Seamless, form fitting foot sock

  • US 6,158,253 A
  • Filed: 09/17/1999
  • Issued: 12/12/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/17/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A highly stretchable, seamless foot sock that conforms to the underlying portions of the body when donned, said sock comprising:

  • a seamless, elongated fabric receptacle for receiving the foot and at least a portion of the leg, of the wearer,said receptacle presenting an open leg end, through which the foot and leg of the wearer are inserted when the sock is donned, and a closed toe end,said receptacle including a toe section that is at least in part tapered toward the toe end and projects from the toe end for receiving the toes of the wearer, a tubular generally straight leg section that is adjacent the leg end and is dimensioned to receive at least a portion of the leg of the wearer, and a tubular generally straight foot section extending between the leg section and toe section of the receptacle,said toe, foot and leg sections of the receptacle being knitted of a common high-stretch yarn and being generally undersized in an unstretched condition relative to the underlying portions of the body, such that the yarn of the toe, foot and leg sections is resiliently stretched when the sock is donned,said yarn comprising a corespun yarn that includes an elastomeric core and an outer sheath comprising substantially nonelastic fibers.

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