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An improved article of footwear which incorporates a lighting circuit is disclosed. The article of footwear includes: a visible lighting element (4), a power source (2) connected to the lighting element (4), and at least a pair of pressure responsive switches (S1, S2) for controlling the supply of power (2) to the lighting element (4) through a condition responsive logic circuit (6). The article of footwear is preferably a shoe, and the lighting elements (4) are preferably LEDs. The logic circuit (6) is preferably an Exclusive-OR gate. Various switch, lighting and circuit configurations are disclosed.

Title
Footwear incorporating a multiple-switch lighting circuit
Application Number
8/175132
Publication Number
5381615
Application Date
December 29, 1993
Publication Date
January 17, 1995
Inventor
M Sean MacMillan
Los Angeles
CA, US
Agent
Bryan Cave
David M Klein
Assignee
Angel Etts of California
CA, US
IPC
F21C 15/08
A43B 23/00
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