All Motion Comfort™ • This Dockers®-exclusive technology combines soft cushioning with extra support.
Boat Shoe • A nautical classic, the boat shoe was designed for no-slip wear on deck. Now it’s an instantly recognisable slip-on style with a unique shape and laces all around.
Brogue Detailing • A combination of perforation and pinking (in other words, artfully placed holes and zig-zag edges). You’ll find brogue detailing on all sorts of formal shoes.
Cap Toe • An extra bit of leather on the toe that goes straight across.
Comfort Zone Technology • Combining a cushioned sponge EVA heel, a Latex footbed, and a Fusion Footbed, this Dockers® exclusive boasts an extra layer of dual-density cushioning. These features can be found in both men’s dress shoes and casual footwear.
Cupsole • A special kind of sole construction that’s most commonly found in sneakers. It protects your foot via a sole that “cups” it.
Derby • A menswear classic that’s versatile enough for weekdays or weekends. This style of shoes is usually made with black or tan leather, and has a visible lace-up panel (unlike its slightly more formal cousin, the Oxford).
EVA • Similar to rubber, but more sustainable and recyclable. It’s a common material found in soles that provides cushioning and stays flexible under most conditions.
Eyelets • The holes in the shoe where the laces are threaded through.
Flyweight Construction • Dockers® Flyweight shoes include lightweight flexible construction with a Fusion Footbed and Memory Foam for maximum comfort. These shoes are perfect for the man on-the-go.
Fusion Footbed • This Dockers®-exclusive footbed adds an extra layer of cushioning for an ultra comfortable experience.
Insole • Where the bottom of the foot meets the top of the inner shoe. This is where the comfortable-making magic happens.
Loafer • A popular slip-on shoe that’s great for business casual. These shoes perfectly toe the line between a sharp look and a feeling of leisure.
Monk Strap • A formal shoe whose laces or elastic closures are covered by a wide strip of leather that buckles at the side. They look equally sharp with men’s dress pants or casuals.
NeverWet® • An exclusive coating that makes shoes extremely water- and stain-resistant. This high-tech feature is perfect for looking good without worrying about spilled wine, spilled coffee or rain.
Tongue • The part of the shoe that’s between the lace closure. It’s named “tongue” because it often sticks out like one.
Outsole • Where the bottom of the shoe meets the ground, outsoles are all about traction.
Oxford • A formalwear staple, this sleek shoe is usually made in black or brown leather without visible eyelets and tied so that the laces are minimal. No collection of men’s dress shoes is complete without a pair of these.
Upper • Simply put, the upper part of the shoe that’s not the sole.
Wingtip • Wingtip shoes features a toe cap that looks sort of like a “W”. It usually also has brogue detailing for extra style points.