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SPORTS ELECTRONIC TRAINING SYSTEM, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A sports electronic training system, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, the system comprises at least one monitor and an electronic processing device for receiving data from the at least one monitor and providing feedback to an individual based on the received data. The monitor can be a motion monitor that measures an individual's performance such as, for example, speed, pace and distance for a runner.



THERAPEUTIC FOOTWEAR

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention generally relates to therapeutic footwear such as sandals, conventional shoes, and corrective inserts that may be inserted into conventional shoes. Specifically, the therapeutic footwear may be used for maintaining, correcting, or repositioning the great toe to decrease pressure on the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint or bunion. Additional therapeutic features may include spreading of the wearer's toes, supporting the wearer's arch to control excessive pronation, and providing sustained heel cord stretch at rest, during ambulation, pedicure, and before, during, or after medical treatment.



One-piece shoe insert for preserving and restoring the shape of pointed toe boxes

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A one-piece, triangular shoe insert for use in pointed-toe shoes where the toe box extends beyond the tips of the toes. The insert is small enough to fit into a toe box of a pointed toe shoe and not cram the toes. The insert is large enough so that the insert remains in place within a pointed toe box due to friction. The insert is made of a dense but resilient material, so that it also remains in place within a toe box due to expansion of the material against the surface of the interior, curved underside of the toe box. The insert may remain in a shoe for the life of a shoe, or it may be removed by wedging one's index finger or a blunt object such as a flat-edge screwdriver underneath the insert and pulling it out. Upon removal from a shoe, the resilient material from which the one-piece insert is made springs back to its original shape, and the one-piece insert may be reused.



GLUING-FREE SHOE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A gluing-free shoe provides a gluing-free shoe comprising an upper leather and a sole coupled to each other without using glue, wherein the upper leather has an upper leather fixing piece formed on the lower end thereof, a fixing hole extending through the upper leather fixing piece, a reinforcing core material having high strength and durability is embedded on the lower end of the upper leather and inside the fixing piece; the sole comprises a frame, which is fixed to the upper leather, and an outsole fitted to the frame, the frame is injection-molded using a hard synthetic resin or molded using a rubber molding material, a frame fixing piece is formed on the upper side of the periphery of the frame to be positioned outside the upper leather fixing piece formed on the upper leather, a pin coupling hole being formed in the frame fixing piece.



Article of Footwear Incorporating Printed Portions

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. The upper includes elongated members extending from a lower peripheral portion that mechanically connect the upper to a sole structure. The sole structure includes several recesses for engaging the elongated members. The upper and/or the elongated members can be printed using a three-dimensional printer.



FOOTWEAR ASSEMBLEY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A footwear assembly (10) including a wearable footwear part (12) and a detachable sole part (14), the wearable footwear part including a body portion (16) in which a foot is receivable and a fixed sole portion (18) extending along an underside (20) of the body portion (16). Each of the fixed sole portion (18) and the detachable sole part (14) include correspondingly arranged magnetic elements (22) adapted to be attractive to one another such that placement of the fixed sole portion (18) of the wearable footwear part (12) proximate to the detachable sole part (14) draws the detachable sole part (14) into abutment with the fixed sole portion (18) of the wearable footwear part (14).



Article of Footwear Having an Upper With Connectors For Attaching to a Sole Structure

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. The upper includes elongated members extending from a lower peripheral portion that mechanically connect the upper to a sole structure. The sole structure includes several recesses for engaging the elongated members. The upper and/or the elongated members can be printed using a three-dimensional printer.



Article of Footwear With A Lattice Sole Structure

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. The sole structure can be manufactured using a customized cushioning sole system. A user's foot morphology and/or preferences may be used to design the sole structure. The sole structure can also include a lattice structure made by a three-dimensional printer. The sole structure includes compartments to receive air bladder components.



Article Of Footwear With A Cavity Viewing System

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A sole structure for an article of footwear and a method of making the sole structure is disclosed. The sole structure can include an outsole and a midsole. The midsole includes a cavity with a protruding portion. A U-shaped or L-shaped transparent member is configured to cover the cavity so that the protruding portion remains visible from within the cavity.



