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Arch Support

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Footwear for use in specialized activities
10/23/14 - 20140310988 - Footwear for use during a specialized activity such as skiing, cycling, skating and many other sports or industrial uses, and provides a dorsal element engaging the dorsal aspect of the foot for enabling the user to control relative to the plantar aspect the maximum height of the arch of the...

Cambered sole
09/18/14 - 20140259769 - The invention relates to shoes including sole elements having a cambered profile. An example sole element includes a midsole having a heel portion, a midfoot portion, and a forefoot portion, the midfoot portion including a longitudinal arch including a medial longitudinal arch portion and a lateral longitudinal arch portion, wherein...

Adjustable sole support system
06/19/14 - 20140165424 - A removable and adjustable insert for footwear has slots placed in the insole and/or midsole of the shoe to allow access to the arch and/or metatarsal and/or heel regions of the insole and/or midsole. In an embodiment, an insert placed into the arch insert slot that establishes how much the...

Footwear tensioning system
10/24/13 - 20130276330 - A footwear includes an outer member, an inner lining, an instep member, and a lace. The outer member defines an outer surface of the footwear. The inner lining is positioned within the outer member. The instep member extends across an instep portion of the inner lining. The instep member can...

Dynamic footwear that aligns the body and absorbs the impact
08/15/13 - 20130205619 - An article of footwear is disclosed. According to the present invention there is provided a light-weight shoe having a sole with a hard upper section in the form of a plate with high rigidity at the lateral part, and a highly compressible lower section. Due to the soft materials used...

Article of footwear with embedded orthotic devices
08/15/13 - 20130205620 - Footwear including an integrated orthotics system provides support with progressive resistance in pronation and supenation motions of the foot during a gait cycle. The orthotics system includes an orthotic device between the mid-sole and the outsole and extend from the rear foot's calcaneus region to the forefoot region where the...

Footwear assemblies having diagonally opposing reinforced insole portions and associated methods
05/30/13 - 20130133225 - A footwear assembly has a sole assembly with an insole board having a peripheral edge, a heel portion, a forefoot portion, and an arch portion. The insole board has a lateral side, a medial side, a top surface, and a bottom surface facing away from the top surface. The footwear...

Orthotic for use in footwear
12/20/12 - 20120317838 - An orthotic is disclosed. The orthotic has a convex element that has a periphery. The convex element is positioned in a plane. The periphery is structured and arranged to deform into a gap in at least of a horizontal, a vertical, or a lateral direction relative to the plane. The...

Foot support
08/23/12 - 20120210605 - A foot support for use with a human foot having a forefoot portion that supports the foot beneath the metatarsal heads and an arched midfoot portion that supports the foot beneath the metatarsal, cuneiforms, navicular, and cuboid bones and has a slope between a maximum height on the medial side...

Therapeutic shoe
08/09/12 - 20120198723 - A therapeutic shoe in accordance with the present invention includes an upper; an outsole attached to the upper; and a carbon fiber plate embedded in situ within the sole during a common molding process that forms the outsole, the carbon fiber plate being anatomically correct and extending at least a...

Article of footwear with ribbed footbed
07/12/12 - 20120174439 - An article of footwear configured for prolonged casual and non-casual uses having an upper configured for easy installation and removal of the article of footwear with or without the use of fasteners, a sole, and a substantially continuous series of alternating ribs and grooves on a footbed of the sole...

Decoupled foot stabilizer system
01/19/12 - 20120011744 - An article of footwear includes a decoupled foot stabilizer system. The foot stabilizer system is decoupled from a midfoot region of the article of footwear. The foot stabilizer system includes a plurality of strap members. The foot stabilizer system may optionally include a bootie. The plurality of strap members extend...

Functional shoe
12/01/11 - 20110289798 - Disclosed is a functional shoe, comprising a foot arch support, wherein said foot arch support includes a support body accommodated and fixed in a shoe body, a slider tightened to the support body by a screw, and a contact member which is coupled to the top of the slider and...

Footwear insole
10/27/11 - 20110258879 - A human shoe sole or insole, sockliner or orthotic for insertion into a human shoe having a foot supporting upper surface including a first region for supporting at least the first, metatarsal head of the foot, and a second region surrounding the first region. The first region provides less resistance...

Dynamic foot-arch support assembly and associated methods
10/27/11 - 20110258880 - The technology described herein provides a dynamic foot-arch support assembly for dynamically supporting the arch and structures of the human foot throughout phases of the biomechanical movement of the foot during weight-bearing activities. A dynamic foot-arch support assembly for supporting the arch and structures of a foot is provided that...

Article of footwear with arch member
08/25/11 - 20110203137 - An article of footwear with a pair of arch members is disclosed. The arch members provide the only structural connection between a forefoot portion of a sole and a heel portion of the sole. In particular, the arch members provide a connection between a forefoot portion and a rearward portion...

