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Foot-supporting Or Foot-conforming Feature

Foot-supporting Or Foot-conforming Feature patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/03/14 - 20140182167 - Article of footwear having adjustable sole structure
The present disclosure is directed to an article of footwear. The article of footwear having an upper for receiving a foot and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure may include at least one support member. In addition, the sole structure may include a tensile member associated...

05/15/14 - 20140130378 - Adjustable athletic positioning apparatus and applications thereof
An apparatus for use as at least part of a sole of a shoe or as at least part of an insole of the shoe, the apparatus comprises a fixed section that provides a positioning of a big toe area at a lower position than a heel area and/or at...

03/27/14 - 20140082966 - Reversible insole
A reversible insole for use inside a supportive boot, such as used for protection and support of the lower leg or foot after injury, is disclosed. The insole provides contouring on the opposite surfaces thereof which accommodates similar contours of the human foot. By alternately positioning the insole with the...

03/20/14 - 20140075781 - Heel float therapeutic footwear
A heel float therapeutic footwear for people that spend a large amount of time in bed. The heel float therapeutic footwear includes a lower leg support portion, a foot support portion, and a wing support structure. The foot support portion extends from the lower leg support portion and includes a...

02/06/14 - 20140033566 - Differential-stiffness impact-attenuation members and products including them
A differential-stiffness impact-attenuation member includes at least one spring element. The spring element has dimensions in height, length and width directions. The height dimension extends from a top surface to a bottom surface. The length dimension extends from a front end to a back end. At least one of the...

12/05/13 - 20130318824 - Sole assembly including a central support structure for an article of footwear
A sole assembly for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole assembly includes a central support structure that extends along the sole assembly in the longitudinal direction. The sole assembly includes forefoot wing portions extending away from the central support structure in the lateral direction in the forefoot region...

10/03/13 - 20130255105 - Strap systems for articles of footwear and other foot-receiving devices
Strap systems for securing feet into articles of footwear or other foot-receiving devices include one or more strap members formed or engaged together in a continuous path along an upper for an article of footwear or other foot-receiving device. One or more structures for applying a force to the strap...

09/26/13 - 20130247415 - Sole structure configured to allow relative heel/forefoot motion
Shoes and/or shoe elements facilitate natural foot motion and/or reduce forces tending to fight natural foot motion. In at least some such structures, a wearer's heel is secured to the hindfoot region of a shoe (e.g., by a strap system) in a manner that permits heel/forefoot rotation and that allows...

09/05/13 - 20130227858 - Guitar-shaped bladder for footwear
An article of footwear includes an upper for securing the article of footwear to a wearer. The footwear also includes a sole assembly operatively coupled to the upper. The sole assembly includes a bladder that contains a fluid. The bladder has a posterior portion, an anterior portion, and a middle...

09/05/13 - 20130227859 - Footwear
A concave portion (31) for reducing the weight load of the wearer acting on the big toe (f1) is formed at a region in an insole (3) of a shoe (1). The region corresponds to a first site ranging from the ball (f1a) of the big toe (f1) to the...

08/08/13 - 20130199057 - Article of footwear with forefoot plates
An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper. The sole assembly has an upper plate and a lower plate in a forefoot portion of the sole assembly, and a plurality of lower plate arms curving downwardly from the upper plate....

07/18/13 - 20130180131 - Shoe with conforming upper
The invention comprises articles of footwear that have a conforming upper to provide comfort and support to the wearer. The upper portion may comprise a cushioning layer of polyurethane foam or other materials having similar characteristics. In addition to the cushioning layer, the shoe upper is also composed of a...

05/16/13 - 20130118031 - Three toed footwear
An article of footwear having an upper secured to an outsole in combination having three toe pockets, the first toe pocket having a configuration to separately receive within a big toe of a wearer, and the second toe pocket having a configuration to separately receive within a second toe of...

