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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/067615    International Application No.:    PCT/US2008/084222
Publication Date: 28.05.2009 International Filing Date: 20.11.2008
A43B 7/00 (2006.01), A43B 13/14 (2006.01), A43B 13/18 (2006.01)
Applicants: SELECT SOLE, LLC [US/US]; 101 E. 8th Street, Vancouver, WA 98606 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
O'BRIEN, John, Michael [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MILO, Thomas, Kevin [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: O'BRIEN, John, Michael; (US).
MILO, Thomas, Kevin; (US)
Agent: LEWIS, Christopher, J.; Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., Pacwest Center, Suite 1900, 1211 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97204 (US)
Priority Data:
11/943,418 20.11.2007 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Embodiments of the present invention provide footwear that may be easily adapted for increased traction and/or recreation. Embodiments may include a chamber having a flexible wall, and retractable members coupled to the flexible wall such that when fluid is inserted into the chamber, the retractable members are extended from the bottom of a shoe and when fluid is removed from the chamber the retractable members are retracted into the bottom of a shoe.
(FR)L'invention concerne un article chaussant qui peut être facilement adapté pour une traction et/ou une récréation accrues. Des modes de réalisation peuvent comprendre une chambre comportant une paroi flexible, et des organes rétractables couplés à la paroi flexible de telle sorte que lorsqu'un fluide est inséré dans la chambre, les organes rétractables s'étendent de puis le fond d'une chaussure et lorsqu'un fluide est retiré de la chambre, les organes rétractables sont rétractés dans le fond d'une chaussure.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)