Achilles notch


Definition of Achilles notch

: a U-shaped or V-shaped indentation in the collar of a shoe that is designed to lessen the pressure that the shoe puts on the wearer's Achilles tendon An Achilles notch in shoes or mid- and low-top boots will accommodate the Achilles tendon in plantar flexion.— John Vonhof, Fixing Your Feet, 2006

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First Known Use of Achilles notch

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Achilles notch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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