Patent Number: 6,966,129

Title: Cushioning for athletic shoe

Abstract: A shoe including a plate capable of being deflected in a direction substantially perpendicular to the major longitudinal axis of the shoe, an arch bridge integral with the plate and a substantially air-tight enclosure having at least two portions that converge toward each other relative to a vertical central axis of the air-tight enclosure to form an apex.

Inventors: Meschan; David F. (Greensboro, NC)

Assignee: Akeva L.L.C.

International Classification: A43B 13/26 (20060101); A43B 21/36 (20060101); A43B 13/14 (20060101); A43B 21/433 (20060101); A43B 21/00 (20060101); A43B 21/52 (20060101); A43B 21/26 (20060101); A43B 5/00 (20060101); A43B 013/28 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018