The uppers were useless: I rather think he wore them because they were picturesque.
The soles of their moccasins were made of hay and the uppers of yucca fibers.
Poor girl, you know, landed on her uppers in a strange country.
However, there is something to be said for the training available to we Uppers in the academies.
If you took power from you Uppers, who could direct the country?
I'm on my uppers for fair this time—eligible for the down-and-out club.
You were all down on your uppers and didn't know where your next meal was coming from.
Then he took them up and examined the line of juncture of the uppers with the soles.
Then he took them up and examined the line of junction of the uppers with the soles.
I've been cold, I've been hungry, I've walked the wet streets on my uppers.