Friday, April 30, 2021

Racquetball Goggles

Racquetball Goggles   

Racquetball goggles are another type of goggles with a fairly simple design. Racquetball players wear them to protect their eyes from basically everything in the room, namely balls, racquets, or players’ bodies. Racquetball goggles are clear and some have colorful rims. Some of them simply rest on your face while others will have a strap that wraps around your head. Other goggles are enclosed and sealed to protect your eyes from sweat. You may even see racquetball goggles will little nose guards to protect your nose from the impact of swinging racquets.



Laboratory Goggles

Laboratory Goggles  

Laboratory safety goggles are often reminiscent of power tools or shop goggles. They are typically clear plastic and simply serve the purpose of protecting your eyes from chemicals and other dangerous materials while making sure that you have excellent visibility. They are impact-resistant and have side shields that are tight on your face. Some of them even have laser-protective features.



Motorcycle Goggles

Motorcycle Goggles 

Motorcycle goggles are goggles that are designed for motorcycle riding and other open-air activities. As with most goggles, these goggles can have different looks. Some of them are made of separate round lenses while others are more of a mask with a continuous window for the eyes. Since the rider is going against the wind, these goggles will be fairly snug on the face.

Not only do motorcycle goggles protect you from the wind but they also protect you from bugs, dirt, and other debris that can hurt your visibility during your drive. By wearing a pair of goggles, you don’t have to squint or wipe at your eyes for any reason.



Thursday, April 29, 2021

Cold-Weather Goggles

Cold-Weather Goggles 

Cold-weather goggles can be any goggles that are specifically designed for cold weather and they may come in a variety of different styles. Most modern cold-weather goggles will have two layers of lenses to prevent condensation from building up on the goggles. The inner lens will be kept warmer than the outer lens so the only way that condensation forms is if water vapor gets in between the layers of lenses.



Blowtorch Goggles

Blowtorch Goggles 

Blowtorch goggles come in many different styles. They may resemble power tools goggles or they may have a distinct look of their own. For example, some blowtorch goggles look similar to larger versions of swimming goggles with big, round, dark lenses that cover your eyes. They are designed to protect your eyes from the glare, the heat, and any flying debris.

It’s important to note that some blowtorch goggles may look similar to welding goggles but lack the special filter so if you are looking for welding goggles, you want to make sure that you are buying the right ones. You can always use welding goggles for blowtorch work but it’s important to know when you need a filtered lens.



Welding Goggles

Welding Goggles  

If you are unfamiliar with welding, you might not know that you aren’t supposed to look at the light generated by the welder as the ultraviolet rays can be extremely damaged to your eyes. There is an eye condition called “arc eye” or photokeratitis that is due to insufficiently protected eyes during welding.

With that in mind, eye protection is the most important piece of safety gear to have when welding and welding goggles are equipped with special filters that allow you to look at what you are welding without worrying about hurting your eyes. Of course, they will also protect your eyes from the debris and the heat. Some welding goggles are essentially helmets that cover your entire face.



Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Power Tools Goggles

Power Tools Goggles 

Goggles used for power tools can look differently depending on where you buy them. They are always clear and plastic but some of them more closely resemble a pair of sunglasses, only covering the front of your eyes, whereas other goggles actually have depth and enclose your eyes, similar to the scuba diving goggles but without the nose coverage.

Most power tools goggles are said to be made out of more or less unbreakable materials and they’re supposed to be. They need to be able to protect your eyes from flying metal, wood, or plastic, among other materials. Some of them are heavy-duty and offer ventilation features that prevent the surface of the goggles from fogging.



Scuba Diving Goggles

Scuba Diving Goggles  

Scuba diving goggles protect your eyes and help you see as well but they are also different in a number of ways. These goggles are also called masks because they cover over half of your face, including your nose. Swimming goggles have two separate lenses just the same as a pair of glasses that fit over your eyes but scuba diving goggles have one continuous window that goes across the diver’s eyes and nose.

There are actually two types of diving goggles. There are those that cover just the nose and the eyes but there are others that cover the mouth in addition. Divers typically spend more time underwater so this mask creates a watertight seal that not only protects your eyes but also protects your nose as well.



Swimming Goggles

Swimming Goggles  

Swimming goggles are for use in the pool, the ocean, or any other body of water where you intend to go below the surface. While anybody can purchase a pair of goggles and wear them casually, they make up a part of the competitive swimmer’s set of gear. Those who swim in competition wear goggles to increase their visibility during a race but visibility is really the top reason why anybody wears swimming goggles.

