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 anatomical insole has extra arch and heel support to prevent foot pain. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 The insole is emblazoned with a special-edition Off-White c/o Church’s logo that shows the shoemaker’s name surrounded by hand figures, another Albloh touch. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 28 June 2022 The washable polyester uppers dry quickly, as does the EVA insole, and an anti-odor treatment helps fend off foul smells after a long day wandering in the sun. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 For a splash of eye-catching color, these cherry red leather slides feature a soft padded insole for all-day comfort and are a steal at just $104 (a nice break from its original price of $198). Jennifer Chan,, 14 June 2022 For the conscious dad, these pairs are made with a coconut and sugarcane insole and midsole and designed to be breathable shoes for warm or cool times of the day. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 8 June 2022 To avoid pain and injury on the trial, make sure to hone in on shoes or boots that provide extra support both in the arch and the heel with a footbed that has a firm insole. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 The eco-conscious shoes are designed to minimize odors and conform to your feet, thanks to the carbon-negative foam outsole made from Brazilian sugarcane and an insole made from castor bean oil and ZQ Merino wool. Kathleen Walsh, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 May 2022 Plus, the insole features a supportive cushioning that's designed to mold to your arch. Isabel Garcia,, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of insole

circa 1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Insole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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