Patent Number: 6,168,172

Title: In-line roller skate

Abstract: A skate for receiving a foot of a skater includes a frame holding in-line wheels. A rigid base is securely attached to the frame. An external heel counter extends upwardly from the base around the heel portion of the skate. An upper having an outer shell of substantially soft pliable material extends upwardly from the base. A substantially rigid internal heel counter is disposed beneath the outer shell. The internal heel counter extends around the heel area of the skate above the top of said external heel counter. A substantially rigid ankle support cuff is pivotally coupled to the internal heel counter and disposed beneath the outer shell.

Inventors: Meibock; Antonin A. (Calgary, CA), Svensson; John E. (Vashon, WA)

Assignee: K-2 Corporation

International Classification: A43B 5/04 (20060101); A43B 5/16 (20060101); A63C 17/00 (20060101); A63C 9/08 (20060101); A63C 9/086 (20060101); A63C 17/06 (20060101); A63C 9/00 (20060101); A63C 17/14 (20060101); A63C 17/04 (20060101); A63C 017/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018