Shoe with slip-resistant, shape-retaining fabric outsole

  • US 6,430,844 B1
  • Filed: 07/20/2000
  • Issued: 08/13/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/20/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A shoe, comprising:

  • a) an outsole consisting essentially of an inner backing part of a shape-retaining, moldable material, and an outer fabric part of a fabric material different from the shape-retaining material, the outer fabric part being retained and held in shape and position by the shape-retaining material of the inner backing part, the inner backing part being molded in a common mold in situ with, and integrally embedded in, the outer fabric part to resist separation of the different materials and to resist shape distortion of the outer fabric part;

    b) a cushioning element overlying, and non-moldably attached to, the outsole; and

    c) an upper non-moldably attached to the outsole.

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