Anatomy of a Clown Shoe

A shoe is composed of many. The key to finding a shoe that properly fits your foot is to understand the basics of shoe construction. .

The tip is the tip of the shoe that provides space for the toes. The toe box may be rounded or pointed, 

The vamp is the upper middle part of the shoe where the laces are commonly placed.

The sole consists of an insole and an outsole, The insole is inside the shoe where the foot rests; the outsole is the bottom of the shoe that contacts the ground

The heel is the bottom of the shoe that provides elevation.

The foxing is the covering of the lower heel

The quarter is the covering of the ankle

The back stay is the narrow covering at the back of the foot

The last is the part of the shoe that curves in slightly near the arch of the foot to conform to the average foot shape.

The upper is the leather or synthetic part of the shoe that encases the foot.