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Tobie D Hatfield, Eric P Avar, Jeffrey C Pisciotta, James Meschter, Kevin Hoffer, Stann Shepard, Todd Anthony Waatti: Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, January 31, 2006: US06990755 (103 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes at least one of a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. The upper may include an exterior layer and an interior layer. The exterior layer forms at least a portion of an exterior of the upper, and the exterior layer includes a plurality ...


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Eric P Avar, Thomas Foxen, Craig E Santos: Footwear with lateral stabilizing sole. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, December 3, 2002: US06487796 (97 worldwide citation)

The invention is an article of footwear having a sole comprised of one or more support elements formed of a resilient, compressible material. The support elements are designed such that impact forces generated by movements of a wearer deflect the support elements in a manner that produces a force di ...


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James A Grove, Eric P Avar: Footwear with separable upper and sole structure. Nike, Banner&Witcoff, July 12, 2005: US06915596 (93 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes upper and a sole structure. The upper defines an interior void that is configured to receive the sole structure and a foot. A lower surface of the upper defines a plurality of apertures, and the sole structure includes a plurality of projections that ...


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Sui Chieh Yu, Denis Schiller, Daniel DeSpain, David Patrick Jones, Eric P Avar, Kevin W Hoffer: Article of footwear with lightweight sole assembly. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 17, 2011: US07941938 (81 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper. The sole assembly includes a first portion having a lower ground engaging surface, an upper surface, and a recess formed in the upper surface. The upper surface of the first portion is in contact with the upper. A sec ...


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Tobie D Hatfield, Eric P Avar, Jeffrey C Pisciotta, James Meschter, Kevin W Hoffer, Stann Norman Richard Sheperd, Todd Anthony Waatti: Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. NIKE, July 1, 2008: US07392605 (65 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes at least one of a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. The upper may include an exterior layer and an interior layer. The exterior layer forms at least a portion of an exterior of the upper, and the exterior layer includes a plurality ...


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Eric P Avar, Tobie D Hatfield, Kevin W Hoffer: Article of footwear having a polygon lug sole pattern. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 29, 2012: US08186078 (47 worldwide citation)

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 cha ...


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James A Grove, Eric P Avar: Footwear with separable upper and sole structure. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, July 18, 2006: US07076890 (41 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes upper and a sole structure. The upper defines an interior void that is configured to receive the sole structure and a foot. A lower surface of the upper defines a plurality of apertures, and the sole structure includes a plurality of projections that ...


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Tobie D Hatfield, Eric P Avar, Jeffrey C Pisciotta, James Meschter, Kevin W Hoffer, Stann Norman Richard Sheperd, Todd Anthony Waatti: Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, February 6, 2007: US07171767 (38 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes at least one of a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. The upper may include an exterior layer and an interior layer. The exterior layer forms at least a portion of an exterior of the upper, and the exterior layer includes a plurality ...


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Eric P Avar, Aaron A C Cooper, David J Dirsa, Thomas Foxen, Tom Luedecke: Article of footwear with multi-directional sole structure. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, August 13, 2013: US08505219 (28 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear with a multi-directional sole structure including a flex groove system is disclosed. The flex groove system includes a plurality of longitudinal flex grooves and lateral flex grooves that divide the sole structure into a plurality of segments. The flex groove system also inclu ...


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James A Grove, Eric P Avar, Bruce J Kilgore, Michael R Friton: Footwear with separable upper and sole structure. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, November 4, 2008: US07444763 (23 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes upper and a sole structure. The upper defines an interior void that is configured to receive the sole structure and a foot. A lower surface of the upper defines a plurality of apertures, and the sole structure includes a plurality of projections that ...