Abstract: A sports boot tongue, which comprises a comfort element (5) positioned directly on its surface (4) designed to be oriented toward the inside of the sports boot in order to come into contact with the foot or the leg of a user, this comfort element (5) fulfilling a first technical function of absorbing shocks and a second technical function of reducing friction and sliding by shearing.
Abstract: A sports boot comprising a part comprising at least two superposed layers of plastics and comprising an opening that can be closed by catching means distributed on either side of this opening, wherein one of the two layers has one or more recesses lying on an axis in order to define a deformation axis of the shell, allowing that part of the shell that is around this axis to move away in order to enlarge the opening and make it easier to put the boot on and to take it off.
Abstract: Metal accessory for a sports shoe of the buckle type, comprising a decoration and/or gripping zone (10) on its upper surface (2), wherein this decoration and/or gripping zone (10) comprises reliefs formed by the intersection of at least two non-parallel series of grooves.
Abstract: The sports boot has, on the one hand a first part (1) in a first material and a second part (17) superposed on said first part and in a second material, and, on the other hand, reinforcement means (10, 11, 12, 13). The reinforcement means are at least partly formed by at least one frame (13) in synthetic material reinforced with mineral or synthetic fibers and positioned at least partially between said parts.
Abstract: A method of fabricating an in-line roller skate is provided. The in-line roller skate has a chassis (2;39) equipped with at least two rollers (3) and two platforms (4, 5; 34; 47) and a boot (1; 30). The boot has a supple upper connected to a lower panel and is capable of enclosing a wear's foot. The method includes the steps of (a) inserting a rigid insole (17; 31, 50; 55; 56) into the boot; (b) fixing fasteners between the rigid insole and the chassis, thus sandwiching the lower panel therebetween; and (c) optionally, inserting a comfort sole into the boot to cover the rigid insole.
Abstract: The brake device (30) for a lace (2), of a boot (31), sliding in a base part (1) linked to the boot (31), comprises a lever (3) articulated on the base part (1), returned by an elastic means (11) into a position of contact with the lace (2) preventing the sliding of the lace (2) in one direction by pressing action. The lever (3) has holding means (15, 16) enabling it to maintain a second, stable position allowing the sliding of the lace (2) in both directions, thus making the action required for opening the boot more convenient.
Abstract: A sports boot made up of an upper having first and second elements assembled by bonding and use of a mechanical device. A part of one of the elements permanently covers the mechanical device in order to seal it and to hide the mechanical device from view, in order to create a more visually appealing boot.
Abstract: The boot for gliding sports, particularly for skiing, comprises a rigid shell (2) for partially surrounding a user's foot, a collar (3) articulated on the shell (2), and an inner boot, said shell (2) including an open part that makes it easier to put the boot on and to take it off. The boot also comprises at least one flexible element (6) covering said open part so as to close the boot, and a semirigid element (7, 8) superposed over said flexible element (6), and means (9) for fixing said elements on the rigid shell (2).
Abstract: A retention and release mechanism and ski boot for mitigating injury to a skier when the rearward loads, potentially injurious to the user, are imparted to the boot. The mechanism includes a first linkage having an end coupled to a first rigid boot portion, and a second linkage coupled to the first linkage through a pin disposed in a slot in the first linkage. The mechanism provides stable orientation of the first portion to the second portion in a “ski” position, and allows rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion in a “release” position, the “release” position being established upon imposition of a predetermined level of rearward force on the boot.
Abstract: An alpine ski boot has a curb intended to allow the boot to be held on a ski by either a front binding or a rear binding. The curb has a flange (4) which is nonremovably secured to the lower part of the boot and a removable curb piece (8; 16; 16′) fixable either immediately underneath the flange, wherein the overall height of the boot measured from a lower surface of the curb piece to the top of the boot is maximized or immediately above the flange wherein the overall height of the boot from the lower surface of the boot adjacent the flange to the top of the boot is minimized.
