Abstract: A shoe has an upper made of resiliently flexible materials, a central rotary closure arranged on a lateral side of the upper in an area in which the lateral malleolus of a wearer's foot is received, at least one tightening element connected to the central rotary closure, the at least one tightening element having a front tightening section which extends forwardly from the central rotary closure and a rear tightening section which extends rearwardly from the central rotary closure, and front and rear pull straps. The front pull strap is coupled to the front tightening section and runs obliquely forward therefrom over an instep area of the upper to an end thereof which is fastened to the upper.
Abstract: A shoe of the type having a sole and an upper formed of nonrigid materials attached to the sole, and with a central closure mechanism that is coupled with at least one elongated flexible tightening element by which a vamp of the upper can be tightened and loosened via increasing and decreasing an effective length of the at least one tightening element as measured from the central closure mechanism as it runs between guide elements on the upper and on an instep shield. In accordance with preferred embodiments, the shoe upper has a closed vamp, at least the instep area of which is formed of a volume-elastic compressible material and the instep cover is formed of an elastically bendable material at least approximately matched to the surface contour at least a portion of the instep.
Abstract: In a shoe sole, in particular for athletic shoes, that is assembled at least from an outsole and a cushioning midsole, where the midsole has recesses extending essentially perpendicular to the plane of the sole, to improve the comfort of such a shoe and to increase the dimensional stability of the sole parts, the midsole is formed of a first midsole element (1a) consisting of a compact thermoplastic material and a second midsole element (2a) consisting of a foamed plastic material. Recesses (3) are distributed at least predominantly over the entire first midsole element (1a) made of compact thermoplastic material and are closed on a side facing away from the second midsole element (2a). Additionally, the second midsole element (2a) is injected onto the first midsole element (1a) closing open ends of the recesses and optionally, partially penetrating the recesses and/or encapsulating stabilizing inserts disposed in the arch area of the first midsole element.
Abstract: A sport shoe with an outsole cleat-type gripping element is constructed so that, even in an inclined position of the outsole, the supporting areas of the gripping element or elements have as complete a ground contact as possible, without the gripping element being damaged or destroyed by excessive lateral forces. Further, the damping property of the gripping element can be matched in a simple way to the respective requirements. In particular, in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention these characteristics are obtained by providing a receiving device, which has an inside thread for receiving the threaded bolt for at least one gripping element, in a holding insert that is embedded in the outsole, the receiving device being mounted so as to be both axially movable and slightly tiltable laterally without being able to rotate.
Abstract: A shoe, especially a sport, leisure or rehabilitation shoe, with an upper that is at least partially formed of an elastically flexible material, a central closure attached on an instep cover in an area of the wearer's instep, and with a wire-like tightening element that is coupled with the central closure and runs from the central closure down toward a toe end of the upper and then back up to the central closure, the tightening element passing back and forth between guide elements on the instep cover and on side parts of the upper at each of opposite sides of the throat area. In accordance with preferred embodiments, a projecting sheet-shaped tab is molded to the instep cover, the tab being securely connected at an instep area of the shoe, and the instep cover being folded around a hinge-like connection of the tab on the instep area to be covered. As a result, the instep cover is movably attached to the shoe upper in a simple way.
Abstract: For the production of a shoe upper by cutting out of the shoe upper in the form of a layout from a web of material, shaping of the shoe upper with connection of material parts of the layout with formation of seams, a process is used by which such shoe uppers can be produced in a timesaving and efficient manner despite the many individual parts present or to be made visible. For this purpose, a web of material (1) is used to produce layouts (2) by different production measures, such as different styles, yarn material, color, material thickness, single layer or multilayer type of material or the like, at the same time with the production of web of material (1), and with a sole part attached to the layout. The layout is cut from the web as a unit with the sole part and processed into a shoe part having an upper and sole part.
Abstract: Shoes, especially sport or leisure shoes, preferably for team sports or for group leisure play, with a central rotary closure which, as much as possible, is not present in preferred kicking areas of such shoes while still being in a location where it can be easily and conveniently operated. In accordance with preferred embodiments, the central rotary closure is located on an upper outer (lateral) side in an area surrounding the lateral side of the ankle. With the central rotary closure so located, advantageously, the tightening element runs from the central rotary closure, alternately between guide elements on the instep cover and lateral side part of the upper toward the toe area of the shoe, across the instep in the metatarsophalangeal joint area and then runs upwardly on the other (medial) side of the upper, alternating between guide elements on the instep cover and medial side part of the upper.
