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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
036028000 Cushion 203
036030000 Laminated 72
036027000 Spring heel 30
036031000 Sectional 14
036032000 Rubber 10
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20120198727Tendon Assembly For an Article of Footwear - A tendon assembly for an article of footwear is disclosed. The tendon assembly includes a tendon positioned between a base layer and a cover layer in a non-bonded manner such that the tendon may move freely within the layers. The tendon assembly may be rigidly secured to a shoe upper. One end of the tendon may be rigidly secured at or near the sole of the footwear. A second portion of the tendon may be integrated with a fastening system of the footwear such that the tendon may pull the footwear upper snugly against a wearer's foot to provide added support.08-09-2012
20100083541ARTICLES WITH RETRACTABLE TRACTION ELEMENTS - Articles of manufacture and articles of wear may include one or more traction elements. Portions of the traction elements may be extendable and/or retractable. The traction elements have at least a two-plate construction that is designed to moderate a force that is applied to one of the plates. This construction may be used in articles of footwear having cleats or other traction elements. force applied by a wearer's foot may be moderated by the two-plate construction.04-08-2010
20130074375Shoe with a Wireless Transmitter and a Generator - A shoe apparatus includes a shoe, a power supply and a wireless transmitter. The shoe is to be worn by a user. The power supply is provided in the shoe for generation and storage of electricity. The power supply includes a battery, a first generator unit electrically connected to the battery and a second generator unit electrically connected to the battery. The wireless transmitter is provided in the shoe and electrically connected to the power supply for wireless communication of data with a remote device.03-28-2013
20130205624FOOTWEAR WITH SOLE PROTECTION - The present disclosure relates to an item of footwear with sole protection. The footwear has an upper adapted to receive a foot of the wearer; a sole secured to the upper and adapted to be the interface between the wearer and the ground; and a puncture resistant layer embedded into the sole so as to provide the sole protection for the foot of the wearer, the puncture resistant layer having an outer edge exceeding an inner perimeter of the item of footwear defined by a junction between the upper and the sole.08-15-2013
20130036633NON-SLIP SOLE STRUCTURE - A non-slip sole structure of anti-slip shoes used for stream trekking and fishing is made of a material with a large coefficient of friction such as unwoven fabric and having regular or irregular hollow grooves formed at predetermined positions of the sole to match with corresponding bumps, formed at the bottom of a shoe body. When the sole is combined with the bottom of the shoe body, the bumps at the bottom of the shoe body bottom are passed through the hollow grooves of the sole respectively and slightly protruded and exposed to achieve a more secured embedded positioning effect and provide an appropriate bending and extending deformation margin to the sole to avoid a stripping problem effectively. The bumps at the bottom of the shoe body are slightly protruded from the sole surface to improve an anti-slip grip effect and avoid wearing out the sole too quickly.02-14-2013
20130031810Sole Structure With Extendable Cleat - A sole structure including a cleat assembly is disclosed. The cleat assembly includes a covering member, an actuating assembly and a cleat sub-assembly. The cleat sub-assembly includes a cleat member that can extend in length under a force applied by a foot. The actuating assembly directs force applied by a foot at the covering member to the cleat member so that the cleat can extend and penetrate further into a ground surface. The actuating assembly can include a pivot plate that pivots about an angled portion of the cleat sub-assembly.02-07-2013
20130047472WATERPROOF BREATHABLE SOLE - The present invention provides a waterproof breathable sole, comprising: an outsole provided with ventilation eyeholes in communication with the outer environment; and a waterproof breathable element comprising a waterproof breathable membrane covering the ventilation eyeholes; the waterproof breathable element further comprises a connecting ring; the connecting ring is provided around a periphery of the waterproof breathable membrane and engaged with the waterproof breathable membrane. The outsole may be further provided with an inserting groove; the inserting groove corresponds to a position of the ventilation eyeholes. The waterproof breathable element is received and sealed in the inserting groove; or the top of the outsole is flat, the waterproof breathable element is engaged with and sealed to the outsole via the connecting ring. The waterproof breathable sole further comprises a forced-suction and forced-discharge element correspondingly provided over the waterproof breathable element. The provision of the waterproof breathable element with the connecting ring simplifies the provision process of the prior art waterproof breathable membrane and improves the adaptability for the various type of soles; the provision of the forced-suction and forced-discharge element greatly improves the air circulation.02-28-2013
20130086821Tread Element and Configuration - The present invention discloses a tread element and a tread configuration to be used with a shoe sole, the outer surface of a tire or the outer surface of a traction band.04-11-2013
20120216430SHOE SOLE COMPRISING A FOOTBED - A shoe sole with a footbed (08-30-2012
20120216429SOLE FOR INTERCHANGEABLE CUT SHOE OR SANDAL - A sole with folding iron fittings around it, formed by a sole of any material, either natural or synthetic, between the layers of which one or more straps, provided with one or more folding iron fittings through which an interchangeable shoe cut passes, are attached.08-30-2012
20100269374Sole structure and method of making the same - A sole structure includes a soft body, a hard inner layer member, and a plurality of soft engaging members; wherein the body is made of soft-fiber composite materials without adding thermoset epoxy resin (such as carbon fiber/glass fiber) and formed in a laminate sole shape with a peripheral member, on a bottom surface of the body are formed a plurality of holes; the hard inner layer member is made of engineering plastics and fixed to the bottom surface of the body and includes a number of apertures in response to the holes; the soft engaging members are injection molded from soft composite materials (such as TPU, TPR, etc.) and integrally coupled with the hard inner layer member on the body, such that the soft body, the hard inner layer member, and the soft engaging members are integrally coupled together to form the sole structure.10-28-2010
