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1. (WO2017155818) ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH A HEEL EXTENDER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155818    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020701
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A43B 13/12
A43B 13/14
A43B 13/18
A43B 23/30
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: CONANT, Drew
DAVERSA, Anthony P.
WILLIAMS, Robert Charles, Jr.
Title: ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH A HEEL EXTENDER
Abstract:
An article of footwear includes a sole structure that has a heel portion with a rear, a lateral side, and a medial side. The article of footwear includes a heel extender that has a rear segment disposed at the rear of the heel portion, a lateral arm disposed at the lateral side of the heel portion, and a medial arm disposed at the medial side of the heel portion. A medial wing portion extends upwardly from the medial arm, and a lateral wing portion extends upwardly from the lateral arm. The heel extender has a protuberance that establishes a rearmost extent of the article of footwear. The sole structure has a first hardness and the protuberance has a second hardness greater than the first hardness.