New words – 17 October 2011

cage noun a type of sandal with a lot of very thin straps

We all deserve precious metals, and they don’t get any more precious that Prada’s swirly flats or Nine West’s cages.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 16.05.11]

flatforms plural noun shoes which have a high platform sole but no higher heel part, so the foot itself is flat

Jess’s Celine tote luxes up the colourful but grungy vibe and Prada flatforms finish off this winning look.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 14.04.11]

mandals plural noun another terms for ‘nandals’

Also known as mandals (picture a man’s Jesus sandal) or nandals (yep, like shoes your nan might wear), this season’s shoe has helped make Clark’s cool again.
[ 06.06.11]

nandals plural noun comfortable, flat sandals with a front fasten, such as one’s Nan (grandmother) might wear

Nandals. They’re supposed to be the season’s gladiators, so I thought I’d give them a whirl […]
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 06.05.11]

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