WRESTLING SHOE WITH TEXTILE ON TOE CAP

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear has a toe cap having fibers on the surface to provide a slip region of reduced friction. The toe cap may be formed integrally with an outsole. The fibers may be in the form of a mesh, e.g., an open spacer mesh. Optionally, the toe cap may be made from an elastomeric material which is impregnated into the mesh and is cured around fibers in the mesh. A method for making a toe cap, optionally with an outsole formed integrally therewith, includes molding an elastomeric material into a toe cap having an outer surface and adhering fiber to the toe cap outer surface to provide the slip region. Pressing the fibers against the elastomeric material may be done under sufficient temperature and pressure to cure the elastomeric material around a portion of the fibers. An article of footwear features a toe cap as described.



Asymmetric Torsion Plate and Composite Sole Structure For Article of Footwear

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A composite sole structure for an article of footwear includes a bottom component and an intermediate component. Each of the intermediate component and the bottom component includes a protruding portion that forms a concave contour on the top surface and a corresponding convex contour on the bottom surface of the component, where the protruding portion includes at least a first portion that forms a continuous trough at least from a medial side of the forefoot region, e.g., from a medial side of a toe split, to a lateral side of the heel region, e.g., a heel strike region. The bottom component further includes a variable thickness profile that forms a continuous ridge on the bottom surface, the ridge extending from the medial side of the forefoot region to the lateral side of the heel region, the ridge being substantially aligned with the first portion of the protruding portion of the intermediate component and the bottom component.



ATHLETIC SHOE

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An athletic shoe including: an interior member; and a loop-shaped wrap, wherein the wrap includes: a heel portion covering a part of a calcaneal bone; a band-shaped and/or cord-shaped twisted portion continuous with a front end portion of the heel portion on medial side, extending toward under a foot sole while twisted on medial side; a medial bottom portion continuous with a front end portion of the twisted portion, extending along a medial side portion to a ball of a big toe under the foot sole; and a band-shaped and/or cord-shaped diagonal transverse portion continuous with a front end portion of the heel portion on lateral side, covering a portion of a cuboid bone and/or a tuberosity of a fifth metatarsal bone, and further extending across an instep diagonally forward so as to cover an upper surface of the big toe and a side surface of the ball.



SHOE-LEVELING INSOLE

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A negative-heel insole comprising a substantially tapered body of material (30), having a predetermined thickness of the forefoot portion (32) of the insole, being substantially thicker than the predetermined thickness of the heel portion (34) of said insole. The base (30) of the insole is made of a flexible material that can be repeatedly bent or flexed without fracturing, such as ethylene vinyl acetate foam, polyurethane foam, polyethylene, rubber, leather, silicone, encased gel, etc. . . . In addition, a fabric layer top portion (20) is bonded with adhesive to the top superior surface of the base (30).



ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear comprises a sole extending along a longitudinal axis between a heel portion and a toe portion. The sole extends along a width axis between inner and outer edges. The width axis is transverse to the longitudinal axis. A maximum width of the sole is defined along the width axis. The sole extends along a height axis between a top surface and a bottom surface. The height axis is transverse to the longitudinal axis and to the width axis. A maximum height of the sole is defined along the height axis. The bottom surface is at least partially convex. A convex portion of the bottom surface is defined by a radius having a center positioned lower than the width axis along the height axis. The sole can be engaged with a boot. The sole can be part of a kit including a boot and a skate blade assembly.



Toddler Shoe with Squeaker

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A toddler shoe has a squeaker or other air-powered noisemaker (collectively “squeaker”) that is selectively active in that the squeaker can be turned on or off. The squeaker can be turned on or off without removing the squeaker from the shoe, and because the squeaker remains in the shoe, the functional characteristics of the shoe are unaffected by the on or off state of the squeaker.



Footwear for use in Specialized Activities

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Footwear for use during a specialized activity such as skiing, cycling, skating and many other sports or industrial uses, and provides a dorsal element engaging the dorsal aspect of the foot for enabling the user to control relative to the plantar aspect the maximum height of the arch of the foot at substantially all times during the activity regardless of the position or orientation of the foot. A pivotal arm is mounted on a frame attached to the planter aspect for pivotal movement about an axis transverse to the foot and is compressed by an adjustable element operable by the user.



