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

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Design-wise, like the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% from last year (which featured a different new Nike foam called ZoomX), the Epic React Flyknit has a thicker midsole than on previous Nike sneakers to accommodate the extra soft cushioning. Jake Woolf, GQ, "Nike's New Epic React Flyknit Sneaker Takes a Major Shot at the Competition," 23 Jan. 2018 The sandals are designed with an EVA foam midsole, rubber outsole for traction, and a quick-dry footbed, which makes them the perfect companion for basically any summer activity. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The New Teva x Outdoor Voices Collection Will Make You Actually Want to Wear Pool Shoes," 17 May 2019 Trail runners and hikers both love the Lone Peak for many of the same reasons, including the thick, cushioned midsole and a protective toe cap. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Hiking Boots for Exploring the Outdoors," 9 Apr. 2019 The straps are thicker than traditional Chacos and feature the extra-comfy Luvseat midsole to help relieve pressure. The Editors, Outside Online, "15 Gifts for the Outdoorsy Mom," 1 May 2018 Meanwhile, the laces, lining, and strobel board (a part that attaches the upper to the midsole) are made with recycled plastic. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Everlane's First-Ever Unisex Sneakers Are Eco-Friendly and Under $100," 18 Apr. 2019 Primarily, outdoor shoes are made with EVA or polyurethane foam midsoles. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "A Guide to Making Your Hiking Boots Last Forever," 23 May 2018 Strobel construction offers overlock stitching to connect the sneaker’s last to the midsole for the more flexible and comfortable feel. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Sneaker Blowout Science: How Zion Williamson’s Nikes Came Apart," 22 Feb. 2019 Smooth, full-grain leather, a flexible Ariaprene collar, a cushiony Vibram SPE midsole and a grippy outsole create a trendy yet timeless choice for everyday wear, in fall-friendly colors like saddle tan and olive. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "5 fall boots for rain and shine," 8 Oct. 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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