Saturday, July 4, 2015

Oh, patents! Shoe terminology....

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

There are more than a few technical terms in the I. Miller and Sons shoe patents. The "last" and "lasting" shoes (with no pun intended), the vamp, the throat and the tongue of the shoe... 


Below, a  small bilingual shoe-parts picture glossary is included for your information, and for the clarity, accuracy  and general elegance of your expression…!






And while we are talking shoe parts, we may as well talk shoe types… so you will also find a small bilingual glossary of shoes types… to French...and from French, too.  You know… your loafers, Mary Janes, slides and beloved Crocs™ ...!


English
français
loafers, slip-ons
mocassins (m. pl.), loafers (m.pl), flaneurs (m. pl.)
babies (f. pl) , baby (f.s.)
clogs
sabots (m. pl)
Crocs™ (m. pl)
pumps
escarpins (m. pl.)
flats
ballerines (f. pl)
sneakers
baskets (m. pl.)
richelieu(s) (m. s(pl.).)
Derby (m. s.)
mocs (mocassins – Native American with fringes)
mocassins
Keds
Keds™ (m.pl)
(thong) flip flops
tongs (m. pl)
slippers
chaussons (m. pl)
mule
pantouffles (f. pl)
thigh boot
cuissardes (f. pl)
knee boot
bottes (f. pl)
ankle boots
bottines (f. pl) pour femmes, botillons (m.pl) pour hommes, boots (m.pl.) pour hommes et femmes)
Wellingtons
bottes en caoutchouc (f. pl)
wedges
(chaussures, bottes, sandales) à semelles compensées (f. pl. adj.)
espadrilles (canvas & rope-soled shoes)
espadrilles (f. pl)
sandals
nu-pieds (m. pl.)
(shower) slides
claquettes de piscine (f. pl.)
heavy duty lace-up boot  (hiking or work)
brodequin (m.s.)
t-bar sandal, cross-toe sandal, school sandal (by Start Rite in UK, and Sonnet un US)
salomé (f.s.)
chaussures à bout pointu ou pointues (f. pl)
Charentais (bedroom, carpet, house) slipper
charentaises (f.pl.)
deck shoes
bateaux (m. pl.)
Dolce.fr – Lexique chaussures
Dupré, C. (1982) Vocabulaire de la chaussusre – Teminologie technique et industrielle – Cahiers de l’Office de la language française - Office Québécois
Herrmann, F (2013) Wow patents! Crocs!
Lexique de la chaussure – Jacques et Déméter
http://blog.jacquesdemeter.fr/lexique-de-la-chaussure/
Wikipedia - Derby shoe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_shoe 
Wikipedia - Winklepicker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winklepicker
Wikipedia - T-bar sandal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-bar_sandal
Wikipedia - Mary Jane (shoe)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jane_(shoe)
Wikipedia - Oxford shoe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_shoe
Wikipedia - Derby shoe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_shoe