04616432 is referenced by 81 patents and cites 9 patents.

A shoe has an upper having a lateral lacing system and a band structure over the central longitudinal axis of the foot, so that the foot is retained conformally and the shoe fastening system is located over relatively planar regions of the wearer's foot. The upper has a slot disposed along a path commencing proximately to the connection of the phalanges with the metatarsus of the wearer's foot and continuing along the lateral side of the metatarsus to the top of the upper, so that the slot defines asymmetric lateral and medial panels of the upper. The medial panel overlies the central longitudinal axis of the foot and includes a plurality of bands disposed transverse to the axis. A fastening arrangement bridges the slot.

Title
Shoe upper with lateral fastening arrangement
Application Number
6/726504
Publication Number
4616432
Application Date
April 24, 1985
Publication Date
October 14, 1986
Inventor
Lloyd S Smith
Newton Center
MA, US
Richard P Bunch
Reading
MA, US
Agent
Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor
Assignee
Converse
MA, US
IPC
A43B 23/00
A43B 11/00
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