08453349 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 290 patents.

Traction elements for an article of footwear can include stabilizer elements. An extendable traction element for an article of footwear can include an elongatable extender attached to another portion of a sole structure. An actuator can rest within the extender and cause elongation of the extender in response to a force from the foot of a wearer.

Title
Traction elements
Application Number
12/752318
Publication Number
8453349 (B2)
Application Date
April 1, 2010
Publication Date
June 4, 2013
Inventor
Timothy J Smith
Portland
OR, US
Daniel W Peter
Portland
OR, US
Sergio Cavaliere
Venice
IT
Andrew Caine
Portland
OR, US
Brian D Baker
Portland
OR, US
Perry W Auger
Tigard
OR, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
NIKE
OR, US
IPC
A43C 15/14
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