SHOES WITH INTERCHANGEABLE AND INTER-ZIPPABLE TOPS

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shoe with reversible and moveable tops is presented and includes fasteners, such as snaps or zippers, positioned all around the base of the shoe in order for the top half of the shoe to be changed. The tops are made of various materials and different styles, There can be full-covered footwear, sandal-type or any type of strapped shoe for women or men. Alternative embodiments comprise a sole, an upper, a leg shaft, a leg shaft extension, and a finishing collar that may be combined to create a distinctive shoe. The leg shaft and the leg shaft extension may have laces or vertical zippers to provide a better fit for the user. The finishing collar, leg shaft, and leg shaft extension are configured to provide a protective layer between zippers and a user's skin.



FOOT STRAPPING SYSTEM FOR SANDAL

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A sandal includes a sole having an outer front portion, an inner front portion, an outer rear portion, and an inner rear portion; and a foot strapping system having a primary tether which has two end portions attached to the outer front portion and the outer rear portion of the sole; an auxiliary tether having one end portion attached to the inner rear portion of the sole and engaged with a middle portion of the primary tether; and an adjusting tether having one end portion attached to the inner front portion of the sole, and having an intermediate portion engaged with the middle portion of the primary tether for securing a foot of a user to the sole. The adjusting tether includes two cables, and the primary tether includes two straps.



Article Of Footwear Incorporating An Illuminable Panel

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes an illuminable panel and a plurality of strands positioned to extend adjacent and parallel to the illuminable panel. The illuminable panel has a surface with a covered area and an exposed area. The covered area includes a substantially opaque covering, and the exposed area is at least partially visible from the exterior of the footwear. The strands are located to correspond with the exposed area of the illuminable panel. Light from the exposed area of the illuminable panel may enhance, highlight, or otherwise increase the visibility of the strands or areas of the upper that include the strands.



Footwear With LED System

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shoe sole including a first wall and a second wall, wherein the second wall is opposite the first wall at a spaced distance from the first wall, the first wall and second wall form a continuous channel therebetween for receiving an LED belt, the LED belt comprising a plurality of LED circuit boxes containing LED lights; the channel further including a plurality of recessed cavities for receiving the LED circuit boxes including the LED lights and a plurality of arcuate grooves for receiving portions of the LED belt that do not include the LED circuit boxes, wherein the plurality of arcuate grooves are positioned in an alternating pattern with the plurality of recessed cavities, the protrusions further forming a generally “C” shape indentation proximate to a perimeter along a first lateral side of the sole and a generally reverse “C” shape indentation proximate to the perimeter along a second lateral side of the sole.



Shoe Assembly

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shoe assembly for relieving podiatric pain includes a shoe that may be worn on a foot of a user. A therapeutic unit is positioned within the shoe. The therapeutic unit is comprised of copper such that the therapeutic unit may relieve podiatric pain when the user wears the shoe.



SHOE PROTECTOR

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A sole protector having a sole protector material with a lower surface that is meant to be exposed when the sole protector is applied to a shoe, an adhesive layer on an opposite surface of the sole protector material and a peel-away backing layer on the adhesive wherein the sole protector material is the same color as the sole on which it is placed and it covers about 85% of the sole of the shoe onto which it is applied.



Closure Device for a Sports Footwear

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A closure device for a sports footwear s provided. The device facilitates insertion of the user's foot into the footwear and extraction of the same from the footwear. The closure device can switch from a closed position, in which the user's foot is immobilized within the footwear, to an open position in which the user's foot can be inserted into the footwear or extracted therefrom, and the device can be locked in a fixed position both when it is in its closed position and when it is in its open position. In particular, when it is in its open position, the closure device is locked in a position in which it does not hinder the operations of inserting the user's foot into the footwear and of extracting the user's foot from the footwear.



SHOE HEEL COVER AND KIT

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shoe heel and heel cover system including a shoe post and a heel cover. The shoe post includes a polygonal main body, a ball, and a spring. The polygonal main body has a top and a bottom. The ball is located on the polygonal main body. The spring is positioned within the polygonal main body and behind the ball. The heel cover has an opening configured to matingly engage the ball and a polygonal void is formed through the heel cover. The heel cover slidably engages the shoe post.



Article of Footwear With Elongated Shock Absorbing Heel System

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear is disclosed having at least one elongated heel support member. The elongated heel support member may be angled and extend from a heel region to a midfoot region, in order to disperse forces applied by a wearer's heel during movement. The heel system may include two heel support members, each associated with a side of the article of footwear. The article of footwear may also include a series of ribs in the midfoot region, which may abut a front edge of the heel support members. Finally, the article of footwear may include asymmetric side flaps extending downward from an upper plate so as to overlap a midsole.



