ApplicationNo. 06/854409 filed on 04/21/1986
US Classes:36/126, For baseball36/128, For football36/134, Cleat (e.g., movable, detachable, etc.)36/59C, Modified tread surface36/67RCalks
ExaminersPrimary: Jaudon, Henry S.
Assistant: Meyers, Steven N.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA43C 15/16 (20060101)
A43C 13/04 (20060101)
A43C 15/00 (20060101)
A43C 13/00 (20060101)
AbstractAn athletic shoe for field sports having a substantially continuous annular cleat formed on the sole in forward position and extending along a substantially circular path encompassing a major area which includes most of the ball-of-the-foot and toe portions of the sole. The cleat has a passageway across a portion of the width of the sole just forward of the arch portion. Such passageway is preferably a shortening of a minor portion of the annular cleat but may be elimination thereof. Some preferred embodiments relate to a flat cleat edge, while others relate to certain passageway or cleat cross-sectional characteristics.