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Brogues are shoes that are made of heavy and untanned leather, heretofore worn in Scotland and Ireland. Brogue also refers to Oxford shoes that have fringe or wing tips. The word also survived in American English as the term "Brogans" from the Appalachian and Southern dialects. [1] Womens shoes on display in a shop window, July 2005 A shoe is an item of footwear. ... Tanning is the process of making leather from skin. ... Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78... An Oxford shoe is a style of leather shoe. ... American English (AmE) is the dialect of the English language used mostly in the United States of America. ...


Ghillie Brogues, or Ghillies, are also a type of shoe with laces along the instep and no tongue, especially those used for Scottish country dancing. Although now worn for dancing and social events, ghillies originated as a shoe that would dry quickly due to the lack of a tongue, and not get stuck in the mud because of their laces above the ankle.


The gaelic bróg is a shoe. The term "brogan" adds the gaelic án suffix which can indicate a diminutive or affectionate usage.

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Brogues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (157 words)
Brogues are shoes that are made of heavy and untanned leather, heretofore worn in Scotland and Ireland.
Brogue also refers to Oxford shoes that have fringe or wing tips.
Ghillie Brogues, or Ghillies, are also a type of shoe with laces along the instep and no tongue, especially those used for Scottish country dancing.
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