- a strip, as of leather, set in between the outsole of a shoe and the edges of its insole and upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling.
- a strip, usually of leather, that ornaments a shoe.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of welt
Examples from the Web for welted
Historical Examples of welted
Also they should be capped, welted, split or serrated, and waterproofed.Fishing with Floating Flies
Samuel G. Camp
Mr. Murphy then welted Lyons over the head with the judicial scales.Remarks
Besides, they welted both my brothers within an inch of their lives.'The Station; The Party Fight And Funeral; The Lough Derg Pilgrim
Let you walk on now with your worn feet, and your welted knees, and your fasting, holy ways a thin pitiful arm.The Well of the Saints
J. M. Synge
Some welted, or hemmed the gloves round at the edge of the wrist; these were called "welters."Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles
Mrs. Henry Wood
Word Origin for welt
early 15c., a shoemaker's term, perhaps related to Middle English welten "to overturn, roll over" (c.1300), from Old Norse velta "to roll" (related to welter (v.)). Meaning "ridge on the skin from a wound" is first recorded 1800.