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Title:
MULTI-LAYER BRAIDED UPPER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/099816
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
An article of footwear (10, 500) having a multi-layer upper is provided. The upper has a medial side and a lateral side, and a toe end and a heel end. The upper has an inner booty (12), at least partially surrounded by an outer braided shell (14), made from a number of yarns (114) that are braided together. In selected locations, a layer (40) couples the inner booty (12) and the outer braided shell (14) together.

Inventors:
CASILLAS, Tina, M. (Inc.One Bowerman Driv, Beaverton Oregon, 97005, US)
LEE, Eun, Kyung (Inc.One Bowerman Driv, Beaverton Oregon, 97005, US)
Application Number:
US2018/061502
Publication Date:
July 11, 2019
Filing Date:
November 16, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NIKE INNOVATE C.V. (One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005, US)
NIKE, INC. (One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005, US)
International Classes:
A43B1/04; A43B23/02
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
STROHM, Scott, B. (Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, 2555 Grand BoulevardKansas City, Missouri, 64108, US)
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Claims:
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AMENDED CLAIMS

received by the International Bureau on 11 June 2019 (11.06.2019)

What is claimed is:

1. An article of footwear (10) with an upper having a toe end, a heel end, a medial side, and a lateral side, the upper comprising: an inner booty (12) extending from the heel end to the toe end, having an opening for a foot in the as worn condition; an outer braided shell (14) extending at least partially around the inner booty; and a layer coupling the outer braided shell to the inner booty in selected locations of the upper, wherein the layer (36) is a thermoplastic layer disposed over the outer braided shell in a first portion of the selected locations and wherein the thermoplastic layer (40) is disposed between the outer braided shell and the inner booty in a second portion of the selected locations, leaving the outer braided shell uncoupled from the inner booty in other locations of the upper.

2. (Cancelled)

3. (Cancelled)

4. (Cancelled)

5. The article of footwear of claim 1, wherein the booty is made from a warp knit material.

6. The article of footwear of claim 1, wherein the booty is made from a weft knit material.

7. The article of footwear of claim 6, wherein the weft knit is a circular knit. The article of footwear of claim 7, wherein the booty is cut-and-sewn to shape.

9. The article of footwear of claim 7, wherein the booty is knitted to shape.

10. The article of footwear of claim 6, wherein the weft knit is a flat knit. 16

11. The article of footwear of claim 10, wherein the booty is cut-and-sewn to shape.

12. The article of footwear of claim 10, wherein the booty is knitted to shape.

13. The article of footwear of claim 1, wherein the layer in the first portion is a coating covering the selected locations of the upper.

14. The article of footwear of claim 13, wherein the coating and the outer braided shell create a textured surface at the selected locations of the upper.

15. The article of footwear of claim 13, wherein the article of footwear has a bottom and wherein the coating covers at least a portion of the bottom of the article of footwear.

16. The article of footwear of claim 15, wherein the coating covers the entirety of the bottom of the article of footwear.

17. A method of manufacturing an upper for an article of footwear, the upper having a toe end, a heel end, a medial side, and a lateral side, the method comprising: knitting an inner booty (12) that extends from the heel end to the toe end, and that has an opening for a foot in the as worn condition; braiding an outer shell (14) with a shape that extends at least partially around the inner booty; placing a first thermoplastic layer (36) over first selected locations of the outer braided shell, leaving the other locations of the outer braided shell without the thermoplastic layer; placing a second thermoplastic layer (40) between second selected locations of the outer braided shell and the inner booty; and heating the first thermoplastic layer to couple the outer braided shell to the inner booty at the first selected locations and heating the second thermoplastic layer to couple the outer braided shell to the inner booty at the second selected locations.

18. (Cancelled)

19. (Cancelled)

20. (Cancelled)