in·​sole | \ ˈin-ˌsōl How to pronounce insole (audio) \

Definition of insole

1 : an inside sole of a shoe
2 : a loose thin strip placed inside a shoe for warmth or comfort

Examples of insole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heel of the sandal is just half an inch tall, perfect for those who perfect a flatter shoe, and its insole includes a shock pad in the heel for extra comfort. Rebecca Deczynski,, "The 10 Best Pairs of Walking Sandals for All-Day Comfort, According to Reviews," 30 Apr. 2021 The style features a microfoam insole that adds a thin layer of cushion comfort for endless exploring. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, "Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Most Stylish Accessories," 19 Apr. 2021 It's made out of 100% leather and features a round toe, synthetic insole, and one-inch heel. Daria Smith, Southern Living, "The Best Amazon Sneakers for Every Kind of Lifestyle," 31 Mar. 2021 The Swift features no-slip rubber soles, a molded, removable insole with cushioning and memory foam, as well as arch and heel support. Travel + Leisure, "This Meghan Markle-loved Brand Just Launched Its First Sneaker — Shop Now," 20 Feb. 2021 Amazon Sold in an array of nine different shades and prints, Dr. Scholl's sporty Luna slip-on sneaker features a memory foam insole with paramount flexibility. Daria Smith, Southern Living, "These Amazon Slip-On Sneakers Are Bound To Be the Most Comfortable Shoes You Own," 31 Mar. 2021 Like the tour packable waterproof boots, these leopard print kicks include a removable insole, a natural rubber upper and textile lining, along with an exterior protective wax film made from latex rubber. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Fan favorite Hunter boots are deeply discounted at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale," 17 Aug. 2020 The insole felt like it was sculpted to the shape of my foot. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "My 4 Favorite Upgrades to Men’s Leather Hiking Boots," 22 Feb. 2021 These suede sneaks feature a removable insole and a high-quality leather upper. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Nordstrom's Labor Day sale includes clearance items at up to 71% off," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of insole

circa 1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 May 2021

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English Language Learners Definition of insole

: the bottom of the inside of a shoe
: a thin piece of material that you put at the bottom of the inside of a shoe for comfort

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