06253466 is referenced by 98 patents and cites 108 patents.

A shoe sole for supporting a wearer's foot. The sole has a main sole portion and at least one cushion associated with the main sole portion. The cushion includes first and second hollow tubular portions, preferably with resilient load-bearing first and second hollow walls that have a thickness, material, and shape providing sufficient strength for supporting and cushioning the sides of a corresponding foot region of a wearer's foot. The first wall is disposed on first side of a sole region of the sole, and the second wall is disposed on a second side of the sole region opposite from the first side. At least one of the first and second hollow walls extends along a third side of the sole region. A central portion of the cushion is disposed between and joined with the first and second tubular portions, and preferably has a thickness, material, and shape providing sufficient strength for supporting and cushioning a generally central part of the foot region between the first, second, and third sides.

Title
Shoe sloe cushion
Application Number
9/317410
Publication Number
6253466 (B1)
Application Date
May 24, 1999
Publication Date
July 3, 2001
Inventor
Derek Alan Verhoorn
Stoneham
MA, US
David Arthur Mauceri
Methuen
MA, US
Edith Michele Harmon Weiss
Swompscoll
MA, US
Agent
Pennie & Edmonds
US
Assignee
New Balance Athletic Shoe
MA, US
IPC
A43B 13/20
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