out·​sole | \ˈau̇t-ˌsōl \

Definition of outsole 

: the outside sole of a boot or shoe

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By infusing graphene, Inov-8 aims to extend the life of its outsoles in the most abrasive environments while maintaining exceptional grip. Cory Smith, Outside Online, "Inov-8 Launches G-Series Graphene-Infused Running Shoes," 28 June 2018 But even better than their looks is their special soft spike outsole that is curved to be optimal for gripping and rotating on grass. Jake Woolf, GQ, "The Best Golf Shirts, Shoes, Pants and More For Men of Style," 5 Apr. 2018 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 In June 2016, a new version of the Yeezy Boost 750 debuted in gray with a glow-in-the-dark gum outsole. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Why Yeezys, a brand based on exclusivity, are suddenly so easy to buy," 21 Sep. 2018 The five visible, hexagonally shaped Nike Zoom Air bags in the outsole was pretty dope and provided an extra punch of explosiveness with each stride. Jarrel Harris, SI.com, "Ranking All 15 of LeBron James's Signature Sneakers," 16 Apr. 2018 The design draws inspiration from the classic Puma Clyde and features an engineered knit upper, the brands’ iconic formstripe and a rubber translucent outsole. Jarrel Harris, SI.com, "Can Puma Carve Out Space in the Basketball Sneaker Business?," 27 June 2018 Since the company's inception in California, Vans has used a proprietary formula involving a mix of compounds, tread patterns, and design details to create its skate shoe outsoles. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Watch How Vans Makes Its Secret Skate Shoe Rubber," 8 Mar. 2016 Loading View on Instagram The shoe features a knit upper and sock-like ankle, a blue guard along the insole, a pebbled white outsole that gradiates into a thin orange band towards the back. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Can Sell The People Anything—Even Sneakers," 30 June 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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