03/07/13 - 20130055592 - Shoe insert and shoe
A shoe insert for a shoe, and a shoe with a shoe bed, constructed to receive a foot, include a substantially rigid stiffening region which includes at least a region of the shoe insert (or foot bed) extending substantially diagonally from a talus and a navicular bone to at least...

01/31/13 - 20130025161 - Footwear and systems and methods for merchandising footware
In one embodiment, a footwear product line is provided comprising at least nine models of footwear, with at least three different sizes and at least three levels of firmness. Each of the footwear comprises a sole portion, an upper portion attached to the sole portion and configured for retaining the...

01/17/13 - 20130014407 - Sole unit with adjustable arch
The inventive subject matter provides an adjustable midsole that can be contained within sole units for shoes generally and particularly within thin profile sole units. An adjustment of the midsole results in a change in the profile of a predetermined portion of the foot-supporting surface of a shoe to help...

10/25/12 - 20120266495 - Support system for footwear providing support at or below the sustentaculum tali
A foot has a medial side, a lateral side, a sustentaculum tali, a lateral calcaneus, a fifth metatarsal ray and a forefoot. The support system for a foot comprises of the following. A first portion configured to support an underside portion of the sustentaculum tali at or below the sustentaculum...

09/13/12 - 20120227284 - Athletic positioning apparatus including a heel platform and applications thereof
An apparatus includes a heel platform section, a mid-foot section juxtaposed to the heel platform section, and a toe section juxtaposed to the mid-foot section. The mid-foot section and toe section collectively have a geometric shape having a first slope of a polarity along an inner edge of the apparatus...

07/05/12 - 20120167414 - Autonomous balance-enhanced insert for footwear
An insole disclosed is provided with a set of pressure-activated protrusions, which form a narrow strip in close proximity to the perimeter of the insole inside the inner neighborhood of the plantar sole perimeter, and becomes active just when the Center Of Pressure (COP) of the wearer of the footwear...

03/15/12 - 20120060393 - Inertial tracking device, shoe and personal apparatus provided with such a device
An inertial navigation device for fitting to an article that bears intermittently against a surface, the device comprising an inertial unit having at least one inertial sensor, and mechanical connection means connecting the inertial unit to the article, wherein the connection means are arranged to provide mechanical coupling between the...

03/08/12 - 20120055045 - Orthotic devices
The present invention relates to orthotic devices and footwear. In particular, the present invention relates to orthotic devices comprising a wedge configured to be placed beneath a forefoot....

02/23/12 - 20120042541 - Article of footwear with slots and method of making
A sole structure for an article of footwear and a method of making the sole structure is disclosed. The sole structure can include a plurality of slots. The slots are associated with connecting portions that connect portions of the sole structure in the generally longitudinal direction and provide for increased...

02/09/12 - 20120030967 - Fluid-filled bladder for footwear and other applications
A fluid-filled structure, such as a bladder, is disclosed. The bladder has a first surface and an opposite second surface that are peripherally joined to define various edges. The bladder encloses a fluid between the first surface and the second surface. A portion of the edges may have a concave...

01/19/12 - 20120011743 - Article of footwear with improved stability and balance
The stability and balance offered by an article of footwear is improved by including a rigid layer in an outsole assembly of the article of footwear. The rigid layer may include a material of at least a predefined rigidity. For example, an outsole may be fitted with a carbon fiber...

01/05/12 - 20120000092 - Achilles tendon stretching device
An Achilles tendon stretching device can include manual or automatic mechanisms to allow incremental height changes to an insole placed within a walking boot, orthopedic shoe, or post surgical shoe, in order to allow more even and gradual and/or incremental stretching of the Achilles tendon. The height adjustment mechanisms can...

12/15/11 - 20110302808 - Walking support
Methods and apparatus for walking support are provided. The walking support is comprised of a sole, a toe cover connected to the sole at the front of the sole, and a heel cup connected to the sole at the rear of the sole. The heel cup may have a vertical...

