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[out-sohl] /ˈaʊtˌsoʊl/
the outer sole of a shoe.
Origin of outsole
1880-85; out- + sole2 Unabridged
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  • The midsole and outsole have been pared down to two impact-absorbing pods.
  • It takes me a couple of weeks each spring to build up calluses on my heel and outsole.
  • Cushioned insole, canvas wrap under midsole and split wraparound traction outsole.
  • The semi-aggressive lugs on the anti slip, oil resistant outsole will hold you to the ground on those wet and windy urban days.
  • Deep cuts in the outsole mean your feet flex and move the way they would if you were barefoot.
  • Elastic bungee lace closure, smooth upper with mesh webbing, colorful side trims and low rubber outsole for comfort.
  • Features include premium, full-grain leather straps for durability and a rugged lug outsole for traction on all types of surfaces.
  • The faux fur lining will really keep your toes toasty and the rubber outsole will always keep you on your toes.
  • In addition, a database of outsole tread patterns has been initiated.
  • The footwear is separated into three main materials-upper fabric, midsole foam and outsole rubber-and then ground up.
British Dictionary definitions for outsole


the outermost sole of a shoe
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