08186078 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 28 patents.

Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include one or more of: (a) an upper; (b) a sole structure including a midsole and an outsole, the outsole having a plurality of polygonal lugs arranged about a base surface of the outsole. The outsole may include one or more regions wherein the characteristics of a portion of the lugs within a region differ from the characteristics of a portion of the lugs in another region. The lugs may differ, for example based on size, construction and/or spacing between the lugs. Methods of manufacturing such articles of footwear also are disclosed.

Title
Article of footwear having a polygon lug sole pattern
Application Number
12/39072
Publication Number
8186078 (B2)
Application Date
February 28, 2008
Publication Date
May 29, 2012
Inventor
Kevin W Hoffer
Portland
OR, US
Tobie D Hatfield
Lake Oswego
OR, US
Eric P Avar
Lake Oswego
OR, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
Nike
OR, US
IPC
A43B 13/14
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