mid·sole | \-ˌsōl \

Definition of midsole 

: a layer (as of leather or rubber) between the insole and the outsole of a shoe

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But that dual-density XtraFoam midsole, which comprises a pliant inner ring and a denser outer ring, is soft and forgiving, designed to absorb energy rather than return it. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "First Impressions: The North Face’s 2019 Gear," 11 July 2018 The shoe offers a full-length Zoom Air along with Nike React midsole foam. Jarrel Harris, SI.com, "Sneaker Mailbox: Michael Jordan's Playoff Moment, Trae Young's Puma Connection and More," 18 May 2018 The Air unit wraps entirely around the midsole and outsole, just like 1991's Air Max 180. Michael Saintil, Esquire, "Nike's Newest Air Max Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts," 10 Jan. 2018 The shape and size of each cell varies throughout the midsole, to provide the required distribution of support. The Economist, "Shoemakers bring bespoke footwear to the high street," 22 May 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 Instead of a shoe pieced together from a limited number of specs, customers receive a midsole and last molded to their unique shape and movement. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Create Your Own Custom Brooks Running Shoe," 23 May 2018 And to give the new LeBrons a slightly more vintage feel, the normally clear Nike Air midsole is painted over in white, and the original Nike tag is printed on the LeBron 15's front pull tab. Jake Woolf, GQ, "These New Nike LeBron 15 Sneakers Are Inspired by Nike's First-Ever Sneaker," 31 Jan. 2018 Most hikers will feel it in their feet and back when a midsole is shot. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "A Guide to Making Your Hiking Boots Last Forever," 23 May 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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