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1. WO2020117529 - TIGE SANS LANGUETTE AYANT UN SYSTÈME DE LAÇAGE

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What is claimed is:

1. A shoe comprising:

a knitted shoe upper comprising a knitted element, the knitted element being formed of a unitary one-piece construction during a knitting process on a knitting machine, the knitted element comprising a knitted upper tongue region, a knitted upper heel region, a knitted upper lateral midfoot region, a knitted upper medial midfoot region, a knitted upper metatarsal region, a knitted upper lateral ball region, a knitted upper medial ball region, and a knitted upper toe region, the upper metatarsal region including a knitted upper lateral metatarsal region and a knitted upper medial metatarsal region, the upper having a knitted upper lateral side region and a knitted upper medial side region, the upper lateral side region including the upper lateral midfoot region, the upper lateral metatarsal region and the upper lateral ball region, the upper medial side region including the upper medial midfoot region, the upper medial metatarsal region and the upper medial ball region, the upper toe region being seamlessly knitted with the upper medial and lateral ball regions during the knitting process, the upper medial and lateral ball regions being seamlessly knitted with the upper metatarsal region during the knitting process, the upper metatarsal region being seamlessly knitted with the upper lateral and medial midfoot regions during the knitting process, the knitted upper tongue region being seamlessly knitted with the knitted upper toe region, the knitted upper tongue region being seamlessly knitted with the knitted upper lateral side region, the knitted upper tongue region being seamlessly knitted with the knitted upper medial side region, the upper knitted tongue region being seamlessly knitted with the knitted upper lateral and medial side regions such that the knitted element is of a tongueless construction, the knitted tongue region being integrated with the upper lateral and medial side regions; and

a lacing system comprising a medial side eyestay and a lateral side eyestay, the medial side eyestay including a plurality of medial side eyelets and the lateral side eyestay including a plurality of lateral side eyelets, the medial and lateral eyestays being configured such that a single shoelace can be placed through each of the plurality of lateral and medial side eyelets without extending through the knitted element.

2. A shoe as set forth in claim 1, further comprising a shoelace, the shoelace being threaded through the medial side eyelets and the lateral side eyelets such that the shoelace overlies the knitted element without passing through the knitted element.

3. A shoe as set forth in claim 1, the medial side eyelets including a plurality of medial eyelet pairs, each eyelet of each medial eyelet pair being spaced both transversely and longitudinally from the corresponding other eyelet of the medial eyelet pair, the shoelace entering the medial eyestay through one eyelet of the medial eyelet pair and exiting through the other eyelet of the medial eyelet pair, each eyelet pair of the plurality of medial eyelet pairs being spaced apart longitudinally, the lateral side eyelets including a plurality of lateral eyelet pairs, each eyelet of each lateral eyelet pair being spaced both transversely and longitudinally from the corresponding other eyelet of the lateral eyelet pair, the shoelace entering the lateral eyestay through one eyelet of the lateral eyelet pair and exiting through the other eyelet of the lateral eyelet pair, each eyelet pair of the plurality of lateral eyelet pairs being spaced apart longitudinally.

4. A shoe as set forth in claim 3 comprising a panel, the panel being substantially U-shaped having a medial portion, a lateral portion, and a toe portion, the medial portion comprising the medial eyestay, the lateral portion comprising the lateral eyestay, the medial

portion and the lateral portion being spaced from one another, the medial portion and lateral portion both extending longitudinally between an ankle opening and the knitted upper toe region, the toe portion of the panel extending transversely between the medial portion and the lateral portion.

5. A shoe as set forth in claim 4, wherein the panel has an interior edge margin and an exterior edge margin, the interior edge margin facing a centerline of the upper, the exterior edge margin facing away from the centerline of the upper, and wherein the panel is stitched to the knitted element in the exterior edge margin.

6. A shoe as set forth in claim 5, wherein the panel is stitched to the knitted element in the interior edge margin.

7. A shoe as set forth in claim 3, wherein the medial eyelets do not overlap

longitudinally.

8. A shoe as set forth in claim 7, wherein the lateral eyelets do not overlap

longitudinally.

9. A shoe as set forth in claim 3, wherein each medial eyelet is substantially similar in size, and wherein the medial eyelets of each medial eyelet pair are spaced apart longitudinally by a length substantially equal to a longitudinal length of one of the medial eyelets.

10. A shoe as set forth in claim 9, wherein each lateral eyelet is substantially similar in size, and wherein the lateral eyelets of each lateral eyelet pair are spaced apart longitudinally by a length substantially equal to a longitudinal length of one of lateral eyelets.

11. A shoe as set forth in claim 1, wherein the medial and lateral eyelets comprise grommets.

12. A shoe as set forth in claim 1, wherein the medial side eyestay and the lateral side eyestay comprise a non-knitted material.

