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A sole component and a method of manufacturing the sole component are disclosed. In general, the sole component includes a fluid-filled bladder and a reinforcing structure extending around the bladder. The reinforcing structure is bonded to the exterior of the bladder, and may be recessed into the bladder. In some embodiments, the reinforcing structure extends along the side surfaces of the bladder and between upper and lower surfaces of bladder. In manufacturing the sole component, the reinforcing structure may be located within a mold, and the polymer material forming the bladder may be bonded to the reinforcing structure during the molding process.

Title
Article of footwear having a fluid-filled bladder with a reinforcing structure
Application Number
10/767211
Publication Number
7086179 (B2)
Application Date
January 28, 2004
Publication Date
August 8, 2006
Inventor
Eric Steven Schindler
Portland
OR, US
John F Swigart
Portland
OR, US
Thomas Foxen
Portland
OR, US
Frederick J Dojan
Vancouver
WA, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
NIKE
OR, US
IPC
A43B 13/20
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