Half Bellows Tongue

In a traditional bellows tongue, the tongue of the boot is attached directly to the upper along the opening where the laces run, rather than being a mostly free-floating piece of material attached only at the bottom, as in most footwear.  A half bellow tongue is similar to a full bellows but the stitching stops half way up the side of the upper to allow for easier foot entry when putting on, but still has good weather proofing at the bottom of the tongue which is stitched into the upper. The stitching connecting the tongue to the boot’s upper stops before reaching the ankle support area, also known as the collar.