12/01/11 - 20110289797 - Footwear with improved upper
An article of footwear including an inner sole assembly and an upper, the article of footwear extending lengthwise from a rear end to a front end, widthwise from a lateral side and a medial side, and heightwise from the outer sole assembly to a top portion. The article of footwear...

11/10/11 - 20110271555 - Footwear with a foot stabilizer
An article of footwear which includes a midsole and foot stabilizer. The foot stabilizer includes a longitudinally extending spine portion and a plurality of ribs extending laterally therefrom from opposing lateral and medial sides. The plurality of ribs being positioned to at least partially underlie a foot of a user....

10/13/11 - 20110247236 - Method and product for manufacturing vulcanized footwear or cupsole footwear
A vulc style and cupsole style footwear and a method for manufacturing the footwear are disclosed. The footwear includes a midsole that is directly attached to the upper. The midsole may be attached to the outsole by adhesive. In the method of manufacturing the footwear, the upper and an outsole...

09/29/11 - 20110232129 - Cushioning pad for a human foot, an insole and a shoe comprising said pad, and a method for the manufacture of said insole
Pad for the ball regions of a human foot adapted to be placed in a shoe beneath a foot of a wearer of the shoe having a dimension in the heel to toe direction (X axis), a dimension in the outside to inside direction (Y axis) and a dimension in...

09/29/11 - 20110232130 - Article of footwear with support element
An article of footwear with an undulating sole provides a different and unique ride and/or feel to the article of footwear, while also providing a unique aesthetic appeal and adequate cushioning and support. The midsole has an undulating shape substantially similar to a sine wave with a series alternating peaks...

08/18/11 - 20110197472 - Process for producing crosslinked molded foam and crosslinked molded foam
A process for producing a cross-linked foamed molded article using a lower mold having a tray-shaped recessed portion and an upper mold capable of closing the tray-shaped recessed portion, the process comprising the following steps: (1) a step in which a thermoplastic resin sheet (A) comprising a blowing agent and...

08/11/11 - 20110192051 - Footwear item
A footwear item (1) for tilting a wearer's foot to address bio-mechanical problems. The item comprises a foot receiving component (2) for receiving all or part of a wearer's foot. The item also comprises first and second wedge components (4,5), each having first and second respectively inclined surfaces (4a, 4b,...

06/09/11 - 20110131836 - Footwear assembly with integral footbed suspension system
A footwear assembly with integral footbed suspension system is disclosed. A shoe comprises a sole, a blade extending away from the sole, an Energy Return System (ERS) connected to the blade, an upper, and a cradle coupled to the upper and coupled to the ERS via a plurality of ties,...

03/24/11 - 20110067267 - Shoe construction having a rocker shaped bottom and integral stabilizer
A shoe construction comprising an outsole constructed from a slip resistant material and a wedge shaped cushion member having a rounded and beveled shaped lower surface bonded to the outsole. A midsole body member is bonded to the cushion member having a torsion spring member secured to the midsole body...

03/17/11 - 20110061264 - Footwear with unstable sole structure
Footwear with unstable sole structure for statically optimal body posture and healthy dynamics comprising an upper and a sole structure attached to the upper, the sole structure having a wearing layer contacting the ground, a bottom layer attached to the wearing layer, an upper layer attached to the bottom layer,...

12/30/10 - 20100325917 - Article of footwear including improved heel structure
An article of footwear is provided and includes an upper structure having a heel portion and a forefoot portion and a plate attached to a bottom surface of the upper structure. A sole structure is attached to the plate and includes a first portion associated with the heel portion and...

09/30/10 - 20100242304 - Footwear with a shank system
An aspect of the present invention includes a footwear assembly comprising: an upper and a sole assembly connected to the upper. The sole assembly has a footwear assembly comprising a sole assembly connected to an upper. The sole assembly has a midsole made of a first material and having a...

07/22/10 - 20100180467 - Insole support system for footwear
A shoe (10), particularly a high-heeled shoe, containing a convex midfoot support structure (40) formed of a conformable or compressible cushioning material is sized and shaped to have a height (h1) sufficient to contact and to support at least a portion of the midfoot area (116) of the wearer's foot...

