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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
WARNING
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The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:
- A43B21/10-A43B21/16 covered by A43B 21/06 - A43B21/34 covered by A43B 21/24

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Characteristic features of footwear
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Footwear characterised by the material (layered products B32B)
A43B 1/0009
.
{
Footwear made at least partially of alveolar or honeycomb material
}
A43B 1/0018
.
{
Footwear made at least partially of flexible, bellow-like shaped material
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A43B 1/0027
.
{
Footwear made at least partially from a material having special colours
}
A43B 1/0036
. .
{
with fluorescent or phosforescent parts
}
A43B 1/0045
.
{
Footwear made at least partially of deodorant means
}
A43B 1/0054
.
{
Footwear provided with magnets, magnetic parts or magnetic substances
}
A43B 1/0063
.
{
Footwear made at least partially of material that can be recycled
}
A43B 1/0072
.
{
Footwear made at least partially of transparent or translucent materials
}
A43B 1/0081
.
{
Footwear made at least partially of hook-and-loop type material (hook and loop-type straps for fastening purpose A43C 11/1493)
}
A43B 1/009
.
{
Footwear made at least partially of washable material
}
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A43B 1/02
.
Footwear made of animal or plant fibres or fabrics made therefrom
A43B 1/04
. .
Braided, knotted, knitted, or crocheted footwear
A43B 1/06
.
Footwear made of wood, cork, card-board, paper or like fibrous material (soles A43B 13/00; making of wooden shoes B27M 3/20)
A43B 1/08
.
Footwear made of metal (soles A43B 13/10)
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A43B 1/10
.
Footwear made of rubber
A43B 1/12
. .
of rubber waste
A43B 1/14
.
Footwear made of gutta-percha, celluloid, or plastics
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Footwear characterised by the shape or the use
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A43B 3/0005
.
{
Footwear provided with electrical or electronic systems
}
A43B 3/001
. .
{
Footwear provided with light source
}
A43B 3/0015
. .
{
Footwear provided with generator
}
A43B 3/0021
. .
{
Footwear provided with sound or music source
}
A43B 3/0026
.
{
Footwear for use in minefields; Footwear protecting from landmine blast; Footwear preventing landmines from being triggered
}
A43B 3/0031
.
{
Footwear provided with a pocket, e.g. for keys or a card
}
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A43B 3/0036
.
{
Footwear characterised by a special shape or design
}
A43B 3/0042
. .
{
with circular or circle shaped parts
}
A43B 3/0047
. .
{
Footwear parts having a male and corresponding female profile to fit together, e.g. form-fit
}
A43B 3/0052
. .
{
X-shaped or cross-shaped
}
A43B 3/0057
. .
{
S-shaped
}
A43B 3/0063
. .
{
U-shaped
}
A43B 3/0068
. .
{
V-shaped
}
A43B 3/0073
. .
{
Y-shaped
}
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A43B 3/0078
. .
{
Footwear provided with logos, letters, signatures or the like decoration (A43B 23/24 takes precedence)
}
A43B 3/0084
. . .
{
Arrangement of flocked decoration on shoes
}
A43B 3/0089
. . .
{
with means to identify the size of the shoe
}
A43B 3/0094
. .
{
with means to differenciate between right and left shoe
}
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A43B 3/02
.
Top-boots; Leg-boots; Shoes with batswing tabs
A43B 3/04
. .
with rubber or elastic insertions or gussets
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A43B 3/06
.
Shoes with flaps; Footwear with divided uppers
A43B 3/08
. .
with rubber or elastic insertions or gussets
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A43B 3/10
.
Low shoes; Slippers (sandals A43B 3/12)
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A43B 3/101
. .
{
Slippers
}
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A43B 3/102
. . .
{
Slippers leaving the heel of the foot bare (A43B 3/106 takes precedence; Slippers with an anklestrap. sling type shoes A43B 3/12)
}
A43B 3/103
. . . .
