Shoes are used to cover and protect our feet. Shoes represent style and fashion for both men and women. Having attractive shoes is a natural desire of everyone. There are different types of shoes and some of the major types of shoes are described below.
There is a big variety in the men’s shoes. Men’s shoes can be categorized into Balmorals, Bluchers and Monk-straps. They can be decorated in plain-toes, cap toes and Brogues.
There are different types of women’s shoes. Women’s shoes are only accepted by women whereas some sorts of men’s shoes are accepted by both genders. Some of the broad categories of Women shoes include Sneaker boot, Kitten heels, Slingbacks, Espadrilles and pumps.
The athletic shoes are the special purpose shoes which often have less differences between both the genders. They can be worn by either sex. There is a big variety of athletic shoes including Sneakers, Track shoes, Bowling shoes, Walking shoes and Skating shoes. The skating shoes also have different categories including Ice skates, Roller skates and Inline skates etc.
The dance shoes are special purpose shoes that are specifically made for dancing. The types of dance shoes include Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes, Dance sneakers, Character shoes, Foot thongs and Tango/flamenco dance shoes.
The work shoes are designed to provide high traction and to protect the wearer. The work shoes are normally made up of sturdy leather uppers. The work shoes are used for uniforms by the policemen, nurses, fire brigades, waitresses and military personnel.
They are also used for protection in the industrial settings, mining, stores, construction and other work places. The protective features of the work shoes may include steel-tipped toes.
Historical shoes are types of shoes that have been used in the past for a number of years. The major types of the historical shoes include Patten, Moccasins, Espadrilles and Poulaine.
Dress and casual shoes
The dress shoes are categorized by smooth upper leather, leather sole and narrow sleek figure. The casual shoes are categorized by sturdy leather uppers. Some designs of the dress shoes are used by either gender. The majority of the dress shoes have upper covering. The shoes with uppers are used to cover the ankles.