20130067776Sole Arrangement With Ground-Engaging Member Support Features - The present disclosure is directed to an article of footwear including an upper configured to receive a foot and a sole component fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole component may include a baseplate having a bottom surface and at least a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate and a first elongate support member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, abutting the first ground engaging member at a side portion, and extending horizontally from the side portion of the first ground engaging member. The first support member may extend horizontally away from the first ground engaging member in a direction toward a region of the sole component adjacent to a gap in the sole component.03-21-2013
20130055597SOLE FOR A SHOE AND SHOE - A sole for a shoe designed to increase an instability upon striking the ground. The sole extends from a rear heel region via a metatarsal region to a front forefoot region. In a region of a gait line, the sole includes an instability region which substantially follows a contour of the gait line and extends at least in sections in a longitudinal direction of the sole. A bulk modulus is increased compared to at least one of a medial outer region and a lateral outer region of the sole adjacent to the instability region, and/or, a sole thickness is increased compared to at least one of the medial outer region and the lateral outer region of the sole adjacent to the instability region so as to provide an uneven sole contour perpendicular to a running direction.03-07-2013
20130055596Article of Footwear with Support Members and Connecting Members - An article of footwear includes an upper and a midsole positioned beneath the upper. The midsole includes an upper portion formed of a first material and a lower portion formed of a second material and positioned beneath the upper portion. The lower portion includes a plurality of support members spaced from adjacent support members. A plurality of connecting members extend between and are connected to adjacent support members, with the connecting members having a height that is less than a height of the support members to which the connecting members are connected, and an upper surface that is substantially flush with an upper surface of the support members to which the connecting members are connected.03-07-2013
20110010966Shoe and Method of Making Same - The present invention is directed toward a shoe including an outsole, an upper, and a lining member integrated into the shoe. The sling includes a receptacle portion and a fastener assembly portion. The receptacle portion, which generally lines the interior of the shoe, is secured along the collar of the upper such that the sock is movably suspended within the foot cavity. The fastener assembly is includes a central web and fasteners that wrap around the ankle of a wearer.01-20-2011
20130061498Article Of Footwear With Forefoot Secondary Studs - An article of footwear that provides friction between the playing surface and the player's foot is disclosed. In some embodiments, the article footwear includes a sole may have a plurality of wedge-shaped studs in the forefoot region that extend beyond the perimeter of the sole. The article can also include a plurality of elongated studs on a bottom surface region of the sole. The wedge-shaped studs help provide leverage for removing the elongated studs from the ground during cutting.03-14-2013
20090205224SHOE SUSPENSION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a shoe suspension system. In one embodiment, the present invention is a sole of a shoe including a first spine with a first side and a second side, a first suspension portion connected to the first side of the first spine, and a second suspension portion connected to the second side of the first spine.08-20-2009
20110088288Fabric footwear outsole and method of manufacturing same - The method for fabricating the fabric footwear outsole begins by forming a rubber outsole base with an unfinished exterior surface section. A non-woven fabric sheet and an unvulcanized rubber sheet are separately formed and joined together. The sheets are cut to the shape of the unfinished exterior surface section of the base to form a fabric member. The fabric member is joined to the unfinished exterior surface section of the base by glue. Thereafter, the rubber outsole base and the fabric member assembly are heated to vulcanize the rubber sheet and to securely and permanently attach the fabric member to the outsole.04-21-2011
20130160331Shoe Insole or Midsole with a Tri-Dome Configuration for Foot Rehabilitation - The present invention relates to a device to be integrated into an article of footwear, normally as, but not limited to, a shoe innersole or shoe midsole, to interact with the plantar surface of the wearer's foot, in the region of the foot's main first layer intrinsic muscles. The present invention produces benefits to address gait related issues associated with weakened foot structure and faulty gait biomechanics.06-27-2013
20080263905OUTSOLE WITH AN EMBEDDED FABRIC LAYER - An outsole with an embedded fabric layer has a fabric layer and an outsole. The fabric layer has a top surface and a bottom surface. The outsole has a bottom surface and multiple non-slip protrusions. The bottom surface of the outsole is attached to the top surface of the fabric layer. The non-slip protrusions are formed integrally on the bottom surface of the outsole, extend through the fabric layer and protrude out from the bottom surface of the fabric layer. With the non-slip protrusions, the outsole can provide excellent anti-slip effect and aesthetically pleasing decoration. Additionally, import tariffs on the outsole may be lowered because the shoe is a composite material.10-30-2008
20120096746SOLE FOR A FOOTWEAR - A sole for footwear including a body having a length, a body portion of the body that is capable of expansion and contraction, and a drive generator located in the body for generating drive to drive a driven device in the body. The drive generator has an elongate drive member arranged to slide relative to the body portion in a direction along the length of the body, upon expansion and contraction of the body portion, for driving the driven device as the sole bends and unbends during use.04-26-2012
20100263238DEVICE FOR HIGH-HEELED SHOES AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A HIGH-HEELED SHOE - A device for insertion in a high-heeled shoe has a first crescent shaped raised area in a region underlying the forward edge of a wearer's heel bone and a second raised area underlying the metatarsals of the wearer is described. Also described is a method for constructing a shoe using the device and the resulting shoe.10-21-2010
