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    low-cut

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    pump: a lightweight, low-cut shoe without fastenings for women.


    Is common to say "low-cut shoe" instead of "low-cut clothing/dress"?
    What does "low-cut" mean when it comes to shoe?

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    Re: low-cut

    Is it common to say "low-cut shoe" instead of "low-cut clothing/dress"? Yes, sure.
    But, it's not "instead of", rather "in addition to."

    What does "low-cut" mean when it comes to shoe?
    Low-cut shoes are shoes that do not have sides that rise much above the sole and, generally, very low heels.
    Last edited by JohnParis; 16-Jan-2012 at 16:31. Reason: repeated word

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    Re: low-cut

    You can see the top of the foot. It doesn't cover the top of the foot.

    You're right - you usually associate this with a neckline, rather than a shoe.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: low-cut

    Take a look at these. They can have high or low heels. Pumps | Designer Shoes | NET-A-PORTER.COM

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    #5

    Re: low-cut

    Quote Originally Posted by Cookies0090 View Post
    Hi,

    pump: a lightweight, low-cut shoe without fastenings for women.


    Is common to say "low-cut shoe" instead of "low-cut clothing/dress"?
    I don't think anyone would say "low-cut shoe" instead of "low-cut clothing/dress". As the others have pointed out, "low-cut" is used for shoes, but only when shoes are being referred to.

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    Re: low-cut

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Take a look at these. They can have high or low heels. Pumps*|*Designer Shoes*|*NET-A-PORTER.COM

    Sexy peep-toe pumps by Christian Louboutin. 2,295 ($2,933).
    They can have high or low heels, bells, whistles, lights, brakes, a plasma screen, an iPad and a smartphone - whatever you want. I am astounded.
    This is what I always thought of as a low-cut pump. Having never worn them, I admit that I am no authority.
    Gina 1" Heel Pump ($105).

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