Translation of instep in Spanish:

instep

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnstep/

n

  • 1.1 (of foot — arch) arco (m) (del pie); (— upper surface) empeine (m)
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    • Open your stance slightly, play the ball back - opposite the instep of your right foot - and make a steep, aggressive swing.
    • Your stance should be open, and you should play the ball off your left instep.
    • Even the non-gymnasts could see that Miss Korbut wore a bandage of tape on her left ankle and instep for some of the routines, and Miss Tourischeva had an elastic brace on her left knee.
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    • Always be sure that your pants break over your shoe instep to create the illusion of a longer leg.
    • Iron and stone were used for footwear and some 13th-Century, middle-class citizens wore shoes with insteps inlaid with diamonds and rubies.
    • The most popular ones are those with a single band going across the instep.
    1.2 (of shoe) empeine (masculine)

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