Therapeutic footwear
07/28/11 - 20110179674 - The present invention generally relates to therapeutic footwear such as sandals, conventional shoes, and corrective inserts that may be inserted into conventional shoes. Specifically, the therapeutic footwear may be used for maintaining, correcting, or repositioning the great toe to decrease pressure on the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint or bunion. Additional therapeutic...

Functional shoe
07/21/11 - 20110173842 - Disclosed herein is a functional shoe including support housings inserted into a receipt hole formed on a mid sole of a sole and provided with a screw formed on the inner surfaces thereof, an arch support provided with a head formed integrally with the upper end thereof and inserted into...

Support for inclusion in article of footwear and method for raising the arch of a person's foot
06/02/11 - 20110126427 - A support arranged for disposition within a shoe, boot or sandal, to raise the arch of the foot by everting the forefoot and inverting the rearfoot, thereby locking the midtarsal joint. The support basically comprises a base portion and a wedge portion. The base portion has an upper surface on...

External stabilizing structure for work boots
05/26/11 - 20110119959 - The external stabilizing structure is a structural element for use in work boots and similar types of footwear. The external stabilizing structure comprises a molded footbed of firm yet flexible material that provides external support under both the heel and arch of the wearer's foot....

Customized footwear and methods for manufacturing
05/05/11 - 20110099845 - Various embodiments of the invention include a customizable shoe for a user based at least in part upon pressure mapping data for that particular user. Additionally, various embodiments of the invention include methods of manufacturing a customizable shoe based upon pressure scanning the feet of a particular user....

Adjustable sole support system
02/24/11 - 20110041360 - A removable and adjustable insert for footwear has slots placed in the insole and/or midsole of the shoe to allow access to the arch and/or metatarsal and/or heel regions of the insole and/or midsole. In an embodiment, an insert placed into the arch insert slot that establishes how much the...

Sole construction and related method of manufacture
09/23/10 - 20100236098 - A footwear construction including an upper, a midsole including a midsole flange, and an outsole shell including an outsole flange. The flanges can project outwardly, away from the upper in the forefoot portion. The flanges can be joined with a direct attach bond and a lock stitch. The flanges can...

Multi-functional footwear
09/16/10 - 20100229424 - Described are embodiments of multi-functional footwear. In one example, an article of footwear includes a climbing arch configured to receive at least a portion of a climbing surface. The climbing arch also includes a plurality of engagement members extending from the arch and configured to engage a climbing surface. The...

Athletic shoe with improved sole
09/09/10 - 20100223811 - A shoe includes a heel/rear sole support receiving a rotatable and replaceable rear sole to provide longer wear. A flexible region positioned between the heel and the rear sole reduces midsole compression and provides additional spring. The flexible region is preferably curved or convex in shape and may be adapted...

Foot pad for relieving pain
08/26/10 - 20100212189 - A foot pad for relieving pain while engaging in weight bearing activity is provided. A pad can include an arch portion fitting under and adjacent to the medial longitudinal arch of the foot, offsetting the soft tissue of the medial longitudinal arch thereby supporting the calcaneo-navicular ligament structure, wherein the...

Biomechanics medical corrective shoe pad with far infrared ray energy fibers
08/05/10 - 20100192413 - A biomechanics medical corrective shoe pad with far infrared ray energy fibers includes a bacteriostasis surface cloth layer, an inner foamed layer, a far infrared ray energy emitting fiber layer, a polythene layer, and a bacteriostasis cloth layer, which are positioned one on another in sequence, and heat-pressed and joined...

Footwear insole for alleviating arthritis pain
06/24/10 - 20100154252 - Disclosed is a footwear insole for alleviating arthritis pain of the foot, knee, and/or hip by providing a rigid shell layer for arch support, and a topcloth, an upper cushioning layer, and a lower cushioning layer for cushioning. Further, the rigid shell layer includes a shell aperture, and the lower...

Footwear insole for high heel shoes
06/17/10 - 20100146816 - Disclosed is a footwear insole for increasing comfort in high heel shoes by providing a base layer extending from a heel to a forefoot of a foot, and a raised portion prominent from the top of the base layer and situated substantially under an arch of the foot, in which...

Footwear sole insert and footwear
06/03/10 - 20100132222 - To provide a footwear sole insert and footwear that would allow performing the fundamental motion of grasping through regulation and promotion of the formation of a functional fundamental arch line linking the cuneocuboid joint areas at cuboidal bone edges of the foot parts with the second and third MP joint...

Foot-bed
05/27/10 - 20100126041 - A foot-bed, also called an innersole or sock liner, having a two-piece molded innersole with an upper section, a lower section, and an optional mesh cover (or top liner). The lower surface of the upper section of the innersole has a specific contour that follows the bottom surface of the...

