|Half Bellows - A full length tongue attached to the vamp and all the way up on both sides of the quarters.
Half Double Sole - An out sole composed of one full sole to heel with a slip sole above it.
Half Sock - A piece of leather or suitable material to cover the inner sole partly. This particular type covers the seat and waist terminates at the joint.
Half Soles - Soles of half length, extended usually about 12 mm below the joint line, used by repairers.
Hallux Regidus - This is condition in which the big toe joint is enlarged, and movement in it is very limited or absent. The toe itself is not deflected from its normal position, as in hallux
Hallux Valgus - Hallux valgus is a displacement or buckling of the bones of the first
motatarso - phalangeal joint with the great toe being displaced towards the other toes and the head of the first metatarsal bone being forced inward. This is also known as bunion.
Heat Setting - giving an upper more permanent shape retention while it is on the last by the application of heat or steam for a short period instead of longer period under strain.
Heel - A heel is the bottom's back part of a shoe or boot that provides elevation. The styling and construction of a heel may vary
(i.e. stacked; stilletto; spiked; sculptured; kitten).
Heel Attachment - By braided nails, screws or staples. It is vital that this is correctly done, particularly in the case of high heels, otherwise the heel may come off.
Heel Breast - The front surface of the shoe heel.
Heel Grip - Small suede-covered pad which can be stuck to counter lining of shoe to reduce size at heel and prevent foot slipping out of the shoe.
Heel Height - The vertical distance from the center of the top piece where it contacts the ground to the seat of the shoe.
Heel To Ball Measurement - The measured distance of the ball of the foot from the heel end.
Heel / Toe Counters - The heel and toe counters is provided for support and help the upper wrap around the foot. They also help protect the heel and toes from impact.
Helcor Leather - Helcor-Leder-Tec's brand name for a carbon or ceramic coating added to the leather during the tanning process. This coating makes the leather puncture resistant, tear resistant and helps reduce abrasion scuffs.
Horsing - placing of upper on last in a proper position for lasting.
Hot Blasting - giving some form of heat treatment to the leather upper to smooth out any wrinkles and to tighten up the grain surface of the leather.
Hot Melts - Thermoplastic adhesive of polyamide or polyester. Polyamide and polyester hot melts are generally used for lasting.
Hot Puffs - A type of puff made of heavy woven cotton cloth impregnated with a molten mixture of rosin and wax. It is hard in nature and requires softening after its insertion by heat.
House Shoe - Another name for slippers.
Hunting Boot - A laced boot made with bellows’ tongue and blucher cut with waterproof sole.
Hurrache Sandal - A hand braided leather sandal without a counter and with the upper laced up to the sole.
Hydrophilic - Water friendly. Does not hold water in leather or any of the materials used in the shoe. Allows water to escape and the shoe to dry quickly.
Hyperidrosis - Excessive sweating of the foot.