Patent Number: 6,167,640

Title: Athletic shoe, in particular soccer shoe

Abstract: An athletic shoe, such as a soccer shoe, has an upper defining a toe region, an insole connected to the upper, and an outsole secured to the insole. A vamp in the toe region is joined to the insole. The vamp is a full-grain leather composed of a grain layer and a leather fiber layer joined to the grain layer. An elastomeric coating is disposed on and partway penetrates into the leather fiber layer in a region where the fiber layer is joined to the insole. The coating has a thickness above the surface of the leather fiber layer of at least 0.1 mm. The coating may also be disposed in a region adjoining the region where the fiber layer is joined to said insole. The coating may also be reinforced with an embedded reinforcement.

Inventors: Schaefer; Philipp (Hannover, DE)

Assignee: Adidas International B.V.

International Classification: A43B 9/00 (20060101); A43B 9/02 (20060101); A43B 23/07 (20060101); A43B 5/02 (20060101); A43B 23/00 (20060101); A43B 5/00 (20060101); A43B 23/02 (20060101); A43B 013/22 (); A43B 013/28 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018