wear through the sole (of a shoe)

When something gets "worn through", it gets thinner and thinner through use, until there's a hole in it.

You can use "wear through" in these ways:

  • (someone) wears through (something)
    I wear through shoes quickly.
  • (something) wears through (something)
    The heel of my boot wore through my sock.
  • (somthing) is/gets worn through
    It's already worn through.

Use "wear through" mostly to talk about clothes or the soles of a person's shoes. The "sole" is the bottom of the shoe, which touches the ground when you walk.

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