Custom article of footwear and method of making the same

  • US 8,209,883 B2
  • Filed: 07/08/2010
  • Issued: 07/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/10/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An article of footwear comprising;

  • an upper comprising a knit textile material element, said upper comprising an anterior side, a posterior side, a superior side, an inferior side, a medial side, and a lateral side, an exterior side, and an interior side, said upper comprising a collar section which extends substantially about an opening defined by said upper for receiving a wearer'"'"'s foot, a dorsal section comprising a dorsal pad extending on said superior side of said upper above the position of the instep of said wearer'"'"'s foot, a vamp section extending substantially on said superior side of said upper over the position of a plurality of the phalanges of said wearer'"'"'s foot, a quarter section further comprising a medial quarter and a lateral quarter, said medial quarter extending on said medial side of said upper along a junction between said upper with said sole to said collar section and said dorsal section, and said lateral quarter extending on said lateral side of said upper along a junction between said upper with said sole to said collar section and said dorsal section, a tip section extending on said anterior side of said upper proximate to the position of the distal end of a plurality of the toes of said wearer'"'"'s foot and also about a portion of said medial side and said lateral side of said upper along a junction between said upper and said sole, and a posterior section on said posterior side of said upper and extending about a portion of said medial side and said lateral side substantially about the position of the heel of said wearer'"'"'s foot, said posterior section extending upwards on said posterior side to said collar section, wherein each of the dorsal, collar, vamp, quarter, and tip sections of said upper comprises a different knit textile material structure having different elongation characteristics.

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