outsole

noun
out·sole | \ˈau̇t-ˌsōl \

Definition of outsole 

: the outside sole of a boot or shoe

Examples of outsole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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 The Cargo colorway is designed with a buckle strap and full-length Boost, and features a light beige outsole and olive tones across a raw leather upper. Demetrio Teniente, Houston Chronicle, "With adidas James Harden has plenty of room to create," 4 July 2018 The Romeos are super stable (thanks to Goodyear rubber outsoles), protective, and comfy for long hours. Blair Braverman, Outside Online, "Summer's Best Workwear for Men and Women," 28 June 2018 Salomon added a lightweight layer between the outsole and midsole to minimize fatigue, control unwanted motion, and maximize the energy output of each step. Mandy Ferreira, Sunset, "10 Best Women’s Hiking Boots," 22 Jan. 2018 The mixture then divides into rough shapes, basically outsole blanks that then fit on any one of five or six skate-specific outsole molds. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Watch How Vans Makes Its Secret Skate Shoe Rubber," 8 Mar. 2016 There’s no shame in copping a pair of these, even if that sturdy rubber outsole never, ever touches the earthly dirt of a mountain trail. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Our Legacy Joins the Hiking Sneaker Craze," 30 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'outsole.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of outsole

1884, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about outsole

Dictionary Entries near outsole

outsmart

outsmell

outsoar

outsole

outsource

outsourcer

outspan

Statistics for outsole

Last Updated

13 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for outsole

The first known use of outsole was in 1884

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on outsole

See words that rhyme with outsole

Comments on outsole

What made you want to look up outsole? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!