13. A shoe as set forth in claim 1, wherein the medial side eyestay and the lateral side eyestay comprise leather.

14. A shoe comprising:

a knitted shoe upper comprising a knitted element, the knitted element being formed of a unitary one-piece construction during a knitting process on a knitting machine, the knitted element comprising a knitted upper tongue region, a knitted upper heel region, a knitted upper lateral midfoot region, a knitted upper medial midfoot region, a knitted upper metatarsal region, a knitted upper lateral ball region, a knitted upper medial ball region, and a knitted upper toe region, the upper metatarsal region including a knitted upper lateral metatarsal region and a knitted upper medial metatarsal region, the upper having a knitted upper lateral side region and a knitted upper medial side region, the upper lateral side region including the upper lateral midfoot region, the upper lateral metatarsal region and the upper lateral ball region, the upper medial side region including the upper medial midfoot region, the upper medial metatarsal region and the upper medial ball region, the upper toe region being seamlessly knitted with the upper medial and lateral ball regions during the knitting process, the upper medial and lateral ball regions being seamlessly knitted with the upper metatarsal region during the knitting process, the upper metatarsal region being seamlessly knitted with the upper lateral and medial midfoot regions during the knitting process, the

knitted upper tongue region being seamlessly knitted with the knitted upper toe region, the knitted upper tongue region being seamlessly knitted with the knitted upper lateral side region, the knitted upper tongue region being seamlessly knitted with the knitted upper medial side region, the upper knitted tongue region being seamlessly knitted with the knitted upper lateral and medial side regions such that the knitted element is of a tongueless construction, the knitted tongue region being integrated with the upper lateral and medial side regions;

a lacing system comprising a medial side eyestay and a lateral side eyestay, the medial side eyestay including a plurality of medial side eyelets and the lateral side eyestay including a plurality of lateral side eyelets, the medial side eyestay extending transversely between an inner edge and an outer edge, the inner edge being closer to a longitudinal centerline of the knitted upper than the outer edge, the medial side eyestay having an inner edge margin adjacent the inner edge and having an outer edge margin adjacent the outer edge, the lateral side eyestay extending transversely between an inner edge and an outer edge, the inner edge being closer to a longitudinal centerline of the knitted upper than the outer edge, the lateral side eyestay having an inner edge margin adjacent the inner edge and having an outer edge margin adjacent the outer edge, wherein the medial and lateral eyestay s collectively do not overlie the entirety of the knitted upper tongue region, the medial eyestay being stitched to the knitted element in the outer edge margin of the medial eyestay, lateral eyestay being stitched to the knitted element in the outer edge margin of the lateral eyestay; and

a shoelace, the shoelace being threaded through the plurality of lateral side eyelets and the plurality of medial side eyelets such that the shoelace overlies the knitted element without passing through the knitted element.

15. A shoe as set forth in claim 14, wherein the medial eyestay is stitched to the knitted element in the inner edge margin of the medial eyestay, and wherein the lateral eyestay is stitched to the knitted element in the inner edge margin of the lateral eyestay.

16. A shoe as set forth in claim 14, wherein the shoelace partially overlies the medial eyestay and the medial eyestay partially overlies the shoelace, and therein the shoelace partially overlies the lateral eyestay and the lateral eyestay partially overlies the shoelace.

17. A shoe as set forth in claim 16, wherein the shoelace overlies the inner edge margin of the medial eyestay, and wherein the shoelace overlies the inner edge margin of the lateral eyestay.

18. A shoe as set forth in claim 16, wherein the inner edge margin of the medial eyestay does not overlap the shoelace, and wherein the inner edge margin of the lateral eyestay does not overlap the shoelace.

19. A shoe comprising:

a shoe upper comprising an upper tongue region, an upper heel region, an upper lateral midfoot region, an upper medial midfoot region, an upper metatarsal region, an upper lateral ball region, an upper medial ball region, and an upper toe region, the upper metatarsal region including an upper lateral metatarsal region and an upper medial metatarsal region, the upper having an upper lateral side region and an upper medial side region, the upper lateral side region including the upper lateral midfoot region, the upper lateral metatarsal region and the upper lateral ball region, the upper medial side region including the upper medial midfoot region, the upper medial metatarsal region and the upper medial ball region, the upper being of a tongueless construction such that the upper tongue region is integrated with the upper lateral and medial side regions; and

a lacing system comprising a medial side eyestay and a lateral side eyestay, the medial side eyestay including a plurality of medial side eyelets and the lateral side eyestay including a plurality of lateral side eyelets, the medial side and lateral side eyestays being configured such that a single shoelace can be placed through each of the plurality of lateral and medial side eyelets without extending through the upper.

20. A shoe as set forth in claim 19, wherein the medial side and lateral side eyestays differ in material from the upper tongue region and the upper medial and lateral regions.

21. A shoe as set forth in claim 19, the upper toe region being seamlessly integrated with the upper medial and lateral ball regions, the upper medial and lateral ball regions being seamlessly integrated with the upper metatarsal region, the upper metatarsal region being seamlessly integrated with the upper lateral and medial midfoot regions, the upper tongue region being seamlessly integrated with the upper toe region, the upper tongue region being seamlessly integrated with the upper lateral side region, the upper tongue region being seamlessly integrated with the upper medial side region, and the upper tongue region being seamlessly integrated with the upper lateral and medial side regions.