Many people may be able to open their eyes underwater; however, not only will their vision be blurry but their eyes will also be exposed to various irritants, which may include a number of things depending on 

where you swim. A nice pair of swim goggles protect your eyes while allowing you to see clearly.



Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Gradient Bug Eye Sunglasses

Gradient Bug Eye Sunglasses 

Bug eye sunglasses are inspired from Bug’s eye, they look same as bug eye. For all the dapper men out there we have this sleek and stylish sunshade for you. The arms are sleek, frame and lens will look voguish on any outfit. Choose this style icon and own the stage with confidence and poise. 

Price Range: Rs. 250-4000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Feature: Gradient, Regular Lens, Polarised, UV Protection, Caravan Style

Frame Material: Metal, Plastic, Polycarbonate





Women’s Stylish Shield Sunglasses

Women’s Stylish Shield Sunglasses 

The shield glasses are almost like wrap-around shades but have a cut-out detail on the outer part of the frame. With a wide range of sunglasses for women, there’s this set of sunglass that never goes out of style. The shield sunnies that are much stylish now and gives your eyes complete protection from sun rays and dust.



Price Range: Rs. 300-8000

Gender: Women

Lens Feature: Regular Lens, Polarised, UV Protection

Frame Material: Metal, Plastic, Polycarbonate





Flipper Shades Sunglasses

Flipper Shades Sunglasses 

They are two-in-one sunglasses unique in style and design. They have two lenses that help you for both indoor and outdoor conditions. You can flip down the lens once you in the sun or you can flip up the lens once in the club. So, once the sun is out or your hop in the club you know which shade to splurge on.

Price Range: Rs.450-5000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminiun, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, Wooden





Zippy Reflector Sunglasses

Zippy Reflector Sunglasses  

The latest trend that is dominating the sunglasses niche now a days are these wired reflector glasses. They have tinted glasses with a top bar and has wired arms. The white frame and orange reflector mirrored glasses will give you the most desired look this season.

Price Range: Rs. 200-21000


Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminiun, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium



Monday, April 26, 2021

Geometric Sunglasses

Geometric Sunglasses  


Wish to switch up your style even more? Then apart from a square, round or rectangular shaped glasses, you should definitely have this geometric shape in your wardrobe. The lens shape is like a trapezoid with cut edges on the upper side. The lens is full-rim and also has a half frame on top. These are a hot new trend this season for a quirky look with tinted glasses.

Price Range: Rs. 100-30000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminiun, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium.





Butterfly Sunglasses

Butterfly Sunglasses 

Add some butterfly drama to your eyes with this butterfly shaped sunglasses. They are over sized sunshades almost similar to oval or cat eye glasses. So, let the beauty in you be accentuated more and let your eyes be safe.

Price Range: Rs. 120-6000

Gender: Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminiun, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90.




Funky Clubmaster Sunglasses

Funky Clubmaster Sunglasses  

The clubmaster sunglass has a tinted lens that has semi-rim on the lower portion and a frame on the upper part .This retro fashion icon is timelessly stylish. The vibrant lens and sleek golden semi-frame is truly chic style. Next time you want to enhance your look, this funky pick will do complete justice.

Price Range: Rs. 320-12000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminiun, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90, Wooden


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Oversized And Chic Sunglasses

Oversized And Chic Sunglasses 

They have cut-out detail on the outer edge of a full plastic frame. For all the beautiful ladies out there we have our last and best pick. The oversized sunshades that are in vogue since 70’s. Frames like squared or rectangular shape and cool lens look kicky that also provides protection from UV rays.

Price Range: Rs. 230-8000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminiun, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90, Wooden


Sports Sunglasses

Sports Sunglasses 

This one provides you complete protection and sporty, streamlined look. These are the best pick for the athletes as they have performance enhancing lenses. Wraps around the head and rectangles are the most used style for this eyewear!

Price Range: Rs. 450-10300

Gender: Men, Women


Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminiun, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90, Wooden


Wrap Around Shades style Sunglasses

Wrap Around Shades style Sunglasses 


They have frames that curve around the head from the front side. Planning to run or cycle a few miles? Then wear these wrap around glasses that will look sporty and at the same time give your vision complete protection.

Price Range: Rs. 100-8000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90


Oval Sunglasses

Oval Sunglasses 


Spell your fashion sense with these stylish oval shades. The lens almost looks like a horizontal eight and has a top bar on the browline. Let your fashion companion be enormously snazzy. Try this oval shaped sunglasses and make jaws drop of many.

