Glossary of Materials and Terms

Berber

A lightweight, warm, soft material. Often made out of synthetic materials.

Bootie

Soft, cozy footwear product that covers the ankle.

Classic Comfort

The very heart of Acorn. Core classics slippers in five segments: All Day, Inspired, At Home, Great Gifts, and Heritage.

Clog

A footwear style with a closed toe and an open back.

Comfort To-Go

From inside to outside and back ? easy going style with true shoe performance. Acorn transitional styles using shoe construction and performance sole materials.

Cotton

A natural fiber that is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable material.

Faux Fur

Any material made of synthetic fibers designed to resemble fur. Most have a natural plush look with a soft, fuzzy feel.

FirmCore™

Premium molded footbed designed with a higher and longer arch and a deep heel cup that cradles your foot for optimal support and long-lasting comfort.

Fleece

Soft napped fabric that can be used as outer shell or inner lining; Fleece is normally made from 100% synthetic material, like polyester.

Girth

The circumference of the footwear item measured around the ball of the foot.

Gore

Material used to add stretch or elasticity to an opening or seam.

Insole

A lining that runs the full length of the inside of the footwear item.

Instep

The upper, center section of the foot, between the toe and ankle.

Jersey

A knit fabric used predominantly for clothing manufacturing. It can be made of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibres.

Kids Comfort

Comfy, cozy, and cute! crafted for comfort, designed for fun. Fresh novelty, classics mocs, easy booties, etc.

Lining

The inside material of a product that touches your skin.

Loafer

Footwear normally shaped like a moccasin, with a low flat heel.

MicroTerry

This polyester and nylon blend offers good warmth plus wicks moisture away from skin to help keep hands dry.

Non-Marking

Sole made of materials that are proven or treated to not mark floors.

Outsole

The bottom outer sole of a footwear product.

Pillow Pod™

Memory foam cushion to enhance comfort level.

PU

Polyurethane is an extremely durable and flexible synthetic material.

Ripstop

Fabrics that are woven, often made of nylon, using a special reinforcing technique that makes them resistant to tearing and ripping.

Shaft Height

Shaft height of footwear products are measured from middle of the arch up the inside of the product to the top of the product shaft.

Shaft Width

The width of the footwear products are measured at the opening of the product.

Slide

A footwear type with an open back and open toe area.

Slipper

A footwear item that is easily slipped on, usually meant for indoor wear and lined for comfort and warmth.

Sole

The bottom part of a footwear product.

Spa Comfort

Perfect pampering at its best, comfort with a softer side. For bed and bath. Signature spa terry in best selling styles and colors, and extended sizes, widths.

Terry

Cotton or linen, this fabric has a moisture-absorbing surface.

Thong

A footwear style with a strap that connects the sole between the toes and the sides of the foot.

Touch Screen Technology

Thread material that is used to allow your glove to be compatitible with your electronic touch screen device.

TPR

TPR, also known as Thermo Plastic Rubber, is used to form outsoles on slippers and other footwear products.

Upper

The upper part of the footwear item, not including the sole.

Vamp

The front part of the slipper/shoe upper that covers the toes and part of the foot.

Vegan

Non-animal based products, made from natural or synthetic materials.

Vegan Leather

Non-animal based faux leather product, made from 100% natural or synthetic materials.

VersaFit®

Socks to fit your life ? original, fun, and oh-so comfortable. Fun and original prints, improved fit, and the ONLY choice in the market.

Water Resistant Leather

Smooth leather that is treated for water resistance in the tanning process so water rolls off. If it gets damp, dries soft and supple.