The lexic – Pom d'Api

The lexic

Toe-tough: Rigid reinforcement placed at the front of the shoe, between the upper and the lining, to protect the toes from impacts and maintain shape.

Fit: All the characteristics of a shoe which allow it to cover the foot correctly and comfortably.

Heel counter: Semi-rigid reinforcement placed at the back of the shoe, between the upper and the lining, to hold the heel.

Derby: Shoes with so-called “open” lacing, the guarantors are sewn onto the vamp.

Lining:Inner covering of the shoe, in contact with the foot.

Vamp: Front part of the upper, covering the instep and the tip of the shoe.

Shape: Wooden or plastic mold, representing the volume of the foot, used in the manufacture of the shoe.

Guarantors : Attached parts on which the eyelets are located, or other method of closure.

Assembly: Action which consists of perfectly positioning the rod on the form in order to assemble it.

Nubuck: Leather whose surface has been finely sanded to obtain a soft and velvety appearance.

Trimming: Technique which consists of refining the thickness of the leather to give it more flexibility.

Full Grain: Leather having kept its upper surface intact. Its properties are exceptional.

Insole: Inner sole of the shoe.

Quarters: Parts of the upper that wrap around the heel and go up to 'to the lacing.

Broch: Shoes with so-called "closed" lacing, the quarters are sewn under the vamp.

Upper: All together pieces that form the upper part of the shoe.

Velvet: Lower part of the leather finely sanded to have a soft and velvety appearance.