Kilties are shoes that have fringed leather panels covering the instep. Also referred to as an “extended tongue,” this is to protect the instep from mud and prevent laces from catching on foreign objects. In fact, in a loafer the kiltie is created by folding an extended vamp over itself. They may have laces, tassels, and even buckles adorning them.
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