Sole for a golf shoe

  • US 9,332,803 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2015
  • Issued: 05/10/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/14/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A sole for a golf shoe comprising:

  • a plurality of cleats integrated with the sole and distributed along a forefoot and heel area of the sole,wherein the plurality of cleats is located on and extends from an outer surface of the sole facing away from the shoe,the plurality of cleats comprising a first set of cleats andthe first set of cleats distributed along the forefoot areathe second set of cleats distributed along the heel areaeach cleat comprises a circular center part and at least a first arm extending radially outwards from the circular center part of the cleat providing traction in a first direction, and at least a second arm extending radially outwards from the circular center part of the cleat providing traction in a second direction that is different from the first direction,wherein a height of the center part does not exceed a height of the first and/or the second arm,wherein the first and second arms delimit a generally planar ground contacting surface configured to support the shoe on the ground and to prevent penetration of the cleats into the ground, andwherein the cleats are tapered in a direction away from the outer surface of the sole such that the arms extend further from the center of the cleat at a base portion extending at the outer surface of the sole than at the ground contacting surface.

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