{
characterised by the attachment of the toestrap
}
A43B 3/105
. . . .
{
characterised by the shape or layout of the toestrap
}
A43B 3/106
. .
{
Disposable slippers; One piece slippers
}
A43B 3/107
. .
{
characterised by the material
}
A43B 3/108
. .
{
characterised by the sole
}
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A43B 3/12
.
Sandals
{
provided with an anklestrap
}
; Strap guides thereon
{
(footwear having only a toestrap, thong sandals A43B 3/10)
}
A43B 3/122
. .
{
characterised by the attachment of the straps
}
A43B 3/124
. .
{
Disposable sandals; One piece sandals
}
A43B 3/126
. .
{
characterised by the shape or layout of the straps
}
A43B 3/128
. .
{
characterised by the sole
}
A43B 3/14
.
Moccasins, opanken, or like shoes
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A43B 3/16
.
Overshoes
{
(A43B 23/30 takes precedence)
}
A43B 3/163
. .
{
Overshoes specially adapted for health or hygienic purposes, e.g. comprising electrically conductive material allowing the discharge of electrostatic charges
}
A43B 3/166
. .
{
Mud-guards
}
A43B 3/18
. .
Devices for holding overshoes in position
A43B 3/20
. .
Heel-less overshoes
A43B 3/22
. .
Protecting sheaths worn between shoe and overshoe
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A43B 3/24
.
Collapsible or convertible footwear
{
(multipurpose skate boots A43B 5/1633; exchangeable soles A43B 13/36)
}
A43B 3/242
. .
{
characterised by the upper
}
A43B 3/244
. .
{
characterised by the attachment between upper and sole
}
A43B 3/246
. .
{
characterised by the sole
}
A43B 3/248
. .
{
Collapsible or foldable footwear, e.g. for travelling
}
A43B 3/26
.
Footwear adjustable as to length or size
{
(adjustable ski boots or similar boots A43B 5/0427; adjustable skating boots A43B 5/1608)
}
A43B 3/28
.
Footwear specially adapted for dolls
A43B 3/30
.
Footwear specially adapted for babies or small children
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Footwear for sporting purposes (non-skid devices, e.g. ice-spurs, studs for football shoes, A43C 15/00)
A43B 5/001
.
{
Golf shoes
}
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A43B 5/002
.
{
Mountain boots or shoes
}
A43B 5/003
. .
{
for free climbing
}
A43B 5/004
.
{
After-ski boots
}
A43B 5/005
.
{
for grinding, i.e. sliding on the sole or a part thereof
}
A43B 5/006
.
{
for horse riding (stirrups B68C 3/00)
}
A43B 5/007
.
{
Footwear for car driving or racing
}
A43B 5/008
.
{
Bowling Shoes
}
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A43B 5/02
.
Football boots
{
or shoes, i.e. footwear for soccer, football or rugby
}
A43B 5/025
. .
{
characterised by an element which improves the contact between the ball and the footwear
}
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A43B 5/04
.
Ski boots; Similar boots
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A43B 5/0401
. .
{
Snowboard boots
}
A43B 5/0403
. . .
{
Adaptations for soles or accessories with soles for snowboard bindings
}
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A43B 5/0405
. .
{
Linings, paddings, insertions; Inner boots (in general A43B 19/00)
}
A43B 5/0407
. . .
{
inflatable
}
A43B 5/0409
. . .
{
with means for attaching inner boots or parts thereof to shells of skiboots
}
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A43B 5/0411
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{
for cross-country
}
A43B 5/0413
. . .
{
Adaptations for soles or accessories associated with soles for cross-country bindings
}
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A43B 5/0415
. .
{
Accessories (A43B 5/0403, A43B 5/0413, A43B 5/0494 take precedence)
}
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A43B 5/0417
. . .
{
for soles or associated with soles of ski boots; for ski bindings (A43B 5/0411 takes precedence)
}
A43B 5/0419
. . . .
