US 9,808,048 B2
Footwear incorporating looped tensile strand elements
Thomas G. Bell, Portland, OR (US); Bryan N. Farris, North Plains, OR (US); Kevin W. Hoffer, Portland, OR (US); James C. Meschter, Portland, OR (US); and Robert C. Williams, Jr., Tigard, OR (US)
Assigned to NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)
Filed by NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)
Filed on Oct. 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/872,690.
Application 14/872,690 is a division of application No. 13/529,381, filed on Jun. 21, 2012, granted, now 9,179,739.
Prior Publication US 2016/0088904 A1, Mar. 31, 2016
Int. Cl. A43C 1/04 (2006.01); A43C 11/00 (2006.01); A43B 23/02 (2006.01); A43C 1/00 (2006.01); D04B 21/10 (2006.01); A43C 5/00 (2006.01); A43D 100/00 (2006.01)
CPC A43C 1/04 (2013.01) [A43B 23/025 (2013.01); A43B 23/0235 (2013.01); A43B 23/0275 (2013.01); A43C 1/00 (2013.01); A43C 5/00 (2013.01); A43C 11/002 (2013.01); A43D 100/00 (2013.01); D04B 21/10 (2013.01); D10B 2501/043 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
16. A method of manufacturing an article of footwear, the method comprising:
securing multiple tensile strand segments in a first region and a second region to form a plurality of unattached portions of the tensile strand segments that are positioned between the first region and the second region;
positioning the first region adjacent to the second region after the multiple tensile strand segments are secured in the first region and the second region;
attaching areas of the tensile strand segments positioned at the first region and the second region adjacent to a sole of the article of footwear to form loops from the unattached portions of the tensile strand segments; and
locating the loops within a fastening region of the article of footwear, the fastening region being spaced from the sole.