Please Note: Measurements taken from a size 10, calf circumference will slightly decrease as foot size decreases or increase as foot size increases. Insole cannot be removed.
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
Manitobah Mukluks is an indigenous–owned, proudly Canadian company combining centuries-old Aboriginal design and modern materials to create the finest mukluks and moccasins in the world. Founded in Winnipeg in 1997 by entrepreneur Sean McCormick, it's mission is to build a global brand that makes a positive impact on Canada's native communities.
Fusing tradition with technology, and in partnership with Vibram®, the world leader in high-performance rubber soles, Manitobah Mukluks has created a specially designed rubber outsole, made to keep its wearer comfortable through the cold weather, while maintaining the design heritage of the Métis, know historically as 'the flower beadwork people.'
Every Manitobah Mukluk product comes with a certificate of authenticity and the brand assurance that their 1,000+ year heritage is passionately woven into every last stitch.
About the Guest
Waneek Horn-Miller is one of North America's most inspiring motivational speakers. A Mohawk from Kahnawake Territory, Waneek has appeared on the cover of TIME magazine as captain of Canada's Olympic water polo team. Waneek is currently the host of her own health and wellness show on the ATPN network and an ambassador for Manitobah Mukluks.