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Boots And Shoes

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Boots And Shoes



Reel based closure system
04/02/15 - 20150089835 - Disclosed is a closure system used in combination in any of a variety of applications including clothing, for example as a footwear lacing system comprising a lace attached to a tightening mechanism. The lace extends through a series of guide members positioned along two opposing footwear closure portions. The lace...

Article of footwear incorporating tensile strands with an elongated cross-sectional shape
03/26/15 - 20150082661 - An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes a base layer and a plurality of strands. The base layer forms at least a portion of an exterior surface of the upper. The strands are located adjacent to the base...

Article of footwear with upper having member with support arm
03/12/15 - 20150068061 - An article of footwear includes a sole structure. The article of footwear further includes a first member that extends away from the sole structure. The first member at least partially defines a medial side and a lateral side of the article of footwear. Moreover, the second member has a body,...

Guides for lacing systems
03/05/15 - 20150059208 - Lacing systems are disclosed for use with footwear or other articles. The lacing system can comprises flexible webbing lace guides. In some embodiments, a lace guide can include a first lace guide element and a second lace guide element. The lace can pass through the first and second lace guides...

Article of footwear with adjustable sole
02/19/15 - 20150047222 - An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. The sole structure includes a gap extending longitudinally through the sole structure. A tensioning member extends through the sole structure and across the gap such that tensioning the tensioning member contracts the gap and pulls opposing sides of the...

Shoe with hinged sole
02/19/15 - 20150047223 - A shoe comprising a front part and a back part placed on a sole, wherein the sole incorporates a hinge pivotally connecting the front and the back part for opening and closing the shoe. A locking mechanism is provided for locking the shoe in closed position. The hinge consist of...

Article of footwear with extruded components
02/12/15 - 20150040428 - The disclosed embodiments relate to portions of an article of footwear formed from an extruded member. In certain embodiments, a sole or portion of a sole can be formed from one or more extruded members. In certain embodiments, the extruded member can be a single, continuous piece of solid material....

Article with tensioning system including driven tensioning members
02/12/15 - 20150040429 - An article of footwear includes an intermediate covering portion with an adjustable volume. The intermediate covering portion is closed around the instep of the foot. The article also includes a tensioning system that can be used to change the volume of the intermediate covering portion. The tensioning system includes two...

Footwear lacing system
02/12/15 - 20150040430 - A lacing system for an article of footwear may include a lateral series of lace-receiving elements and a medial series of lace-receiving elements. A first lace extends consecutively through a first lateral lace-receiving element, a second lateral lace-receiving element, a fourth medial lace-receiving element, a fifth lateral lace-receiving element, a...

Article of footwear with support assembly having tubular members
02/05/15 - 20150033579 - An article of footwear includes an upper and a support assembly positioned beneath the upper, and having a top plate, a bottom plate, and a plurality of connecting members. The connecting members are spaced from one another and extend partway inwardly from a periphery of the support assembly such that...

Articles of footwear including unitary footbed-sole components and stitching and methods of manufacturing the same
01/22/15 - 20150020412 - A method of forming an article of footwear according to an embodiment of the present invention includes injection molding a footbed component as a single monolithic piece, the footbed component comprising a footbed having a top surface configured to contact a user's foot when the article of footwear is worn...

Article with closed instep portion having variable volume
01/15/15 - 20150013184 - An article of footwear includes an intermediate covering portion with an adjustable volume. The intermediate covering portion is closed around the instep of the foot. The article also includes a tensioning system that can be used to change the volume of the intermediate covering portion....

Sole structure for an article of footwear
01/15/15 - 20150013185 - A sole structure of an article of footwear has a support assembly structure including a flexure element and an upper support element. The flexure element may have a central portion located between first and second ground-contacting or lower regions, wherein the central portion may have a downwardly concavely-curved shell-like region....

Article of footwear having an upper with cord elements
01/15/15 - 20150013186 - The embodiments relate to an article of footwear and method of manufacturing that includes a first layer and a second layer configured to form a plurality of tunnels configured to receive a cord system. The manufacturing includes steps of placing a first layer, placing a cord on the first layer,...

