07347011 is referenced by 143 patents and cites 39 patents.

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. The upper incorporates a textile element with edges that are joined together to define at least a portion of a void for receiving a foot. The textile element may also have a first area and a second area with a unitary construction. The first area is formed of a first stitch configuration, and the second area is formed of a second stitch configuration that is different from the first stitch configuration to impart varying textures to a surface of the textile element. Various warp knitting or weft knitting processes may be utilized to form the textile element.

Title
Article of footwear having a textile upper
Application Number
10/791289
Publication Number
7347011 (B2)
Application Date
March 3, 2004
Publication Date
March 25, 2008
Inventor
Edward Nathaniel Thomas
Portland
OR, US
Bhupesh Dua
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
NIKE
OR, US
IPC
A43B 1/04
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