Have you ever found yourself uncomfortable in a buying situation because you weren’t familiar with the industry jargon? It’s one part frustrating, one part embarrassing, and one part nerve-wracking, isn’t it?
Anytime you spend good money on something, you should have a baseline knowledge of how it works. This is why we bring car-savvy friends with us to the dealership, and it’s why we take tailors’ advice on what can and cannot be altered.
You need to arm yourself with the information to make the best decisions for your needs and your budget. What follows is a term-by-term breakdown of the most common words used in shoemaking.