04622763 is referenced by 40 patents and cites 8 patents.

This vamp assembly includes a vamp providing upper and lower vamp sections interconnected by flexible fastener elements. The lower vamp section includes an inside vamp portion having connections for the fastener elements which are forwardly arranged relative to a corresponding connections provided on the outside vamp portion. The lower fastener elements are thereby arranged to apply diagonal tension forces to the opposed vamp portions when the fastener elements are tightened. The upper vamp section includes an inside vamp portion having connection for the fastener elements which are substantially conventionally arranged relative to a corresponding set of connections provided on the outside vamp portion so that the upper fastener elements are arranged to apply perpendicular tension forces to the opposed vamp portions when the fastener elements are tightened.

Title
Vamp assembly for an article of footwear
Application Number
6/592262
Publication Number
4622763
Application Date
March 22, 1984
Publication Date
November 18, 1986
Inventor
Thomas M Adams
San Antonio
TX, US
Agent
Cohn Powell & Hind
Assignee
Kaepa
TX, US
IPC
A43B 11/00
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