{
for walking aids
}
A43B 5/0421
. . . .
{
located underneath the sole
}
A43B 5/0423
. . . .
{
located on the sides of the sole
}
A43B 5/0425
. . .
{
Devices for carrying ski-boots or similar boots
}
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A43B 5/0427
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{
characterised by type or construction details
}
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A43B 5/0429
. . .
{
Adjustment of the boot to calf or shin, i.e. fibula, tibia
}
A43B 5/0431
. . . .
{
to the length of calf or shin, i.e. fibula, tibia
}
A43B 5/0433
. . . .
{
to the width of calf or shin, i.e. fibula, tibia
}
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A43B 5/0435
. . .
{
Adjustment of the boot to the foot
}
A43B 5/0437
. . . .
{
to the arch of the foot (A43B 5/0441 takes precedence)
}
A43B 5/0439
. . . .
{
to the heel; Heel clamping devices; Heel supports
}
A43B 5/0441
. . . .
{
by lifting the insole
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A43B 5/0443
. . . .
{
to the instep of the foot, e.g. metatarsals; Metatarsal clamping devices
}
A43B 5/0445
. . . . .
{
directly actuated by non flexible means, e.g. screws, levers
}
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A43B 5/0447
. . . . .
{
actuated by flexible means, e.g. cables, straps
}
A43B 5/0449
. . . . . .
{
with the actuator being disposed at the rear side of the boot
}
A43B 5/045
. . . .
{
to the width of the foot
}
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A43B 5/0452
. . .
{
Adjustment of the forward inclination of the boot leg
}
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A43B 5/0454
. . . .
{
including flex control; Dampening means
}
A43B 5/0456
. . . . .
{
with the actuator being disposed at the rear side of the boot (A43B 5/0464 takes precedence)
}
A43B 5/0458
. . . . .
{
with the actuator being disposed at the front side of the boot (A43B 5/0464 takes precedence)
}
A43B 5/046
. . . . .
{
with the actuator being disposed at the lateral or medial side of the boot (A43B 5/0464 takes precedence)
}
A43B 5/0462
. . . . .
{
with the actuator being disposed at the lower side of the boot (A43B 5/0464 takes precedence)
}
A43B 5/0464
. . . . .
{
with exchangeable parts
}
A43B 5/0466
. . .
{
Adjustment of the side inclination of the boot leg; Canting
}
A43B 5/0468
. . .
{
Adjustment of the angle of the boot to the ski
}
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A43B 5/047
. . .
{
provided with means to improve walking with the skiboot
}
A43B 5/0472
. . . .
{
having a flexible toe portion; provided with a hinge at the ball of the foot
}
A43B 5/0474
. . . .
{
having a walk/ski position (A43B 5/0472 takes precedence)
}
A43B 5/0476
. . .
{
Front-entry skiboots
}
A43B 5/0478
. . .
{
Mid-entry skiboots, hybrid skiboots
}
A43B 5/048
. . .
{
Rear-entry skiboots
}
A43B 5/0482
. . .
{
made from materials with different rigidities
}
A43B 5/0484
. . .
{
permitting easy replacement of parts
}
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A43B 5/0486
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{
characterized by the material
}
A43B 5/0488
. . .
{
with an upper made of flexible material, e.g. leather (A43B 5/0401, A43B 5/002 take precedence)
}
A43B 5/049
. . .
{
with an upper made of composite material, e.g. fibers or core embedded in a matrix
}
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A43B 5/0492
. .
{
Telemark boots
}
A43B 5/0494
. . .
{
Adaptations for soles or accessories associated with soles for telemark bindings
}
A43B 5/0496
. .
{
boots for touring or hiking skis
}
A43B 5/0498
. .
{
For ski jumping
}
A43B 5/06
.
Running boots
A43B 5/08
.
Bathing shoes;
{
Aquatic sports shoes
}
A43B 5/10
.
