from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The inner sole of a shoe or boot.
- n. An extra strip of material put inside a shoe for comfort or protection. Also called innersole.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The inside sole of a shoe or other footwear
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The inside sole of a boot or shoe; also, a loose, thin strip of leather, felt, etc., placed inside the shoe for warmth or ease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The inner sole of a boot or shoe: opposed to out-sole. See cut under boot.—. A thickness of some warm or water-proof material laid inside a shoe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests
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However, the insole is a really soft terry cloth material that feels a lot nicer on the feet than the usual faux leather.
A gel or padded insole can fix the problem by keeping foot in place.
The 7 left her orthopedic insole behind, inexplicably.
Each pair comes with a disposable insole to take the ick out of re-using shoes.
Uphill I use the duck walk, insole spikes embedded.
When the accelerometers detect an unsteady gait that may lead to a fall, it alerts the patient to sit down and the insole calls for medical personnel.
The result is an insole that contains accelerometers and a radio that connects to the AT&T network.
Placing a soft insole in a cleat or shoe will soften the impact load on the heel.
Applying a thin soft insole in the shoes will help eliminate friction and burning in the ball of the foot.
Also by placing a soft insole in your shoes it will add extra cushion and make walking or standing more comfortable.