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

Definition of outsole

: the outside sole of a boot or shoe

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And then there’s the fact that the upper rests atop a Stay-Puft outsole—one that upon closer inspection reveals itself to be, as the name suggests, a Cuban link chain turned on its side. Sam Schube, GQ, "The Versace Chain Reaction Takes the House that Medusa Built into 2018," 9 May 2018 There’s a Flyknit collar to keep out debris when hiking, and the hybrid outsole intended to deliver surface traction and comfort in one fell swoop. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Nike ACG's New Hiking Sneakers Look Great—and Will Actually Get You Up a Mountain," 29 May 2018 Those wilder moments are balanced by a contrast dark rubber outsole and jet black sock-like ankle and tongue piece. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Nike's Air Max 93 Is Back in Its Freshest Old Colorway Yet," 30 Mar. 2018 This new shoe is no exception: Sachs made a handy diagram that identifies each part of the periwinkle sneaker, from its sticky rubber outsole to its nylon webbing. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "See How Frank Ocean Put His Own Spin on an Unconventional Pair of Sneakers," 20 Dec. 2018 Baby blue outsoles and lining add an extra-cute factor to the already adorable sneaks. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Converse and Chiara Ferragni Collaborate on Glittery Sneaker Collection," 11 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of outsole

1884, in the meaning defined above

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