Tennis shoes
A43B 5/12
.
Dancing shoes
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A43B 5/14
.
Shoes for cyclists
A43B 5/145
. .
{
Boots for motorcyclists
}
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A43B 5/16
.
Skating boots
A43B 5/1608
. .
{
size adjustable (skates with special foot-plates for the boot divided into two parts permitting adjustment to the size of the foot A63C 1/26)
}
A43B 5/1616
. .
{
Inner boots
}
A43B 5/1625
. .
{
made from materials with different rigidities
}
A43B 5/1633
. .
{
Multipurpose skate boots (roller skates convertible to ice skates A63C 17/18, with fixable wheels permitting walking A63C 17/20)
}
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A43B 5/1641
. .
{
characterised by the sole (skates with special foot-plates for the boot A63C 1/22); characterised by the attachment of the skate (A43B 5/1633 takes precedence; skates rigidly mounted to the sole of the boot A63C 1/02)
}
A43B 5/165
. . .
{
with ventilation means in the sole
}
A43B 5/1658
. . .
{
provided with resilient means in the sole or between the chassis and the sole
}
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A43B 5/1666
. .
{
characterised by the upper
}
A43B 5/1675
. . .
{
with ventilation means in the upper
}
A43B 5/1683
. . .
{
characterised by the lower part of the upper or by the shell
}
A43B 5/1691
. . .
{
characterised by the higher part of the upper, e.g. surrounding the ankle, by the quarter or cuff
}
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A43B 5/18
.
Attachable overshoes for sporting purposes
A43B 5/185
. .
{
with a sole covering spikes or cleats
}
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Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
A43B 7/005
.
{
Footwear with cooling arrangements
}
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A43B 7/02
.
Footwear with heating arrangements (footwarmers A61F 2007/0045; electric heating elements H05B)
A43B 7/025
. .
{
heated by an electric current from an external source, e.g. car batteries
}
A43B 7/04
. .
Footwear with electric batteries, generators, or the like
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A43B 7/06
.
Ventilated footwear
{
(ventilated skating boots A43B 5/165, A43B 5/1675; ventilated socks or inserts A43B 17/08)
}
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A43B 7/08
. .
Footwear with air-holes, with or without closures
A43B 7/081
. . .
{
the air being forced from outside
}
A43B 7/082
. . .
{
the air being expelled to the outside
}
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A43B 7/084
. . .
{
characterised by the location of the holes
}
A43B 7/085
. . . .
{
in the upper
}
A43B 7/087
. . . .
{
in the bottom of the sole
}
A43B 7/088
. . . .
{
in the side of the sole
}
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A43B 7/10
. . .
with closable air-slots near the waist
A43B 7/105
. . . .
{
with pumping means or valves
}
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A43B 7/12
.
Special watertight footwear (overshoes A43B 3/16)
A43B 7/125
. .
{
provided with a vapour permeable member, e.g. a membrane (A43B 23/022 takes precedence)
}
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A43B 7/14
.
Footwear with foot-supporting parts
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{
provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form
}
A43B 7/141
. . .
{
having an anatomical or curved form
}
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A43B 7/1415
. . .
{
characterised by the location under the foot
}
A43B 7/142
. . . .
{
situated under the medial arch, i.e. the navicular or cuneiform bones
}
A43B 7/1425
. . . .
{
situated under the ball of the foot, i.e. the joint between the first metatarsal and first phalange
}
A43B 7/143
. . . .
{
situated under the lateral arch, i.e. the cuboid bone
}
A43B 7/1435
. . . .
{
situated under the joint between the fifth phalange and the fifth metatarsal bone
}
A43B 7/144
. . . .
{
situated under the heel, i.e. the calcaneus bone
}
A43B 7/1445
. . . .
{
situated under the midfoot, i.e. the metatarsal
}
A43B 7/145
. . . .
{
situated under the toes, i.e. the phalange
}
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A43B 7/1455
. . .
