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1. (WO2017151392) AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR AND SOLE STRUCTURE WITH A CENTRAL FOREFOOT RIDGE ELEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151392    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019177
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 13/16
A43B 13/14
A43B 13/18
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: MESCHTER, James, C.
HOFFER, Kevin, W.
Title: AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR AND SOLE STRUCTURE WITH A CENTRAL FOREFOOT RIDGE ELEMENT
Abstract:
An article of footwear including a sole structure attached to an upper defining an internal void configured to receive a foot of a wearer is described. The sole structure includes a sole body portion having a central ridge element located in an aperture in the sole body portion. The central ridge element has a bottom surface configured to contact the ground and move vertically within the aperture. The movement of the central ridge element pushes a top surface of the ridge element attached to a portion of the upper against the foot of the wearer. The central ridge element is arranged approximately centrally between lateral and medial sides in the forefoot region of the sole structure. The central ridge element provide sensory feedback about lateral movement and to the foot of the wearer.