Saturday, July 19, 2014

Glossary of Terms-A

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Acrylonitrile-butabiene Styrene (ABS)- Acrylonitrile and styrene liquids and butadiene gas are polymerized together in a variety of ratios to produce the family of ABS resins. ABS is used extensively for injection molded women's heels by reason of its high impact strength and ease with which it can be decorated and finished.
Adhesive: A substance which, applied as an intermediate is capable of holding materials together by surface attachment. This term is used interchangeably with cement.
Applique-decoration laid on and applied to another surface, as band or separate design of petals, leaves, figures. Vamps of shes are sometimes appliqued in various designs.

Arch- The bony framework of the foot extending from the heel forward to the toes and sustained by the muscles and ligaments in the form of an arch. Also the bottom curve of a shoe last from heel to ball.

Arch Support- A device of leather, metal or other material shaped to the contour of the foot arch and inserted in a shoe to prevent or correct weakened arches. Similar devices built into a shoe are designed for the same purpose.

Awl- A pointed tool for piercing small holes in leather, upper or soles.
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