{
with special properties
}
A43B 7/146
. . . .
{
provided with acupressure points or means for footmassage
}
A43B 7/1465
. . . .
{
with removable or adjustable pads to allow custom fit
}
A43B 7/147
. . . .
{
for sick or disabled persons, e.g. persons having osteoarthritis or diabetes
}
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A43B 7/1475
. . .
{
characterised by the type of support
}
A43B 7/148
. . . .
{
Recesses or holes filled with a support or pad
}
A43B 7/1485
. . . .
{
Recesses or holes, traversing partially or completely the thickness of the pad
}
A43B 7/149
. . . .
{
Pad, e.g. protruding on the foot facing surface
}
A43B 7/1495
. .
{
Footwear with arch-supports of the bracelet type
}
A43B 7/16
. .
Footwear with elevated heel parts inside
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A43B 7/18
. .
Joint supports, e.g. instep supports
A43B 7/19
. . .
engaging the ground directly
A43B 7/20
. . .
Ankle-joint supports or holders
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A43B 7/22
. .
Footwear with fixed flat-foot insertions, metatarsal supports, ankle flaps, or the like (orthopaedic insertions A61F 5/14)
A43B 7/223
. . .
{
characterised by the constructive form
}
A43B 7/226
. . .
{
characterised by the material
}
A43B 7/24
. .
Insertions or cap supports preventing the foot canting to one side,
{
preventing supination or pronation
}
A43B 7/26
. .
Footwear with toe-spacers or toe-spreaders
A43B 7/28
. .
Adapting the inner sole
{
or the side of the upper
}
of the shoe to the sole of the foot
A43B 7/30
. .
Protecting the ball-joint against pressure while standing
A43B 7/32
.
Footwear with shock-absorbing means
{
Safety footwear
}
(resilient soles A43B 13/18)
A43B 7/34
.
Footwear with protection against heat or cold
A43B 7/36
.
with earthing or grounding means
A43B 7/38
.
Elevating, i.e. height increasing, footwear (with elevated heel parts inside
{
A43B 7/14
}
; lengthening pieces for natural legs A61F 3/00; orthopaedic insertions for conventional shoes A61F 5/14)
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Footwear characterised by the assembling of the individual parts
{
(assembling parts of upper together A43B 23/0245; assembling sole parts together A43B 13/12)
}
A43B 9/02
.
Footwear stitched or nailed through
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A43B 9/04
.
Welted footwear (welts A43B 15/00)
A43B 9/06
. .
stitched or nailed through
A43B 9/08
.
Turned footwear
A43B 9/10
.
Footwear with out-turned uppers
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A43B 9/12
.
Stuck or cemented footwear
A43B 9/125
. .
{
using a temporary protective insole or innersole
}
A43B 9/14
.
Platform shoes
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Footwear with soles moulded on to uppers or welded on to uppers without adhesive
. .
moulded
{
(moulding soles or heels to preformed uppers B29D 35/06)
}
. .
welded
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Footwear with miscellaneous arrangements to facilitate putting-on or removing, e.g. with straps
A43B 11/02
.
with built-in shoe-horns
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Parts of footwear
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Soles (
{
Skating boots characterised by the sole A43B 5/1641,
}
socks A43B 17/00)
; Sole and heel units
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characterised by the material
A43B 13/023
. .
{
Soles with several layers of the same material (soles with several layers of different materials A43B 13/12)
}
A43B 13/026
. .
{
Composites, e.g. carbon fibre or aramid fibre; the sole, one or more sole layers or sole part being made of a composite
}
A43B 13/04
. .
plastics, rubber or vulcanised fibre
A43B 13/08
. .
wood
A43B 13/10
. .
metal
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A43B 13/12
. .
Soles with several layers of different materials
A43B 13/122
. . .
{
characterised by the outsole or external layer
}
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A43B 13/125
. . .
