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1. (WO2017201045) ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH A PULLEY SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/201045    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/032900
Publication Date: Fri Nov 24 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed May 17 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A43C 11/16
A43C 11/20
A43C 11/14
A43C 7/08
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: ORAND, Austin
Title: ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH A PULLEY SYSTEM
Abstract:
A tensioning system for use with an article of footwear includes a pulley assembly. The pulley assembly may include a first disc and a second disc connected by a central shaft. A tensioning element can be engaged around the central shaft. A ring element can be used to prevent the tensioning element from disengaging the pulley when there is slack in the tensioning element. The tensioning element may provide support to various regions of the article of footwear or may be used to close the throat of the article of footwear.