1
Jeffrey O Johnson: Sole with skewed cleating arrangement. BRS, Schuyler Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 5, 1983: US04378643 (111 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 ...


2
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 ...


3
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 ...


4
Jeffrey O Johnson: Athletic shoe with two-piece upper forepart section. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, March 27, 1984: US04438574 (38 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe is disclosed. The athletic shoe includes an upper attached to a sole. The upper has a forepart section comprised of an inner layer and an outer layer. The inner layer is preferably formed of relatively thin stretchable leather and the outer layer is formed of a breathable nonstretch ...