A good suggestion: br> I selected the photo below because of the contrast in the colors of each component structure, but the structures would be the same for a black oxford/bal. The white is of course the uppers, the brick red EVA the sole, and the tan is the welt. But in a dress shoe, the stitching would not be apparent, and the top would have regular little ridges that run perpendicularly all around the welt. Does that better explain it? Edit: OK, here's a C&J oxford. The same structures can be seen, though they don't stand out as in the example above.