Price Range: Rs. 200-35000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Nylon, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90, Wooden





Saturday, April 24, 2021

Rectangular Sunglasses

Rectangular Sunglasses 


Just like the over sized square-shaped sunnies, we have this rectangular shaped glasses. The edges are equal at all ends and are full-rimmed. Planning to splurge on a statement pair with a retro feel? Well, this rectangle shape glasses will end your search. Put on this and get ready to click some glitzy selfies with your girlfriends with extra sun coverage.

Price Range: Rs. 400-25000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Nylon, Others, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90, Wooden


Cat Eyes Shape Sunglasses

Cat Eyes Shape Sunglasses 

They have upswept outer edges and are retro feminine sunglass. Dominate the fashion world with this lavish pair of cat-eye sunglasses. Pair it up with a casual wear of your choice and soar up your fashion meter with glamour.

Price Range: Rs. 100-19000

Gender: Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminium, Metal, Nylon, Others, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90, Wooden






Friday, April 23, 2021

Round Shape Sunglasses

Round Shape Sunglasses  

It is full-rim with a plastic frame around and the lens is round in shape. Check out this funky and sassy pair of round sunnies. With a perfect polycarbonate frame and stylish lens, they will provide complete eye protection too. It’s time you ditch the mundane pair and grab this accessory for a prim look.




Price Range: Rs. 600-24000

Gender: Men, Women

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminium, Metal, Nylon, Others, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium


Square Shape Sunglasses

Square Shape Sunglasses  

These are over sized big square shaped glasses that protects you from UV rays. The lens size is equal at all edges and fits perfectly on your nose. Embrace your look with these sunglasses and make everyone go gaga. 

The colourful lenses with a full-rim funky frame will display your choice of the accessories. This one will definitely bag in a lot of appreciation!






Price Range: Rs. 700-32000

Gender: Men, Women, Boy, Girl

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminium, Metal, Nylon, Others, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90, Wooden


Aviators

Aviators  

The aviators were launched by Bausch & Lomb. The lens is oval shaped that narrows near the bridge of the nose and has a top bar on the browline. Fulfill your style obsessions with this cool and ritzy pair of shades. The golden frame will best suit your charming face. So, next time you step out in the sun pick this fashion statement that fits snugly on your face!




Price Range: Rs. 300-35000

Gender: Men, Women, Boy, Girl

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminium, Metal, Nylon, Others, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel, Titanium, TR 90, Wooden



Thursday, April 22, 2021

Wayfarers

Wayfarers  

The wayfarers were created in the 50’s and now are back in trend since 2000’s. They are now in radically new shape. The lens is almost similar to squared shaped glasses but has a curve on the lower portion. The printed frame wayfarer will surely add a lot of glint and spirit to your look. They offer full eye protection too. So, it’s a very convenient and stylish choice for all the fashion conscious women out there!



Price Range: Rs. 700-17000

Gender: Men, Women, Boy, Girl

Lens Material: Acetate, Acrylic, CR 39, Fibre, Glass, Mineral Glass, Plastic, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, TAC Resin

Lens Feature: Gradient, Mirrored, Night Vision, Others, Polarized, Riding Glasses, UV Protection

Frame Material: Acetate, Alloy, Aluminium, Metal, Nylon, Others, Plastic



Saturday, April 17, 2021

Espadrille Heels

Espadrille Heels  

Espadrille are casual, rope-soled, flat, but sometimes high-heeled shoes. They usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of esparto rope. The esparto rope sole is the defining characteristic of an espadrille; the uppers vary widely in style.

Espadrilles are a typical form of Spanish summer footwear, with strong historical ties to the regions of Catalonia and the Basque Country. The word derives from the Catalan "espardenya", making reference to esparto grass, a plant indigenous to the south of Spain that is used to make ropes and basketry. Although they are still widely manufactured in Spain, some production has moved to Bangladesh, the world's largest jute producer.

The soles of espadrilles may be flat, platform, or wedge shaped made of natural fiber. Uppers may be made from nearly any substance and may have open or closed toes, open or closed backs, and can be slip-on or tied to the ankle with laces. Thousands of varieties of espadrilles can be found, from inexpensive bargain brands to high priced designer brands.







Spool Heel

Spool Heel  

A spool heel is a heel that is wide at the top and bottom and narrower in the middle, so resembling a cotton reel or an hourglass. Spool heels were fashionable in Europe during the Baroque and Rococo periods. Its other periods of popularity include the 1860s and the 1950s. 

A low spool heel has a small distinctive flare at the heel bottom. Higher spool heels are close to resembling a stilleto heel, but with a flare at the bottom.

Spool heels provide much comfort for the wearer and are considered a more practical heeled shoe option.