20120023787Article of Footwear for Increasing Stability and Lateral Performance - An article of footwear with multiple cross sectional profile shapes disposed on an outer peripheral edge of a sole is disclosed. The multiple cross sectional profile shapes on the outer peripheral edge of the sole can help increase the lateral performance and lateral stability of a wearer of the article of footwear.02-02-2012
20120023786Article Of Footwear Incorporating Floating Tensile Strands - An article of footwear may have a sole structure and an upper that includes at least one layer and a plurality of strands. The layer extends from a lace region of the upper to a lower region of the upper. The strands are located adjacent to the layer and in contact with the layer, and the strands extend from the lace region to the lower region. Additionally, the strands are unsecured to the layer for a distance of at least five centimeters in an area between the lace region and the lower region.02-02-2012
20110247242ASYMMETRICAL FOOTWEAR HAVING A CONFIGURATION THAT IS CONTINUOUS FROM ONE SHOE TO ANOTHER - An asymmetrical footwear assembly comprising a first article of footwear and a second article of footwear, said first and second articles of footwear being adapted to be worn on a user's right and left feet, respectively, wherein a configuration of the first article of footwear is asymmetrical with respect to a configuration of said second article of footwear so that the first and second articles of footwear are not mirror images of one another, and wherein, when the first and second articles of footwear are adjacent to one another, the configurations of the first article of footwear and of the second article of footwear create a visual effect of continuity between the configurations of the first and second articles of footwear and form a predetermined design.10-13-2011
20120110874Sole With Adjustable Sizing - A sole with adjustable sizing is disclosed. The sole includes a fixed region and an adjustable region. The adjustable region is deformable when the sole is heated to a melting point associated with the adjustable region. The shape and size of the sole may be adjusted by deforming the adjustable region.05-10-2012
20110138659Shoe Sole for Losing Weight and Shoe Having the Same - Disclosed therein is a shoe sole for losing weight and a shoe having the same. The shoe sole includes: a shoe sole having a joining recess formed on an upper face or a lower face thereof; and a joining member having a form corresponding to the form of the joining recess and joined to the joining recess, the joining member being made of a material, which is higher in density than that of the shoe sole. The plural joining recesses are respectively formed at the toe area and the central area in a longitudinal direction of the shoe sole, and at least one of the joining recess of the toe area and the joining recess of the central area has an inclined surface.06-16-2011
20080216357Article of Footwear with Mesh on Outsole and Insert - An article of footwear including a mesh disposed on the outsole and an insert of the outsole is disclosed. The outsole includes tread elements that extend farther from the outsole than the mesh, providing protection to the mesh. Additionally, the mesh on the insert preferably helps reduce hyperextension of the front of the insert and the article of footwear.09-11-2008
20080250673Lightweight Sole for Article of Footwear - A sole for an article of footwear comprising a midsole having a plurality of polygonal-shaped openings, or cavities, therein. In alternative embodiments, the sole includes reinforcement elements such as a plate disposed along at least a portion of one of the surfaces of the midsole. The plate includes at least one polygonal-shaped extension adapted to fit within at least a portion of at least one of the polygonal-shaped openings within the midsole. Additionally, a polyurethane film is disposed on at least a portion of the bottom surface of the midsole. The shoe also includes an outsole disposed on at least a portion of a bottom surface of the polyurethane film, wherein the outsole comprises a plurality of polygonal-shaped openings aligned with the polygonal-shaped openings of the midsole.10-16-2008
20080282581Insole Having Puncture-Resistant Porperties for Safety Footwear11-20-2008
20090025260SOLE COMPONENT FOR AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - A sole component having a base, a toe cover and an integral line of articulation permitting the toe cover to be molded in an “open” position and moved into a “closed” position during assembly on the article of footwear. The line of articulation may include a line of reduced thickness extending laterally across the sole. The line of articulation may also include breaks defined in the sidewall of the sole in alignment with the line of reduced thickness. The present invention also provides a method of forming a sole component generally including the steps of providing a mold having bottom and top mold parts shaped to cooperatively define a mold cavity in the shape of a sole component having a toe cover joined to a base along a line of articulation, closing the mold parts, injecting a sole forming material into the cavity, removing the sole component and moving the toe cover about the line of articulation into a closed configuration for use.01-29-2009
20110219643OUTSOLE WITH AN EMBEDDED FABRIC LAYER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing an outsole with an embedded fabric layer includes a preparing step, a forming step and a separating step. The preparing step includes preparing two molds, a fabric layer and a melted plastic material, forming multiple recesses and protruding blocks in the lower mold, setting the depth of each one of the recesses 09-15-2011
20090071040FELT SOLE WITH IMPROVED TRACTION - An improved traction felt sole for footwear. The felt sole having integral downwardly extending protrusions located over the bottom surface of the felt sole. The downwardly extending protrusions may all have the same shape or they may have different shapes arranged in a desired pattern upon the bottom surface of the sole.03-19-2009
20100154256Article Of Footwear Having An Upper Incorporating A Knitted Component - An article of footwear has an upper that includes a knitted component and a sole structure secured to the upper. The knitted component may define a tube formed of unitary knit construction, and a strand may extend through a length of the tube. As another example, the knitted component may have a pair of at least partially coextensive knitted layers formed of unitary knit construction, and a plurality of floating yarns may extend between the knitted layers. In some configurations, the knit type or yarn type may vary in different regions of the knitted component to impart different properties. Additionally, the knitted component may incorporate a thermoplastic yarn that is fused in different regions of the knitted component to impart different properties. A flat knitting process or a variety of other knitting processes may be utilized to form the knitted component.06-24-2010
