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1. (WO2017151388) ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH SOLE SYSTEM HAVING CARRIER MEMBER AND SENSORY NODE ELEMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151388    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019167
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 24 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A43B 7/14
A43B 13/12
A43B 13/14
A43B 13/16
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: MESCHTER, James C.
HOFFER, Kevin W.
Title: ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH SOLE SYSTEM HAVING CARRIER MEMBER AND SENSORY NODE ELEMENTS
Abstract:
An article (100) of footwear (100) includes a sole system with a carrier member (1001, 1102, 1304, 1512, 1600, 1650, 200, 290, 901) and a plurality of sensory node elements (1008, 1104, 1119, 1302, 1330, 1332, 1334, 1612, 1660, 240, 710, 720, 908). The sensory node elements (1008, 1104, 1119, 1302, 1330, 1332, 1334, 1612, 1660, 240, 710, 720, 908) are received in recesses (1614, 1656, 210, 295) of the carrier member (1001, 1102, 1304, 1512, 1600, 1650, 200, 290, 901) and can protrude through to the upper (1000, 102, 502, 900) and/or an insole. The sensory node elements (1008, 1104, 1119, 1302, 1330, 1332, 1334, 1612, 1660, 240, 710, 720, 908) push against the foot (820) to increase sensory perception of the surface underlying the sole system.