Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The middle layer of a sole, as of an athletic shoe, often designed to disperse weight or provide stability to the foot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The layer of a shoe in between the outsole and insole, typically there for shock absorption.

Etymologies

mid- +‎ sole (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • XI with an Air Max 1-like tongue with Jordan tag, and the midsole, which isn't exactly that of an Air Max 1, features a stylized version of the AM1 midsole but with more angling lines and

    VInvesting.com

  • The mudguard shape (in elephant print) and lace-hole construction takes after the XI with an Air Max 1-like tongue with Jordan tag, and the midsole, which isn't exactly that of an Air Max 1, features a stylized version of the AM1 midsole but with more angling lines and Jordan branding.

    VInvesting.com

  • The midsole is a clear indication that these AF1's will be a Supreme AF1, so you already know what to expect to pay when these drop later on this year. via

    TheShoeGame.com - Sneakers & Information

  • The midsole is a little thin and plain, and didn't absorb as much shock as I'd like.

    Zappos.com: new styles

  • The midsole of the cleat is made out of a light weight molded EVA foam that helps absorb the impact load and shock that the foot experiences when playing on the field.

    Dr. Steve Rosenberg: Foot Supports in Baseball Cleats Are the Keys to Staying Balanced

  • FitFlop claims to do it with a "multi-density Microwobbleboard midsole."

    Is that right? Toning flip-flops really shape your legs?

  • The inner construction features a comfortable insole, moisture-removing mesh, and a very supportive midsole that absolutely cradles your foot.

    DANNER PRONGHORN CAMOHIDE GTX

  • Despite my love for the CL slingbacks I've had to return them as the honeycombed construction of the midsole prevented a satisfactory SPD conversion.

    Uncultured: The War of the Wardrobes

  • Each time I arrive in a new locale I tie on my pink and black Brooks with their biodegradable midsole and take to the street.

    Sara Schonhardt: Indonesia Makes Its Mark in a Monument

  • They have a thin midsole, as kids are light and do not need the thick midsoles common in adult models.

    Young Runners

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.