Abstract: The top of the shell (2) made of molded plastic forms part of a flexible upper (1) in which a longitudinal opening line (9) forming a flap (12) is formed. The front lateral side of this flap is connected to the upper by an extensible elastic part (15). Good forward waterproofing is hence obtained without using a seal.
Abstract: An in-line roller skate is described, which consists of a chassis (2) equipped with at least two rollers (3) and which has two platforms (4, 5) and a boot (1) with a flexible upper resting on the platforms and connected to these platforms by a rigid part consisting of a footbed (17) connected to the inside of the flexible upper. The sole is thus securely held between the rigid footbed and at least the rear platform of the chassis.
Abstract: A boot is constituted, on the one hand, of a shell (1), a cuff (2) joined to the shell, the shell and the cuff presenting zones of differing rigidity (18, 19a, 27, 28). The zones of lesser rigidity (14, 16, 18) of the shell permitting the support, on the sides of the shell, of a rigid heel zone (5) extending toward the front by a lateral oblique band (10) carrying the buckles (11, 12). The rigid zone of the cuff comprises two lateral flaps (19) and at least a collar (20) wherein the rearward portion of the collar is connected to the heel by a joining component (24) regulating the flexing and the rear support. The surface of the rigid zones is minimal.
Abstract: The boot comprises a cuff (4) articulated to a shell (1) and a leaf (6) for retaining the cuff which counteract its rearward tilting but give way when the force tending to tilt the cuff exceeds a specific value. These leaf consist of a part (6) which works in compression and gives way by buckling. Such a boot is intended to prevent tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee.
Abstract: Ski boot whose upper consists of a variable-volume plastic shell (1) provided with at least one tightening device (5, 6). The outer side (A) of the shell has zones (A′, A″) which are of substantially lower rigidity than the rest of the shell and lie on either side of a stronger band (15) which extends obliquely from the heel to the front end of the shell and bears one of the parts of the tightening device. The effect of said band is to keep the foot bearing against the inner side of the shell, and thus to improve edge setting.
Abstract: A boot has a rigid core (1, 2) consisting, in some areas, of the inside surface of the boot into which a liner is received and of an envelope of supple material (11, 12) covering the rigid core, and making up the inside surface of the boot in the areas where the rigid core is absent. The rigid core comprises means of reinforcement (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) that are not covered by the aforementioned envelope of supple material (11, 12).
Abstract: Ski boot has a shell (1), a collar (4) articulated on the shell and an inner reinforcement element (7) fixed to the collar. The reinforcement element is in the form of a half-collar surrounding the upper edge of the shell. The boot has a wedge-shaped projection (12) of the reinforcement for making the reinforcement interfere with the shell. The projection (12) engages in a notch (13) of the shell, in such a manner that the reinforcement element controls the flexibility of the boot.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a ski boot comprising a first component, consisting essentially of a sole and an upper which encloses the foot and the malleolar region, and a second component consisting of a cuff which is articulated with respect to the upper so as to allow the cuff to move from front to rear and vice versa, and means for retaining the cuff which counteract the rearward tilting of the cuff but give way when the force tending to tilt the cuff exceeds a specific value. The retaining means are bistable. They consist of a stop (11) integral with one component of the boot and an elastically deformable part (6), for example a convex leaf, which is integral with the other component of the boot and is intended to be deformed by the stop.
Abstract: A retention and release mechanism and ski boot for mitigating injury to a skier when the rearward loads, potentially injurious to the user, are imparted to the boot. The mechanism includes a first linkage arm, a latch, and a second linkage arm. The latch is connected to a first end of the first linkage arm, and is configured for direct or indirect pivotal connection to a first portion of the boot (e.g., an upper portion), which is pivotally connected to a second portion of the boot (e.g., a lower portion). The second linkage arm is pivotally connected to a second end of the first linkage arm at a pivot point, and is configured for pivotal connection to the second portion of the boot.