Abstract: A shoe, especially an athletic, leisure or rehabilitation shoe, with an upper part consisting, at least partially, of a flexible material which covers the ankle of the foot (3/4 mid-height) or rises above the ankle (high top) and which is provided with an instep cover coveting the instep of the foot (which is movable like a tongue or forms the tongue or a part of it) on which a central rotary closure is provided, with which at least the instep length of at least one tightening element can be shortened for closing the shoe and can be extended for opening it, and the tightening element is alternately guided respectively from a guide element on the upper side part to a guide element of the instep cover.
Abstract: A shoe with a central closure (1) is provided with two tensioning devices (10, 11) which can be activated both simultaneously and independently of each other in order to close different areas of the shoe with the central closure (1). This makes it possible to tension one area of the shoe (2) or subsequently tension it further if the other area of the shoe (2) is already exposed to the necessary closing tension.
Abstract: A shoe having a three-quarter or high top upper that is formed at least partially of flexible material has a central rotary closure on an instep cover in a section between the metatarsophalangeal joint area and the ankle joint area, especially near ankle joint area, and is coupled with at least two tightening elements, one tightening element of central rotary closure acting to close the portion of the throat area extending from the closure toward the shoe tip and the other one or two of the tightening elements running upward, especially at an angle (.alpha.) relative to horizontal which is about 10.degree. to 50.degree., especially about 20.degree. to 40.degree., over a guide element on the upper material at or above the central rotary closure, and ending at an attaching point on the instep cover located approximately at at least the same height as the top of this guide element, so that a tightening action can be produced toward the rear in an area between the top and bottom of the heel portion of the upper.
Abstract: A golf glove of man-made (synthetic) material and two leather sections, wherein a first leather section is positioned on the palm side of the golf glove and extends from the three of the outer fingers down into a heel and a separate leather thumb portion is also positioned on the palm side of the glove.The backside of the golf glove, as well as the other portions of the glove on the palm side are of synthetic material, e.g., plastic.
Abstract: A shoe, especially a sport or rehabilitation shoe, is formed with at least one recess. In the at least one recess is contained an insert. The insert is comprised of a honeycomb body of elastic compressible material. The honeycomb cells increase in surface area from one side edge of the honeycomb body to an opposite side edge of the body as seen in a top view thereof.
Abstract: A shoe, especially a sport or rehabilitation shoe with a shoe sole with at least one insert part formed of a honeycomb body of elastic compressible material, and having honeycomb cells of which the central axes run at least approximately perpendicular to the plane of the sole provides the honeycomb cells, in an area under the heel bone, in a central portion of the honeycomb body with a greater surface area, when seen in top view, than honeycomb cells surrounding the central portion. Thus, the central part of the honeycomb body represents the actual damping part, while the edge area surrounding it, acts as a support for the heel edge part, having a controllable stiffness or restoring force. Furthermore, the surface area of the honeycomb cells decreases in radially outward directions from the center, and preferably, the honeycomb cells are arranged in rings about a largest central cell with the honeycomb cells of the rings being elongated in a circumferential direction about the central cell.
Abstract: A sport shoe or rehabilitation shoe with a shoe sole with at least one insert part that is formed as a honeycomb body of elastic compressible material, the cells of which have central axes that run at least approximately perpendicular to the sole plane, has honeycomb cells in an area under a flexible zone of the forefoot which are provided with a surface area that increases, as seen in top view, from one side edge to an opposite side edge of the sole or midsole. This feature has the effect of achieving a stabilizing of the foot in running, especially in long-distance running, for example, in jogging, cross-country running, marathon running or the like, in the area of the forefoot, if the user's foot usually tends to tilt inward or outward (forefoot varus or valgus) in running. Further, the damping effect and the flexibility of such a shoe in the area of the forefoot are optimized.
Abstract: A shoe, in particular an athletic or rehabilitative shoe having a resilient cushioning sole layer within which at least one insert part made of a honeycomb body of elastically compressive material is embedded with its central axes oriented perpendicular to the plane of the sole and honeycomb body. For improved resilient and energy return, the honeycomb body is made so that even the cells on the periphery of the body are closed in a gastight manner. Furthermore, in accordance with certain embodiments, the honeycomb insert is mounted in the shoe in a manner which permits endwise viewing of the cells of the honeycomb insert, while protecting the honeycomb against damaging ground contact during use. The honeycomb body can be embedded as an insert in a midsole or heel wedge layer.
Abstract: A shoe, especially a sport shoe, with a shoe sole, which is composed of an outsole, a midsole of elastically springy material and an insole, and a honeycomb body with cell walls oriented approximately perpendicular to the shoe outsole, is improved so that additional damping, especially at the moment that the shoe sole engages on the ground is made possible. This is achieved in that a honeycomb is incorporated into the midsole, as a part of the midsole itself or as a sole part connected or inserted in the midsole has cell walls that are gas-permeable so as to enable gas to be exchanged between adjacent honeycomb cells.