THE SHOE, an element of dress, that at one point was just used for functionality to cover the foot to keep it safe and secure, was revolutionized into becoming an element of fashion as various shoe styles have evolved; Different styles being offered for different personalities and looks to compliment various garments and dress styles.
I’m quite sure throughout your day to day journeys from work, to the local store, restaurants and even while shoe shopping at the mall you have seen an array of footwear that most likely you didn’t even know had separate names to describe its specific style! You say to yourself, “that style looks nice!,” but just don’t quite know what it would be called. Back in the day we know they had penny loafers and lace ups and that was the extent of names that were used because that’s all they had! lol.
Well this article is going to help you understand how many different types and style of shoes there are and what are their proper names and ways to classify them.
BELOW As you can see I have provided some diagrams I found throughout the internet that have been drawn to help us see the types of shoes and the various styles for those types.
The first main diagram above shows you some very popular dress shoe types of styles of shoes and also further shows you some boots as well.
BELOW YOU WILL FIND SOME PHOTOS OF OTHER SHOE STYLES NOT MENTIONED IN DIAGRAM. YOU HAVE PROBABLY SEEN THESE BEFORE AS WELL!
WINGTIPS DRIVER SHOES BOAT SHOES
Now that you have a better foundation to your understanding of shoe types/ styles, now challenge yourself the next time you step foot into a store to see if you can remember. Also just do a test and ask the employee can you bring me this _______ in my size?
In the articles to come we will be speaking about names for the different parts of a shoe in general, different design patterns/ names on shoes, toe styles and more!
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