04777738 is referenced by 68 patents and cites 47 patents.

A slip-resistant shoe sole comprising an outsole layer having a bottom surface defining a region of contact between the sole and the ground, the outsole layer bearing a plurality of channels opening onto the bottom surface to define a pattern of elongated gaps across the contact region, the ratio of the area of the gaps to the surface area of the contact region and the configuration of the gaps being arranged to effectively cause liquid between the contact region and the ground to be conducted away while enhancing the slip resistance produced by the contact region engaging the ground.

Title
Slip-resistant sole
Application Number
612050
Publication Number
4777738
Application Date
August 12, 1986
Publication Date
October 18, 1988
Inventor
Roger J Brown
Aspen
CO, US
Erik O Giese
Key Biscayne
FL, US
Assignee
The Stride Rite Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A43B 5/00
A43B 5/06
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