Moccasins – These are women's or men's shoes with soft soles. Characteristics: without fasteners, the upper part of the shoe is connected by an external seam. Types of moccasins – loafers and boat shoes. The loafers are described below. Topsiders – These are moccasins with lacing around the perimeter and on the ankles. The sole of these shoes is hard and grooved.
Loafers – These are shoes that resemble moccasins. Characteristics: external outer seam, wide low heel (wide high straight heel is also possible in women's shoes) or flat sole. There are several types of loafers: classic (with a leather tassel on the toe), penny loafers (with a slit on the toe).
Ballet shoes – These are closed women's shoes, usually made of leather. Characteristics: flat sole or small brick heel.
Espadrilles – These are comfortable shoes that look very natural. The top is usually made of fabric. The model looks like slippers. Distinctive feature: insert of rope (leather) braid along the perimeter of the sole. Today, due to the mixing of styles, designers have created sandals and even sneakers with espadrille elements.
Sandals – These are summer women's shoes without a back and with an open toe. More elegant summer shoes.
Sandals – These are lightweight summer shoes for men and women with flat soles, which consist of straps. The heel and toes can be exposed.
Flip-flops – This is a type of summer shoe. A distinctive feature – open heel. The toe can be either open or closed. In the women's version, heels, wedges and flat soles are possible.
Slates and pantolets
Shales – These are flip-flops similar to pantos, but they are always made of rubber or plastic. Minimum straps, flat sole – main distinguishing features. The second name of these shoes – flip flops
Pantolets – These are flip-flops with minimal straps. Often the straps are thin and cover the top of the foot. Sometimes flip-flops and other types of flip-flops are also called this way.
Clogs (clogs) – These are shoes with a massive wooden sole and an open heel. As a rule, there is a heavy heel and platform. Can be in the form of slippers or sandals.
Sneakers – These are casual sports shoes. The sole is made of polyurethane or rubber, as a rule, there is a relief. In appearance they are more voluminous. The line between sneakers and sneakers is very arbitrary. They can be high and low, insulated and regular.
Sneakers – These are casual shoes. The sole is made of rubber. A distinctive feature – the toe is also trimmed with rubber or contrasting material. Can be high and low, insulated and regular.
Slip-ons – These are sneakers without laces. Characteristics: rubber, sometimes high sole, without laces, vamps on the sides – rubber bands.
Snickers – This is a collective name for all sports shoes. The root Sneak means “to sneak around,” “to walk silently.” Sneakers, sneakers, skate shoes, slip-ons… All types of sports shoes share this name. In Russian-speaking countries, sneakers are shoes with platforms. Such sneakers were first invented by designer Isabel Marant. Sneakers wedge – This is how they sound in English, translated – heavy, wedge-heeled sneakers. Hence the misconception.
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