the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot. stiletto
A strip of leather or other material, sewn into the vamp of a laced shoe and extending to the throat of the shoe.
A piece of leather or rubber that lies under the laces of a laced shoe and is attached to the shoe's throat.
Part of the upper, or a section fixed to the upper, which extends from the rear edge of the vamp, lying under the lacing or straps of a shoe. Protects the instep of the foot.
Flap that starts at the vamp of the shoe and goes the length of the top of the shoe. It is padded to offer cushioning from the laces.