- 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.
Origin of welt
OTHER WORDS FROM weltun·welt·ed, adjective
How to use welt in a sentence
He is covered with red welts across his chest where he had hit the steering wheel.Inside a Home Funeral|Melissa Roberts Weidman|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Each blow felt like a thousand bee stings, breaking my skin and leaving purple welts.Handcuffs, Ropes, and an Open Window: How I Escaped an Unthinkable Childhood|Genyfer Spark|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jodie downplayed the red welts and scabs on his back, caused by flying shards of debris.Storm Hits Joplin|Terry Greene Sterling|May 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Back in 2006, Brian Heater was living in an apartment in Astoria, Queens, when he began noticing welts on his skin.Vigilante Bedbug Exterminators|Brian Ries|August 27, 2010|DAILY BEAST
They were first beaten with a tire iron, and then the guards rubbed chili powder on their welts.Will Her Unborn Child Save Her?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 21, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Richard danced till the morn was paling, despite two great welts on his forehead.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
When Geo blinked the tears out of his eyes, he saw two bright welts over Snake's shoulder.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
The cords stood out like great ropes on their necks; the muscles on thighs and hips rose like huge welts.Seventy Years on the Frontier|Alexander Majors
He was very much disordered, and there were livid welts on his face.The Princess Elopes|Harold MacGrath
Cut out the bottom first; the welts may be cut from any narrow pieces.