- 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.
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Origin of welt
OTHER WORDS FROM weltun·welt·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for welt
They were first beaten with a tire iron, and then the guards rubbed chili powder on their welts.
But the backs of his legs were so seamed with welts that he could not walk.Ted Strong in Montana|Edward C. Taylor
The welts were prepared, and tarred felt was glued to the old inner sole to fill out uneven parts and prevent squeaking.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
Welts are the rounds of ribbed stitches done at the top of stockings, to prevent their rolling up.The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book|Miss Watts