Shoe with a retractable and extractable heel controlled by a Smart device

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shoe with a retractable heel in which the first members housing body, is cored by the second members threaded bolt, which is operated by a rotating motor attached in the first members cavity which turns a gear, which then rotates the threaded bolt and extracts and/or retracts the heels assembly when activated by the user's smart communication device.



Flexible Cushioning Device for Shoes and Methods of Producing the Same

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A cushioning device for high heel shoes includes a layer of energy field generators producing electric/magnetic fields, and a chamber filled with an ER/MR fluid. The strengths of electric/magnetic fields are positioned in preassigned locations of the layer, according to the pressure distribution of foot. The viscosity of the ER/MR fluid can be adjusted by different strengths of electric/magnetic fields, so that different locations of foot can receive different supports from the cushioning device to enhance the comfort.



VISCO-ELASTIC INSERT

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to visco-elastic inserts, in particular to shoe inserts, and in particular to heel supports having a main body with regions of dissimilar hardness.



Variable Hardness Orthotic

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Orthotics and methods for forming orthotics are described. The orthotics can be designed with a patient-specific design and can include variation in hardness across the orthotic so as to satisfy clinical need. An orthotic can be a custom-designed orthotic formed according to an additive manufacturing process such as a 3-D printing methodology. Through utilization of on-site formation methods such as 3-D printing, an orthotic can be designed, formed and fit at the point of care in a much shorter time period than traditional orthotics. The orthotics can include a layer that includes a plurality of cells across the layer. The layer can exhibit variable hardness across the layer through variation in cell void volume and optionally material of formation across the layer.



Shoe Sole, Method of Manufacturing Such a Shoe Sole and Shoe Having Such a Sole

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shoe sole is disclosed. To improve the gait flow of persons who have hip problems, the shoe sole has a contact damper in the heel area and additionally, in the forefoot area, has a rotary element which allows the foot to rotate outwards about a previously individually determined rotational axis in the forefoot area. The underside of the shoe sole remains at least locally in frictional contact with the ground below the rotary element. Preferably, the rotary element is designed as a torsion element consisting of a fiber bundle, the torsional axis of which is substantially perpendicular to the shoe sole.



ORTHOPEDIC FOOTWEAR WITH DYNAMIC MEDIAL LONGITUDINAL ARCH SUPPORT

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The various embodiments herein provide an orthopedic footwear for correcting a foot deformity. The orthopedic footwear comprises an upper for covering a user's foot, a sole comprising an anterior part, a posterior part and a medial part, and a plurality of Bowden cables for connecting the posterior part and the anterior part of the sole. The sole configured to receive the user's foot. The Bowden cables are configured to vary a height of the medial part of the sole to provide a dynamic support to a medial-longitudinal arch of the user's foot.



Composite Shoe Sole, Footwear Constituted Thereof and Method For Producing The Same

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A water-vapor permeable shoe-sole combination (15) with an upper side (5) having at least on through hole (31) extending through the thickness of the shoe-sole combination, a barrier unit (35) with an upper side forming at least part of the upper side (50) of the shoe-sole combination, made of a water-vapor permeable barrier material (33) that forms a barrier against penetration of foreign bodies, by means of which the at least one through hole (31) is closed in a water-vapor permeable manner, a reinforcement device (25) formed for mechanical reinforcement of the shoe-sole combination (105), constructed with at least one reinforcement web (37) arranged on at least one surface of the barrier material (33) and at least partially crossing the at least one through hole (31), and at least one walking-sole part (117) arranged beneath the barrier unit (35).



KICKING SHOE ATTACHMENT FOR PROPELLING KICK SCOOTERS AND THE LIKE

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A kicking shoe attachment for use by the rider of a kick scooter or the like having an elongated core with a flat upper surface with a skid resistant upper sole thereupon, and an opposing curvilinear lower surface with a wear resistant lower sole disposed thereupon. The elongated core may be split apart horizontally and two or more springs, a block of a resilient material, or a scissor jack mechanism may be placed between the upper and lower body portions. An opening may be placed in the upper surface of the elongated body to receive the protruding heel of typically a woman's heeled shoe or boot. A harness or quick-release safety binding is provided to retain a rider's foot to the kicking shoe attachment. A tether may be provided for securing the kicking shoe attachment to an environmental object when not in use or to the kick scooter when the kick scooter is being ridden.



