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1. (WO2009134858) AUTOMATIC LACING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/134858    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/042072
Publication Date: Fri Nov 06 00:59:59 CET 2009 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 30 01:59:59 CEST 2009
IPC: A43C 11/00
Applicants: NIKE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
BEERS, Tiffany, A.
FRITON, Michael, R.
HATFIELD, Tinker, L.
Inventors: BEERS, Tiffany, A.
FRITON, Michael, R.
HATFIELD, Tinker, L.
Title: AUTOMATIC LACING SYSTEM
Abstract:
An article of footwear with an automatic lacing system is disclosed. The automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper.