EP1769692B1 - Shoe which enhances the retaining of the heel - Google Patents

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EP1769692B1
EP1769692B1 EP20060015296 EP06015296A EP1769692B1 EP 1769692 B1 EP1769692 B1 EP 1769692B1 EP 20060015296 EP20060015296 EP 20060015296 EP 06015296 A EP06015296 A EP 06015296A EP 1769692 B1 EP1769692 B1 EP 1769692B1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B5/00Footwear for sporting purposes
    • A43B5/04Ski boots; Similar boots
    • A43B5/0427Ski boots; Similar boots characterised by type or construction details
    • A43B5/0435Adjustment of the boot to the foot
    • A43B5/0439Adjustment of the boot to the foot to the heel; Heel clamping devices; Heel supports
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B23/00Uppers; Boot legs; Stiffeners; Other single parts of footwear
    • A43B23/08Heel stiffeners; Toe stiffeners
    • A43B23/16Heel stiffeners; Toe stiffeners made of impregnated fabrics, plastics or the like
    • A43B23/17Heel stiffeners; Toe stiffeners made of impregnated fabrics, plastics or the like made of plastics
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/18Joint supports, e.g. instep supports
    • A43B7/20Ankle-joint supports or holders
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C1/00Shoe lacing fastenings
    • A43C1/04Shoe lacing fastenings with rings or loops

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  • The invention relates to a shoe, especially sports, and more particularly relates to a shoe for athletics or sports walking, and / or the practice of sports, including so-called sliding.
  • Such shoes can be used in areas such as walking or running flat or in the mountains, mountaineering, snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, rollerblading and wheeling. , cycling, a ball sport, or whatever.
  • A shoe may include a low or high shaft. The shoe can also be relatively flexible or on the contrary more rigid. However it is in all cases desirable that the foot of a user is sufficiently maintained. Indeed, a good support of the foot in the stem allows a better use.
  • For example with a soft shoe with low shank, as used for running in the mountains, sufficient support facilitates the unfolding of the foot or the transmission of sensory information. In particular at the heel, the casing of the shoe includes a buttress for maintaining the heel of the foot of a user.
  • The buttress is a relatively rigid piece that surrounds the lower part of the heel of the user. The buttress maintains the rod and allows the passage, in the region of the heel, pulses related to use. It is therefore important that the respective shapes of the buttress and the heel of the user are complementary. However complementarity is rarely perfect. Indeed, there are as many forms of feet as users. But the shoes are manufactured in series with a standard form of buttress. Thus, for each user, the buttress does not fit perfectly to the heel. As a result, maintaining the heel is not total. There is very often a game between the heel of the user and the buttress. This is why there is small parasitic movements of the heel in the rod at the nesting. These movements may deceive the user in his perceptions, or disturb him when transmitting sensory information or when transmitting efforts to a sports machine such as a gliding board or a skate, or be causing trauma.
  • A shoe comprising the features of the preamble of claim 1 is known from the document US-A-5,408,761 .
  • The invention is in particular to improve the maintenance of the heel of a user in a shoe. Another goal is to improve the comfort of the user.
  • To do this the invention provides a shoe comprising a sole and a rod, the rod comprising a casing for fitting the heel of a user, the casing comprising a first buttress.
  • The shoe according to the invention is characterized in that it comprises means for varying the envelope of the first buttress, between an extended position, for which the envelope is large, and a retracted position, for which the envelope is reduced.
  • The means of variation of the envelope make it possible to put the buttress in several situations. In a first situation the envelope is large and allows a relative movement of the heel of the user relative to the stem, for example to put on or take off. In a second situation, the smaller envelope makes it possible to grip the heel and, as a result, greatly reduces or eliminates any possibility of relative movement of the heel relative to the rod. This reduces the risk of trauma and eliminates the risk of the formation of bulbs in the heel.
  • With the means of variation of the envelope, a larger surface of the buttress bears on the heel. The contact between the buttress and the heel is more intimate. The buttress adapts to the geometry of the foot and comfort is improved.
  • An advantage that arises is a better maintenance of the heel in the shoe. Thus perceptions or transmissions of sensory information are better. Injuries are avoided.
