07814686 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 36 patents.

An article of footwear with an outer member including slots that increase flexibility is disclosed. The outer member also includes an inner plate including a set of protective strips. The inner plate is disposed along an inner surface of the outer member so that the protective strips are aligned with and cover the slots in the outer member.

Title
Lightweight and flexible article of footwear
Application Number
11/682790
Publication Number
7814686 (B2)
Application Date
March 6, 2007
Publication Date
October 19, 2010
Inventor
Nico Tseng
Taichung
TW
Michael Steen
Portland
OR, US
Peter Russell Savage
Warrandyte
AU
Kenneth Link
Portland
OR, US
Constantino Dendena
Pavia
IT
David Warren Becker
Guangzhou
CN
Assignee
Nike
OR, US
IPC
A43B 13/14
A43B 13/12
A43B 1/10
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