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The present athletic socks are particularly suitable for jogging and running and are provided with shock absorber cushion pads (C) in the inner portions (16a, 36a) of the arch areas (16, 36) and being formed by a sufficiently greater amount of yarn being knit in the inner arch portions (16a, 36a) than the amount of yarn knit in the outer portions of the arch (16b). The shock absorber cushion pads (C) protect and cushion the inner portions of the arches of the wearer's feet and reduce the shock normally imparted to the inner portions of the arches of the feet of the wearer so that normal articulation of the bones in the feet takes place when the wearer is jogging and running. The shock absorber cushion pads (C) are illustrated as being formed by providing a greater density of terry loops in the inner portions of the arch area (16a, 36a) of the socks than in the outer portions of the arch (16b) to enhance the cushioning provided in the inner portions of the arch (16a, 36a) of each sock.

Title
Athletic socks with integrally knit arch cushion
Application Number
6/66914
Publication Number
4255949
Application Date
August 16, 1979
Publication Date
March 17, 1981
Inventor
James L Thorneburg
P.O. Box 5440, Statesville, 28677
NC, US
Agent
Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson
IPC
D04B 9/46
A41B 11/02
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