20100251577THERMOPLASTIC RESIN FOR FOAM MOLDING, THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FOAM MOLDING, FOAM MOLDED ARTICLE AND FOOTWEAR - A thermoplastic resin for foam molding wherein the number of fish eyes (FE) having a maximum length of 0.5 mm or more is 50/m10-07-2010
20100236104All purpose Footwear - An all season footwear apparatus encompassing a flexible body member comprising an upper body portion and a lower body portion, wherein the flexible lower body portion comprises a boot heel and a boot sole piece. The apparatus also comprises a flexible retainer mechanism disposed outwardly on said flexible body member and designed to coexist with the flexible body member so as to for a cuff and render the flexible retainer mechanism invisible to the naked eye.09-23-2010
20100251576Article of Footwear with an Intermediate Sized Outsole and Method of Making - An article of footwear and a method of assembling the article of footwear are disclosed. The article of footwear comprises an upper with a first size and an outsole with a second size that is different from the first size. A midsole of the article of footwear may be configured with an upper portion that fits the first size of the upper and a lower portion that fits the second size of the outsole.10-07-2010
20100242311SHOE BODY HAVING A MOTTLED OUTSOLE FOR A SHOE - A shoe body has an upper member and an outsole. The upper member comprises multiple foam elements connected integrally to each other. The outsole is connected to the upper member and comprises multiple irregular foam elements having multiple colors and connected integrally to each other meaning the shoe body will not lose aesthetic value with usage.09-30-2010
20090107012Articles of Footwear - Articles of footwear are configured to provide functionally correct and predetermined amounts of stretch in functionally correct locations, thus providing comfort to a wearer, while retaining a pleasing aesthetic appearance in use. For example, an article of footwear includes an upper assembly having a first layer coextensive with a second layer. The first layer includes a first material having a first 30% modulus, and the second layer includes at least one first region (e.g., a stretch region) and at least one second region (e.g., a non-stretch region). The at least one first region includes a second material having a second 30% modulus lower than the first 30% modulus. The at least one second region includes a third material having a third 30% modulus higher than both the first 30% modulus and the second 30% modulus.04-30-2009
20100293814ARTICLES PREPARED USING RECYCLED MATERIALS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF - The present invention is directed to articles of manufacture having at least a portion prepared using recycled material, including but not limited recycled rubber or other polymeric materials. The articles may incorporate the recycled materials in a granulated form. In specific embodiments, the article comprises an article of footwear (i.e., a shoe). Particularly, all or part of the shoe sole may be formed using the granulated material, the granules specifically being joined together using a binder material, such as a polyurethane, preferably a moisture cure, single component polyurethane binder. The invention further provides methods of preparing articles formed of granulated materials. The inventive methods are characterized by their excellent economic benefits, ease of use, and environmental benefits.11-25-2010
20120266500Eccentric Toe-Off Cam Lever - A sole system which allows plantarflexion and dorsiflexion in the running/walking gait; provides a mechanical advantage through articulation of the forefoot to stimulate an upward plantar moment force during toe-off; and increases the distance per step without altering the stride pattern. An embodiment of the current invention comprises an eccentric toe-off cam lever (“cam lever”) integrated into the midsole of a shoe. The cam lever of the embodiment comprises: a distal longitudinally extending cam element; a forefoot fulcrum element; and a rear longitudinally extending cam element.10-25-2012
20080229622Shoe Sole Component - There is provided a shoe sole component that has properties such as strength and cushioning property that are suppressed from being changed even under a wide temperature range from severe cold at −10° C. or lower to high temperature conditions exceeding 30° C. A shoe sole component includes a cross-linked foam of a resin composition, the resin composition containing a thermoplastic polyolefin resin, in which tan δ [−20° C. to 40° C.] at a frequency of 10 Hz measured according to JIS K 7244-4 is 0.01 to 0.5, and tan δ [−20° C.]/tan δ [40° C.] at a frequency of 10 Hz is 0.7 to 1.3.09-25-2008
20110099853Cork outer soled shoes and method for fabrication - A process for fabricating shoes having an outer cork sole insert includes processing raw cork into sheets of predetermined thickness, adhering a thin fabric sheet to one side of the intermediate cork sheets, cutting out cork/fabric sole inserts and placing them into an injection mold, and cycling the plastic injection mold so as to form a cork insert into the plastic sole.05-05-2011
20110061268SOLE HAVING THE TILT SURFACE AND THE KNEE JOINT-PROTECTING SHOE COMPRISING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a sole having a tilt surface, and to a knee joint-protecting shoe including same, and more particularly, to a sole having a tilt surface in which the tilt surface formed at the sole of a shoe enables the foot of a wearer to be inclined or slipped, inwardly or outwardly, in order to correct abnormality in the lower skeletal extremity, and uniformly distribute load on the knee joint of the wearer to prevent degenerative knee arthritis and alleviate pain, and to a knee joint-protecting shoe including the outsole. The present invention further comprises a sole having a tilt surface for attachment to the bottom surface of a shoe, wherein the outsole has a top surface and a bottom surface formed parallel to each other, a tilt structure including an upper member and a lower member defined by a tilt surface formed in the widthwise direction, and deformable members arranged at predetermined intervals from both front and rear ends of the shoe in a lengthwise direction to generate shear deformation in a tilted direction between the upper member and the lower member.03-17-2011
20110247241ASYMMETRICAL FOOTWEAR HAVING A CONFIGURATION THAT IS CONTINUOUS FROM ONE SHOE TO ANOTHER - An asymmetrical footwear assembly comprising a first article of footwear and a second article of footwear, said first and second articles of footwear being adapted to be worn on a user's right and left feet, respectively, wherein a configuration of the first article of footwear is asymmetrical with respect to a configuration of said second article of footwear so that the first and second articles of footwear are not mirror images of one another, and wherein, when the first and second articles of footwear are adjacent to one another, the configurations of the first article of footwear and of the second article of footwear create a visual effect of continuity between the configurations of the first and second articles of footwear and form a predetermined design.10-13-2011