  • Other features and advantages of the invention will be better understood with the aid of the following description, with reference to the appended drawing illustrating, according to non-limiting embodiments, how the invention may be implemented, and in which :
    • the figure 1 is a front perspective view of a shoe according to a first embodiment of the invention,
    • the figure 2 is a back view of the shoe of the figure 1 ,
    • the figure 3 is a perspective view before a first buttress of the shoe of the figure 1 ,
    • the figure 4 is a perspective view before a second buttress of the shoe of the figure 1 ,
    • the figure 5 is a partial section of the shoe according to a lace 60 of a second clamping means 48, in a case where the first buttress is in an extended position,
    • the figure 6 is similar to the figure 5 in a case where the first buttress is in a contracted position,
    • the figure 7 is a front perspective view of a shoe according to a second embodiment of the invention,
    • the figure 8 is a front perspective view of a shoe according to a third embodiment of the invention,
    • the figure 9 is a partial section along IX-IX of the figure 8 ,
    • the figure 10 is a perspective view before a first buttress for a shoe according to a fourth embodiment of the invention.
  • The first embodiment that will be described after more specifically relates to shoes for walking or running flat or on rough ground. However, the invention applies to other fields such as those mentioned before.
  • The first form is described below using the Figures 1 to 6 .
  • As shown by figures 1 and 2 , a running shoe 1 is provided to accommodate the foot of the user.
  • In known manner, the shoe 1 comprises an outsole or step 2 and a rod 3 attached to the sole 2. The shoe 1 extends in length between a rear end or heel 4 and a front end or tip 5, and in width between a lateral side 6 and a medial side 7.
  • As shown, the rod 3 comprises a lower portion 10 provided to surround the foot, with the exception of a high portion. However, it could also be expected that the stem also comprises an upper portion.
  • The shoe 1 is structured to allow a smooth running of the foot during walking, transmissions of sensory information, and impulses for support or receptions. This is why the sole 2 and the rod 3 are relatively flexible.
  • However, it could also be expected that the shoe or one of the elements of it is more rigid to facilitate certain practices, such as climbing or cycling.
  • The upper 3 comprises a top 11, which has in particular a lateral quarter 12, a medial quarter 13, and a tongue 14. The latter 14 connects the quarters 12, 13 to one another to give the top 11 its continuity. However, it could be planned not to use a tab. In this case, the neighborhoods 12, 13 may remain separate or superimposed.
  • The top 11 is secured by its base 15 to the sole 2, at the periphery of the sole. The joining is done by gluing. However, other means such as sewing, or the combination of a collage and a seam, could be suitable.
  • With reference to the figure 1 a first clamping means 20 is provided for clamping the top 11 reversibly.
  • The first clamping means 20 comprises loops 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 disposed on the quarters 12, 13 of the top 11, and possibly for the passer 21 near the tip 5 at the junction of the quarters. .
  • Each passer is represented in the form of a longer or shorter loop associated with the top 11. The loop may for example comprise a plastic material. Other types of passers-by can be used.
  • The first clamping means further comprises a lace 28 which follows a path marked out by the loops. For example, the lace 28 crosses alternately a passer of the lateral quarter 12 and a passer of the medial quarter 13.
  • Of course, other courses could be considered for the lace 28.
  • In all cases a tensioning of the lace 28 allows a clamping of the top 11, by mutual approximation of the lateral quarter 12 and the medial quarter 13. The tensioning is done by any means as a manual pull, in the direction of the arrows F1, F2, then the realization of a node, or the blocking using a lace blocker like the one according to the document FR 2,706,743 , Or other.
  • Of course other structures could be provided for the first clamping means, such as a series of loops controlled by levers on one side of the shoe, and hooks home loops on the other side of the shoe.
  • According to the first embodiment of the invention, the shoe 1 comprises a casing 30 intended to fit the heel of the user. The casing 30 comprises a first buttress 31, shown as such on the figure 3 .
  • The buttress 31 has the general appearance of a crescent. It comprises a lateral wing 32 and a medial wing 33 which each extend forwardly from a body 34. Of course the lateral wing 32 partly follows the lateral quarter 12, and the medial wing 33 runs partly the medial quarter 13. The body 34 meanwhile is at the heel 4 of the shoe 1.
