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Robert M Lyden, Gordon A Valiant, Robert J Lucas, Michael T Donaghu, David M Forland, Joel L Passke, Thomas McGuirk, Lester Q Lee: Athletic shoe with rearfoot strike zone. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 6, 1997: US05625964 (143 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe has a sole with a rearfoot strike zone segmented from the remaining heel area by a line of flexion which permits articulation of the strike zone during initial heel strike of a runner. The line of flexion is located to delimit a rearfoot strike zone reflecting the heel to toe runnin ...


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Robert M Lyden, Michael A Aveni: Shoe sole including a peripherally-disposed cushioning bladder. Nike, Banner & Allegretti, January 21, 1997: US05595004 (137 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe including an upper and a sole. The sole includes a cushioning bladder including a sealed, fluid-filled tube disposed about the perimeter of the shoe. In one embodiment, the bladder includes lateral and medial portions extending about the heel and forwardly towards the forefoot to de ...


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Robert M Lyden: Sole with articulated forefoot. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, January 31, 1995: US05384973 (132 worldwide citation)

A sole having an articulated forefoot includes a flex joint extending generally longitudinally between the hallux and the second toe and at least one additional flex joint extending transversely across the sole. The flex joints can intersect with each other to form substantially separated sections i ...


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Robert M Lyden, Gordon A Valiant, Robert J Lucas, Michael T Donaghu, David M Forland, Joel I Passke, Thomas McGuirk, Lester Q Lee: Athletic shoe with rearfoot strike zone. Nike, Banner Birch Mckie & Beckett, June 20, 1995: US05425184 (131 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe has a sole with a rearfoot strike zone segmented from the remaining heel area by a line of flexion which permits articulation of the strike zone during initial heel strike of a runner. The line of flexion is located to delimit a rearfoot strike zone reflecting the heel to toe runnin ...


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Robert M Lyden: Customized article of footwear and method of conducting retail and internet business. Robert M Lyden, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, July 29, 2003: US06601042 (96 worldwide citation)

The present application teaches a device and method for adjusting the width, girth, and foot shape of an article of footwear. Lasting boards having different configurations and alternate positions for selectively affixing various portions of an upper can be used to adjust and customize the fit of an ...


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Robert M Lyden: Conformable cushioning and stability device for articles of footwear. April 20, 1993: US05203793 (96 worldwide citation)

A conformable device (20) containing a conformable material (41) substantially comprising fluid matter which forms a resilient material substantially comprising solid matter after a working time is used in an article of footwear (44) in order to enhance conformance, comfort, fit, stability, cushioni ...


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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, Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, January 20, 1998: US05709954 (94 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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Robert M Lyden, Gordon A Valiant, Robert J Lucas, Michael T Donaghu, David M Forland, Joel L Passke, Thomas McGuirk, Lester Q Lee: Athletic shoe with rearfoot strike zone. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 2, 2000: US06055746 (87 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe has a sole with a rearfoot strike zone segmented from the remaining heel area by a line of flexion which permits articulation of the strike zone during initial heel strike of a runner. The line of flexion is located to delimit a rearfoot strike zone reflecting the heel to toe runnin ...


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Robert M Lyden, Souheng Wu: Article of footwear having non-clogging sole. Nike, Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, November 10, 1998: US05832636 (83 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an article of footwear having an upper and a non-clogging sole attached to the upper. The sole includes a generally planar ground engaging surface and at least one traction member or cleat projecting from the generally planar ground engaging surface. The traction membe ...


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Robert M Lyden: Midsole construction/shoe insert. June 23, 1987: US04674206 (79 worldwide citation)

A midsole construction or insert 20 comprising a two-part composition 41 and entrapped air cushion 40 is employed within an article of footwear 44 in order to enhance conformance, stability and comfort. Said composition 41 and entrapped air 40 are contained within a bi-pac of suitable configurations ...