outsole

noun
out·​sole | \ ˈau̇t-ˌsōl How to pronounce outsole (audio) \

Definition of outsole

: the outside sole of a boot or shoe

Examples of outsole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If this is your goal, look for an Ugg style that includes a rubber outsole that can be worn outdoors. Ana Sanchez, chicagotribune.com, "The best UGG slippers for women," 22 Jan. 2021 To avoid this mishap, Nike took one of its most popular running shoes, the Pegasus, and winterized it with a water-repellent upper material and an outsole with wet weather traction to keep you from slipping on the slick pavement. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, "Gifts for runners braving the cold," 5 Dec. 2020 The classic kicks come with a rubber outsole and canvas upper. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Amazon's After-Christmas Sale Has so Many Deals on Comfortable Shoes," 28 Dec. 2020 Inside, there's a comfortable, cushioned insole, while the rugged, rubber outsole has a large tread pattern that provides sure traction without accumulating excess mud or rocks. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "The Waterfowl Hunter’s Holiday Gift Guide," 16 Nov. 2020 The outsole’s micro grooves feature multidirectional shapes that displace the water when the shoe makes contact with the pavement, so your feet can leave and arrive home dry and warm. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, "Gifts for runners braving the cold," 5 Dec. 2020 The biggest upgrade Keen made is the addition of its ultra-grippy Polar Traction outsole. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "Winter is No Match for These Top-Performing Snow Boots," 5 Nov. 2020 Its outsole provides traction and durability, while metal lacing hardware and a rubber toe cap protects the shoe from particularly rough terrain. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New & Notable: Products from Tile, OnePlus, Côte and more," 9 Nov. 2020 Keen’s Polar Traction outsole, made with fiberglass, works similarly. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "Winter is No Match for These Top-Performing Snow Boots," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of outsole

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outsole was in 1884

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1 Feb 2021

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“Outsole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsole. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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