  • The buttress 31 extends in the direction of the height of the rod 3 from a base 35 to a vertex 36. The distance between the base and the top is generally a few tens of millimeters, which allows a good maintenance of the heel of user and stem 3.
  • As shown in figure 5 , the rod 3 comprises an inner lining 37. The buttress 31 is located between the lining 37 and the top 11, inside the top 11. This makes its presence discreet and preserves the aesthetics of the rod 3. The lining 37 gives a comfortable perception to the user. Of course, it could alternatively be provided that the first buttress 31 is directly opposite the foot, or even outside the rod 3.
  • The first buttress 31 comprises a substantially non-stretchable and substantially rigid plastic material. It should be understood that the first buttress 31 naturally retains the arcuate shape given to it during manufacture, for example by molding or by injection. It should also be understood that the first buttress 31 is more rigid than the rod 3, that is to say more rigid than the lining 37 or the top 11.
  • According to the invention, the shoe 1 comprises means for varying the envelope of the first buttress 31, between an extended position, for which the envelope of the first buttress 31 is large, and a retracted position, for which the envelope of the first buttress 31 is reduced.
  • This allows to vary the size of the first buttress 31 according to the phases of use of the shoe. To put on or take off, the first buttress is in the deployed position. Conversely, during use the first buttress is in the retracted position. Thus the envelope of the buttress is adapted to the morphology of the heel and the maintenance of the heel is adjusted at the appropriate time, depending on the needs.
  • As shown in figure 3 the means of variation of the envelope of the first buttress 31 comprise, first of all, localized weakening means of the first buttress 31. These localized weakening means have at least one notch, for example two notches 45, 46 The first notch 45 is located between the lateral wing 32 and the body 34. The second notch 46 is located between the medial wing 33 and the body 34. Each cut 45, 46 extends from the top 36 towards the base 35 of the buttress 31, without however going to the base.
  • For example, the notch 45, 46 can travel about half the height of the buttress 31, the height being measured at the level where the notch 45, 46.
  • The means of variation of the envelope of the first buttress 31 also comprise means for constricting the first buttress 31. These constriction means may act directly on the first buttress or indirectly via a second buttress.
  • As can be understood by using all of the Figures 1 to 6 , the constriction means comprise, firstly, a second buttress 47 and secondly a second clamping means 48 for clamping the casing 30 in a reversible manner.
  • According to the first embodiment the second buttress 47 bypasses the first 31. The second buttress 47 is disposed outside the rod 3, on the top 11. As the first buttress is inside the top 11, the latter 11 separates the first 31 and second 47 buttresses. Of course it may alternatively be provided that the buttresses 31, 47 are juxtaposed and arranged either inside or outside the rod, but in any case the second 47 bypasses the first 31.
  • Like the first 31, the second buttress 47 comprises a lateral wing 49 and a medial wing 50 each connected to a body 51. The buttress 47 extends in the direction of the height of the rod 3, from a base 52 up to a summit 53. The distance between the base and the summit is of the same order of magnitude as for the first buttress 31.
  • The second clamping means 48, in turn, comprises a lace 60, a lateral guide 61, a rear guide 62, and a medial guide 63.
  • The lateral guide 61 comprises an elongate passer secured to the rod 3 by any means, such as a seam, a collage, or other. Alternatively the passer can be integrated with the rod itself. Of course, the guide 61 may include several successive passers. The lateral guide 61 extends outside the rod 3, substantially at the height of the top 36 of the first buttress. The lateral guide 61 is also located, in the direction of the length of the shoe 1, between the heel 4 and the tongue 14. The lateral guide 61 is oriented so that the lace 60 extends naturally on the one hand towards the tongue and, on the other hand, towards the heel at the height of the top 36 of the first buttress 31.
  • By analogy with the lateral guide 61, the medial guide 63 comprises an elongated passer secured to the rod 3. The guide 63 may comprise several successive loops. The medial guide 63 extends outside the stem 3, substantially at the height of the top 36 of the first buttress 31. The medial guide 63 is also located, in the direction of the length of the shoe 1, between the heel 4 and the tongue 14. The medial guide 63 is oriented so that the lace 60 extends naturally on the one hand towards the tongue 14 and, on the other hand, toward the heel 4 at the height of the top 36 of the first buttress 31.
