Article of footwear with customizable stiffness

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9345283
APP PUB NO 20160081420A1
SERIAL NO

14962892

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An article of footwear with customizable stiffness is provided. The article of footwear in the form of a snowboard boot is provided with stiffness elements that are inserted within retaining enclosures disposed on either side of an inner liner of the snowboard boot. Depending on the level of stiffness of the stiffener element, or lack thereof, different flex profiles having varying degrees of stiffness are available to the wearer to customize the stiffness of the snowboard boot when secured within a binding. A kit of parts is also disclosed that includes a pair of boots and two sets of interchangeable stiffener inserts to allow a wearer to customize the stiffness of the boots as desired.

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NIKE INCBEAVERTON OR

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arlen, Erik T Paris, FR 2 2
Keating, Scott T Portland, US 3 2
Pelletier,, Jr Stephen D Portland, US 11 119

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