06/10/10 - 20100139121 - Molded insole for welted footwear
The present disclosure provides an improved welted footwear and related method of manufacture. The welted footwear and related method of manufacturing is directed to a molded foot support platform that provides a number of advantageous features....

05/20/10 - 20100122472 - Torsion control devices and related articles of footwear
Torsion control devices for use in an article of footwear are disclosed. An article of footwear comprises: a sole having a forefoot portion and a rearfoot portion; and a torsion element disposed in the sole, wherein the torsion element allows the forefoot portion to rotate in a first direction relative...

05/06/10 - 20100107444 - Article of footwear with support columns having fluid-filled bladders
An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper. The sole assembly has a top plate and a bottom plate positioned below the top plate. A plurality of support columns extends between the top plate and the bottom plate, with each support column formed...

04/08/10 - 20100083535 - Article of footwear incorporating an impact absorber and having an upper decoupled from its sole in a midfoot region
An article of footwear includes an upper, a sole attached to the upper, and an impact absorber attached to the upper at least along a midfoot region of the upper and capable of absorbing a portion of a lateral impact when the impact absorber is moved into contact with a...

04/01/10 - 20100077636 - Article of footwear having midsole with support pillars and method of manufacturing same
An article of footwear includes an upper, a sole assembly, and a support assembly positioned in the sole assembly and including a plurality of pillars. Each pillar includes an outer layer and an inner layer of cushioning material contained with the outer layer....

03/25/10 - 20100071231 - Shoe sole element for stabilization
The present invention provides a stabilizing device that helps to prevent over-pronation or over-supination and a shoe which includes such a stabilizing device. The stabilizing device is provided along a side of the midsole and preferably extends laterally between about 20% and about 35% of a width of the sole...

01/28/10 - 20100018076 - Removable attachment for footwear
A stabilizing device for V-strap sandals wherein the device is engageable with the thong and strap for impeding movement between a wearer's foot and the sandal, and connection means for releasably connecting the stabilizing device to a V-strap sandal....

01/21/10 - 20100011620 - Impact absorbing material
An impact absorbing material for a footwear article includes a first sheet having a plurality of projections for dispersing the force of an impact and a second sheet, having a lower durometer than the first sheet, that is bonded to the first sheet for absorbing the force from the projections....

01/07/10 - 20100000125 - Article of footwear with a removable foot-supporting insert
An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper that defines an interior void, a sole structure secured to the upper, and a foot-supporting insert that is positionable within a lower area of the void and removable from the void. A system having a protrusion and an indentation may...

12/10/09 - 20090300942 - Shoe-reinforcement material and barrier unit, composite shoe sole, and footwear constituted thereof
A shoe-reinforcement material (33) having a fiber combination (1) with a first fiber component (2) and a second fiber portion (4,5) having a second fiber component (3), whereby the first fiber component (2) has a first melting point and a first softening-temperature range lying below it, and a first fiber...

12/03/09 - 20090293306 - manufacture of articles, such as footwear
A mat (12) of impervious material for incorporation in an article, such as an article of footwear, for enabling airflow has a plurality of passageways (14) extending in a plane of the mat (12). At least one of the passageways of the plurality (14) is interconnected with at least one...

12/03/09 - 20090293307 - Sole, and footwear provided with the same
A sole and footwear provided with such soles are capable of properly controlling the movement of a foot pressure center, using a simple configuration. This sole includes: a sole body (41) which forms each bottom part of the footwear; and a foot pressure protrusion portion (43) which is provided in...

12/03/09 - 20090293308 - Article 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...

12/03/09 - 20090293309 - Interchangeable midsole system
Exemplary embodiments of the invention provide a shoe assembly having at least an outsole portion and a midsole portion, the midsole portion is removably engaged with the outsole to allow replacement of the midsole with another midsole having different structural features, and at least one projection extends from the midsole...