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Zappos.com - Glossary Terms

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is a neckline that is cut in the shape of a "V".
The front part of a shoe upper that covers the toes and part of the foot.
Vegetable Tanned Leather
A type of leather which has been tanned using natural materials such as bark or other plant-based components rather than chemicals.
Vegetarian Shoes
Shoes made from non-leather or synthetic materials.
Registered trademark of Velcro Industries BV.  Brand hook-and-loop fasteners are often used as straps to provide adjustable fits for shoes.
is a slit on a skirt or a jacket.
A type of durable, non-slip outsole typically found on hiking boots.  Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.P.A.
Short for polyvinyl chloride (P.V.C.), vinyl is a shiny plastic often used for coating shoes.
A man-made fiber (specifically, a type of rayon) that's derived from wood pulp cellulose.
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