US 11,051,582 B2
Sole structure for article of footwear
Patrick Case, Portland, OR (US); Zachary M. Elder, Portland, OR (US); Nathan A. Jacobsen, Portland, OR (US); Roger Paul Murphy, Beaverton, OR (US); and Lee D. Peyton, Tigard, OR (US)
Assigned to NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)
Filed by NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)
Filed on Dec. 12, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/217,279.
Application 16/217,279 is a continuation of application No. 15/459,131, filed on Mar. 15, 2017, granted, now 10,159,307.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/308,810, filed on Mar. 15, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0110552 A1, Apr. 18, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A43B 13/20 (2006.01); A43B 13/12 (2006.01); A43B 13/04 (2006.01); A43B 13/14 (2006.01); A43B 13/18 (2006.01)
CPC A43B 13/20 (2013.01) [A43B 13/04 (2013.01); A43B 13/12 (2013.01); A43B 13/127 (2013.01); A43B 13/141 (2013.01); A43B 13/186 (2013.01); A43B 13/188 (2013.01); A43B 13/206 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A sole structure for an article of footwear, the sole structure comprising:
a heel region;
a forefoot region;
a midfoot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region; and
a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a first fluid-filled segment extending continuously from a medial edge of the sole structure to a lateral edge of the sole structure within the forefoot region, a second fluid-filled segment extending continuously from the medial edge of the sole structure to the lateral edge of the sole structure within the forefoot region, a third fluid-filled segment extending along the other of the medial edge and the lateral edge of the sole structure and extending between and fluidly coupling the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment, and a web area (i) disposed between and separating the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment in a first direction extending along a longitudinal axis of the sole structure and (ii) being recessed from a ground-contacting surface of the sole structure, the first fluid-filled segment being spaced apart and separated from the second fluid-filled segment to define an opening at one of the medial edge and the lateral edge of the sole structure.