Patent Number: 6,253,467

Title: Mounting for a snowboard boot strap

Abstract: A snowboard boot for use with a snowboard boot strap that is attachable thereto. In one aspect, the boot comprises a foot-shaped outer surface; and a strap mounting member that includes an attachment feature adapted to mount a portion of the strap to the snowboard boot the strap mounting member including a raised portion that protrudes beyond the foot-shaped outer surface of the boot, the raised portion including the attachment feature. In another aspect, the snowboard boot includes a boot upper having an outer surface, a sole, and an adjustable strap that is mounted to the outer surface of the boot upper, the strap being adjustable so that the strap can be selectively tightened and loosened over the outer surface of the boot upper. The outer surface of the boot upper is formed from at least first and second materials, the first material having a lower coefficient of friction than the second material, the first material being disposed to underlie a portion of the strap that is movable to tighten the strap.

Inventors: Maravetz; Paul T. (Stowe, VT), Curran; Peter M. (Jericho, VT), Reid; Joshua S. (Stowe, VT), Dodge; David J. (Williston, VT), Phillips; Frank (Richmond, VT)

Assignee: The Burton Corporation

International Classification: A43C 11/14 (20060101); A43C 11/00 (20060101); A43B 5/04 (20060101); A43B 005/04 (); A43B 005/16 (); A43C 011/00 (); A44B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018