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sole(sōl) the bottom of the foot.
soleadjective Only noun The bottom of the foot
Synonym(s): planta [TA] .
soleouter surface of the shoe in contact with ground surface (see Table 1); thin hard soles give greater stability, but thicker cushioned soles offer greater comfort; soling material coefficient of friction must be sufficient to prevent slip and allow efficient propulsion
|The upper||That part of the shoe that covers and encloses the dorsal, medial, lateral and posterior aspects of the foot|
The upper may be made from a single piece of material, or from a number of shaped elements, including:
|Toe box||The space at the distal limit of the shoe|
|Toe puff||The stiffener that lines and maintains the shape of the toe box|
|Toe cap||An additional layer of upper material that overlies the toe box|
|Vamp||The part of the upper immediately overlaying the dorsum of the MTPJs (the part of the upper subjected to maximum flexing)|
|Tongue||The shaped strip of upper that lies between and under the facings and overlies the dorsum of the metatarsals and tarsus|
|Quarters||The close-fitting part of the shoe that encloses the medial and lateral aspects of the tarsus and heel and the posterior heel area|
|Heel counter||Shaped stiffeners that maintain the contour of the heel of the shoe|
|Backstay||A strip of material that overlies the back seam that joins the quarters at the posterior heel|
|Sole||That part of the shoe that covers and encloses the plantar aspect of the foot|
The sole is made of hard-wearing materials that both cushion and protect the foot
|Insole||The innermost part of the sole on which the foot rests, often cushioned|
|Shank||A metal strip extending from the middle of the heel to the tarsus|
|Bottom fillings||Infill material used to level out the space between the insole and the outsole where the shank is positioned (not including where the outsole is directly moulded to the upper)|
|Welt||A strip of leather stitched between the upper and the outsole|
|Outsole||The part of the shoe in direct contact with ground surface, made of a material that withstands hard wear, shock-absorbs and aids traction|
|Heel||Lifts added to the area of the outsole area that lies under the rearfoot|
MTPJ, metatarsophalangeal joint.
Patient discussion about sole
Q. What causes a warm sensation in your foot I have a warm sensation at sole of left foot lasting 5-10 second From time to time I get a warm sensation at the sole of my foot lasting about 5-10 seconds. Started about 2 months ago.
Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.