My grandfather was a cobbler for fifty years and never once mentioned shoulder to me, so I did some Googling and found shoulder mentioned fairly often. The way it is often used in boot descriptions, however, makes it difficult to tell whether it's a component of the boot -- heel, upper, shaft, etc. -- or a description of the leather.Hello!
Why would someone say "Shoulder, size 11" when asking for boots at the shop?
Why shoulder? What relation is there between shoulder and shoe size?
Thanks in advance!
Yup, that's why I said at first about natural leather, 'coz really my idea was that the leather for making boots might be taken from whatever animal's shoulder (back) area. Since English is not my native language I wasn't sure about it... just a logical thinking. Thought that native speakers should know anything about it.Ok, I googled, I know how they look like. But why are they called "shoulder". Does it mean natural leather boots?