Slingback Heels

 Slingback Heels 

A slingback is a type of woman's footwear characterized by an ankle strap that crosses only around the back and sides of the ankle and heel, whereas a typical strap completely encircles the ankle all the way around it. It typically has a low vamp front similar to that of classic full shoe heels.

Slingbacks can be considered a type of sandal and come in a wide variety of styles from casual to dressy, with heel heights ranging from flat to medium and sometimes high, heel types ranging from as thin as a stiletto to as thick as wedges and they can be both closed or open-toe.

Slingback straps are usually adjustable through a buckle or an elastic segment, allowing the wearer to slip their foot into the sandal easily without the need to make further  manual adjustment to the strap or buckle, while still holding the foot in the sandal relatively securely. The buckle can be made of metal, plastic, or even sometimes stone.





Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator Sandals  

Gladiator Sandals are a flat sandal with several wide cross straps holding the sole to the foot, with one wide strap around the ankle. These shoes have existed since ancient times when Roman and Greek gladiators worn them through battle. Although no Roman citizen would appear in public with bare feet as this would indicate poverty, sandals are believed to be the first rigid shoes crafted. A stiff sole was attached to the foot by leather cords, straps or braided thongs. Gladiator Sandals were the most worn type of footwear in warm climates such as the countries surrounding the Mediterranean and the Roman Empire.

Gladiator Sandals are a flat sandal with several wide cross straps holding the sole to the foot, with one wide strap around the ankle. These shoes have existed since ancient times when Roman and Greek gladiators worn them through battle.


Ankle Shoes

Ankle Shoes 

An Ankle boot is a boot worn for reasons of style or fashion rather than for utilitarian purposes – e.g. not hiking boots, riding boots, rain boots, etc.The term is usually applied to women's boots. Fashion boots come in a wide variety of styles, from ankle to thigh-length, and are used for casual, formal, and business attire. Although boots were a popular style of women's footwear in the Nineteenth Century, they were not recognized as a high fashion item until the 1960s. They became widely popular in the 1970s and have remained a staple of women's winter wardrobes since then.

An Ankle boots generally employ the same range of soles and heels as are found in shoes. The defining character of the boot is the length of the shaft. Ankle boots generally have a shaft height of less than 8 inches (20 cm), calf-length boots 8–15 inches (20–38 cm), knee-length boots 15–19 inches (38–48 cm), while over-the knee boots have shaft lengths of 19 inches (38 cm) or more; however these divisions are arbitrary and at the boundaries the decision as to whether a boot is, for example, calf-length or knee-length is largely subjective.

These are the most widely worn style of fashion boots, usually under pants. Ankle boots are also the only type of fashion boot commonly worn by both men and women, and the only one to have remained popular without a break since the 19th Century. They vary in length from booties or shoe boots (effectively a shoe that skims the ankle to boots that cover the lower part of the calf.




Zori Sandals

Zori Sandals 

Zōri  are flat and thonged Japanese sandals made of rice straw, cloth, lacquered wood, leather, rubber, or—most commonly and informally—synthetic materials.

Similar in form, modern flip-flops became popular in the United States, Australia and New Zealand when soldiers returning from World War II brought Japanese zōri with them.

Like all Japanese sandals, zōri are easily slipped on and off, which is important in Japan, where shoes are removed and put back on when entering and leaving a house, and where tying shoelaces would be impractical in traditional wear.

The traditional forms of zōri are seen when worn with other traditional clothing.Modern forms are fairly common, however, with casual Western wear, especially in summer. While geta are now mostly worn with the informal yukata, traditional zōri are often worn with the more formal kimono.

The hanao of informal zōri can be made of a velour-like material, as in the case of zōri resembling tatami mats. The hanao of more formal colored vinyl zōri are either vinyl or fabric straps. The fabric is often either the fabric used for the shoe, or chirimen, crepe-like Japanese silk or rayon fabric. Men's zōri may also feature leather or leather imitation hanao.

Hanao can wear and stretch easily, occasionally requiring their replacement; in such instances, the hanao can be replaced by removing and replacing them through the use of small flaps in the soles concealing the knots that hold them in place. In other instances, however, the hanao can be entirely inaccessible, requiring the entire shoe to be replaced.









Friday, April 16, 2021

Valenki

Valenki 

Valenki  are traditional Russian winter footwear, essentially felt boots: the name valenok literally means "made by felting". Valenki are made of wool felt. They are not water-resistant, and are often worn with galoshes to keep water out and protect the soles from wear and tear. Valenki were once the footwear of choice for many Russians, but in the second half of the 20th century they lost most of their appeal in cities, due to their association with rustic dress.

