A layer of material between the inner and outer soles of a shoe, for absorbing shock.
- 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.
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