07107235 is referenced by 61 patents and cites 687 patents.

The present invention teaches a method of conducting retail and Internet business including making and delivering a custom article of footwear. 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, heel counter, spring element, and sole can be selected from a range of options, and can be easily removed and replaced, as desired. Accordingly, the present invention also teaches a method of making a custom article of footwear.

Title
Method of conducting business including making and selling a custom article of footwear
Application Number
10/279626
Publication Number
7107235 (B2)
Application Date
October 24, 2002
Publication Date
September 12, 2006
Inventor
Robert M Lyden
Aloha, 97007
OR, US
Agent
Westman Champlin & Kelly P A
Nickolas E Westman
IPC
A43B 13/28
G06Q 30/00
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