Valenki are a kind of traditional Russian footwear which is usually worn for walking on dry snow when the weather is frosty. Valenki wear out most quickly from the bottom and very often are soled with leather or other durable material to prevent this, so they are often worn with galoshes. Also, to protect from getting wet – they use a rubber sole, and there are valenki with glue-sew and molded soles. Traditionally, valenki come in brown, black, gray and white, but the last few years, consumers have been able to order these boots in a variety of colors (red, blue, purple, green, yellow, orange).



Vibram FiveFingers

Vibram FiveFingers  

Vibram FiveFingers are a type of minimalist shoe manufactured by Vibram, originally marketed as a more natural alternative for outdoor activities (sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and as a camp or after-hike shoe).The footwear is meant to replicate being barefoot and has thin, flexible soles that are contoured to the shape of the human foot, including visible individual sections for the toes. 

Vibram FiveFingers were originally targeted to yacht racers to maintain grip on slippery decks without compromising the barefoot experience. Their potential use as a minimalist running shoe was suggested to the Vibram CEO by Ted McDonald, a runner who earned the nickname "Barefoot Ted" for his unshod feet and successful career as a barefoot running coach. The purpose of these shoes as outlined by the manufacturers is to provide footwear to be mainly used for fitness, running, water sports, yoga, trekking and travelling, and other sports.

Vibram FiveFingers come in a variety of styles and sizes, including FiveFingers KMD Sport, KMD Sport LS, Classic, Sprint, Flow, KSO, TrekSport, KSO Trek, Bikila named after Abebe Bikila, whose family unsuccessfully sued Vibram for damages over use of the name, Bikila LS, Speed and also men's styles FiveFingers Spyridon named after Spyridon Louis, Trek LS and Bormio and women's styles FiveFingers Jaya and Jaya LR. Children's KSO, Sprint and Speed styles are available. Children's KSO, Sprint and Speed styles are available.

Unlike traditional footwear, Vibram FiveFingers do not follow the typical US or UK shoe-sizing scales. They require precise foot length measurement with accuracy of 1/8 inch (3 mm) and conversion to the FiveFingers sizing chart. This ranges from 38–50 for men, 34–42 for women, and 29–36 for children. As a result, the shoe sizing more closely mirrors the EU system. However, minor discrepancies exist between the women's and men's sizing, so, e.g., a women's size 39 does not equal a men's size 39.

Vibram FiveFingers comprise many different materials that vary depending on the style of shoe. The most common components are Vibram TC-1 performance rubber, which makes up the sole of these shoes, a thin stretch polyamide comprising the frame of the shoe that molds to the contours of the user's foot, and an antimicrobial microfiber footbed.







Swimfin

Swimfin 

Swimfins, swim fins or diving fins are finlike accessories worn on the feet, legs or hands and made from rubber, plastic, carbon fiber or combinations of these materials, to aid movement through the water in water sports activities such as swimming, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, float-tube fishing, kneeboarding, riverboarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, spearfishing, underwater hockey, underwater rugby and various other types of underwater diving.

Swimfins help the wearer to move through water more efficiently, as human feet are too small and inappropriately shaped to provide much thrust, especially when the wearer is carrying equipment that increases hydrodynamic drag.Very long fins and monofins used by freedivers as a means of underwater propulsion do not require high-frequency leg movement. This improves efficiency and helps to minimize oxygen consumption. Short, stiff-bladed fins are effective for short bursts of acceleration and maneuvering, and are useful for bodysurfing.


Slide Footwear

Slide Footwear 

A slider is a form of footwear. They are backless and open-toed, essentially an open-toed mule. Slides can be high-heeled, flat-heeled or somewhere in between, and may cover nearly the entire foot from ankle to toe, or may have only one or two narrow straps. They usually include a single strap or a sequence of straps across the toes and the lower half of the foot to hold the shoe on the foot. The term is descriptive in that this shoe is easy to 'slide' on and off the foot when the wearer wants to do so. Slides do not have a “Y” shaped strap, like the flip flop. As of August 2019, slides are trending because of the desire for a more comfortable shoe that still allows participation in activities and sports.

Slides are typically employed in casual situations. Footwear worn by both men and women. However, high fashion designers such as Prada, Gucci, Burberry, Walk London and Marc Jacobs have included them in their collection.The different designs and ideas that come from the designers are including everything imaginable. Crafting slides from premium grade leathers and suedes, feathers to using floral patterns, faux fur lining and regal pearls being attached or used as the main design behind slides.


