Quiz: shoe terminology translations (Spanish-English)

Last updated Jan 22, 2024
By Lucy Williams

Ready to flex your fashion muscles and do some shoe terminology translations between Spanish and English? Check out our quiz.

Which of these terms is not part of a shoe?

 a) Topline

b) Vamp

c) Heel counter

d) Brim

e) Midsole

Match the Spanish to the English: empeine, ala, escote, entresuela, contrafuerte.

Scroll down for the answers.

The answer is d) brim. We usually talk about a brim on a hat, known as ala (f) in Spanish.

a) The topline is the top edge of the upper, known as escote (m) in Spanish.

b) The vamp is the front section of the upper, known as empeine (m) in Spanish.

c) A heel counter is a little plastic insert used to reinforce the heel cup of a shoe and increase support, known as contrafuerte (del talón) (m) in Spanish.

e) The midsole is a layer of material between the inner and outer soles of a shoe and acts like a shock absorber, known as entresuela (f) in Spanish.

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Written by Lucy Williams

Lucy Williams is a subtitler and a Spanish-English translator for fashion, tourism and luxury goods/services. She holds the CIOL Diploma in Translation and is a native English copywriter specialising in SEO-optimised long-form content. Connect with Lucy on LinkedIn.

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