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William J Bowerman, Stanley L James, Dennis E Vixie: Multilayered sole athletic shoe with improved foam mid-sole. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, December 12, 1978: US04128950 (125 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe of reduced weight is described employing low density, closed cell, synthetic plastic foam for an intermediate sole layer and/or heel lift sole layer between a harder outer sole layer and the shoe upper. The foam is a polyethylene or ethylene vinyl acetate foam having a density not s ...


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Geoffrey L Hollister, Dennis E Vixie: Athletic training shoe having foam core and apertured sole layers. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, August 23, 1977: US04043058 (115 worldwide citation)

A straight last athletic training shoe is described employing a foam core sole layer and an apertured sole layer between a harder outer sole layer and the shoe upper. The apertured sole layer provides lightweight cushioning and is preferably a heel lift layer positioned below an intermediate sole la ...


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Jeffrey O Johnson: Sole with skewed cleating arrangement. BRS, Schuyler Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 5, 1983: US04378643 (114 worldwide citation)

Curved last soles for athletic shoes are disclosed, including one embodiment wherein cleats are arranged with gripping edges in the arch and heel that are perpendicular to the longitudinal axis passing therethrough, whereas in the toe cleats are arranged with gripping edges that are aligned in rows ...


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William J Bowerman, Stanley L James, Dennis E Vixie: Cleated sole for athletic shoe. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, July 4, 1978: US04098011 (95 worldwide citation)

A cleated outer sole for an athletic shoe is described which includes two pairs of heel and toe cleats of large ground engaging surface area to provide a long wearing sole. These pairs of large cleats are surrounded by smaller gripping cleats of substantially the same height as such larger cleats an ...


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Jeffrey O Johnson: Athletic shoe having an upper toe section of stretchable material, external reinforcing strips and improved lacing. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, March 17, 1981: US04255876 (83 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe is described including a shoe upper having a toe section and a main body section joined together and to a sole portion. Preferably the toe section extends forwardly of the metatarsophalangeal joints and is of a stretchable material to permit flexing of toes within the shoe, while th ...


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Jeffrey O Johnson: Outer sole structure for athletic shoe. BRS, Schuyler Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, May 4, 1982: US04327503 (81 worldwide citation)

A general purpose athletic shoe is described in which an outer sole is provided with integrally molded cleats of two different types. The cleats of the first type are disposed around the periphery of the sole and the cleats of the second type are primarily disposed in the remaining portions of the s ...


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William J Bowerman: Athletic shoe having external heel counter. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, March 17, 1981: US04255877 (78 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe is described having an external heel counter member made of a resilient material, such as rubber or other elastomer for greater stability and comfort. The external heel counter is bonded to the outer surface of both sides of the heel portion of the shoe upper and extends around the ...


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Edward C Frederick, Joseph J Murphy, James T Gorman, Steven J Burris: Athletic shoe with heel stabilizer. BRS, Schuyler Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, October 19, 1982: US04354318 (70 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe (10) having an upper (12) and a sole (14) is disclosed. The sole (14) includes an intermediate sole layer (16) of a resilient cushioning material. A bead (46) is disposed about the perimeter of the shoe in the heel spring section to enhance the heel stability.


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William J Bowerman: Athletic shoe for artificial turf with molded cleats on the sides thereof. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, March 25, 1980: US04194310 (67 worldwide citation)

Athletic shoes with molded cleats of resilient material for use on artificial turf or other hard surfaces are disclosed including first cleats provided on the bottom of the shoe sole positioned beneath the foot of the wearer and second cleats provided on both sides of the shoe. The second cleats are ...


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Ronald C Yonkers: Outer sole for athletic shoe. BRS, Schuyler Banner Birch McKie and Beckett, December 21, 1982: US04364190 (60 worldwide citation)

An outer sole (16) for use with an athletic shoe (10) is disclosed. The outer sole (16) is comprised of a base member (18) from which three layers of projections extend. The layers of projections include a first plurality of horizontal bars (24) whose width varies in accordance with the load exerted ...