You never know when the shoe vocabulary you pick up will come in handy! Today, the word I would like to teach you is “foxing”. In the footwear industry, the term foxing describes the strip of plain or decorative rubber that joins the upper and sole of the shoe. This rubber strip holds together the upper and the sole of the shoe. Usually found on athletic or casual canvas or leather sneakers and shoes, foxing may add to the design of the shoe (as is the case for Vans and Converse All Stars). A foxing’s design can be striped, colored or any other style to match or contrast with the shoe.
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