07016867 is referenced by 70 patents and cites 620 patents.

The article of footwear taught in the present invention includes a spring element that can provide improved cushioning, stability, and running economy. Unlike the conventional foam materials presently being used by the footwear industry, a preferred spring element is not substantially subject to compression set degradation and can provide a relatively long service life. The components of the article of footwear including the upper, insole, spring element, and sole can be selected from a range of options, and can be easily removed and replaced, as desired. Moreover, the present invention teaches a method of making a customized article of footwear, and also a way of doing retail and Internet business.

Method of conducting business including making and selling a custom article of footwear
Application Number
Publication Number
7016867 (B2)
Application Date
May 21, 2002
Publication Date
March 21, 2006
Robert M Lyden
Aloha, 97007
Westman Champlin & Kelly P A
A43B 13/28
G06F 17/60
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