Leather lined shoes

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Lawr, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Lawr Member

    Genuine leather uppers. Leather lined.

    Does lined refer to what is the inside of the shoes covered with, uppers meaning the outside?
  2. The Scrivener Banned

    On the "naughty step".
    England. English
    Hi Lawr,

    Exactly so. :tick:
  3. Trinibeens

    Trinibeens Senior Member

    U.S. English
    "Uppers" would not include the soles, even though the soles are "outside."
  4. Lawr Member

    Thanks, The Scrivener.
  5. GreenWhiteBlue

    GreenWhiteBlue Senior Member

    The City of New York
    USA - English
    The Scrivener has given you incorrect information, while Trinibeens is correct. "Uppers" refers not to the "outside", but to that portion of a shoe which covers the top of the foot. Soles and heels, even though "outside", are not "uppers".
  6. The Scrivener Banned

    On the "naughty step".
    England. English

    I do beg your pardon.

    The question was about "leather lined shoes", which I believe I answered correctly.

    I didn't feel it necessary to go into the fine detail of uppers, soles and heels.

    "Uppers" is the top part of the shoe. The sole and heel are at the bottom/back.

    A good pair of leather shoes in the UK, has leather uppers, soles and heels, and is lined with leather.

    Sorry for any confusion.

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