{
characterised by the midsole or middle layer
}
A43B 13/127
. . . .
{
the midsole being multilayer
}
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A43B 13/14
.
characterised by the constructive form
A43B 13/141
. .
{
with a part of the sole being flexible, e.g. permitting articulation or torsion
}
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A43B 13/143
. .
{
provided with wedged, concave or convex end portions, e.g. for improving roll-off of the foot
}
A43B 13/145
. . .
{
Convex portions, e.g. with a bump or projection, e.g. 'Masai' type shoes
}
A43B 13/146
. . .
{
Concave end portions, e.g. with a cavity or cut-out portion
}
A43B 13/148
. . .
{
Wedged end portions
}
A43B 13/16
. .
Pieced soles (with several layers of different material A43B 13/12)
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A43B 13/18
. .
Resilient soles
{
(skating boots provided with resilient means A43B 5/1658)
}
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A43B 13/181
. . .
{
Resiliency achieved by the structure of the sole
}
A43B 13/182
. . . .
{
Helicoidal springs
}
A43B 13/183
. . . .
{
Leaf springs
}
A43B 13/184
. . . .
{
the structure protruding from the outsole
}
A43B 13/185
. . . .
{
Elasticated plates sandwiched between two interlocking components, e.g. thrustors
}
A43B 13/186
. . . .
{
Differential cushioning region, e.g. cushioning located under the ball of the foot (resilient heel not included in the sole A43B 21/26; resilient supports for the heel of the foot A43B 21/32)
}
Collapse
A43B 13/187
. . .
{
Resiliency achieved by the features of the material, e.g. foam, non liquid materials
}
A43B 13/188
. . . .
{
Differential cushioning regions
}
A43B 13/189
. . .
{
filled with a non-compressible fluid, e.g. gel, water
}
Collapse
A43B 13/20
. . .
Pneumatic soles
{
filled with a compressible fluid, e.g. air, gas (inflatable linings for skiboots A43B 5/0407)
}
A43B 13/203
. . . .
{
provided with a pump or valve
}
A43B 13/206
. . . .
{
provided with tubes or pipes or tubular shaped cushioning members
}
Collapse
. .
Soles made slip-preventing or wear-resisting, e.g. by impregnation or spreading a wear-resisting layer
Collapse
A43B 13/223
. . .
{
Profiled soles
}
A43B 13/226
. . . .
{
the profile being made in the foot facing surface
}
Collapse
A43B 13/24
. . .
by use of insertions
A43B 13/26
. . . .
projecting beyond the sole surface
Collapse
A43B 13/28
.
characterised by their attachment, also attachment of combined soles and heels (attachment of heels A43B 21/36; attachment of heel parts
{
A43B 21/42
}
)
A43B 13/30
. .
by screws
A43B 13/32
. .
by adhesives
A43B 13/34
. .
Soles also attached to the inner side of the heels
A43B 13/36
. .
Easily-exchangeable soles (of metal A43B 13/10; protecting-soles A43C 13/12)
A43B 13/37
.
Sole and heel units
Collapse
A43B 13/38
.
Insoles
A43B 13/383
. .
{
Pieced insoles
}
A43B 13/386
. .
{
Multilayer insoles
}
A43B 13/39
. .
with upset sewing ribs
A43B 13/40
. .
with cushions
A43B 13/41
. .
combined with heel stiffener, toe stiffener, or shank stiffener
A43B 13/42
.
Filling materials located between the insole and outer sole; Stiffening materials
Welts for footwear
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Socks (hosiery A41B 11/00; special medical insertions for shoes A61F 5/14)
Collapse
A43B 17/003
.
{
characterised by the material (wooden socks A43B 17/12, made of sponge, rubber or plastic materials A43B 17/14)
}
A43B 17/006
. .
{
Multilayerd
}
Collapse
A43B 17/02
.
Wedge-like or resilient socks or sock parts
A43B 17/023
. .
