Definition of heel brace in US English:

heel brace

noun

  • 1A metal device which reinforces the heel of a shoe, keeping it straight and preventing it from separating from the upper, typically in the form of a bracket attached to the shoe's sole.

  • 2Any of various devices which provide a support for the heel of the foot.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From heel + brace.

Pronunciation

heel brace

/ˈhiːl breɪs/