Patent Number: 7,913,425

Title: Convertible traction shoes

Abstract: A convertible shoe having a shoe body and a shoe sole. An air channel formed in said shoe sole including pressurized air inlet and air exhaust. An elongated pocket or multiple individual pockets in the bottom of the shoe sole and along said air channel. A flexible wall portion between said air channel and pocket that expands into the pocket(s) upon pressurization of said air channel. A protrusion affixed to said flexible wall portion and which extends out of said pocket and into engagement with a support surface when said air channel is pressurized.

Inventors: Fogarty; Stacy Renee (Olathe, KS), O'Brien; Patrick Michael (Portland, OR), O'Brien; John Michael (Tualatin, OR)

Assignee: Select Sole, LLC

International Classification: A43C 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-03-29 0:00:00