  • As for the rear guide 62, it is secured to the second buttress 47. Specifically the rear guide 62 is secured to the body 51, between the wings 49, 50, at the top 53. At the level means at the top or near. The rear guide 62 has a lateral orifice 64 and a medial orifice 65, formed in the thickness of the buttress 47. The orifices 64, 65 are spaced, to reduce the friction of the lace 60.
  • Thus structured the second clamping means 48 allows to tighten the rod 3 at the casing 30, that is to say around the user's ankle when the foot is maintained. Just pull the free ends 66, 67 of the lace 60, in the direction of the arrows F3, F4, to reduce the length of the lace 60 which bypasses the buttresses 31, 47. Of course, the maintenance of the tightening is done by all medium such as knotting, blocking by any suitable device, or other.
  • The traction on the lace 60 causes the crown 53, the body 51 of the second buttress 47, to advance towards the tip 5 of the boot 1. Since the wings 32, 33 and 49, 50 of the buttresses 31, 47 are refine forwards, the lateral guides 61 and medial 63 of the lace 60, arranged at the top 36 and then to the top of the wings 32, 33, are closer to the sole 2 than the rear guide 62. Consequently the traction on the lace 60, oriented towards the front and towards the sole at the rear guide 62, causes the dive of the top 53 to the sole 2 at the same time as the advance. The forward bending of the body 51 of the second buttress 47 induces the forward bending of the body 34 of the first buttress 31. At the same time, the reduction in the effective length of the lace 60 causes the lateral and medial 32 and lateral wings 33 to be stressed. the first buttress 31 in a direction of approximation to one another. Overall, the traction of the free ends 66, 67 of the lace 60 causes a constriction of the first buttress 31. This phenomenon, due to a homogeneous distribution of the tension exerted by the lace, is explained using the Figures 5 and 6 .
  • On the figure 5 the lace 60 is not stretched. In this case the first buttress 31 occupies an extended position, for which the casing is large. Notches 45, 46 are in their natural openwork situation.
  • Conversely on the figure 6 the lace 60 is stretched. In this case the first buttress 31 occupies a retracted position, for which the envelope is reduced. The cuts 45, 46 are constricted in a constrained situation.
  • Of course the lining 37, the top 11 of the rod 3 and the second buttress 47 simultaneously follow the reversible deformations of the first buttress 31. In other words the volume of the casing is variable, and adjustable. A large volume makes it easy to put on or take off. A reduced volume ensures a maintenance of the heel with little or no play. Advantageously, the passage of sensory information or pulses is facilitated. Trauma is avoided because the heel is maintained and there is no possibility of relative slip. The comfort is improved by the best adaptation of the volume of the first buttress to the morphology of the heel.
  • The first buttress is more rigid than the second, but it could alternatively be expected that it is the opposite, or that the stiffness of the two buttresses are similar.
  • The other embodiments of the invention will be presented hereinafter with the help of Figures 7 to 10 .
  • For the sake of convenience, it is essentially the differences from the first form that are highlighted.
  • The second embodiment is presented using the figure 7 .
  • In known manner there is a shoe 81 with a sole 82, a rod 83, a heel 84, a point 85, a lateral side 86 and a medial side 87. The rod 83 has a lower portion 90, with a top 91, a 92 lateral quarter, a medial quarter 93, and a tongue 94.
  • According to the invention the shoe 81 comprises a clamping means 100 of a casing 101. The clamping means 100 comprises a constrictor lace strand 102, a lateral guide 103, a rear guide 104, and a medial guide 105. The means tightening allows to tighten the casing 101 of the boot 1, reversibly.
  • What is particular to the shoe 81 is the clamping means 110 of the top 91.
  • The clamping means 110 comprises a first side lace strand 111, which is connected to the side quarter 92 by a fastener 112, and first 113, second 114 and third 115 loops. The fastener 112 is closer to the tip 85 than the loops.
  • The clamping means 110 also includes a medial first yarn strand 121, which is connected to the medial quarter 93 by a fastener 122 and a first passer 123.
  • The clamping means 110 further comprises a second medial yaw end 131, connected to the medial quarter 93 by a fastener 132 and a first passer 133.
