US 10,888,135 B2
Pre-tensioned article and method of making
Tory M. Cross, Portland, OR (US); Bryan N. Farris, North Plains, OR (US); and Elizabeth Langvin, Sherwood, OR (US)
Assigned to NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)
Filed by NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)
Filed on Aug. 21, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/106,932.
Application 16/106,932 is a division of application No. 15/604,870, filed on May 25, 2017, granted, now 10,098,409.
Prior Publication US 2018/0352893 A1, Dec. 13, 2018
Int. Cl. A43B 3/26 (2006.01); A43B 9/02 (2006.01); A43B 9/12 (2006.01); A43B 13/14 (2006.01); A43D 3/02 (2006.01); A43B 13/18 (2006.01); A43B 23/02 (2006.01); A43B 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC A43B 3/26 (2013.01) [A43B 9/02 (2013.01); A43B 9/12 (2013.01); A43B 11/00 (2013.01); A43B 13/141 (2013.01); A43B 13/186 (2013.01); A43B 13/188 (2013.01); A43B 23/027 (2013.01); A43B 23/028 (2013.01); A43B 23/0275 (2013.01); A43D 3/02 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An article of footwear, comprising:
an upper;
a sole structure attached to the upper;
wherein each of the upper and the sole structure defines a plurality of apertures arranged in an auxetic configuration;
wherein, when worn by a user, the sole structure is configured to expand auxetically, and the upper is also configured to expand auxetically;
wherein the article of footwear has an unworn article state and a worn article state;
wherein the article of footwear transitions from the unworn article state to the worn article state in response to the user wearing the article of footwear;
wherein the plurality of apertures of the upper and the sole structure are closed when the article of footwear is in the unworn article state; and
wherein the plurality of apertures of the upper and the sole structure are open when the article of footwear is in the worn article state.