ApplicationNo. 06/162511 filed on 06/24/1980
US Classes:36/115, For a sport (e.g., skating, skiing, etc.) featuring relative movement between shoe and ground36/118.2Having pivotable upper
ExaminersPrimary: Lawson, Patrick D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA43B 5/16 (20060101)
AbstractA unitary one-piece molded plastic skate, for use with ice or roller skate runners, has a lower shell portion and an upper portion shell portion with the upper shell portion comprising a tendon guard and side ankle flaps, the tendon guard portion of the upper being integrally molded to form a hinge with the rear heel portion of the lower portion. The side ankle flaps overlap upward extensions of side walls of the lower shell portion. A mold apparatus for forming the one-piece skate boot and said mold apparatus including a core formed to the inner shape of the skate boot and having an upstanding leg portion with the thin walled sleeve fixed to the upstanding portion and having a downwardly extending skirt which, in the molding operation, is in contact at the edge thereof with the mold cavities so as to form the flaps of the upper portion but to leave a hinge portion at the heel rear.