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On TEXTILE IN SPORTS SHOES By Vinay Jangra Click to edit Master subtitle style



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Upper/Vamp: The part of the shoe that encases the foot. Collar: The collar of the shoe refers to the inside back portion that will provide you comfort around the ankle. If this part is rubbing too much against your foot, blisters (infection) may result. Dual-Density Midsole: A mechanism, most often a firmer wedge of foam on the medial (inner) side of the shoe, used to correct excessive pronation Eyelets: The eyelets of the shoe are the holes that the laces are going to run though. Different shoes may use slightly different lace-up strategies, so be sure you consider this when trying various shoes on Heel Counter: An internal support feature in the rear of the shoe that conforms to the shape of your heel Heel-Tab: The part of the shoe that surrounds the Achilles tendon and helps lock the shoe around the heel; also called Achilles tendon protector or Achilles tendon notch Midsole: The material (usually EVA or Polyurethane foam) that sits below the upper and above the outsole, providing protection from impact forces and oftentimes encasing non-foam technologies, such as GEL or Air, to increase durability and protection Outsole: The durable part of the shoe that makes contact with the ground, providing traction, Overlays Reinforcing strips at key stress points that help give the shoe structure Quarter Panel: The material that makes up the sides of the shoe. The toe box is the part of a shoe that covers and protects your toes. Sock-liner: A removable insert that sits just below the foot and helps the shoe better fit the foot Tongue Soft elongated flap that fits over the top of the foot to protect the tendons and blood vessels from pressure caused by the laces. Foxing: The term foxing describes the strip of plain or decorative rubber that joins the upper and sole of the shoe. The purpose of the foxing is to hold the upper and the sole of the shoe together,



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Outsoles are usually made of carbon rubber, which is hard, or blown rubber, a softer type, although manufacturers use an assortment of materials to produce different textures on the outsole.

Leather is still regarded as the king of sole materials, despite it's limited use. The cost of leather limits it's use to better-grade men's and women's dress shoes. Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR): TPR is the most dominant type of sole material used today. TPR soles are light-weight, durable, flexible and slip resistant. TPR soles have very good esthetics and can be made to look like leather. TPR soles are used on casual shoes for men and women, kid's shoes and light-weight work oxfords. PVC (polyvinylchloride): 4/24/12

Crepe: Crepe is a member of the rubber family and can be either natural or man made. It is heavy, loses color and can be hot in warm weather. It's use is limited to some sport and casual shoes. Composition: This is a term for any mix of materials used to create slab soles that are inexpensive but long wearing. They are used mainly on inexpensive footwear. Usually they will resemble leather in appearance.

Shoelaces were made of leather, cotton, jute, hemp, or other materials. Modern shoelaces often incorporate various synthetic fibers, which 4/24/12 generally are

Tongue: Tongues have become thicker to help pad top of the foot from pressure of the laces. A traditional loose tongue has a lace loop attached to keep the 4/24/12 tongue from


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