Footwear cleat

  • US 5,887,371 A
  • Filed: 02/18/1997
  • Issued: 03/30/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A footwear cleat for securing to a footwear sole for use on turf comprising:

  • a central hub portion; and

    a resilient portion extending radially outward and downward from and beyond the hub portion until terminating in substantially flat tips, the tips extending outwardly and substantially parallel to the footwear sole so as not to engage and damage the turf as the footwear sole is presented to the turf, the tips deflecting upwardly to further avoid damage to the turf when traction is not needed, connecting edges being formed between adjacent tips, the tips deflecting downward so that the connecting edges and tips engage upper layers of the turf and provide traction when the cleat begins to slip laterally on the turf.

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