Cushioned shoe construction including toe and heel plates
03/25/10 - 20100071232 - A shoe sole construction includes a sole member formed from a synthetic plastic material having a first durometer value of hardness and including toe, ball, arch, and heel portions. Relatively rigid toe and heel plates are secured to bottom surface of the sole member on opposite sides of a relatively...

Universal adjustable insole with an arch support and method of using it
03/18/10 - 20100064550 - A universal adjustable insole with an arch support said insole and arch support is positioned under a foot and is sized and shaped to be removable placed within a foot support enclosure worn by a user. The insole comprises a top layer, a lower layer, a pocket between top and...

Slippers
02/18/10 - 20100037485 - A slipper comprises a base layer and a first attachment layer formed on the top surface of the base layer, the base layer including a toe support area, an arch support area and a heel support area, and having flexible property. As the user wears the slipper and stands on...

Spring-supported arch support and method
01/28/10 - 20100018077 - An arch support device for an article of footwear includes an upper portion conformed to an underside of a person's foot, a lower portion, and a plurality of springs interposed between the upper portion and the lower portion. The plurality of springs, which may be in front-to-back alignment with each...

Method to capture and support a 3-d contour
12/24/09 - 20090313853 - An insole for placement in or on an article of footwear to support all or a portion of a wearer's foot, comprising: a base shell support layer having an upper surface, wherein the base layer includes a heel support portion, a plurality of substantially rigid particles disposed on the heel...

Shoe and sole insert therefor
12/17/09 - 20090307928 - The disclosure concerns a shoe which is characterized in that internal areas of the shoe that face the foot of a wearer which delimit a shoe interior have an adhesive resin coating with flock fibers having a thickness of about 0.5 dtex to about 5 dtex and a length of...

Shoe structure
12/10/09 - 20090300943 - A shoe structure is composed of a vamp, an insole and an outsole. The insole and its balanced plate are made of a botanic cornstarch synthetic resin. A support plate made of a bamboo sheet in different styles is disposed between the insole and the outsole, so that the integrated...

Article of footwear with arch wrap
12/03/09 - 20090293310 - An article of footwear with an arch wrap is disclosed. The arch wrap is configured to provide support to a midfoot. The arch wrap can include a plurality of eyelets that are configured to receive a lace of a lacing system of the upper....

Resilient sole
12/03/09 - 20090293311 - A resilient sole comprises a foot-shaped recess on the upper layer of the sole; a plurality of resilient hollow cylinders arranged in the recess, each of the hollow cylinders having open top that is an arched surface and capable to be closed....

Cover for cleated shoes
11/26/09 - 20090288314 - A cover for cleated shoes. The shoe cover has a ball area, a heel area, and a mid-foot area between the ball area and the heel area. At least the mid-foot area is formed of stretchable material and is thinner than the material forming the ball area and heel of...

Shoe midsole
11/19/09 - 20090282701 - A shoe midsole using a plastic material having flexibility, repulsion, and restoring characteristics and capable of instantaneously absorbing and damping an impact from every direction. The plastic material, which has flexibility and restoring characteristics, is used as the material of a body of the shoe midsole. The thickness of the...

Article of footwear with integrated arch strap
11/12/09 - 20090277043 - An article of footwear with an integrated arch strap and eyestays is disclosed. The integrated arch strap provides arch support adjustable by a wearer through the tightening of a lace. Furthermore, the adjustment of the integrated arch strap allows some customization of the width of the footwear....

Sole structures and articles of footwear including such sole structures
11/05/09 - 20090272008 - Footwear sole structures include: (a) a chassis member including a lateral side, a rear heel portion, and a medial side, wherein the chassis member includes an opening defined between the medial side and the lateral side; (b) an impact-attenuating member engaged with the chassis member, wherein the impact-attenuating member includes...

Athletic shoe with visible arch bridge
10/08/09 - 20090249647 - An athletic shoe that in one embodiment includes an arch bridge that is visible from beneath the shoe....

Golf shoe outsole
10/08/09 - 20090249648 - The present invention is directed towards a golf shoe outsole that is comprised of a generally soft, and flexible base having a plurality of raised portions on the lower surface of the base, a pair of flexing supports that are placed on the lower surface of the base in an...

Athletic shoe
10/01/09 - 20090241375 - A shoe including a heel support integrally formed of a material different from the midsole material of a rear sole for supporting the foot of a user. The heel support includes a wall along at least one of the medial side of the shoe, the lateral side of the shoe...

Shoe with a sole having function of health care
09/10/09 - 20090223086 - The present invention relates to a shoe with sole having function of health care, characterized in that the top surface of the sole that touches the palm of foot is made low at front and back and arised in the middle to form a convex shape, so during wearing, because...