  • A first connecting means 140 connects together the first lateral lace strand 111 and the first medial lace strand 121. In the same spirit, a second connection means 141 connects together the first lateral strand 111 and the second medial strand 131. a third connection means 142 connects together the first lateral strand 111 and the first medial strand 121. Each connection means 140, 141, 142 allows a relative sliding of the strands 111, 121, 131. Thus the three strands 111, 121, 131 form a set of meshes variable perimeter, to make more homogeneous the tightening of the top 91.
  • According to the second embodiment of the invention, the clamping means 100 of the casing 101 and 110 of the top 91 are associated. The association aims to distribute the clamping on the entire rod 83.
  • This is why a lateral connection means 143 connects the first lateral strand 111 to the constrictor strand 102, so that one extends the other. The lateral connection means 143 also receives the second medial strand 131, so that the latter can slide freely in the manner of a slip in a loop. By analogy, a medial connection means 144 connects the first medial strand 121 to the constrictor strand 102. The medial connection means 144 allows sliding of the first medial strand 121, but is fixedly attached to the constrictor strand 102.
  • Thus the tightening of the rod 83 is by traction, according to the arrows F5, F6, the second medial strand 131 and the first medial strand 121. Of course, maintaining the clamping is obtained by any known means. The particular arrangement of the strands 102, 111, 121, 131 gives a great homogeneity of clamping. When tightening the rod, it comes at the same time nest the heel on the heel of the user.
  • The third embodiment of the invention is presented using the figures 8 and 9 .
  • A shoe 151 comprises a sole 152, a shank 153, a heel 154, a point 155, a lateral side 156 and a medial side 157. The shank 153 comprises a lower portion 160, intended to cover the foot, as well as a portion high 161 intended, she, to surround the lower leg. This shoe 151 can be used for example for snowboarding.
  • The rod 153 comprises an outer casing 162, reversibly clamped by a first clamping device 163. Inside this casing the rod 153 comprises a boot 164, reversibly clamped by a second clamping device 165.
  • Without limitation, the second clamping device 165 comprises a main lace 170, a locking device 171 of the lace 170, bottom loops 172 located in the lower portion 160, and high loops 173 located in the upper portion 161. The lace 170 travels from one passer to another, for example alternately from the lateral side 156 to the medial side 157.
  • As we see on the figure 9 , the outer covering 162 and the liner 164 are secured respectively to an inner sole or first mounting 174. Of course the shoe 164 could alternatively be removable. The securing means comprises for example a seam 175, but it could also include glue or any equivalent means. The first assembly 174, the outer covering 162 and the liner 164 are secured to the outsole 152.
  • According to the invention a casing 180 of the rod 153 comprises a first buttress 181, as well as means for varying the casing of the first buttress 181.
  • The first buttress 181 is housed between the boot 164 and the casing 162, for reasons of comfort and aesthetics. Of course, it could be housed inside the liner, or outside the dressing.
  • The means of variation, in turn, comprise a constrictor yarn strand 182 and means for connecting the constrictor yarn 182 to the main yarn 170.
  • As shown in figure 8 a lateral connection means 183 connects the main laces 170 and the constrictor 182. The connecting means 183 comprises a lateral passer 184, which slides on the main yaw strand 170, as well as a loop 185 for attaching the constrictor yarn 181 to side pass 184. Of course, an equivalent assembly is provided medial side. The tightening of the main lace 170 simultaneously drives that of the constrictor lace 182. Consequently, the casing 180 is reversibly tightened together with the liner 164. Alternatively, an independent clamping device could be provided for the interlocking, as for the first embodiment.
  • The fourth embodiment of the invention is presented using the figure 10 .
  • It is simply an alternative embodiment of a first buttress 200. The latter 200 comprises a lateral wing 201 and a medial wing 202 which extend a body 203. The buttress 200 extends in height from a base 204 to a peak 205.
  • According to the invention, localized weakening means of the buttress 200 have a series of notches 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216 distributed around the periphery of the buttress. These cuts are for example six in number, but could be more or less numerous. There could also be only one notch. The cuts extend from the top 205 to the base 204 without going to the base. Each notch end is enlarged, for example by a portion of circle 217. This improves the mechanical strength, in the sense that the breaking primers are unlikely.
