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Mark G Parker, David M Forland, Lester Q Lee, Thomas McGuirk, Daniel R Potter, Stephen F Potter: Footwear with adjustable viscoelastic unit. Nike and Nike International, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 4, 1989: US04817304 (338 worldwide citation)

Footwear having an improved cushioning sole structure is disclosed. The footwear includes an upper and a sole member attached to the upper. The sole member includes a sealed inner member of a flexible material which is inflated with a gaseous medium to form a compliant and resilient insert. An elast ...


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John R Robinson: Athletic shoe with inversion resisting device. Nike and Nike International, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, May 8, 1990: US04922630 (71 worldwide citation)

An improved athletic shoe for resisting ankle inversion is disclosed. The shoe includes an inversion resisting device which prevents inversion of the ankle while permitting a full range of motion in the other planes or directions of motion, i.e., eversion, plantar flexion, and dorsi flexion. The inv ...


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Robert M Lyden, Ross A McLaughlin, Henry T Chriss, Calvin M Buck IV, Daniel R Potter, Steven M Vincent: Chemical bonding of rubber to plastic in articles of footwear. Nike and Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, May 25, 1999: US05906872 (42 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear comprising relatively elastic and relatively inelastic materials chemically bonded together is disclosed. In one embodiment, the relatively elastic and relatively inelastic materials are arranged in such a fashion to impart flexibility to the article of footwear. In particular ...


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