Custom article of footwear and method of making the same

  • US 20110061265A1
  • Filed: 07/08/2010
  • Published: 03/17/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/10/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An article of footwear comprising:

  • an upper having an anterior side, posterior side, medial side, lateral side, superior side, inferior side, exterior, and an interior, said upper having an aperture on the superior side for permitting a wearer'"'"'s foot to be inserted into the interior of said upper, said upper comprising a plurality of openings on the inferior side; and

    ,a removable and replaceable sole component comprising a plurality of traction members having undercut portions, said traction members having shapes suitable for fitting through said plurality of openings, said sole component being insertable through said aperture into the interior of said upper and being partially disposed above the inferior side of said upper and a substantial portion of said plurality of traction members extend through corresponding ones of said plurality of openings, said sole component including said traction members being mechanically engaged to said upper adjacent to said undercut portions, said traction members comprising a substantial portion of the ground engaging surface on the inferior side of said article of footwear.

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