Thursday, April 15, 2021

Sandal

Sandal  

Sandals are an open type of footwear, consisting of a sole held to the wearer's foot by straps going over the instep and around the ankle. Sandals can also have a heel. While the distinction between sandals and other types of footwear can sometimes be blurry the common understanding is that a sandal leaves all or most of the foot exposed. People may choose to wear sandals for several reasons, among them comfort in warm weather, economy (sandals tend to require less material than shoes and are usually easier to construct), and as a fashion choice.

Usually, people wear sandals in warmer climates or during warmer parts of the year in order to keep their feet cool and dry. The risk of developing athlete's foot is lower than with enclosed shoes, and the wearing of sandals may be part of the treatment regimen for such an infection.

A sandal may have a sole made from rubber, leather, wood, tatami or rope. It may be held to the foot by a narrow thong that generally passes between the first and second toe, or by a strap or lace, variously called a latchet, sabot strap or sandal, that passes over the arch of the foot or around the ankle. A sandal may or may not have a heel (either low or high) or heel strap.




Saddle Shoes

Saddle Shoes  

The saddle shoe, also known as "saddle oxford", is a low-heeled casual shoe, characterized by a plain toe and saddle-shaped decorative panel placed mid foot. Saddle shoes are typically constructed of leather and are most frequently white with a black or dark blue saddle, although any color combination is possible..

Saddle shoes are worn by both men and women in a variety of styles ranging from golf cleats to school uniform shoes. They have a reputation as the typical shoes of school-girls, especially in the 1940s.




Riding Boot

Riding Boot  

A riding boot is a boot made to be used for horse riding. The classic boot comes high enough up the leg to prevent the leathers of the saddle from pinching the leg of the rider, has a sturdy toe to protect the rider's foot when on the ground and has a distinct heel to prevent the foot from sliding through the stirrup. The sole is smooth or lightly textured to avoid being caught on the tread of the stirrup in the event of a fall.

The modern riding boot is relatively low-heeled, with a heel of less than one inch, though historically a higher heel was common, as it has always been critically important for riding boots to prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup. Today, only some styles of cowboy boot retain a higher heel than other modern riding boots.




Pointe Shoes

Pointe Shoes 

A pointe shoe is a type of shoe worn by ballet dancers when performing pointe work. Pointe shoes were conceived in response to the desire for dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like and have evolved to enable dancers to dance en pointe (on the tips of their toes) for extended periods of time. They are manufactured in a variety of colors, most commonly in shades of light pink.

Every dancer has unique feet, with variations that include toe length and shape, arch flexibility, and mechanical strength. Consequently, most pointe shoe manufacturers produce more than one model of shoe, with each model offering a different fit, as well as custom fitted shoes. Regardless of the manufacturer or model, however, all pointe shoes share two important structural features that enable dancers to dance on the tips of their toes.

A box within the front end of the shoe that encases and supports the dancer's toes.

A shank, which is a piece of rigid material that serves to stiffen the sole so as to provide support for the arch of the en pointe foot.




Monday, April 12, 2021

Oxford Shoes

Oxford Shoes 

An Oxford shoe is characterized by shoelace eyelets tabs that are attached under the vamp,a feature termed "closed lacing". This contrasts with Derbys, or bluchers, which have shoelace eyelets attached to the top of the vamp. Originally, Oxfords were plain, formal shoes, made of leather, but they evolved into a range of styles suitable for formal, uniform, or casual wear. On the basis of function and the dictates of fashion, Oxfords are now made from a variety of materials, including calf leather, faux and genuine patent leather, suede, and canvas. They are normally black or brown, and may be plain or patterned (brogue).

The meaning of "Oxford" and "Balmoral" may vary geographically. In the United States, "Balmoral" is often synonymous with "Oxford".In the United Kingdom, "Oxford" is sometimes used for any more formal lace-up shoe, including the Blucher and Derby. In Britain and other countries, the Balmoral is an Oxford with no seams, apart from the toe cap seam, descending to the welt, a style common on boots. Oxford shoes are also known by their variation, or style. The Cap-Toe Oxford is the most well-known, although 'Whole Cut', 'Plain Toe', and a variation of 'Brogue' Oxfords are commonly referred to styles.Shoes with closed lacing (Oxfords/Balmorals) are considered more formal than those with open lacing (Bluchers/Derbys). A particular type of oxford shoe is the wholecut oxford, its upper made from a single piece of leather with only a single seam at the back.





Peep-toe Shoe

Peep-toe Shoe  

A peep-toe shoe is a woman's shoe (usually a pump, slingback, bootie, or any other dress shoe) in which there is an opening at the toe-box which allows the toes to show.

