mid·​sole | \ ˈmid-ˌsōl How to pronounce midsole (audio) \

Definition of midsole

: 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 The foam in the midsole of the crazy-light kicks sandwiches a curved carbon-fiber plate, which creates a spring-like effect that returns a significant amount of the energy expended with every stride. Popsci Staff, Popular Science, "The best tech of the last decade," 27 Dec. 2019 The dark green and black midsole will hide a lot of the dirt, mud and spilled beer a fan might run into at a tailgate or house party over the course of a college football season. Tim Brown, oregonlive, "Nike releases Oregon Ducks limited edition React Element 55 shoes: Are they a must-have, or will you pass?," 4 Oct. 2019 Particularly tricky was crafting a midsole cushion made from plant materials. BostonGlobe.com, "The foam midsole is made out of castor bean oil, the outsole from the natural latex found in rubber trees. The sock liner features foam made from algae, and the upper will be made from eucalyptus fibers.," 4 Dec. 2019 That’s a fairly common midsole height for previous models. Amby Burfoot, New York Times, "Those Superfast Nike Shoes Are Creating a Problem," 19 Oct. 2019 But the memory foam footbed and firm midsole provide the supportive feel of real shoes. Michael Calore, Wired, "Baby, It's Cold Outside. Stay Warm With Our Hibernation Picks," 17 Dec. 2019 The upper is engineered knit, and the company says that its midsole/outsole combo allows the foot to move freely. Amanda Loudin, NBC News, "11 best gifts for runners for holiday 2019," 5 Dec. 2019 The shoe adorns a sleek highly cushioned, responsive midsole, all made from sustainability grown castor beans. James Love, Essence, "Reebok Releases A New Running Sneakers Made from Plants," 3 Dec. 2019 The bamboo connection is emphasized by the shoe midsole’s natural coloring, which is made from cellulose. Fortune, "The Design Fail Behind the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of midsole

1926, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2020

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“Midsole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsole. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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