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1. (WO2018222893) BRAIDED ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR INCORPORATING FLAT YARN

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222893    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/035426
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: D04C 1/02
A43B 23/02
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: BRUCE, Robert M.
LEE, Eun Kyung
YOO, James Y.
ICHIKAWA, Chikao
ICHIKAWA, Michihiro
Title: BRAIDED ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR INCORPORATING FLAT YARN
Abstract:
An upper for an article of footwear is provided, having a braided structure comprising a first yarn having a first cross-sectional shape and a second yarn having a second cross-sectional shape different than the first cross-sectional shape. The first cross-sectional shape comprises an outer surface parallel to an inner surface in a rectangular orientation. Additionally, the first yarn is oriented such that at least a portion of the outer surface comprises the first side of the first yarn and at least a portion of the inner surface comprises the second side of the first yarn.