Indexable shoe cleat with improved traction

  • US 6,904,707 B2
  • Filed: 07/01/2003
  • Issued: 06/14/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/01/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An indexable cleat securable to the sole of a shoe for providing traction for the shoe on a ground surface, the cleat comprising:

  • a hub with an exposed surface facing away from the shoe sole when the cleat is secured to the shoe;

    at least one traction element extending from the hub in a direction away from the exposed surface of the hub; and

    a cleat connector extending from a surface of the hub opposing the exposed surface and securable within a receptacle of the shoe;

    wherein the cleat connector includes a central axis that is eccentrically aligned with respect to the hub to facilitate different orientations of the hub with respect to the shoe sole when the cleat is secured to the shoe;

    wherein the hub includes opposing wider and narrower rounded peripheral portions, the wider peripheral portion having a radius of curvature and arcuate length that are greater than a radius of curvature and arcuate length of the narrower peripheral portion.

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