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 On the outside, the Yalox Aqua Socks have a durable rubber outsole that provides grippy traction on slippery surfaces while shielding your foot from sharp rocks, jagged shells, splinter-ridden docks, and other hazards. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2022 Dip a cloth, soft brush or toothbrush into the solution and gently go over the entire shoe, including the rubber outsole and toe. Carolyn Forté, Good Housekeeping, 14 June 2022 The outsole is transparent and captures the pour of maple syrup underneath the new SPIKEMORE traction system. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 4 Apr. 2022 Its 5-millimeter lugs offer superb grip in even the sloppiest of conditions, and the outsole serves as a strong first layer of defense against uneven and jagged terrain. Christine Digangi, Outside Online, 30 May 2019 Some of the most comfortable wedges around: these slings from Rockport, which have a modest heel and tons of cushioning, as well as a supportive outsole. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 5 May 2022 The eco-conscious shoes are designed to minimize odors and conform to your feet, thanks to the carbon-negative foam outsole made from Brazilian sugarcane and an insole made from castor bean oil and ZQ Merino wool. Kathleen Walsh, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 May 2022 The rugged rubber outsole gives the boots a sturdy grip in all weather conditions, and the nubuck leather exterior will stand up to the elements. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Designed to support you on uneven terrain, the durable sandals have a cushiony footbed and a rubber outsole. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outsole

1884, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Outsole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsole. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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