20110056096Interior upper with seam running across front area - A shoe structure having an exterior upper, an interior upper, an insole and an outsole. The interior upper has an upper opening with a peripheral edge at the upper end of the interior upper and a lower opening with a peripheral edge at the lower sole-side end of the interior upper, with the interior upper also having a rear or heel area, two side areas and a front area with a seam running between the upper and lower openings. The seam runs from the upper opening on the one side over the front area to the lower opening on the other side.03-10-2011
20110047832FOOTWEAR SOLE CONSTRUCTION - A sole for shoes includes a planar sole base, with at least one pair of adjacent first and second traction elements extending downwardly from the sole base. Each of the traction elements includes a contact surface spaced from and generally parallel to the sole base. A straight connecting surface is disposed between the contact surface and the planar base. The straight connecting surface is generally orthogonal to the contact surface and the base. An angled connecting surface is between the contact surface and the planar base. The angled connecting surface is disposed at an acute angle to the contact surface. The straight connecting surface of the at least one additional traction element is located adjacent to, but spaced from, the angled connecting surface of the first traction element.03-03-2011
20120030970MAGNET VIBRATION DEVICE USING EXTERNAL PRESSURE AND SHOE HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed therein is a magnet vibration device, which is simple in structure, has little chance for breakdowns, and is applicable to various fields using vibration. The magnet vibration device includes: a case (02-09-2012
20110041364FOOTWEAR - The invention relates to a footwear (02-24-2011
20120198728ATHLETIC SHOE SOLE FOR PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION DEVICE - A shoe sole includes a plurality of zones having different hardness, the zones designed specifically for an extreme athlete to increase wear resistance of the shoe while optimizing flexibility, stability, and performance. The zones can be strategically located on locations of the sole corresponding to particular foot anatomy and expected levels of stress and wear.08-09-2012
20110252670Dual-density EVA footwear mid-sole and method for making same - The method for fabricating a dual-density mid-sole includes the steps of: injection molding EVA material of a first density into a block; placing the first density EVA block and raw EVA material pellets of a second density together in a mold cavity; and applying heat and pressure to the first density EVA block and raw EVA material pellets of a second density in the mold cavity to form a fused component. The fused component is shaped and detailed into the mid-sole in a separate mold cavity. The result is a dual-density mid-sole consisting of one or more blocks of EVA material of a first density fused to EVA material of a second density where the size, shape and location of the different density sections can be accurately controlled and precisely defined. An article of footwear including an upper, the dual-density mid-sole consisting of one or more blocks of EVA material of a first density fused to EVA material of a second density, and an outsole, may be formed.10-20-2011
20100281714Article of Footwear with Sipes - A sole structure for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole structure includes an outsole and a midsole. The outsole includes a tread pattern with a nonlinear configuration. A plurality of sipes are provided on the outsole and the midsole. The plurality of sipes have a nonlinear configuration that is substantially similar to the nonlinear configuration of the tread pattern.11-11-2010
20110185600Adjustable Footbed Assembly for an Article of Footwear - A removably insertable footbed assembly for adjusting sizing of an article of footwear is provided, wherein the footbed assembly adjusts the volume available within the cavity of the article of footwear. The footbed assembly comprises: a) an upper component having a heel region, a midfoot region, and a forefoot region, and having an upper and lower surface, wherein the lower surface of the forefoot region, the midfoot region, or both have at least one attachment element for releasably attaching a lower component; and b) a lower component having a midfoot region and a forefoot region, and having an upper and lower surface, wherein the upper surface of the midfoot region, the forefoot region, or both have at least one attachment element such that the lower component is releasably attachable to the upper component. Also provided are articles of footwear comprising an adjustable footbed assembly; kits including an upper component and several lower components; and methods for fitting footwear to an individual's foot by using an adjustable footbed assembly or component thereof.08-04-2011
20100293815MIDFOOT INSERT CONSTRUCTION - An article of footwear is provided and includes an outsole structure having a forefoot portion, a heel portion, and a midfoot portion disposed between the forefoot portion and the heel portion. The midfoot portion includes a series of ribs cooperating to define a series of pockets disposed between the forefoot portion and the heel portion. The plurality of pockets include a smaller volume proximate to a longitudinal axis extending through a center of the outsole structure and a greater volume proximate to an outboard, lateral edge and an outboard, medial edge of the article of footwear.11-25-2010
20100146823SOLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLE - A method of manufacturing a sole according to the present invention includes the steps of obtaining a rubber part by previously crosslinking a polymer mixture containing 50 to 100 mass % of a diene-based polymer and 0 to 40 mass % of an acrylonitrile component in a polymer component of the polymer mixture, halogenating the rubber part, and bonding the rubber part and thermoplastic resin to each other by molding said thermoplastic resin on said rubber part.06-17-2010
20110131841ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR - The present invention relates to a control element (06-09-2011
