Shopping online has now become the norm for many people. It’s easy and it’s efficient. However, unlike shopping in person, shopping online means you need to understand the basics of certain terminology to find the things you need. You have to know what you want and search for them among the thousands of web stores available. With that being said, when you buy shoes, especially women’s high heels, it is best to know your lingo to make the process a lot easier. Whether you’re a woman looking to expand your options beyond what is carried at your local mall, or you’re a man trying to buy a little something for your special lady, here’s a guide that will help you differentiate all the details that go into a pair of heels.
2. Wedge – A wedge is where the heel extends from the back of the shoe to the front
3. Almond Toe – The front of the shoe comes to a slight rounded point, similar to an almond shape.
4. Ankle Strap – A strap that is attached to the shoe that goes around the ankle.
5. Heeled Sandals – A shoe secured by straps and is usually opened toe.
6. Peep Toe – A cutout in front of the shoe that reveals part of the toes
7. Mary Jane – A type of shoe with a strap that goes over the middle top of the foot.
8. T-Strap – A strap that runs vertical up the foot
9. Heelless – A shoe without the traditional heel in the back. Instead, weight is distributed to the front platform of the shoe.
10. Slingback – A shoe that has a strap that wraps around the back part of the foot and is connected to the sides.
11. Oxford – Shoes that have laces and need to be laced up.
12. Pointed Toe – The front of the shoe comes to a point.
13. D’orsay – The vamp of the shoe and the sides are cut away.
14. Round Toe Pump – The front of the shoe rounds out.
15. Mule – A shoe that is backless.