Ski boot Patent #: 4074446
ApplicationNo. 05/875178 filed on 02/06/1978
US Classes:36/117.5, Canting, lifting, or orthopedic sole, midsole, or insole36/115, For a sport (e.g., skating, skiing, etc.) featuring relative movement between shoe and ground36/28, Cushion482/71, Alpine or towed skiing482/79FOR FOOT OR ANKLE
ExaminersPrimary: Lawson, Patrick D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA43B 5/04 (20060101)
AbstractA ski boot comprising an outer boot having a sole on which an improved foot supporting insert rests so as to be selectively laterally tiltable relative to the sole within the shoe. Inversion or eversion of the foot alone causes the insert to tilt, thereby creating a weight shift which is transferred to the lateral edge of a ski attached to the boot causing it to turn. Skiing maneuvers are, therefore, accomplished without twisting the torso or laterally moving the knees of the skier. The insert includes a foot supporting portion made of a suitable material and configured so that in its free state it does not necessarily conform to the sole of the foot of the skier, but which does so conform when it is mounted in a ski boot and the foot of the user is operatively mounted in the ski boot on the insert. The insert is also adapted to be used with an ice skate shoe for use in ice skating and functions essentially in the same manner as when incorporated in a ski boot.