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instep

the middle section of the human foot, forming the arch between the ankle and toes

instep

[′in‚step]
(anatomy)
The arch on the medial side of the foot.
References in classic literature ?
Of course that's only his way of talking, for after all I only wear a number two, but these French heels and pointed toes do certainly make your foot look smaller, and it's always said a high instep helps, too.
Once more Mowgli stared, as he had stared at the rebellious cubs, full into the beryl-green eyes till the red glare behind their green went out like the light of a lighthouse shut off twenty miles across the sea; till the eyes dropped, and the big head with them--dropped lower and lower, and the red rasp of a tongue grated on Mowgli's instep.
I could distinguish the outline of an instep where the wet foot had been placed in coming in.
The thunderbird designs on the insteps are realistic representations which are normally only found on men's wearing apparel.
The bag was kicked by each subject in 3 phases, 10 kicks per phase, for 30 kicks total: (1) kicking a bag without any safety pads with bare insteps to establish baseline acceleration through the bag; (2) kicking with bare insteps against a new Adidas (Herzogenaurach, Germany) WTF approved TKD hogu encircling the bag; (3) and kicking with new Adidas foam instep protectors against the hogu encircling the bag.
Scientists say the individuals had heels, insteps, and toes almost identical to ours, and that they walked with a long, humanlike stride.
Wonky toes, no insteps, or in eldest's case (as he takes after my dad) insteps so high he has to miss out the last two holes when he's lacing up his trainers.
1 shows our Single Wing with our QB four and a half yards off the ball, our "A" back upright with his hands on his knees and heels parallel with the QB's insteps, B directly behind the RT one yard deep, and Z a yard outside the unbalanced guard.
Restricted by a lack of flexibility, less than stellar insteps, and a limited rotation of the hips, Thorn makes up for her shortcon3ings with her innate musicality and feeling for movement.
When he stood at the barre in his black character shoes and white socks, highly-arched insteps in a perfect fifth, jaunty hips below a chest as proud as any robin sitting on a lawn, bespectacled nose under unruly black curls, you knew why fifth position existed on earth.
In the 1950s, as well as earlier in her performing days, Doubrovska possessed a lithe, lyrical figure and her insteps had a sensuous acute curve.
They do, however, sew an elastic into the front of the shoes, which not only keeps high insteps under control, but also helps the shoe stay on the foot.