{
wedge-like (A43B 17/03 takes precedence)
}
A43B 17/026
. .
{
filled with a non-compressible fluid, e.g. gel, water
}
Collapse
A43B 17/03
. .
pneumatic
{
, filled with a compressible fluid, e.g. air, gas (inflatable linings for skiboots A43B 5/0407)
}
A43B 17/035
. . .
{
provided with a pump or valve
}
A43B 17/04
.
with metal insertions or coverings
A43B 17/06
.
with metal springs
A43B 17/08
.
Ventilated socks
Collapse
A43B 17/10
.
for sweaty feet; Waterproof socks
Collapse
A43B 17/102
. .
{
Moisture absorbing socks; Moisture dissipating socks
}
A43B 17/105
. . .
{
Disposable
}
A43B 17/107
. .
{
Waterproof socks
}
A43B 17/12
.
Wooden socks
A43B 17/14
.
made of sponge, rubber, or plastic materials
A43B 17/16
.
with heel or toe caps
A43B 17/18
.
Arrangements for attaching socks to the footwear
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Shoe-shaped inserts; Inserts covering the instep
{
(for ski boots or similar boots A43B 5/0405, for skating boots A43B 5/1616)
}
A43B 19/005
.
{
Weighted inserts for shoes, i.e. insert comprising an additional weight
}
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Heels; Top-pieces,
{
e.g. high heels, heel distinct from the sole, high heels monolithic with the sole (sole and heel units A43B 13/37)
}
Collapse
A43B 21/02
.
characterised by the material
A43B 21/025
. .
{
Metal
}
A43B 21/03
. .
wood
A43B 21/04
. .
leather
Collapse
A43B 21/06
. .
rubber
A43B 21/08
. . .
combined hard and soft rubber
A43B 21/18
. .
combined rubber and leather
A43B 21/20
. .
plastics
A43B 21/22
.
Heels or heel attachments specially designed to prevent splashing
Collapse
A43B 21/24
.
characterised by the constructive form
Collapse
A43B 21/26
. .
Resilient heels
A43B 21/265
. . .
{
filled with a non-compressible fluid, e.g. gel, water
}
Collapse
A43B 21/28
. . .
Pneumatic heels
{
filled with a compressible fluid, e.g. air, gas
}
A43B 21/285
. . . .
{
provided with a pump or valve
}
A43B 21/30
. .
Heels with metal springs
A43B 21/32
. .
Resilient supports for the heel of the foot
Collapse
A43B 21/36
.
characterised by their attachment; Securing devices for the attaching means (combined with soles A43B 13/28)
A43B 21/37
. .
by hook-shaped or bent attaching means
A43B 21/38
. .
by screws only
Collapse
A43B 21/39
. .
by rib groove
A43B 21/40
. . .
by dovetail
Collapse
A43B 21/42
. .
Heels with replaceable or adjustable parts,
{
e.g. top lift
}
A43B 21/433
. . .
rotatably mounted
A43B 21/437
. . .
with axially-adjustable rod-like top-pieces
Collapse
A43B 21/44
. .
by claw-like means
A43B 21/45
. . .
with special tensioning means
A43B 21/46
. .
by bolts
Collapse
A43B 21/47
. .
by resilient means
A43B 21/48
. . .
by press-buttons
A43B 21/50
. .
by bayonet catches or the like
A43B 21/51
. .
with keyhole-shaped opening and pin
A43B 21/52
. .
Interchangeable heel parts without special attachments
A43B 21/54
. .
by adhesion or the like
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Uppers; Boot legs; Stiffeners; Other single parts of footwear
Collapse
A43B 23/02
.
Uppers; Boot legs
{
(ski boots with an upper made of flexible material A43B 5/0486; skating boots characterised by the uppers A43B 5/1666)
}
Collapse
A43B 23/0205
. .
{
characterised by the material (material of the lining A43B 23/07, material of toe stiffeners or heel stiffeners A43B 23/08)
}
A43B 23/021
. . .