DEVICE WITH RIGID SHELL DESIGNED TO UNDERGO IMPACTS AND COMPRISING INTERNAL ENERGY RECOVERY MEANS

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device includes a rigid outer shell defining a hollow inner space. The device also includes an inner shell defining a hollow inner space. The inner shell is housed in the inner space of the outer shell and capable of freely displacing therein and including at least one layer of piezoelectric material capable of generating electric energy under the effect of an impact to which it is submitted against the outer shell. An electric circuit is housed in the inner space of the inner shell, electrically connected to the piezoelectric material layer, and includes an element for storing the electric energy generated by the piezoelectric material layer of the inner shell. Further, the device includes elements for holding the electric circuit in the inner shell.



TRACK-AND-FIELD ATHLETIC SHOES WITH AUTO BANKABLE SPIKES

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure discloses track-and-field athletic shoes and sole structures for such track shoes. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, the sole structures may include one or more spike assemblies with movable spikes that enhance the grip of the track shoe over an entire course, including when banking on a turn, and that positions a runners foot in a more natural position relative to the runners center or mass while banking.



Footwear Having Coverable Motorized Adjustment System

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear may include a motorized tensioning system including a tensile member and a motorized tightening device attached to an outer surface of the article of footwear, the tightening device configured to apply tension in the tensile member to adjust the size of an internal void defined by the article of footwear. The article of footwear may also include a tightening device cover configured to be removably attached to the article of footwear over the tightening device.



Article Of Footwear With Multiple Layers

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear has a multi-layer upper, where the outermost layers of the upper are cut into a pattern. The cut portions of the upper are mounted on a contiguous substrate layer so that the edges of the cut portions are visible and perceptible to touch. The upper remains durable in terms of abrasion resistance, ply adhesion, tensile strength, and flex testing.



FOOTBED AND OTHER WEARABLE ARTICLES

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A footbed for a skate (e.g., an ice hockey skate), which may enhance a fit of the skate on a skater's foot. The footbed comprises an upper side for engaging the skater's foot received in a skate boot of the skate, a lower side opposite to the upper side, and thermoformable material allowing the footbed to be thermoformed to conform to the skater's foot. The thermoformable material may comprise a shape-memory material. Footbeds for other footwear are also disclosed. Other articles wearable by users, such as articles of personal protective equipment (e.g., helmets, leg guards, etc.), are disclosed.



Insole for High-Heeled Shoe

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Insole (14) for a high-heeled shoe (4), wherein the insole (14) has proximally a first zone (1) provided for the purpose of supporting a heel of a foot and further has distally of the first zone a second zone (2) which is provided for the purpose of supporting a middle part of the foot, wherein the second zone is provided with a teardrop-shaped raised area (12) positioned such



Spikeless Golf Shoe

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shoe comprising a sole and an upper. The sole comprises a midsole and an outsole comprising a forefoot outsole member, a midfoot outsole member, and a heel outsole member. Lateral and medial side peripheries of the forefoot outsole member are respectively spaced laterally and medially inward from midsole forefoot lateral and medial side peripheral edge portions. Lateral and medial side peripheries of the midfoot outsole member are respectively spaced laterally and medially outward from midsole midfoot lateral and medial side peripheral edge portions. Lateral and medial side peripheries of the heel outsole member are respectively spaced laterally and medially inward from midsole heel lateral and medial side peripheral edge portions.



METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A PLASTIC COMPONENT, PLASTIC COMPONENT, AND SHOE

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Described are methods for manufacturing a plastic component, in particular a cushioning element for sports apparel, a plastic component manufactured with such methods, for example a sole or a part of a sole for a shoe, and a shoe with such a sole. The method for the manufacture of a plastic component includes loading a mold with a first material includes particles of an expanded material and fusing the surfaces of the particles by supplying energy. The energy is supplied in the form of at least one electromagnetic field.



Integrated Consumer Products

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Integrated consumer products including an article of footwear that provides for correction, mitigation or prevention of hallux valgus or bunion. The footwear is constructed such that forces generated by a wearer's foot while standing or walking are directed or redirected to provide support and forces on selective bone and soft tissues of the foot thereby providing corrective forces to counter the development or progression of a bunion. The mechanism of force redirection may include compliant type mechanisms.