Apparatus and related methods of increasing foot propulsion
01/08/15 - 20150007450 - Biomechanically, a human foot operates as a lever of the second class during the motions involved with walking, running or jumping. Extending the toes during such motion increases the distance between the fulcrum and effort of the foot-lever and results in increased foot propulsion. Disclosed are apparatus and related methods...

Article of footwear with braided upper
01/08/15 - 20150007451 - An article of footwear includes a braided upper comprised of a unitary braided structure. The unitary braided structure of the braided upper may be engineered with specific features tailored to particular activities. Different regions of the upper may have different braided configurations. For example, higher braid densities may be used...

Footwear device with upper support
12/25/14 - 20140373388 - A footwear device. The footwear device preferably encloses a foot of a wearer to augment the wearer's athletic performance by helping to prevent the wearer's susceptibility to injury. The footwear device is preferably comprised of an upper portion, wherein the upper portion may comprise of an integrated padding or padded...

Article of footwear
12/11/14 - 20140360048 - An article of footwear may include a plurality of segments. Each of the plurality of segments may form a portion of a combined upper and sole structure. A bootie may line the combined upper and sole structure. The bootie may interconnect the plurality of segments such that the plurality of...

Article with adjustable rearward covering portion
12/11/14 - 20140360049 - An article of footwear includes an upper with a forward covering portion and a rearward covering portion. The rearward covering portion can be adjusted between an open configuration for receiving a foot and a closed configuration for covering the foot. In the open configuration the rearward covering portion is approximately...

Footwear with internal harness
12/11/14 - 20140360050 - An article of footwear may include one or more harnesses to restrain a wearer foot from transverse movement within an upper during a rapid sideways maneuver. One harness may be located in a lateral forefoot region. Another harness may be located in medial region and may include a midfoot and/or...

Method and apparatus for one-piece footwear
12/04/14 - 20140352174 - Footwear construction of a type resembling a conventional sandal is formed completely from a single piece of a flexible material, wherein tabs extending from one side of the base, or sole portion, connect with symmetrically disposed tabs to form the uppers. The tab connections may be implemented by sewing, by...

Shoe with automatic closure mechanism
11/20/14 - 20140338225 - Provided is an automated shoe closure including a sole and a plurality of motors disposed in the sole. The motors are configured to expand or contract one or more shoe panels. The shoe panels each include one or more connectors configured to connect the shoe panels to each other when...

Upper
10/23/14 - 20140310983 - Described are uppers for a shoe, particularly a sports shoe. The upper includes a an outer layer having a first knitwear and an inner layer having a second knitwear. The first knitwear differs from the second knitwear with regard to at least one of a yarn used, a stitch structure,...

Upper assembly for footwear and footwear including the same
09/25/14 - 20140283411 - The invention relates to an upper assembly (10) for footwear (100), comprising an upper (14) having a sole-sided upper end region, and an upper bottom (16). The sole-sided upper end region is joined to the upper bottom (16). The upper (14) includes an outer material layer (18) having a sole-sided...

Article of footwear for use with a prosthetic
09/18/14 - 20140259765 - An article of footwear for a prosthesis is provided and may include an upper, an outsole attached to the upper, and a midsole disposed between the upper and the outsole. The article of footwear may also include a cavity having a first portion defined between the upper and the midsole...

Shoe construction
09/18/14 - 20140259766 - An improved article of footwear of the invention includes an upper, an adjustable closure system affixed to the upper, the closure system having a guide member having a first groove portion and a second groove portion, a fastening member positioned opposite the guide member and having at least two tensioning...

Article of footwear having a tapered throat and transitional lacing
08/14/14 - 20140223769 - An article of footwear is provided, including an upper having an acute angular opening in a vamp region, a base of the acute angular opening being disposed in a first region of the vamp proximate to a forefoot region of the article of footwear and an end of the acute...

Footwear assembly with inner and outer articles
08/14/14 - 20140223770 - A footwear assembly includes an open toed inner article of footwear and an outer article of footwear. The inner article of footwear can be inserted into the outer article of footwear. The inner article of footwear can be worn separately from, or in combination with, the outer article of footwear....

