US Patent No: 7,328,527

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Shoe strap changing system

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050115109

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The shoe strap changing system of the present invention consists of a base shoe, which includes an upper and a sole. The sole includes a slot, which has a height, a width extending from near the heel portion of the sole across the middle portion of the sole toward the toe portion of the sole, and a depth extending from the medial side of the sole to the lateral side of the sole. The position and size of the slot enables various size straps to encircle the upper of the base shoe, thereby providing stability for the user's foot and versatility of the appearance of the base shoe. Since the slot accommodates various size straps, the base shoe may form the basis for a shoe strap changing system. A user can remove a first strap from the base shoe, and place a second strap through the slot. The second strap may have the same or different characteristics of the first strap. Therefore, the shoe strap changing system allows a user to change the appearance and stability of the base shoe by altering characteristics such as size, shape, and color of the strap that encompasses at least a portion of the upper.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LTD.CANTON, MA492

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Goldman, Jared Canton, MA 6 32

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HEELING SPORTS LIMITED (3)
6,115,946 Method for making footwear grinding apparatus 33 1999
6,158,150 Longitudinal grind plate 24 1999
6,151,806 Grinding footwear apparatus including plate with braking surfaces 22 1999
 
NIKE, INC. (3)
5,392,535 Fastening system for an article of footwear 45 1993
5,692,319 Article of footwear with 360.degree. wrap fit closure system 67 1995
6,108,943 Article of footwear having medial and lateral sides with differing characteristics 80 1998
 
DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION (2)
6,128,835 Self adjusting frame for footwear 57 1999
6,772,541 Footwear securement system 14 2002
 
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
6,076,284 Shoe with split sole and mid-section reinforcement 29 1995
5,689,901 Footwear with two-piece sole 17 1996
 
PUMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT RUDOLF DASSLER SPORT (2)
5,181,331 Shoe with flexible upper material provided with a closing device 53 1992
6,151,804 Athletic shoe, especially soccer shoe 30 1998
 
A.K.A. ADVANCED KIT ART S.R.L. (1)
6,128,834 Shoe using a moulded bottom provided with a series of slots for the application of a strap-type closed upper 38 1999
 
Arkos S.r.l. (1)
5,291,671 Foot securing device particularly for trekking boots 45 1992
 
BANDALS INTERNATIONAL (1)
6,792,696 Shoe with interchangeable strap system 21 2001
 
BELL, MICHAEL (1)
5,659,978 Footwear having a sole with a toe strapping assembly 5 1996
 
CONGRESS FINANCIAL CORPORATION (CENTRAL) (1)
5,416,987 Speed closure for footwear 31 1993
 
DAVIS, PATRICK (1)
4,476,639 No lace shoe with adjustable strap fastening mechanism 43 1983
 
HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT LTD. (1)
6,393,733 Shoe with arch support 6 2000
 
Macpod Enterprises Ltd. (1)
5,459,949 Fit and support system for the foot 26 1993
 
SPI FOODS, INC. (1)
6,094,844 Shoe pocket and method of use 36 1999
 
U TURN SPORTS CO., LTD (1)
7,028,420 Shoe or sandal having rotatable and reversible vamp, or loop strap 25 2003
 
USP, Unique Sports Products, Marketing und Vertriebs GmbH (1)
6,138,384 Snowboard boot with inner stiffening assembly 10 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (15)
4,300,294 Article of footwear 67 1979
4,314,412 Orthopedic shoe 70 1980
4,458,431 Boot for pet animal 23 1982
4,461,102 Shoe with interchangeable shoe straps having spring connectors 54 1982
4,535,554 Molded footwear 89 1983
5,148,614 Shoe closure strap apparatus 10 1991
5,526,585 Attachment device for use with a lace-substitute hand-actuable shoe-closure system 19 1994
5,819,439 Sneaker for bodybuilders 32 1995
5,992,058 Detachable shoe strap system 34 1998
6,105,280 Shell for sports shoes 6 1998
6,088,936 Shoe with closure system 15 1999
6,212,797 Footwear with detachable spat 32 1999
6,131,312 Safety shoe with detachable steel toe box 3 1999
6,499,234 Shoe system 12 2001
6,543,157 Sport sandal 16 2001

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BANDALS INTERNATIONAL (2)
D602233 Sandal 6 2008
8,322,054 Shoe with interchangeable strap system 0 2009
 
NIKE, INC. (2)
8,479,415 Article of footwear with a detachable wrap 0 2010
8,747,340 Ankle and foot support system 0 2011
 
Bandals International, Inc. (1)
D670893 Shoe 0 2011
 
DECATHLON (1)
8,006,410 Shoe, particularly sport or leisure shoe 1 2008
 
DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION (1)
8,438,756 Articles of footwear 0 2009
 
U TURN SPORTS CO., LLC (1)
8,286,373 Footwear with banding device 0 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
D613490 Strap for a shoe 2 2008
D604037 Strap for a shoe 8 2008
D595940 Shoe 4 2008
D615737 Shoe 6 2009
D612588 Band for a shoe 8 2009
D602234 Shoe 11 2009
D600432 Shoe 7 2009
D619340 Shoe 5 2009

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