out·​sole ˈau̇t-ˌsōl How to pronounce outsole (audio)
: the outside sole of a boot or shoe

Examples of outsole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The textured uppers are lightweight and breathable while the durable outsoles provide great traction and stabilization. Rachael Green, Travel + Leisure, 26 Sep. 2023 The mesh leather is designed to feel breathable and lightweight during everyday wear and the durable outsoles will hold up for many miles. Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 The sneaker’s leather footbed and gum outsoles are a nod to the deep rooted history and heritage that Puma has with the sport of football. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 9 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, the rubber outsole provides dependable traction. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 15 Aug. 2023 In these new sneakers, translucent outsoles and cartoon illustrations pay homage to Crenshaw Skate Club creator Tobey McIntosh and his youth. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 They’re also made with sustainably sourced rubber outsoles that provide excellent traction, and their breathable, organic cotton construction lends the shoes their lightweight-yet-durable build. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 12 Sep. 2023 The latest version has added touches by Rihanna herself with creative and design element details from the leather used to the outsoles of the shoe. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 9 Sep. 2023 Whole slippery leather outsoles have been replaced with firm gripping rubber. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outsole was in 1884

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“Outsole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsole. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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