Peep-toe shoes were popular beginning in the 1940s but disappeared by the 1960s.Peep-toe shoes had a brief resurgence in the 1970s/80s, before falling out of fashion by the mid-1990s. More recently they have become popular again, with variations such as "peep-toe boots" appearing.

Made with thick crunch leather and 100% cotton webbing. ... Leather gives it a formal touch while the combination of webbing with leather makes it somewhat younger in design. Padded with latex these are very comfortable to wear and to top it all these will last over the years.


Loafers

Loafers  

Slip-ons are typically low, lace-less shoes. The style which is most commonly seen, known as a loafer or slippers in American culture, has a moccasin construction. One of the first designs was introduced in London by Wildsmith Shoes, called the Wildsmith Loafer. They began as casual shoes, but have increased in popularity to the point of being worn in America with business suits. Another design was introduced as Aurlandskoen (the Aurland Shoe) in Norway (early 20th century).They are worn in many situations in a variety of colors and designs, often featuring tassels on the front, or metal decorations (the 'Gucci' loafer).

A less casual, earlier type of slip-on is made with side goring (sometimes called a dress loafer). Made in the same shape as lace-up Oxfords, but lacking the laces, these shoes have elasticated inserts on the side which allow the shoe to be easily removed but remain snug when worn. This cut has its greatest popularity in Britain.

In the United States and some European countries, such as Italy, the loafer enjoys general use as a casual and informal shoe worn for work and leisure, though lace-ups are still preferred for more formal situations.[3] The general popularity of brown over black extends to loafers, sometimes using exotic leathers such as suede and cordovan. Since the early 1980s, socks have been optional while wearing loafers.Though originally men's shoes, some styles of loafers, such as casual tassel and penny loafers, are also worn by women. Women's loafers tend to have shorter toes and are worn with a variety of outfits from shorts, jeans, slacks, and capris to dresses and skirts.








Saturday, April 10, 2021

Mukluk

Mukluk  


Mukluks or kamik are a soft boot, traditionally made of reindeer (caribou) skin or sealskin, and worn by Arctic aboriginal people.

Mukluks may be worn over an inner boot liner and under a protective overshoe.The term mukluk is often used for any soft boot designed for cold weather, and modern designs may use both traditional and modern materials. The word "mukluk" is of Iñupiat and Yupik origin, from maklak, the bearded seal, while "kamik" is an Inuit word. In the Inuipiaq language the "u" makes an "oo" sound, and so the spelling "maklak" is used with the same pronunciation.

As mukluks are soft-soled, and flex with the feet, they allow hunters to move very quietly. A wearer can run, tip-toe, and even dance in mukluks. They are also designed for use in the tundra.

Mukluks weigh little. While, for instance, U.S. Marine extreme-cold-weather boots weigh 3.6 kilograms (8 lb), soft-soled boots made using modern materials weigh less than a tenth of that. Because mukluks weigh little, there is no need for heavy lacing; friction is enough to hold them on the foot. Some mukluks are very lightly laced (through external loops sewn into the seams, so as not to leak). They may be laced over the arch of the foot, or around the top of the boot to stiffen it. Many, however, have no lacing to constrict the circulation and make the foot cold. The top of the boot stands up somewhat stiffly, and may be open at the top, which allows moisture to escape.

The design of the mukluk is used for the industrial manufacture of cold-weather boots, especially paired with a rugged contemporary sole. The key component of its success is its ability to breathe, that is, to allow air exchange. This is an advantage in extremely cold conditions where perspiration may become a factor in frostbite on one's feet. The bulkiness paired with their poor performance in slush makes them less ideal for the casual winter wearer.





Jump Boot

Jump Boot  

Jump boots are standard footgear for Paratroopers and Airborne Forces featuring calf-length lacing and rigid toe caps. The style is a type of combat boot and versions were developed in many countries simultaneously with the adoption of airborne infantry forces during World War II. Modern jump boots are earned in some countries and therefore have become a mark of achievement and distinction, mainly worn as dress and parade boots. The uppers are generally made of smooth black leather with toe-caps and heel counters that accept a high polish.It is also a paratrooper tradition to lace jump boots in a ladder or cobweb style which increases ankle support during a parachute jump.

