Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA cleat for footwear. The cleat includes a base layer that attaches to the outsole of the footwear, a cushioning layer and a traction element layer. The traction element layer is attached to the base layer solely by the cushioning layer. Each of the cleat layers provides friction with the ground when the cleat engages the ground. The durometer of the base layer and the durometer of the traction element layer are greater than the durometer of the cushioning layer. When a user steps on a surface wearing a shoe outfitted with these cleats, the resilience of the cushioning layer at once both lessens the impact of the traction elements on the ground surface and lessens the reaction force on the user's foot transmitted through the shoe's outsole. The user's comfort is thereby enhanced.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn article of footwear includes a sole and an upper at least partially formed of [a textile element. The textile element includes a yarn matrix having a plurality of interlocked strands oriented in predetermined directions. A structural element may be captured within the matrix at selected locations. In operation, the matrix is stitched onto a temporary substrate. The substrate is removed and the article coupled to a sole structure to form the article of footwear.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn article of footwear includes a sole and an upper at least partially formed of a textile element. The textile element includes a yarn matrix having a plurality of interlocked strands oriented in predetermined directions. A structural element may be captured within the matrix at selected locations. In operation, the matrix is stitched onto a temporary substrate. The substrate is removed and the article coupled to a sole structure to form the article of footwear.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shoe device comprises a padded portion, an adhesive applied to one side of the padded portion and a covering for the adhesive. The device can be adhered to an inner surface of a shoe or to an external surface, such as the sole of the shoe as a friction or non-slip device. The shoe device can come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and can be adhered and removed.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA sole structure for a sport shoe is proposed that can increase accelerating force during activities and achieve quick movements. A sole assembly 1 for an indoor shoe includes a sole body 2 formed of a soft elastic member and a plate-like member 3 that is disposed at a position right under the first to fourth distal phalanx DP1-DP4 of the foot on a foot sole contact surface 2A of the sole body 2 and that has a higher hardness than that of the sole body 2. The plate-like member 3 extends arcuately substantially in the foot width direction along the toes and has a narrow part 3C of a short length in the foot length direction at a region between the first toe and the second toe.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA thin footbed having incorporated spring structure that can adapt to a person's gait to avoid injuries and has minimal heel center pressure for prolonged comfort. The spring structure is made a carbon fiber and textile fabric hybrid material for high energy absorption capacity to prevent injuries from hard surface impacts.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTBoot covers are created as a way to change the way a cowboy boot looks by covering the worn out or old shaft with a decorative cover that is easily pulled on and taken off. This is a practical way to make boots seem new again if they are worn out and old. The boot covers, made of stretch fabric, are worn along with the cowboy boot and a heel strap unit. The heel strap unit made of stretch fabric provides stability to the boot cover with the cowboy boot. Stretch fabric allows for the boot cover to be pulled directly over the cowboy boot for a snug and proper fit without any hooks, or other attachments to fit well. The stretch fabric is then secured at the bottom of the boot with the heel strap unit which snaps closed on the exterior side of the elongated hollow shaft unit.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shoe in form of a slipper or sandal, includes a body 100 adapted to have a first fluid casing 12 and a second fluid casing 14, each having an elastic property, embedded in the front and rear portions of the body, respectively, and an instep strap 120 supported to the body in such a way as to be rotated in a specific section. A rotating shaft 16 is rotated in conjunction with the instep strap, and it includes a first connecting portion connected to the first fluid casing and a second connecting portion connected to the second fluid casing and an internal passage having respective check ball seating portions formed on the inside of the first and the second connecting portions, and with check ball received in the internal passage. When the rotating shaft is inclined by rotation of the rotating shaft, the check ball closely adheres to any one of the check ball seating portions by gravity or buoyancy and regulates a fluid flow to any one of the first and the second connecting portions.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA footwear heel 40, including a storage cavity 32 provided within the heel 40; the cavity 32 provided for storing an item. The cavity 32 includes an access opening 52 providing access to the storage cavity 32 through the inside of an associated item of footwear 36. A cover 50 is provided for covering the access opening 52. The cavity 32 is formed in the heel 40 during manufacture of the heel 40 by providing at least one of a surround and a last within one of a footwear heel mould and a footwear sole mould, and then adding a heel material in a fluid form into the mould about at least one of the surround and last.