20120144702SHOE SOLE MADE OF RECYCLED SHOES - A shoe sole made of recycled shoes is provided, which uses recycled used shoes as a primary constituent of the raw material thereof; wherein general waste shoes or used shoes are recycled completely regardless the materials they have. After being processed to remove metal accessories, the recycled shoes are pulverized to form particles recycled raw material, which is then subjected to high temperature deodorization and drying. The materials of the whole shoes that are recycled is applied, at a percentage of 20-80%, depending upon the desired property of the shoe sole to be made, and added with 5-50% of natural and synthetic rubber material and a proper amount of curing additives, activation prompting agents, and filling agents, followed by uniformly mixing to make a shoe outsole having the desired property. As such, the used shoes can be totally recycled and reused.06-14-2012
20100319221Outside Opanka Shoe Construction - A shoe construction and a method for making a shoe wherein an outsole is provided with a raised lip extending around a periphery of the outsole, and an upper is secured to the outsole by a stitch along the lip such that an inside surface of the upper is facing the outside surface of the lip. The shoe construction further includes an inner sole and a vamp lining secured together by a stitch and placed on the inside surface of the upper such as to protect a wearer's foot from the stitch securing the outsole with the upper.12-23-2010
20120304502Air Pedipad - The invention provides a foot covering to protect one's feet from the surface contamination of public floors. The Air Pedipad is a one size fits all adhesive pad which adheres to one's skin or sock. The Air Pedipad is composed of recycled paper and a light adhesive to attach to the barefoot or sock. The Air Pedipad possesses an antimicrobial material that inhibits fatty acid synthesis in bacteria and prevents makes pathogen growth impossible.12-06-2012
20120304500Magnetic Shoe Insert System - This invention includes embodiments which disclose a magnetic sole insert system wherein there are a plurality of magnets embedded within a shoe insert base and wherein the angle of the magnetic axis of each of the plurality of magnets to other magnets in the plurality of magnets is random in both two and in three dimensions.12-06-2012
20120304501Article of Footwear with Support Columns Having Portions with Different Resiliencies and Method of Making Same - An article of footwear includes an upper; a midsole positioned beneath the upper and including a plurality of support members, at least one support member being formed of a lower portion formed of a first material, and an upper portion positioned above the lower portion and formed of a second material, the second material having a higher resiliency than that of the first material.12-06-2012
20120246976Toe healing corrective shoe - This invention is a departure from typical shoe design by reducing the sole thickness from the leading edge of the sole to the vicinity of the last joint of the toes. This design transfers a large part of walking type forces from the toes to the main pad of the foot. Since the change in footwear was made to hard soles the toes have taken on an increased load. This causes a great amount of trauma to the toes in many cases. This design will remedy that if used properly.10-04-2012
20120055047Articulating Footwear Sole - An articulating footwear sole is provided. The articulating footwear sole includes a midsole having a recess a first plate having a first end interlocking with a second end of a second plate, the first and second plates positioned within the plate recess and held in place free of adhesive. In another embodiment, the sole includes a midsole having a recess, a first plate including a first end, and a second plate including a second end, the first end configured to moveably overlap with the second end, the first and second plates positioned in the recess. Still other examples are also provided.03-08-2012
20120011747FOOTWEAR WITH IMPROVED SOLE ASSEMBLY - An article of footwear including an outer sole assembly and an upper, the outer sole assembly extending lengthwise from a rear end to a front end, and widthwise between a lateral side and a medial edge, the outer sole assembly having a surface for contact with the ground. The contact surface has a first strip, the first strip having an alternation of projections and recesses. The contact surface has a second strip, the second strip having an alternation of projections and recesses. The projections and recesses of the first strip are arranged alternately with respect to the projections and recesses of the second strip.01-19-2012
20120151805INSERT FOR VAPOR-PERMEABLE AND WATERPROOF SOLES - An insert for vapor-permeable and waterproof soles, which has a stratified and cohesive monolithic sheet-like structure, which includes a plurality of functional layers made of a polymeric material that is impermeable to water in the liquid state and permeable to water vapor. At least one functional portion of the insert for soles has such a thickness as to give it a penetration resistance of more than approximately 10 N, assessed according to the method presented in chapter 5.8.2 of the ISO 20344-2004 standard.06-21-2012
20120151804INSERT FOR VAPOR-PERMEABLE AND WATERPROOF SOLES - An insert for vapor-permeable and waterproof soles, which has a monolithic sheet-like structure, made of a polymeric material that is impermeable to water in the liquid state and permeable to water vapor. At least one functional portion of the insert for soles has such a thickness as to give it a penetration resistance of more than approximately 10 N, assessed according to the method presented in chapter 5.8.2 of the ISO 20344-2004 standard.06-21-2012
20120102788VENTILATION SOLE FOR SHOES - A ventilation sole for footwear, in which an air inlet-outlet is formed in a side of the ventilation sole, vents are formed in an upper portion of the ventilation sole, the vents communicating with the air inlet-outlet, and a device for opening and closing an air inlet-outlet, which is coupled with the air inlet-outlet, supplies ambient air into the footwear. The device for opening and closing an air inlet-outlet is adapted to be opened or closed by a locking or unlocking action when turned, and is disposed in the air inlet-outlet such that it is exposed to the outside. Since the device is opened and closed by the turning action of the button cap, the user can conveniently open or close the air inlet-outlet.05-03-2012
20110179676Ball Control Insert - An article of footwear can receive an insert having ball control elements. The ball control elements protrude through a tongue of the upper to engage other surfaces. The inserts may be purchased separately from the article of footwear and interchanged to be used in a variety of conditions.07-28-2011