Although there is considerable variation in the features of modern jump boots, the defining characteristics of the original US M1942 "Boots, Parachute Jumper" (as popularized by the Corcoran Boot Company during World War II) are extended lacing from the instep to the calf and rigid, reinforced toe caps these features were intended to give greater support to the wearer's ankles and toes during the rough landings routinely experienced by paratroopers. The most common US combat boots of the World War II era (the M1939 "Shoes, Service, Composition Sole") had non-reinforced uppers and only laced to just above the ankle, requiring the use of separate leggings or puttees to provide support and prevent mud and dirt from entering the boot. Although less flexible than the lighter standard issue boot—and therefore often less comfortable when marching, especially when cold or not well broken in—such specially reinforced footwear was seen as a practical necessity, as upwards of 30% of paratroopers were expected to suffer lower extremity injuries during a combat jump. Leggings were also considered to present a risk of entanglement with parachute risers.




Ice Skate Shoes

Ice Skate Shoes  

Ice skates are metal blades attached underfoot and used to propel the bearer across a sheet of ice while ice skating.

The first ice skates were made from leg bones of horse, ox or deer, and were attached to feet with leather straps. These skates required a pole with a sharp metal spike that was used for pushing the skater forward, unlike modern bladed skates.

Modern skates come in many different varieties, which are chosen depending on the nature of the requirements needed for the skating activity. They are worn recreationally in ice rinks or on frozen bodies of water across the globe and are used as footwear in many sports, including figure skating, ice hockey, bandy, speed skating and tour skating.


Types of ice skates

Figure skates

Ice hockey skates

Bandy skates

Racing skates

Touring skates

Historical wooden touring skates

Recreational skates

Double runner


Thursday, April 8, 2021

High-top shoes

High-top shoes   

The high-top is a shoe that extends slightly over the wearer's ankle. It is commonly an athletic shoe, particularly for basketball. It is sometimes confused with the slightly shorter mid-top, which typically extends no higher than the wearer's ankle. High-tops also should not be confused with shorter-length boots such as ankle boots, since high-tops usually refer to athletic shoes, although can also refer to other above-ankle shoes such as some hiking boots.

While most high-top sneakers take the form of either the Converse All-Stars or Nike Air Forces 1, 2, and 3, high-top CVO (Circular Vamp Oxford) cover the ankle and also have a circular vamp. They come in both lace up and slip-on, thought the slip-on version is very rare. In British English these would be high-top plimsolls again either in lace up or slip-on. Various manufacturers and models exist, including Keds, Pro-Keds, and Converse. These exist for all genders and all age ranges. The shoes have recently come back in style in 2014, espically white ones.



Gum boots

Gum boots

 The gum boots was originally a type of leather boot adapted from Hessian boots, a style of military riding boot. They were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of . The gum boots became a staple of practical foot wear for the British aristocracy and middle class in the early 19th century. The name was subsequently given to waterproof boots made of rubber and they are no longer associated with a particular class. They are now commonly used for a range of agricultural and outdoors pursuits.

Gum boots in contemporary usage are waterproof and are most often made from rubber or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a halogenated polymer. They are usually worn when walking on wet or muddy ground, or to protect the wearer from heavy showers and puddles. They are generally just below knee-high although shorter boots are available.

The gum boots is a common and necessary safety or hygiene shoe in diverse industrial settings: for heavy industry with an integrated reinforced toe; protection from mud and grime in mines, from chemical spills in chemical plants and from water, dirt, and mud in horticultural and agricultural work; and serving the high standard of hygiene required in food processing plants, operating theatres, and dust-free clean rooms for electronics manufacture.






Galoshes shoes

Galoshes shoes 

Galoshes, also known as dickersons, gumshoes, rubbers, or overshoes, are a type of rubber boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting muddy or wet. In the United States, the word galoshes may be used interchangeably with boot, especially a rubberized boot. In the United Kingdom, however, a galosh is an overshoe made of a weatherproof material to protect a more vulnerable shoe underneath and keep the foot warm and dry. 

The word comes through French (galoche) and Latin from Greek and originally meant a shoemaker's last; literally "wood" + "foot".By the 14th century it had been transferred to English style clogs, that is those with a wooden sole and fabric (e.g. leather) upper.By 1572 the term also applied to "a Gallage or Patten"; that is, an overshoe with a shaped wooden base to raise the wearer's good shoes off the ground.


Espadrille

Espadrille   

Espadrilles are casual, rope-soled, flat, but sometimes high-heeled shoes. They usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of esparto rope. The esparto rope sole is the defining characteristic of an espadrille; the uppers vary widely in style.

Espadrilles are a typical form of Spanish summer footwear, with strong historical ties to the regions of Catalonia and the Basque Country. The word derives from the Catalan "espardenya", making reference to esparto grass, a plant indigenous to the south of Spain that is used to make ropes and basketry.Although they are still widely manufactured in Spain, some production has moved to Bangladesh, the world's largest jute producer.