Running Shoe Parts Terminology

The Running Shoe and its Parts:The Anatomy of a Shoe

 

erminology of a Running Shoe Parts: Toe Box, Upper, Lacing, Pull Tab, Heel Counter, Midsole, Insole, Foxing, Insoles, Outsole.Running Shoe Parts Terminology:

The Toe Tip:
Thin rubber strip from the outsole with a stitch grove to hold it on to the upper.
Rubber Outsole:
Compression molded in a flat mold
Toe Burst Panel:
Reinforces the vamp to prevent the big toe nail from tearing the vamp
Vamp:
The running shoe vamp should be soft, flexible and breathable.
Tongue Attachment:
A double row of stitching that anchors the base of the tongue to the vamp.
Mudguard:
The Muguard is the shoe pattern part along the forward part of the shoe alone the edge of the outsole.
Eyestay:
The part around the lace opening (throat of the shoe). Can feature webbing, eyelets, etc.
Throat:
The opening of a shoe.
Eyelet:
A hole through which you lace up a shoe. Should be reinforced with Super-tuff.
Lace keeper:
A small flap the holds the tongue in place
Quarter Panel:
The Quarter Panel is the main shoe pattern part on the side of the shoe pattern.  The Nike Swoosh, New Balance N and the Vans  V-Bar are all located on the quarter panel.
Tongue:
For a running shoe should be smooth and thin.
PU Midsole:
For a running shoe should be firm but flexible
Heel Counter:
The shoe pattern parts that surrounds the heel should have a stiff reinforcement.
Heel Stabilizer:
An injection molded piece of plastic that gives the heel of the running shoe a stiff supporting feel.
Heel Notch:
A relief cut that allows the runner to flex and bends without the shoe rubbing on the Achilles tendon.

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