mid·​sole ˈmid-ˌsōl How to pronounce midsole (audio)
: a layer (as of leather or rubber) between the insole and the outsole of a shoe

Examples of midsole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We're also impressed by the cushioning and shock absorption of the midsole. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 11 Aug. 2023 Other trek-ready features include a heel stabilizer that will keep you steady in rough terrain and a cushioned EVA midsole that will provide additional support in punishing environments. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 July 2023 They’re made from superfine merino wool that’s naturally thermoregulating and feature foam midsoles that are incredibly supportive. Ali Faccenda, Travel + Leisure, 15 Sep. 2023 While several layers of cushion and support in insole and midsole pamper your feet. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 5 Sep. 2023 These thick-strapped flip flops feature an EVA midsole that absorbs shock and a specialty cushion on the insole that provides ample cushion for long days on your feet. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 1 Aug. 2023 So do the ever-evolving breeds of super shoes — those thick, springy kicks with a midsole plate that have revolutionized racing in recent years by giving higher rebound energy when a runner pushes off. Amby Burfoot, New York Times, 22 July 2023 The boots fit true to size, with a supportive midsole and a reliable, durable Vibram rubber outsole. Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 1 Sep. 2023 Look for shoes that provide adequate arch support and cushioned insoles and midsoles with a structured base. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of midsole was in 1926

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“Midsole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsole. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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