One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a tire or shoe) having a tread.‘treaded or smooth tires’‘wear suitable boots with a treaded sole’
- ‘Avoid a smooth sole and opt for a heavy treaded shoe with a flat bottom.’
- ‘The boot has a soft, treaded outsole for traction.’
- ‘Most cars were rudimentary, lacking turn signals, brake lights, and treaded tyres.’
- ‘The teams are given five sets of dry weather slick tyres, and two sets of wet weather treaded tyres per weekend.’
- ‘A treaded black tape now runs along the curbs because people didn't notice them and were stumbling.’
- ‘With a molded heel cushion and treaded heel, you have a shoe that is comfortable to walk around in.’
- ‘From somewhere he obtained a small truck, with a big back compartment and six heavily treaded tyres.’
- ‘They are formed from a moulded waterproof plastic foot section, with a resilient, heavily treaded non-slip sole.’
- ‘She believes that a treaded pattern, ultimately, will deliver the best overall performance in wet conditions.’
- ‘The heavily treaded sole has a replaceable heel and forefoot, so a worn sole doesn't mean binning a three hundred quid pair of shoes.’
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