Patent Number: 6,966,130

Title: Plate 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. The plate includes at least one rib integral with at least a portion of the lower surface of the plate. A portion of the rib is exposed to and visible from outside the shoe.

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 013/18 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018