  • In all cases the invention is made from materials and according to processing techniques known to those skilled in the art.
  • Naturally, the invention is not limited to the embodiments described above, and includes all technical equivalents that fall within the scope of the claims that follow.
  • In particular, the number of buttresses is variable. A shoe can include two, or more than two.
  • A buttress may be inside or outside a rod, or housed between different parts of the rod.
  • On the other hand in any case a lace or a lace strand may comprise rope, string, strap, a link, cable, wire including any material. The lace is therefore a link or a piece of link in the broad sense.

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  1. Article of footwear (1, 81, 151) comprising a sole (2, 82, 152) and an upper (3, 83, 153), the upper (3, 83, 153) including a heel seat (30, 101, 180) adapted to nest the wearer's heel, the heel seat (30, 101, 180) comprising a first stiffener (31, 181, 200), the article of footwear (1, 81, 151) comprising mechanisms (45, 46, 47, 48, 60, 61, 62, 63, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 182) for varying the size of the cover of the first stiffener (31, 181, 200), between an expanded position, whereby the cover is large, and a retracted position, whereby the cover is reduced, the mechanisms (45, 46, 47, 48, 60, 61, 62, 63, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 182) for varying the cover of the first stiffener (31, 181, 200) including localized mechanisms (45, 46, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) for weakening the first stiffener, as well as mechanisms (47, 48, 60, 61, 62, 63) for constricting the first stiffener, characterized in that the mechanisms (47, 48, 60, 61, 62, 63) for constricting the first stiffener (31, 181, 200) include a second stiffener (47) cxtcnding around the first stiffener (31, 181, 200).
  2. Article of footwear (1, 81, 151) according to claim 1, characterized in that the localized weakening mechanisms (45, 46, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) have at least one notch, and in that the constricting mechanisms (47, 48, 60, 61, 62, 63) include a mechanism (48, 100) for reversibly tightening the heel seat (30, 101, 180), the reversible tightening mechanism (48, 100) including a lace (60, 102, 182) extending around the first stiffener (31, 181, 200), as well as a lateral guide (61, 103) and a medial guide (63, 105) for the lace (60, 102, 182)
  3. Article of footwear (1, 81, 151) according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the localized weakening mechanisms (45, 46, 211-216) have at least a first notch (45) located between a lateral wing (32) and a body (34) of the first stiffener (31, 181, 200), and a second notch (46) located between a medial wing (33) and the body (34) of the firs stiffener.
  4. Article of footwear (1,81,151) according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the localized weakening means (45, 46, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) have a series of notches (211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) distributed at the periphery of the stiffener (31, 181, 200).
  5. Article of footwear (1, 81, 151) according to claims 2 to 4, characterized in that the reversible tightening mechanism (48, 100) includes a rear guide (62, 104), the lateral (61, 103) and medial (63, 105) guides being closer to the sole (2, 82, 152) than the rear guide (62, 104).
  6. Article of footwear (1, 81, 151) according to claim 5, characterized in that the rear guide (62, 104) is affixed to the second stiffener (47).
  7. Article of footwear (81) according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that it comprises a mechanism (110) for tightening a top (91), the tightening mechanism (110) including a first lateral lace strand (111) connected to the lateral quarter (92) by a fastener (112) and first (113), second (114), and third (115) keepers, the tightening mechanism (110) also including a first medial lace strand (121) connected to the medial quarter (93) by a fastener (122) and a first keeper (123), the tightening mechanism (110) further including a second medial lace strand (131) connected to the medial quarter (93) by a fastener (132) and a first keeper (133), the tightening mechanism (110) including a first connecting mechanism (140) connecting the first lateral lace strand (111) and the first medial lace strand (121), a second connecting means (141) connecting the first lateral lace strand (111) and the second medial lace strand (131), and a third connecting means (142) connecting the first lateral lace strand (111) and the first medial lace strand (121), mechanisms (100) for tightening the heel seat (101) and (110) for tightening the top (91) being associated.
  8. Article of footwear (1, 81) according to one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the upper (3, 83) includes a lower portion (10, 90).
  9. Article of footwear (151) according to one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the upper (153) comprises a lower portion (160) and an upper portion (161).
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