US 9,808,045 B2
Footwear having an adjustable width feature
Jess Paul Carlson, Cleveland, OH (US); David Michael Pehar, Cleveland, OH (US); Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Cleveland, OH (US); and Andrew Douglas Smith, Cleveland Heights, OH (US)
Assigned to MIZUNO USA, INC., Norcross, GA (US)
Filed by Mizuno USA, Inc., Norcross, GA (US)
Filed on Dec. 31, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/986,210.
Prior Publication US 2017/0188655 A1, Jul. 6, 2017
Int. Cl. A43B 13/14 (2006.01); A43B 3/26 (2006.01); A43B 13/18 (2006.01); A43B 3/02 (2006.01); A63C 17/00 (2006.01); A43B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC A43B 3/26 (2013.01) [A43B 3/02 (2013.01); A43B 5/00 (2013.01); A43B 13/141 (2013.01); A43B 13/181 (2013.01); A63C 17/00 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An article of footwear, comprising:
a sole comprising a plurality of grooves;
a width adjustment assembly comprising:
a lead screw;
an adjustment device in communication with the lead screw, and accessible to a wearer from the outside of the article of footwear;
an actuation strap in communication with the lead screw, and movable in response to rotation of the lead screw; and
an anchor plate connected to the actuation strap;
wherein rotation of the adjustment device causes the lead screw to rotate, and wherein rotation of the lead screw changes the tension and/or compression in the actuation strap.