04364190 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 18 patents.

An outer sole (16) for use with an athletic shoe (10) is disclosed. The outer sole (16) is comprised of a base member (18) from which three layers of projections extend. The layers of projections include a first plurality of horizontal bars (24) whose width varies in accordance with the load exerted on the bottom of the sole during normal running; supplemental and intermediate bars (26, 28) extending downwardly from the first set of bars (24); and pairs of ridges (30) extending down from each intermediate bar (28) adjacent the lateral edges of the intermediate bars (28).

Title
Outer sole for athletic shoe
Application Number
6/178008
Publication Number
4364190
Application Date
August 14, 1980
Publication Date
December 21, 1982
Inventor
Ronald C Yonkers
Hampton
NH, US
Agent
Schuyler Banner Birch McKie and Beckett
Assignee
BRS
OR, US
IPC
A43B 5/00
A43B 13/22
A43B 13/04
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