Abstract: A ski binding in combination with a boot or shoe adapted to be secured to a ski by the binding. The binding comprises a support element having an abutment zone and a latching element having a transverse bit. The latching element is adapted to be mounted on the boot and a moveable latch is provided which is adapted to exert a force for forcing a support zone provided on the boot against the abutment zone. A ski binding for securing one end of a boot or shoe comprising a support zone and comprising a latching element having a transverse bit to a ski. The binding comprises a support element adapted to be secured to the ski. The support element comprises an abutment zone and is adapted to be engaged between the transverse bit and the zone. The binding further comprises a moveable latch adapted to exert a force for forcing the support zone against the abutement zone. A shoe or boot for attachment to a ski with a binding. The shoe or boot comprises a support zone at one end thereof and a latching element.
Abstract: A process for making a shoe for use in conjunction with various sports. The shoe comprises an upper portion, a walking sole, an intermediate element and at least one projecting portion. The process comprises the steps of integrating the projecting portion together with the intermediate element to form an integral assembly and then integrating the integral assembly with the upper portion and the walking sole to form the shoe.
Abstract: Apparatus for connecting the leg of a skier to a ski comprises a casing comprised of rigid sections articulatedly interconnected for vertical swinging movement relative to each other about horizontal axes perpendicular to the length of the ski. In a preferred form, four such elements are provided, one comprising a sole or base, another comprising an upper pivotally mounted to the front of the base, and the third and fourth forming the front and rear of a boot top, at least one of which is pivoted to the rear of the base, the other being pivoted also to the rear of the base or to the rear of the upper. The various elements can be latched together in closed relationship; and means are provided for deliberately unlatching the elements to free the skier's foot, or for automatically unlatching the elements upon excessive forward or rearward bending or force application, or excessive torsional force. A waterproof sock can be provided within the casing.
November 28, 1975
Date of Patent:
November 29, 1977
Ets. Francois Salomon et Fils S.A.
Andre Marcel Collombin, Georges Pierre Joseph Salomon