Shoe upper having multiple unwelded flex zones
08/14/14 - 20140223771 - A shoe having a shoe upper including multiple unwelded flex zones in selected locations on the shoe upper. The flex zones may be selectively located on the upper to flex when the shoe is in use....

Shoe having an inflatable bladder
08/14/14 - 20140223772 - An article of footwear including a sole and an upper with an exterior and interior surface, and one or more bladders which comprises at least one of the exterior or interior surfaces of the upper. The bladder comprising sheets of polyurethane or polyester film attached together to form an airtight...

Footwear including a removable and replaceable upper
07/31/14 - 20140208616 - An article of footwear including a fabric upper and at least one connector having an upper member with two spaced sidewalls. At least a portion of the upper being inserted between and co-molded with the sidewalls of the connector....

Easy access articles of footwear
07/17/14 - 20140196313 - Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, may include: (a) an upper including an opening through which a leg of a wearer extends, wherein the upper includes a foot insertion opening extending rearwardly and downwardly from a front portion of the leg opening at least to a heel area of the...

Controlled release buckle
06/12/14 - 20140157626 - In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a controlled release buckle may comprise a buckle lock configured to engage a strap in a manner preventing the strap from moving in a loosening direction when the buckle lock is in a resting position, and to disengage the strap when...

Article of footwear with adjustable stiffness
06/12/14 - 20140157627 - An article of footwear with adjustable stiffness is provided. The article of footwear in the form of a snowboard boot is provided with adjustable tensioning systems that are disposed on either side of an inner liner of the snowboard boot. The adjustable tensioning system includes a comb body structure having...

Linked articles
06/12/14 - 20140157628 - Linked articles and a method for customizing the linked articles are disclosed. The linked articles comprise a first link matrix and a second link matrix comprising a first portion of the article and a second portion of the article, respectively. The first link matrix consists essentially of links of a...

Article of footwear incorporating floating tensile strands
06/12/14 - 20140157629 - 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...

Footwear
05/29/14 - 20140144046 - A shoe secures the foot like a flip flop without requiring the wearer to grip the shoe with their foot muscles and covers the foot, protecting it from injury and cooler temperatures. A wearer can easily insert their foot in shoe, as they would the traditional slipper, but the shoe...

Aqueous dispersion, and laminate, adhesive for footwear, and footwear made using same
05/22/14 - 20140137435 - An aqueous dispersion including an acid-modified polyolefin resin (A) having a content of an unsaturated carboxylic acid component of 0.1 to 10% by mass, a rubber component (B), a tackifier component (C) and an aqueous medium, wherein in relation to 100 parts by mass of the acid-modified polyolefin resin (A),...

Footwear article having cord structure
05/15/14 - 20140130372 - A footwear article is provided herein. The footwear article may include a sole coupled to a cord structure. The cord structure may include interconnected bights in a vamp cord and a rand cord forming a loop line extending along at least a portion of the footwear article....

Enhanced figure footwear
05/08/14 - 20140123515 - Footwear with an enhanced three dimensional design....

Footwear with sliding cap
05/08/14 - 20140123516 - An item of footwear has first and second portions that slide with respect to each other to allow the user to easily put the footwear on and take the footwear off. The footwear may be opened and closed without requiring the user to bend over and manipulate closure mechanisms with...

Adhesive, washable, antimicrobial insert liner for shoes and method of manufacturing the same
04/03/14 - 20140090274 - A shoe insert liner or no-show sock configured to detachably adhere to an interior cavity of a shoe is provided. In one embodiment, the shoe insert liner includes a liner having an exterior surface and an adhesive bonded to at least a portion of the exterior surface of the liner....

Footwear having removable motorized adjustment system
03/27/14 - 20140082963 - An article of footwear may include a motorized tensioning system. The tensioning system may include a tensile member and a motorized tightening device configured to apply tension in the tensile member to adjust the size of an internal void defined by the article of footwear. The tensioning system may further...