FOOT STABILIZING DEVICE

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a foot stabilizing device, which can be an insole body or a sole body having a foot contacting surface. The insole body or the foot contacting surface of the sole body has a toe region, a foot sole region, a foot arch region, and a foot heel region for corresponding to the toes, the foot sole, the foot arch and the foot heel of a user's foot, respectively. The present invention is characterized in that a reducing stress structure is formed between a center position of a rear end of the toe region and a middle portion of the foot sole region in longitudinal direction. Thus, the contacting force between the use's foot and the reducing stress structure can be minimized and the user's foot can be stabilized on the insole body or the sole body thereby to prevent the foot from sliding forwardly or around.



SOLE FOR A SHOE

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A sole for a sports shoe comprises a plurality of profile elements and a friction element. The profile elements are distributed such that the friction element can contact a sports ball to increase the friction between a lower side of the sole and the sports ball.



SHOE COVER

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shoe cover for covering a shoe to present the look like the wearer is wearing a different pair of shoes. The shoe cover includes an upper piece configured to cover an upper portion of a shoe of a wearer, the upper piece sized to cover the upper portion of the shoe without being attached to the shoe while the shoe is worn. The shoe cover includes a heel cover coupled to the upper piece and configured to receive and cover a heel of the shoe. The shoe cover includes a sole piece coupled to a bottom of the upper piece and configured to grip surfaces as the wearer uses the shoe cover. The shoe cover also includes a back counter piece coupled to a bottom of the heel cover and configured to grip the surfaces as the wearer uses the shoe cover.



Footwear Insert Member Assembly

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides advantageous insert member assemblies for footwear. More particularly, the present disclosure provides improved insert member assemblies that are configured and dimensioned to be inserted in a shoe worn by a user. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides for insert member assemblies that are configured and dimensioned to be inserted in a shoe worn by a user, thereby providing comfort and style to the user. In certain embodiments, the insert member assemblies also provide or include a structure/place (e.g., a pocket or the like) to house personal items (e.g., keys, money, etc.) of the user. The disclosed insert member assemblies are capable of use for many user-friendly purposes. In exemplary embodiments, the insert member assemblies are adjustable, interchangeable and/or removable.



REVOLUTIONZ THE ULTIMATE SHOE

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A workout system is provided. The workout system includes a pair of shoes and a handheld device. The pair of shoes may include an electronic chip. The electronic chip may have an impact detector to detect the amount of steps taken by the shoes. The electronic chip may further include a wireless transceiver. The handheld device includes a processor, a wireless transceiver, a global positioning system (GPS), and a monitor. The transceiver of the handheld device exchanges data with the transceiver of the shoes. The processor processes data from the transceiver and the GPS and displays the data on the monitor. The monitor may display at least one of an amount of impacts detected by the impact detector, a location of the handheld device, a distance traveled of the handheld device, and a speed of the handheld device.



DOG SHOE

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A dog shoe includes a fastening strap, wherein the fastening strap is configured so that in a fastened state, the fastening strap exerts pulling forces towards the middle of the dog shoe at two side portions of the dog shoe, and the fastening strap is located between a position for placing a dog's dewclaw of the dog shoe and a position for placing the dog's phalangeal joints of the dog shoe. The fastening strap in the dog shoe does not limit movable joints of a dog's foot, has few restrictions on the dog's foot, and makes it comfortable for the dog's foot; meanwhile, the fastening strap may also fasten the dog shoe on the dog's foot securely, providing the dog shoe with a desirable enveloping effect for the dog's foot, so that after the shoe is put on the dog's foot, the shoe does not fall or loosen easily.



Automatic Lacing System

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article of footwear with an automatic lacing system is disclosed. The automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper.



Lace Engaging Structures And Other Features For Articles Of Footwear And Other Foot-Receiving Devices

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Uppers for articles of footwear (or foot-covering members for other foot-receiving devices) include: (a) an upper member including medial and lateral side portions, each side portion including at least one pair of slots spaced in a top-to-bottom direction and (b) a first strap portion that extends between and through each of the medial slots and the lateral slots such that the first strap portion is exposed between the pair of medial slots and between the pair of lateral slots and such that the first strap portion extends across the instep opening. One, two, or more other “strap portions” may be provided, e.g., that extend between additional pairs of medial and lateral slots and across the instep opening. A shoe lace may be provided to extend through and between areas defined by the strap portions and the pairs of medial and lateral slots.