04649939 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 11 patents.

A stabilizing strap (80) for external use with a shoe (98) includes a plantar strap (82), a first dorsal strap (84), a second dorsal strap (86) and an Achilles strap (94). Dorsal strap (84) is attached at one end to the medial end of plantar strap (82) and at one end thereof dorsal strap (86) is attached to the lateral end of plantar strap (82). Achilles strap (94) is attached at one end thereof to the medial end of plantar strap (82). A ring clasp (96) is attached to the lateral end of plantar strap (82) for receiving the free end of Achilles strap (94) and for cooperating therewith to enable adjustable tensioning of the strap about shoe (98). Eyelets (88) are provided along the edges (90, 92) of dorsal straps (84, 86). A lace (106) is provided to extend between edges (90, 92) of dorsal straps (84, 86) and to be received in eyelets (88) to thus adjustably tension the dorsal straps about shoe (98). By tensioning the dorsal straps (84, 86) and the Achilles strap (94), a stabilizing force can be directed along the line of movement of the infratalar joints of the foot to prevent excess pronation thereof during exercise.

Title
Mid-hind foot stabilizer
Application Number
524428
Publication Number
4649939
Application Date
July 23, 1984
Publication Date
March 17, 1987
Inventor
R Stephen Curtis
2828 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, 75204
TX, US
Agent
Jefferson Perkins
Jerry W Mills
IPC
A61F 5/04
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