Seamless attachment of pre-formed footwear components
03/20/14 - 20140075780 - An item of footwear comprises an upper having a first overlap area and the bottom having a second overlap area. The upper is attached to the bottom by stitching high frequency adhesive tape to the overlap area of the upper and separately to the overlap area of the bottom. The...

Footwear support structures
03/06/14 - 20140059887 - Footwear as inserts to shoes or integral parts to shoes is made of rigid form with a sole portion to be placed in compression and an upper portion to flex in tension in response to foot motion and constructed to enable triangulation forces for sustaining a user's foot in motion....

Footwear, footwear vamp, footwear vamp fastening element, footwear-vamp assembly and processes of production and/or assembly of footwear
02/13/14 - 20140041255 - A footwear, footwear vamp, footwear vamp fastening element, footwear-vamp assembly and processes for production and/or assembly of a footwear. A footwear (10) comprising at least one vamp (1), at least one outsole (6) and at least one fastening element (2), the fastening element (2) comprising at least one base (5)...

Article of footwear with multi-layered support assembly
12/26/13 - 20130340284 - An article of footwear including an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper and including a support assembly having an upper member and a lower member spaced from the upper member. A first layer is positioned beneath and in contact with the upper member and has a wave...

Costume style shoe body & manufacturing method thereof
12/05/13 - 20130318822 - The present invention discloses a costume style shoe body and a manufacturing method thereof, the costume style shoe body comprising a main body, an insole, and an outsole. The main body is formed by designing the shoe style and then making a new mold, and cutting the shoe material into...

Half shoe and method for producing half shoe
11/28/13 - 20130312283 - An half shoe includes an upper part, a lower part, an insole part, a bag main part, a first annular elastic part, a covering part, and a second annular elastic part. The insole part, which is attached an upper side surface of the lower part, has elasticity and deodorant effect....

Device for rapidly securing and obscuring footwear laces
10/31/13 - 20130283639 - A device for rapidly securing and obscuring footwear laces includes a strap having a cinching device such as a cord lock; a plurality of tubular lace restraints along the length of the strap; and a means for connecting one end of the strap to the other, so as to secure...

Sole assembly with gas and viscous fluid-filled bladder assembly
10/24/13 - 20130276329 - A bladder assembly for an article of footwear includes a main body. The main body defines a first chamber and a second chamber, and the second chamber includes a first inner surface and a second inner surface. The bladder assembly also includes a viscous fluid contained in the first or...

Footwear binding system
10/10/13 - 20130263473 - A binding system for use with a shoe has an elastic strap. A ratchet block is coupled to an end of the strap with a through slot, a cantilever tab capable of pivoting with a tooth thereon. A rack is adjustably coupled to the ratchet block, and has an array...

Boot in particular ski or snowboard boot
09/12/13 - 20130232817 - A boot includes a lacing system having an upper zone of action associated with an upper portion of the boot body and a lower zone of action associated with a lower portion of the boot body. The lacing system includes a single bootlace, the first end of which is anchored...

Footwear with fluid bladder extending between sole assembly and upper
09/05/13 - 20130227857 - An article of footwear includes an upper having an anterior area, a posterior area, a medial area extending between the anterior and posterior areas, and a lateral area extending between the anterior and posterior areas and that is opposite the medial area. The article of footwear also includes a sole...

Multi-piece upper for athletic footwear
08/29/13 - 20130219748 - In one embodiment, an article of footwear includes a sole and an upper attached to the sole. The upper and sole and configured to envelop at least a portion of human foot. The upper further includes a forefoot member attached to a forefoot portion of the sole and a heel...

Articles of footwear with tensile strand elements
08/29/13 - 20130219749 - An upper for an article of footwear may have material layers and a plurality of strand segments. The material layers are located adjacent to each other and in an overlapping configuration; and the material layers are located in a lace region and a lower region of the upper. The strand...

Regrind polyurethane with glycol or polyol additive
08/22/13 - 20130212906 - A surface element including a recycled polyurethane and a glycol or polyol additive is provided. The surface element has an increased tearability as compared to the recycled polyurethane. An article of footwear and methods of preparing an article of footwear are also provided....