{
Leather
}
Collapse
A43B 23/0215
. . .
{
Plastics or artificial leather
}
A43B 23/022
. . . .
{
with waterproof breathable membranes
}
A43B 23/0225
. . .
{
Composite materials, e.g. material with a matrix
}
A43B 23/023
. . .
{
Metal
}
A43B 23/0235
. . .
{
Different layers of different material
}
A43B 23/024
. . .
{
Different layers of the same material
}
Collapse
A43B 23/0245
. .
{
characterised by the constructive form
}
A43B 23/025
. . .
{
assembled by stitching
}
A43B 23/0255
. . .
{
assembled by gluing or thermo bonding
}
A43B 23/026
. . .
{
Laminated layers
}
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A43B 23/0265
. . .
{
having different properties in different directions
}
A43B 23/027
. . . .
{
with a part of the upper particularly flexible, e.g. permitting articulation or torsion
}
A43B 23/0275
. . . .
{
with a part of the upper particularly rigid, e.g. resisting articulation or torsion
}
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A43B 23/028
. . .
{
Resilient uppers e.g. shock absorbing
}
A43B 23/0285
. . . .
{
filled with a non-compressible fluid, e.g. gel or water
}
A43B 23/029
. . . .
{
Pneumatic upper, e.g. gas filled
}
A43B 23/0295
. . .
{
Pieced uppers
}
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A43B 23/04
. .
Uppers made of one piece; Uppers with inserted gussets
A43B 23/042
. . .
{
Uppers made of one piece (one piece slippers A43B 3/106; one piece sandals A43B 3/124)
}
Collapse
A43B 23/045
. . .
{
Uppers with inserted gussets
}
A43B 23/047
. . . .
{
the gusset being elastic
}
A43B 23/06
. .
Waterproof legs
A43B 23/07
.
Linings therefor
{
(for ski boots or similar boots A43B 5/0405, lining laminated with upper A43B 23/026)
}
Collapse
A43B 23/08
.
Heel stiffeners; Toe stiffeners (footwear with shock-absorbing means A43B 7/32)
Collapse
A43B 23/081
. .
{
Toe stiffeners
}
Collapse
A43B 23/082
. . .
{
made of metal
}
A43B 23/083
. . . .
{
light-alloys
}
A43B 23/085
. . .
{
made of leather
}
Collapse
A43B 23/086
. . .
{
made of impregnated fabrics, plastics or the like
}
A43B 23/087
. . . .
{
made of plastics
}
A43B 23/088
. .
{
Heel stiffeners (A43B 23/10, A43B 23/14, A43B 23/16, A43B 23/17 take precedence)
}
Collapse
A43B 23/10
. .
made of metal
{
(A43B 23/082 takes precedence)
}
A43B 23/105
. . .
{
light-alloys
}
A43B 23/14
. .
made of leather
{
(A43B 23/085 takes precedence)
}
Collapse
A43B 23/16
. .
made of impregnated fabrics, plastics or the like
{
(A43B 23/086 takes precedence)
}
A43B 23/17
. . .
made of plastics
A43B 23/20
.
Nails, pegs, pins, clamps, or tacks, for footwear
Collapse
A43B 23/22
.
Supports for the shank or arch of the uppers (for health or hygienic purposes A43B 7/14)
Collapse
A43B 23/222
. .
{
characterised by the attachment to the sole
}
A43B 23/225
. . .
{
by integrated teeth
}
A43B 23/227
. .
{
fixed on the outside of the shoe
}
Collapse
A43B 23/24
.
Ornamental buckles; Other ornaments for shoes without fastening function
A43B 23/25
. .
Arrangement of ribbons on footwear
A43B 23/26
.
Tongues for shoes
A43B 23/28
.
Devices to put in shoes in order to prevent slipping at the heel or to prevent abrading the stockings
.
Heel-protectors for car-drivers
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