half sole

noun
that part of the sole of a boot or shoe that extends from the shank to the end of the toe.

Origin:
1860–65

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half-sole

[haf-sohl, hahf-]
verb (used with object), half-soled, half-soling.
to repair or renew (a shoe) by putting on a new half sole.

Origin:
1785–95

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half-sole
 
n
1.  a sole from the shank of a shoe to the toe
 
vb
2.  (tr) to replace the half-sole of (a shoe)

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Many of the shoes were cut to receive a new half sole, suggesting a lack of durability.
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