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 Vasque has updated the Sundowner over the years and made some significant changes in 2015, shedding a few ounces by adding a lighter polyurethane midsole and sourcing the leather from the Red Wing tannery in the United States. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "My 4 Favorite Upgrades to Men’s Leather Hiking Boots," 22 Feb. 2021 These men’s shoes were designed for outdoor activities, like hiking, but can serve you well for casual wear, too, thanks to the waterproof leather upper, dual-density midsole and motion-efficiency rubber sole. Arielle Tschinkel And Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Winter boots are on mega-sale right now—shop these 13 incredible deals," 20 Feb. 2021 The Active Foot Frame provides additional support by cradling your feet deeper inside the midsole of the running shoes. Jeremy Helligar, Popular Science, "Best running shoes: Break a sweat, not your arches," 15 Jan. 2021 Another critical feature: the slightly springy EVA midsole. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Rubber Boots for Stomping Through Mud and Puddles," 6 Jan. 2021 The arch support and dual-density midsole kept us fresh after a strenuous eight-mile loop. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Gear of the Year: The Best Products We Tested in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 The Renew Run are a mid-priced trainer with a dual-density foam cushion under the midsole and mesh uppers. Scott Gilbertson, Wired, "Our 100+ Favorite Cyber Monday Deals Still Available Today," 1 Dec. 2020 Kudos for that goes to the defined, pointed toe Lowa built into the X-Boulder, which finds and sticks to the narrowest holds with the help of XS Grip rubber, but mostly the incredibly stiff midsole. Will Egensteiner, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Rock Climbing Shoes," 29 Oct. 2020 The pair of Reeboks come in chalk, gold matte and black, featuring a translucent midsole and outsole with Cardi B emblazoned in gold on the inside of the shoe. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Cardi B partners with Reebok on new line of sneakers during birthday weekend," 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of midsole

1926, in the meaning defined above

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27 Feb 2021

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“Midsole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsole. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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