mid·​sole | \ -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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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 Yet the moderately low midsole still delivers a quick, energetic, and lively feel. Justin Nyberg, Outside Online, "The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2018," 3 July 2018 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

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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