Share this entry

midsole Syllabification: mid·sole
Pronunciation: /ˈmidˌsōl/

Definition of midsole in English:


A layer of material between the inner and outer soles of a shoe, for absorbing shock.
Example sentences
  • Slip-lasted climbing shoes have thinner midsoles and insoles, which allows them to be sensitive and flexible.
  • If shoes are wet, dry them with indirect heat rather than under radiators, which may negatively impact the midsole or shrink other materials on the shoe.
  • Athletic shoes are basically composed of four parts: the upper, outsole, midsole and insole.

Definition of midsole in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources