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1. (WO2018222721) MECHANICAL LOCK SOLE STRUCTURE FOR BRAIDED FOOTWEAR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222721    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/035141
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 31 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A43B 5/02
A43B 13/22
A43B 13/12
A43B 1/04
A43B 23/02
A43B 9/00
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: BRUCE, Robert M.
LEE, Eun Kyung
YOO, James Y.
Title: MECHANICAL LOCK SOLE STRUCTURE FOR BRAIDED FOOTWEAR
Abstract:
The invention is directed to a braided article of footwear (126, 300, 406) comprising a mechanical lock structure. The braided upper (104, 302, 400) comprises a tubular braided structure (114, 304, 408) with a plurality of apertures (106, 306, 403). In some embodiments, the midsole (100, 402) comprises a plurality of protruding studs (102, 404) that are configured to receive the plurality of apertures. The midsole receives the braided upper and the plurality of protruding studs extend below a bottom surface of the braided upper via the plurality of apertures, locking or securing the braided upper and midsole together, thereby creating a mechanical lock structure.