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Please note: Measurements taken from a size 6. Calf circumference will increase slightly as foot size increases.
Arch: On a foot, the part that doesn't touch the ground. On footwear, the part that supports that part of the foot.
Ballet shoe: A light, heelless or flat-heeled shoe held on the foot by ribbons, featuring a soft upper.
Bootee: A style that extends slightly higher than the ankle; usually made with a flexible material.
Built heel: A heel built with layers (or lifts); sometimes used for visual interest.
Clog: Traditionally, a boot or shoe with a wooden sole; today's styles often have plastic or synthetic soles.
Construction: Refers to the way a shoe was made; generally the way the sole is attached to the upper.
Eyelet: A hole used for lacing or a fashion detail.
Grain leather: Leather with a grain that is distinct enough to be a fashion detail.
Insole: A light sole that forms the foundation of a shoe.
Instep: The upper surface of the foot; a consideration when selecting a shoe style.
Lift: A layer that composes the heel of a shoe; many shoes have multiple lifts.
Lining: The surface of the upper on the inside of the shoe.
Loafer: A casual and lightweight slip-on shoe, usually with a small tongue.
Moccasin: A shoe featuring an upper and sole constructed as one piece, usually made from a flexible material.
Monk shoe: A shoe with a broad strap that fastens at the instep and features a buckle on the outer side.
Mule: A slipper or shoe without a back part; held on the foot by the forepart alone.
Nubuck: Leather hide buffed on the grain side to create a velvety, buttery feel.
Patent leather: Leather treated to have a shiny finish.
Platform: An element—plastic, cork, wood, etc.—inserted between the insole and outsold to add height or fashion design.
Pump: A light, low-heeled dress shoe.
Quarters: The two pieces of fabric on a shoe that cover the back part of the foot; usually they meet at a back seam and are reinforced.
Riding boot: Knee-high boot that is pulled on and features a low heel.
Sandal: Comprised of a sole held on by strips of material over the top of the foot.
Seat: The part of the shoe that the heel rests on.
Slide: Generic term for a shoe that is slipped on and not fastened to the foot.
Sling back: A shoe with a strap that goes from the forepart, around the hollow part of the ankle; usually it's secured by a buckle.
Spanish heel: A high and narrow tapered heel.
Stiletto heel: A very narrow fashion heel measuring one centimeter or less across.
Tie shoe: Generic name for a shoe fastened to the foot with lacing.
Tongue: A piece of material that covers the instep and fills the gap between the sides of the shoes; protects the instep from the tension of the laces.
Upper: The part of the shoe that covers the upper surface of the foot; often made from leather, but plastic and cloth are common as well.
Wedge heel: A heel formed as an extension of the shoe, where the heel and shoe forefront are in contact with the ground throughout the entire length.
About the Collection:
Matísse Footwear and Coconuts by Matisse offer high-quality, eye-catching boots and shoes with the perfect blend of beauty, utility and comfort.
Matísse boots and shoes are individual works of art, crafted from the finest materials and painstakingly detailed by skilled artisans. From the vivid color of a tropical flower to the intricate pattern of a mosaic, the unique designs of Mat�sse compliment the season’s hottest fashions, while always keeping comfort in mind.
The Coconuts by Matisse collection offers the fashionable style of Matísse Footwear at an exceptional value. Each distinct Coconuts by Matísse look is created using unique details, including animal-prints, beaded embellishments and canvas.Whether you’re searching for a classic tall leather boot or an embellished thong sandal, Matísse and Coconuts by Matisse offer styles for every taste, occasion and season.
About The Guest:
On-air guest and Matísse brand expert Robert (Bob) A. Richardson has more than a decade of experience working with major footwear brands. Bob grew up in the footwear industry; working in his family’s shoe store, he learned the footwear business from the ground up.
From design and manufacturing to marketing and sales, Bob knows quality footwear. That’s why he’s the ideal ambassador for the exceptional quality, style and value of Matísse Footwear and Coconuts by Matisse.
Bob explains: “I’m still amazed at how many hands must touch each pair of shoes before they leave the factory. The process is truly a work of art.”