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 These shoes come with a midsole and outsole from the Nike Dunk models, which were both softer and wider. Kyle Schnitzer, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2022 An adaptable midsole and extra cushioning from toe to heel helps with plantar fasciitis (heel pain). Braelyn Wood, Health.com, 16 Feb. 2022 Most important, the first version had a firmer midsole and stiffer ride. Scott Douglas, Outside Online, 22 Feb. 2021 These cool retro shoes have a leather and nylon upper, a breathable mesh lining, an EVA midsole for comfort and a rubber outsole for traction. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Mar. 2022 In sum, the Enduris, with its grippy outsole, cushioning and rocker midsole, makes a nice cruiser that rolls comfortably over any terrain and speeds you forward — at a relatively bargain price. Adam Chase, Outside Online, 10 Sep. 2021 The mid-cut silhouette provides optimal ankle support, and the midsole delivers stability and cushioning to the arch and heel. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 The entire midsole can also come out for a minimalist ride. Lisa Jhung, Outside Online, 1 Feb. 2022 The shoes are made of a suede and mesh upper and feature a durable rubber outsole and lightweight foam cushioning in the midsole and heel for comfort. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'midsole.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of midsole

1926, in the meaning defined above

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best running shoes.

Learn More About midsole

Time Traveler for midsole

Time Traveler

The first known use of midsole was in 1926

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near midsole




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for midsole

Last Updated

10 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Midsole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsole. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!