Soccer shoe having independently supported lateral and medial sides

  • US 6,973,746 B2
  • Filed: 07/25/2003
  • Issued: 12/13/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An article of footwear, comprising:

  • an upper; and

    a cleat assembly coupled to the upper, the cleat assembly including;

    a base having medial and lateral sides,a plurality of downwardly extending ground engaging members,a medial support bar located on the medial side,a lateral support bar located on the lateral side,a lateral stiffened section located in a region of the cleat assembly generally corresponding to a midfoot portion of the lateral support bar, anda medial stiffened section located in a region of the cleat assembly generally corresponding to a midfoot portion of the medial support bar, the medial stiffened section being stiffer than the lateral stiffened section.

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