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[mid-sohl] /ˈmɪdˌsoʊl/
a layer of material or cushioning between the outsole and the insole of a shoe.
Origin of midsole
mid- + sole2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for midsole
  • After you learned it running barefoot, you can return to running in shoes but with forefoot landing or midsole landing.
  • When you land, the lugs push into hollow chambers in the midsole.
  • There's also a reinforced arch and an active midsole.
  • The shoe balances a highly engineered sole with a light, ventilated upper and midsole air chambers.
  • The sueded leather foot bed with cork midsole molds to your foot, creating a custom fit for hours of exploring comfort.
  • Cushioned insole, canvas wrap under midsole and split wraparound traction outsole.
  • The footwear is separated into three main materials-upper fabric, midsole foam and outsole rubber-and then ground up.
  • Foam from the midsole are used as a cushion for outdoor basketball and tennis courts.
British Dictionary definitions for midsole


a layer between the inner and the outer sole of a shoe, contoured for absorbing shock
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