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.
Half Bellows Tongue
The shank is an internal part of the shoe which goes between the insole and outsole and provides stability to the shoe.
Sock lining is the inner part of the footwear that covers the insole (footbed) of our footwear. You touch this part with your foot when wearing shoes.