Shoe with multi-component embedded strap
09/03/09 - 20090217550 - Provided are, among other things, shoes and shoe components, together with systems, methods and techniques for manufacturing the same. One representative embodiment involves a shoe that includes: a sole having a main structure; a strap anchor that has attachment points and is at least partially embedded within the main structure;...

Anatomically correct flexible contoured footbed insole
08/06/09 - 20090193683 - Disclosed herein is a flexible contoured footbed insole for footwear for providing an anatomically correct foot support to a wearer of the footwear. The flexible contoured footbed insole comprises a heel section and a support system extending anteriorly from the heel section. The heel section comprises a cup shaped structure...

Foot orthotic devices
07/23/09 - 20090183390 - A foot orthotic device is disclosed. More specifically described is an individualized foot orthotic device to correct and/or restore the ideal alignment and/or positioning of foot structures. The device is designed using a method and system that applies sequential pressure to regions on a plantar foot surface, and obtaining positional...

Adjustable orthopedic insoles
07/09/09 - 20090172972 - There are provided in accordance with the present invention adjustable orthopedic insoles including a foothold having a base frame, a medial arc support and a tarsal support, so that a camber located beneath the medial arc support provides a clearance located between the foothold, and at least one arcuate abutment...

Customizable insole
07/02/09 - 20090165334 - An insert for a shoe includes an insole for fitting into a shoe and a molded support structure fitted within the insole and a plurality of arch carriers, each of which is shaped to fit in a matting relationship with the molded support structure, where a user selects one of...

Shoe sole and shoe for midfoot striker
06/11/09 - 20090145005 - The present invention provides an improved shoe sole for a running shoe conducive to a midfoot striking gait including a cushioning element positioned between the upper surface and the ground-contacting surface, at least a portion of which is positioned on a lateral side of the sole and contained within a...

Footwear with two-plate system
05/28/09 - 20090133288 - The present invention relates to footwear which has improved shock absorbency due to cushioning within a two-plate system. The orthotic or upper plate and bottom plate are separated by cushioning. The orthotic plate preferably provides rigid support between heel and metatarsal region. The bottom plate may utilize multiple rigid segments...

Item of footwear with integrated midfoot roll
05/21/09 - 20090126232 - The invention relates to an item of footwear which has an integrated midfoot roll and of which the upper is connected to an insole and an outsole shell (5). According to the invention, the outsole shell (5) contains two mouldings (3, 4) located one above the other, wherein the moulding...

Kicking shoe
04/23/09 - 20090100711 - An athletic shoe particularly suited for kicking sports comprises an outsole, and upper section and an insole. The insole has at least three compressible layers, the outsole has relatively straight inside and outside edges, as well as a grooved bottom surface. The inner and outer sides of the upper section...

Shoe with flexible plate
04/16/09 - 20090094860 - A shoe including an upper; a bottom located below the upper and facing the ground; and a flexible plate having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an interior portion and peripheral portions is disclosed. The flexible plate is positioned between at least a portion of the bottom and at...

Orthopedic foot appliance
04/16/09 - 20090094861 - An orthopedic foot appliance providing optimal and adaptable comfort and shock absorption while at the same time varying degrees of heel support, arch support and motion control depending on the foot type and footwear. The orthopedic foot appliance consists of a cushioning insole and a re-attachable support piece for attaching...

Shoe sole for reversed appearance of shoes
04/02/09 - 20090083999 - The invention relates to a shoe sole that creates the reversed appearance of shoes. In one embodiment, the shoe sole contains a raised arch support on a side opposite of the side where it is customarily located in a shoe....

Anatomy-based biomechanic shoe sole
04/02/09 - 20090084000 - An anatomy-based biomechanic shoe sole comprises an inner arch supporting segment bulging toward a arched human plantar surface, an outer arch supporting segment bulging toward the arched human plantar surface, and a depressed calcaneus supporting segment formed fitting the arched human plantar surface. The aforesaid supporting segments are respectively arranged...

Multi-component footbeds
03/19/09 - 20090071038 - A method and apparatus for supplying a customer with a footbed. A kiosk provides measurements of a consumer's feet with a self-guided display by using both pressure measurements and scanning of the feet. The measurement information is converted to identify which of the preselected and stocked components proximate the kiosk...

Shoe sole
03/05/09 - 20090056166 - A sole adapted to provide improved leverage during the toe-off stage of gait comprises elongate elements (2a-e) along the horizontal surface of the sole. The elongate elements (2a-e) are adapted to tauten in response to longitudinal forces on the sole, increasing the rigidity of the midsection of the sole and...

Orthotic foot device with removable support components and method of making same
02/26/09 - 20090049712 - An orthotic foot device for footwear may include a flexible insole chassis adapted to extend substantially between the heel and the toe of the footwear and at least one support component attached at a lower side of the chassis. The chassis may include a cushioned layer composed of conforming resilient...