Babouche (bă-boosh) – Worn throughout North Africa, these shoes with the heel flattened at the back accommodates the need to remove one’s shoes for prayer five times a day in accordance with Islam.
Buckle – A popular closing device on Western footwear of the 16th and 17th centuries which joined the two side latchets of the shoe, and later served a purely decorative function.
Clog – A type of shoe or sandal with a rigid, often wooden, sole, widely worn by outdoor workers as protective clothing in factories, mines and farms.
Flats – Shoes with little or no heel.
Henna (hĕn'ă) – A reddish-orange dyestuff prepared from the dried and ground leaves of this plant, used as a cosmetic dye and for coloring leather and fabrics.
Khussa (koo’să) – A shoe from the Indian sub-continent with elaborate gold embroidery and a pointed, upturned toe.
Mehndi (mĕn’dē) – The art or practice of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna.
Mok-hwa (mŏk-hĕwă) – Men’s black velvet ceremonial boots from Korea.
Nalin (nă’lĭn) – Stilted sandals of wood or metal from Turkey or Syria.
Opintsi (ō’pĭnt’sĭ) – One-piece leather shoe from Macedonia with multiple straps over the instep.
Pumps – A low-cut shoe that surrounds the foot, without fastenings. May have heel of any height.
Paduka (bă’dū’kă) – Toe-knob sandals that are one of the oldest forms of footwear in India.
Tabi (tă’bē) – A Japanese sock with bifurcated toe to accommodate the thong of a zori or other thronged sandal.
Woon-hye (wōōn-hī) – Upper class woman’s silk covered shoes from Korea with a distinctive canoe-like shape.
Zori (zōr'ē) – A flat Japanese sandal with thongs, usually made of rice straw or leather.