This descriptive word is applied to those persons in some branches of religious orders who wear shoes.

This is in contrast to those members of religious orders who do not and who are designated as “discalced.”

St. Teresa of Avila, doctor of the Church, was of the order of Discalced Carmelites.  St. John of the Cross was also a discalced Carmelite.

The term is less in use today because of the travel and greater mobility of members of these religious orders.  (8:18)