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John Terlizzi: Shoe with split sole and mid-section reinforcement. Ballet Makers, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, June 20, 2000: US06076284 (113 worldwide citation)

A shoe, e.g. for dance or athletics, having a split sole, with a front portion at the front of the foot, a rear portion beneath the rear of the foot and no sole beneath the mid-section of the shoe upper at the mid-section of the foot, beneath the arch. To help support the foot and prevent sag of the ...


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Dan Terlizzi, Paul Terlizzi: Split sole dance shoe having enhanced flexibility and support. Ballet Makers, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 4, 2008: US07337558 (108 worldwide citation)

A shoe includes a shoe upper made of flexible material, the shoe upper including a toe region, a heel region, a foot opening at the heel region, and an arch region extending between the toe region and the heel region. A split sole is secured to a bottom of the shoe upper, the split sole including a ...


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Nicholas Terlizzi Jr, Donald Terlizzi: Ballet toe shoe and process of manufacture thereof. Ballet Makers, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, November 1, 1983: US04412393 (83 worldwide citation)

A ballet dancer's toe dancing ballet shoe is designed and manufactured more simply than conventional ballet toe shoes. A sole supporting shank of the toe shoe has a tip flap at the front thereof which may be folded up to define the front panel of the completed ballet toe shoe. The shank is applied t ...


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Peter Morrone: Ballet shoe sole with gusset. Ballet Makers, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, July 8, 2003: US06588124 (81 worldwide citation)

A ballet shoe that includes a front shoe upper which defines a front portion of the shoe, a rear shoe upper which defines a rear portion of the shoe, and a gusset located at the underfoot and between the front portion of the shoe and the rear portion of the shoe to define a central portion of the un ...


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John Terlizzi: Dance shoe sole. Ballet Makers, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, November 4, 1997: US05682685 (65 worldwide citation)

A dancer's shoe, slipper or the like having a stiff sole comprised of split front and rear soles separated at the arch. To enable the dancer to stand on pointe, the front sole is "cup" shaped with a generally "C" shaped cross-section. The upstanding wall of the front sole is attached to the sides an ...


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Dennis Stevens, John Terlizzi: Dance shoe with elastic midsection. Ballet Makers, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, September 28, 1999: US05956868 (49 worldwide citation)

A shoe primarily for dance including separate front and rear portions connected at their respective undersides by a narrow width elastic strip extending between the opposing edges of the shoe portions. A strap toward the top of the uppers connects the front and rear portions also. A sole beneath the ...


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Nicholas Terlizzi Jr, Donald Terlizzi: Process of making a ballet toe shoe. Ballet Makers, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, June 12, 1984: US04453996 (18 worldwide citation)

A ballet dancer's toe dancing ballet shoe is designed and manufactured more simply than conventional ballet toe shoes. A sole supporting shank of the toe shoe has a tip flap at the front thereof which may be folded up to define the front panel of the completed ballet toe shoe. The shank is applied t ...


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Dan Terlizzi, Paul Terlizzi, Laura M Jacobs: Protective foot covering and dance shoes incorporating same. Ballet Makers, Lawrence E Laubscher Jr, March 9, 2010: US07673396 (17 worldwide citation)

A protective foot cover for use in dance, exercise, or athletic applications using strategically placed thicker protective pieces in ball and toe areas of the foot in connection with an elastic material in the sole structure to allow the foot to move freely and provide less of a barrier between the ...


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Terlizzi John: Shoe with split sole and midsection reinforcement.. Ballet Makers, September 20, 1995: EP0672362-A1 (9 worldwide citation)

A shoe, e.g. for dance or athletics, having a split sole, with a front portion at the front of the foot, a rear portion beneath the rear of the foot and no sole beneath the mid-section of the shoe upper at the mid-section of the foot, beneath the arch. To help support the foot and prevent sag of the ...


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Donald Terlizzi, Daniel Leva, Philip L Rossi: Sound deadening ballet shoe. Ballet Makers, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, April 7, 1992: US05101579 (8 worldwide citation)

A ballet dancer's shoe that reduces noise occurring when a ballet dancer bangs a toe portion of the shoe against the floor. The shoe comprises a shank and a shoe upper comprising a plurality of fabric layers. A foam pad is located between two of the layers of the upper. The pad extends down in front ...