in·​sole | \ ˈin-ˌsōl \

Definition of insole

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

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One thing to note: Sachs did say that the wool insoles got a little hot in the Orlando humidity, so these may be more suited for colder months to keep your feet cozy. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Allbirds Sneakers Are the Perfect Last-Minute Christmas Gift for Your Mom," 18 Dec. 2018 Despite the steep heel height and pointed-toe fit, cushioned insoles make these velvety smooth suede shoes surprisingly comfortable. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 6 Brands of Shoes Meghan Markle Always Has in Her Closet," 10 Dec. 2018 Double thick felt in the insoles mean those hardwoods won’t feel so hard anyway. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Last Pair of Slippers I’ll Buy," 23 Nov. 2018 Its products range from foam rollers and fitness gloves to hand warmers and insoles. Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Berkshire Partners-Backed Fitness Accessories Maker Explores a Sale," 24 Oct. 2018 Plenty of other specialty running shops offer gait analysis, and even some have on-site orthotists to make custom insoles for customers’ shoes. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Is Boulder's Newest Running Shop the Future of Retail?," 14 May 2018 Shoemakers wanted to use their own, existing footbeds, to save time and money, and few were willing to hew to her designs for a new type of last and insole. Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle, "Keeping women off their toes," 22 Jan. 2018 So my insole is sculpted and contoured to follow the curvature of the bottom of the foot with an arch support. Colleen Kratofil,, "We Tried It: On-Trend High Heels That Promise a Full Day of Wear," 20 Feb. 2018 The removable insole means your feet can rest directly on the cushy, grippy EVA midsole if full immersion is on the menu. Outside Online, "The Best Water Shoes of 2018," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of insole

circa 1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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