20120255205METHOD AND INSERT FOR MANUFACTURING A MULTI-DENSITY SHOE SOLE - A method for manufacturing a multi-density shoe sole is described, the method incorporates repeated injections of sole material onto a shoe upper mounted on a last and placed in a mould. The mould has an injection chamber, moveable side frames, a vertically moveable bottom piston and a shoe sole shaping insert which is placed in the mould prior to a first injection and removed from the mould after said first injection and prior to a second injection. The entire body of the shoe sole shaping insert is placed inside the injection chamber during the first injection. The shoe sole shaping insert acts as a dummy during the first injection, and leaves after its removal a cavity which in a later injection step is filled with another sole material, either another colour or another density. Also disclosed is an insert used in a mould for injection moulding of shoe soles.10-11-2012
20090019736Shoe - A shoe including a sole to which is joined a flexible upper having two overlapping flap members. The flap members engage each other by securely resting one on top of the other to form a vamp covering the front portion of a wearer's foot. The flap members disengage to expose the entire interior length of the sole. The preferred closure means is hidden inside the layers of the flexible upper and is made of an elastomeric material capable of returning to one or more original shapes after being stretched or deformed.01-22-2009
20120227290METHOD FOR NATURAL ADAPTING THE OUTLINE OF FOOTWEAR MADE OF A DEFORMABLE MATERIAL - A method for naturally adapting the outline of a footwear sole made of a deformable material is described. A sole with modified profile obtained according to the method and a basic kit for partially carrying out said method are also described.09-13-2012
20120227289INTERCHANGEABLE SOLE SYSTEM - An item of footwear having an interchangeable sole system, midsoles for such an item of footwear, and related methods for making such midsoles, including a receptacle incorporated in the midsole wherein a portion of the receptacle is configured to complement an engageable element of a sole unit so that a bidirectional stop is provided that helps secure the sole unit to the midsole, and wherein a material property of the receptacle differs from a material property of the midsole so that the midsole provides cushioning to the item of footwear, and the receptacle allows for engagement and disengagement of the engageable element of the sole unit to the midsole without the need for an outsole frame.09-13-2012
20120233890Interchangable insert and shoe base system - A footwear system that is comprised of a shoe base that houses an interchangeable insert. The proposed system when assembled creates a completed shoe. Assembly can be accomplished via various attachment methods. Once attached the insert can also be removed from and placed into any of the different shoe-bases as desired. The insert is selected based on the user's foot size, comfort and support needs. A complete set of inserts which meet the majority of users sizes and foot structure types will be designed and available as part of the product line. The interchangeable nature allows the shoe base to be designed and styled in any number of ways, different uses, appearances, and configurations. The insert will be able to be interchanged from shoe to shoe such as closed shoe to an open shoe; like an athletic shoe to a heel or a dress shoe to a sandal and vice versa. The result is that various types of inserts can be embedded within the shoe base, on top of the shoe base, below the shoe base or a mixture of the three allowing custom comfort for open shoes, closed shoes, athletic footwear, sandals, heels etc. over a wide range of user types and sizes.09-20-2012
20120317844OUTSOLE WITH PODS AND GROOVES - An outsole designed to enable stability when standing, facilitate sole flexibility and encourage unhindered natural foot motion between the foot and the ground, the outsole including a top face and a bottom face, the bottom face having a plurality of anatomically placed pods for engaging directly with a walking surface, and a plurality of contact points forming a stable platform for the wearer while standing, the top face including a flex groove matrix having a first plurality of grooves which extend transversely across the top face from the inside of the foot to the outside of the foot and intersect with at least some of a second plurality of grooves which extend longitudinally at least partially across the top face from heel to toe.12-20-2012
20120079747Midsole For A Shoe - Disclosed is a midsole for a shoe which is capable of safely performing the shock-dispersing function and the same foot rolling function, which is capable of making the wearer feel soft on he or her feet with a nice cushiony landing feel to them while walking or stop, which is capable of distributing the wearer's weight on the feet and of minimizing foot fatigue of the wearer while standing, walking or running in such a manner as to promote the wearer's comfort and health, and which is capable of providing an attractive appearance for the shoe. A reinforcing member is embedded in between an upper midsole and a lower midsole. The reinforcing member includes a foot-shaped reinforcing plate and a plurality of wings protruding from both sides of the reinforcing plate, in which outer ends of the wings are repeatedly rounded alternately upwards and downwards. A plurality of grooves are formed both sides of a bottom surface of the upper midsole. A plurality of ribs are formed both sides of the lower midsole. The ribs correspond to the wings of the reinforcing member. The wings are exposed to the outside of the midsole.04-05-2012
20110265351SHOE SOLE COMPONENT - There is provided a shoe sole component that has properties such as strength and cushioning property that are suppressed from being changed even under a wide temperature range from severe cold at −10° C. or lower to high temperature conditions exceeding 30° C. A shoe sole component includes a cross-linked foam of a resin composition, the resin composition containing a thermoplastic polyolefin resin, in which tan δ (−20° C. to 40° C.) at a frequency of 10 Hz measured according to JIS K 7244-4 is 0.01 to 0.5, and tan δ (−20° C.)/tan δ (40° C.) at a frequency of 10 Hz is 0.7 to 1.3.11-03-2011
20120317843Shoe sole system providing a negative ion environment - This invention includes embodiments which disclose a shoe sole base system wherein there are a plurality of magnets embedded within a shoe base and a plurality of spheres containing tourmaline, also embedded within the shoe base. In further embodiments, the angle of the magnetic axis of each of the plurality of magnets to other magnets in the plurality of magnets is random in both two and in three dimensions and/or the spheres containing tourmaline may emit negative ions and/or far infrared rays.12-20-2012
