A shoe is a piece of
footwear for humans, less than a
boot and more than a
footwear is shaped to fit the foot (or
the area below the ankle) with a flexible upper part of
lLeather(or plastic) usually and a
heel of heavier material. Shoes differ
boots by not extending past the ankle.
A moccasin is a specialized soft leather shoe worn by the Native Americans.
Because of (potential) foot odor, some people hate it if other people take
their shoes off in their company. On the other hand, in some cultures (e.g.
in Sweden or
Japan), shoes are customarily removed when
visiting someone's home. Guests do this to avoid tracking in dirt from outside
and thus inconveniencing their host.
In trains it is often allowed to put one's feet on the opposite seat,
provided that one takes one's shoes off or put them on a newspaper, piece
bag, etc., to avoid possible dirtying of
The shoe size units vary widely around the world. European sizes are
measured in Paris Points which are worth two third of a centimeter.
The UK and american units are approximately one quarter of inch, starting
at 8 1/4 inches. More information can be found at the
International Shoe Size Conversion Charts
Shoes for horses...
A horseshoe is nailed to underside
of horse's hoof and serves a similar function as footwear for horses, and
is installed by a farrier. This plate (or rim) is placed so as to prevent
injury to the animal.
The section is
for "researching" women's footwear. It is not specifically
for buying shoes. If you actually wish to shop for shoes,
here is the best place to do some
Shopping For Shoes.
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