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Fowler Donald M: Shoe sole structure. September 10, 1974: US3834046 (101 worldwide citation)

A cushioning structure for footwear is interposed between the insole of the shoe and the ground-engaging sole and includes upper and lower sheets having a plurality of complementary and aligned protrusions and openings therebetween, the sheets being separated by an elastic diaphragm which will yield ...


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Alexander C Daswick: Shoe sole structure. Gene W Arant, September 14, 1982: US04348821 (94 worldwide citation)

A shoe sole structure is provided with an upper surface adapted to receive and support the entire foot of the wearer, the sole structure being resilient throughout the full length of its under surface, having a toe portion forwardly of the metatarsal arch region which is easily bendable, but having ...


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Alexander C Daswick: Shoe sole structure. Gene W Arant, December 30, 1980: US04241523 (82 worldwide citation)

A shoe having improved fastening means for holding it upon a wearer's foot includes a tongue having fingers extending laterally from each of its sides. Slits are formed in each side wall of the shoe near to the shoe sole. The fingers extending from each side of the tongue pass through the slits in t ...


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Isao Nakano, Takaya Kimura, Seiichi Goto, Akihiro Miyauchi: Sole design and structure for athletic shoe. Mizuno Corporation, W F Fasse, W G Fasse, May 6, 2003: US06557270 (46 worldwide citation)

A shoe sole structure includes an outsole that extends from a heel region to a forefoot region of a shoe, and a midsole that is disposed above the outsole and extends from the heel region to a midfoot region of the shoe. A heel portion of the outsole includes a corrugated portion. A heel portion of ...


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Seppo Saaristo: Shoe sole structure. Karhu Titan Oy, Steinberg & Blake, July 25, 1978: US04102061 (46 worldwide citation)

A shoe has an insole, an outsole, and a midsole situated between the insole and outsole, with a wedge member being situated between the midsole and outsole at a heel region thereof and extending from the heel region toward an arch region thereof. This wedge member is formed with at least one opening ...


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Alexander C Daswick: Integrally cast shoe sole containing stiffener member. Gene W Arant, April 3, 1984: US04439937 (44 worldwide citation)

A shoe sole structure in which a metallic stiffener member having generally the form of an elongated plate is encapsulated within a solid body of elastomeric material. The elastomeric material provides a ground-engaging surface underneath the stiffener member, a foot-supporting surface above the sti ...


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James T Gardiner: Shoe sole structure. Quirk Tratos & Roethel, February 19, 1991: US04993173 (37 worldwide citation)

A shoe sole made of a flexible, resilient material and having a central longitudinal passageway therein. A fresh air intake is located at the heel region of the sole and provides ventilation air to the passageway. With each stride, the wearer pumps air from the heel through the longitudinal passagew ...


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Su H Liu: Shoe sole structure. Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, June 5, 1990: US04930231 (16 worldwide citation)

An improved shoe sole structure, wherein the sole made of rubber comprises a plurality of crosswise parallel grooves in the upper face of the front half section and a large recess in the upper face of the rear half section, and the grooves are filled in and glued with wooden strips and the recess fi ...


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Brian Keating, David Bond, Hyuk Oh: Shoe outsole having tubes. K SWISS, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck P C, September 8, 2015: US09125453 (15 worldwide citation)

A shoe sole structure includes an outsole having a plurality of cushioning members formed with the bottom surface of the outsole that can extend at least partially between the lateral edge and the medial edge of the shoe and also around a heel end of the shoe. One or more of the cushioning members c ...


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Michael C Goodman, Ker Shih Ning: Hinged shoe sole assembly for working boots. July 27, 1999: US05926975 (15 worldwide citation)

A working boot designed such that the bottom of the foot of a wearer will be completely shielded by a metal sole yet still be capable of full, free movement. The shoe sole structure hinges a forward sole section to a rear sole section such that the straight hinge line passes below the lowest points ...