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with a tongue
08/22/13 - 20130212907 - Articles of footwear may have an upper that includes a knit element and a tongue. The knit element defines a portion of an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface of the upper, with the interior surface defining a void for receiving a foot. The tongue is formed of unitary...

Article of footwear with support assembly having sealed chamber
07/11/13 - 20130174447 - An article of footwear is disclosed and includes an upper and a support assembly positioned beneath the upper. The support assembly may include a top member, a chamber assembly positioned beneath the top member, having a base member and a plurality of hollow support members extending upwardly from the base...

Article of footwear having an elevated plate sole structure
06/27/13 - 20130160324 - An article of footwear is provided having an elevated plate structure incorporated in the sole structure and optionally including a fluid-filled chamber. The elevated plate structure can include an upper plate and a plurality of legs extending downward toward the outsole. End portions of the legs can engage an upper...

Footwear having an upper with forefoot tensile strand elements
06/20/13 - 20130152424 - Articles of footwear may include an upper with a forward lace-receiving element and a plurality of strands that extend forward from the lace-receiving element. In some configurations, the strands are located between a pair of material layers and lay substantially parallel to the material layers. In other configurations, the material...

Footwear with improved tightening of upper
06/20/13 - 20130152425 - An article of footwear, or shoe, including an outer sole assembly and an upper, the upper including a vamp extending lengthwise from a rear zone to a front zone, widthwise between a lateral portion and a medial portion, and heightwise from the outer sole assembly to an apex, the shoe...

Welted footwear
06/06/13 - 20130139409 - An article of footwear having a shoe upper and a sandal type sole are made from an upper having a lower marginal edge with a plurality of spaced tabs extending from the lower marginal edge, a footbed having a peripheral edge, the tabs are folded over the edge onto the...

Footwear having corresponding outsole and midsole shapes
05/23/13 - 20130125416 - An article of footwear includes first and second midsole layers and first and second outsole layers. The second midsole layer defines a plurality of bores. A first outsole layer is translucent. A second outsole layer includes a plurality of non-contiguous abrasion-resistant members that correspond in shape and size to one...

Article of footwear with medial contact portion
05/23/13 - 20130125417 - An article of footwear with a medial contact portion disposed on the medial side of the article is described. The medial contact portion includes a plurality of raised elements that extend outwards from the surface of the upper on the medial side. The raised elements are configured to contact a...

Footwear lacing system
04/11/13 - 20130086815 - A lacing system for an article of footwear may include a lateral series of lace-receiving elements and a medial series of lace-receiving elements. A first lace extends consecutively through a first lateral lace-receiving element, a second lateral lace-receiving element, a fourth medial lace-receiving element, a fifth lateral lace-receiving element, a...

Automated tightening shoe
04/11/13 - 20130086816 - An automated tightening shoe with a single crisscrossed laces or closure panel and a tightening mechanism which operates in one direction to cause automatic tightening of the crisscrossed laces or closure panel to tighten the shoe about a wearer's foot, and which can be released easily so that the shoe...

Footwear having a woven portion
04/04/13 - 20130081307 - An article of footwear is constructed from moldable foam and includes a sole portion and an upper. The upper includes a woven portion that is constructed by interweaving a number of vertical bands with a number of horizontal bands. The vertical bands can have beveled edges to reduce a bulging...

Article of footwear with tongue and heel openings
03/28/13 - 20130074368 - An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes a tongue opening and a heel opening. The tongue opening extends through a tongue of the upper, and the tongue opening is located in a rearward area of the tongue. The...

Waterproof footwear and method for its production
03/07/13 - 20130055591 - Footwear, having an upper, which is constructed with an outer material having an outer-material end region on the sole side and with a waterproof functional layer which is arranged on the inner side of the outer material and has a functional-layer end region on the sole side; an inner sole...

Shoelace protector and methods thereof
02/28/13 - 20130047466 - This disclosure relates to a shoelace protector and methods thereof. In one shoelace protector, as disclosed herein, enclosure can be coupled to the eyelet and the upper section of the shoe. Instead, of using the fastening member to secure those components, eyelets can be incorporated with those features. The eyelets...