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An article of footwear with a knit upper and a method of manufacturing the footwear are disclosed. The upper is formed through a knitting process to include a plurality of sections formed of different yarns and knits to provide the sections with different physical properties. In portions of the upper where sections formed of different yarns are in adjacent wales, a tuck stitch is utilized to join the sections. The method utilizes a circular knitting machine having multiple feeds that work together to knit the upper into a unitary, seamless structure. The multiple feeds, each of which provide multiple types of yarns, produce the sections to have varying physical properties.

Title
Footwear with knit upper and method of manufacturing the footwear
Application Number
10/323608
Publication Number
6931762 (B1)
Application Date
December 18, 2002
Publication Date
August 23, 2005
Inventor
Bhupesh Dua
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
Nike
OR, US
IPC
A43B 023/00
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