A SHOE is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function.
Additionally fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones.
They are mostly made of soft or comforting materials that allow a certain level of comfort for the wearer. TYPES OF MEN'S SHOES: Blüchers (American), Derbys (British): shoe (also called Gibson) is a style of men's shoe characterized by quarters with shoelace eyelets that are sewn on top of the vamp. In France, Oxfords are better known under the name of "Richelieu".): a style of laced shoe characterized by shoelace eyelet tabs that are stitched underneath the vamp, a construction method that is also sometimes referred to as "closed lacing".
This construction method, also known as "open lacing", contrasts with that of the Oxfords. Built like dress shoes, but with uppers covering the ankle, versions of the boots are used as an alternative to these in bad weather or rough outdoor situation, and as a traditional option for day time formalwear. Patent leather shoes: patent leather is a type of japanned leather that has been given a high gloss, shiny finish. Plimsoll shoe: a type of athletic shoe with a canvas upper and rubber sole, developed as beachwear in the 1830s by the Liverpool Rubber Company.
This remains the standard for finer-quality dress shoes today.