20120279089METHOD FOR FABRICATING A FOOTWEAR SOLE - A method for forming a footwear sole is disclosed. Specifically, there is provided a sole mould for fabricating high-quality shoe soles with great efficiency and a method of using such a mould, wherein the soles feature good air permeability and perfect match with the feet by automatically adapting themselves to the shape of the feet. The sole mould includes a first mould for injection-moulding the underside of a leather layer, and a second mould for injection-moulding the upper surface of the leather layer to form the sole. Further, the first mould is configured in the same shape as the fore sole of the foot and the second mould is configured in the shape of a complete sole.11-08-2012
20110146110INTEGRAL SPINE STRUCTURE FOR FOOTWEAR - A support structure for footwear includes a longitudinally extending member to which a plurality of laterally extending supports members are secured at spaced apart locations along a length of the longitudinal member. The support structure may extend along the entire length of a footwear or may be specifically designed for the forefoot, midfoot, or hindfoot areas of a footwear. The support structure may be combined with plate-like structures or may include a plurality of longitudinally extending members. The lateral supports may extend in a generally horizontal plane or may extend in an upward or downward direction out of the horizontal plane. Furthermore, the longitudinal and lateral members may be made of different materials, or each may be made of a plurality of different materials to provide the desired characteristics of the support structure at a given location in the footwear. Different portions of the longitudinal member may be more or less flexible than the lateral supports.06-23-2011
20130167408SOLE FOR WORKING BOOTS - A sole for working boots having a head portion and a heel portion includes a protection plate securely formed on the heel portion and having a curvature adapted to correspond to that of the heel portion.07-04-2013
20120240432SOLE - The invention relates to a sole (09-27-2012
20110232135Systems And Methods For Utilizing Phylon Biscuits To Produce A Regionalized-Firmness Midsole - A method for producing a regionalized-firmness midsole utilizing a heat press, and a description of the resultant product, are provided. Initially, the method involves providing a plurality of pre-formed phylon biscuits. Typically, the plurality of biscuits includes at least a first biscuit that has a first density and a second biscuit that has a second density. The method may further include the steps of arranging the biscuits into a receiving area of the heat press, and integrating the plurality of biscuits to form the midsole by activating the heat press. Integrating the biscuits includes raising the biscuits above a threshold temperature, and causing the biscuits to expand such that each of the plurality of biscuits couples with another of the biscuits to form a midsole with two or more degrees of firmness located at distributed regions thereon.09-29-2011
20130125424SOLE FOR AERATED FOOTWEAR - A sole for aerated footwear having an elongate body with a lower surface, a device attached to the body, and an operating member, arranged to move away from and towards the body in a direction transverse to the longitudinal extent of the body as the sole bends to disengage and unbends to engage a floor, for operating the device. The device is attached to the body, engageable with the operating member, and is expandable from, or further away from, the lower surface of the body, upon movement of the operating member away from the body.05-23-2013
20130139412Sole Member For An Article Of Footwear - A sole member for an article of footwear includes a composite sole structure and a reinforcing member. The sole structure may comprise two layers of woven composite material. The two layers have substantially similar woven patterns. The sole structure includes bulging portions with centrally recessed portions. The reinforcing member fits into channels associated with the bulging portions.06-06-2013
20080201992ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A POLYGON LUG SOLE PATTERN - Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include one or more of: (a) an upper; (b) a sole structure including a midsole and an outsole, the outsole having a plurality of polygonal lugs arranged about a base surface of the outsole. The outsole may include one or more regions wherein the characteristics of a portion of the lugs within a region differ from the characteristics of a portion of the lugs in another region. The lugs may differ, for example based on size, construction and/or spacing between the lugs. Methods of manufacturing such articles of footwear also are disclosed.08-28-2008
20080201991REDUCED SKIN ABRASION SHOE - The present invention relates to a reduced abrasion shoe. The reduced abrasion shoe comprises strategically removing seams from the interior cavity of the shoe. In particular, the tongue traversing the throat is attached to the exterior surface of the upper about the toe box. A full liner between the upper and the interior cavity is coupled to the upper about the shoe mid-point. Finally, exterior surface patches are coupled to the exterior surface using a fusion bond instead of a stitch to remove the corresponding interior seam.08-28-2008
20100287795AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR - A method of injection moulding a sole or a part of the sole of an article of footwear from an expandable material is disclosed. The method is characterised by forming a mould chamber that has at least a main sub-chamber and at least one other sub-chamber and injecting controlled amounts of the expandable material into the sub-chambers so that the sole is formed with different densities of the same expanded material in the sub-chambers.11-18-2010
20100307032FOOTWEAR WITH SHAPED SOLE SURFACE - The present disclosure provides a footwear having a contoured mid sole, which avoids the need for a separate insole member located within the upper of the footwear. In one embodiment the upper of the footwear includes bottom surface interfaces between the user's foot and mid sole. The present disclosure also provides related methods of manufacturing.12-09-2010
20130199059ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR FORMED FROM TWO PREFORMS AND METHOD AND MOLD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A method of manufacturing a midsole includes placing first and second preforms into a midsole recess of a mold, with first and second portions of the mold defining a first overflow chamber connected to the first recess; closing the mold by positioning the first and second portions in contact with one another; heating the mold for a predetermined period of time at a predetermined temperature such that the first and second preforms melt and bond together to form a midsole, with a portion of each of the first and second preforms flowing into the first overflow chamber to form a first overflow portion; removing the midsole from the mold; allowing the midsole to expand; and cutting away the first overflow portion.08-08-2013

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