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[in-sohl] /ˈɪnˌsoʊl/
the inner sole of a shoe or boot.
a thickness of material laid as an inner sole within a shoe, especially for comfort.
Origin of insole
1850-55; in + sole2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for insole
  • When officials searched the aspiring spy, they found a paper tucked under the insole of his right shoe.
  • If you have a high arch, buy a shock absorbing insole.
  • Inserting a high-quality insole will add additional comfort.
  • Canvas upper, soft leather insole, eva sole with textured bottom for improved traction.
  • Plus the cushioned insole absorbs heel impact, allowing you to walk all day without fatigue.
  • Cushioned insole, canvas wrap under midsole and split wraparound traction outsole.
  • Padded collar and tongue, fabric lining, cushioned insole.
  • We chose to use this insole configuration for several reasons.
  • Anti-bacterial leather lined, cushioned insole and arch.
  • No steel plate in the insole improves comfort level.
British Dictionary definitions for insole


the inner sole of a shoe or boot
a loose additional inner sole used to give extra warmth, comfort, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for insole

1850s, from in + sole.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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