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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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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, 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, 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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Michael A Aveni, Thomas McGuirk, Danielle L Taylor: Article of footwear with support assemblies. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, January 3, 2012: US08087187 (7 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper. The sole assembly includes a top plate, a bottom plate positioned below the top plate, and a plurality of support assemblies extending between the upper plate and the midsole. Each support assembly includes a fluid-fi ...


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Michael A Aveni, Thomas McGuirk, Danielle L Taylor: Article of footwear with support columns having fluid-filled bladders. Banner & Witcoff, May 6, 2010: US20100107444-A1

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper. The sole assembly has a top plate and a bottom plate positioned below the top plate. A plurality of support columns extends between the top plate and the bottom plate, with each support column formed of a plurality of ...


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Michael A Aveni, Thomas McGuirk, Danielle L Taylor: Article of footwear with support assemblies. Banner & Witcoff, May 6, 2010: US20100107445-A1

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper. The sole assembly includes a top plate, a bottom plate positioned below the top plate, and a plurality of support assemblies extending between the upper plate and the midsole. Each support assembly includes a fluid-fi ...