EP1769693A1 - Shoe which enhances tightening of the upper - Google Patents

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EP1769693A1
EP1769693A1 EP06015297A EP06015297A EP1769693A1 EP 1769693 A1 EP1769693 A1 EP 1769693A1 EP 06015297 A EP06015297 A EP 06015297A EP 06015297 A EP06015297 A EP 06015297A EP 1769693 A1 EP1769693 A1 EP 1769693A1
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    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
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    • A43C1/04Shoe lacing fastenings with rings or loops
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/37Drawstring, laced-fastener, or separate essential cooperating device therefor
    • Y10T24/3703Includes separate device for holding drawn portion of lacing
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Shoe (1) comprising a sole (2) and a rod (3), a lateral quarter (12), a medial quarter (13). A clamping device (20) of the rod (3) comprises a first lateral lace strand (21) and at least two connecting points (22 to 26) of the first lateral strand to the lateral quarter and a first strand of medial lace (31) and at least two connecting points (32-34) of the first medial strand to the medial area.
Each lateral (21) or medial (31) strand comprises respectively a lateral intermediate portion (40 to 43) or a medial intermediate portion (44, 45) extending between two connection points of a same lateral quarter (12). or medial (13), without passing through a connection point of the other lateral or medial quarter, a connection means (46 to 49) connecting the intermediate and medial intermediate portions of the strands respectively lateral and medial, the connecting means allowing a slipping of at least one of the lateral and medial strands.

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  • The invention relates to a shoe, especially sports, and more particularly relates to a shoe for athletics or walking sports.
  • Such shoes can be used in areas such as walking or running flat or in the mountains, mountaineering, or snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, roller skating, skateboarding. , 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 upper, a device for clamping the rod is intended to maintain at least the instep of a user.
  • Traditionally a clamping device comprises, on the one hand, a lace and, on the other hand, binding points of the lace to the rod. These points of connection are materialized by passers-by, associated with lateral and medial quarters of the stem. The lace follows a path that leads alternately from one neighborhood to another. Thus just pull on the lace to bring neighborhoods and tighten the rod. Then, the locking of the lace maintains the tightening. A first problem to be solved by a good clamping device is the adaptation to the different morphologies of the foot and comfort, that is to say a maintenance without overpressure. Another problem is maintaining the comfort of clamping during use.
  • Indeed, in the static position traction on the lace tends the latter significantly in the instep or bending fold. But the tension is less towards the toes. This is why the tightening is generally greater towards the instep or the bending fold than towards the toes. Then, during the walk or sporty use, the deformations of the stem allow a certain balancing of the tensions on the length of the lace. It follows that the tightening becomes better distributed. However it has become apparent that the maintenance of the foot is not always of good quality, in the sense that it is not sufficiently uniform.
  • Some portions of the foot are too tight while others are not enough. Or a given portion of the foot is sometimes too tight and sometimes not enough.
  • In fact, during a walking cycle, the foot changes shape quickly. Portions bend and straighten alternately. Sections of the foot may widen, then narrow, or thicken and then thin. The walking cycle is so fast that the yaw tensions do not have time to fully balance. This is why there are still disparities in the clamping distribution of the rod. Consequently the maintenance of the foot is generally not perfect during use, the disparities of tightening of the stem affecting the foot.
  • The invention particularly aims to improve the maintenance of the foot of a user in a shoe. More particularly, the invention seeks to improve the distribution of the tensions in a lace tightening device. The invention aims to improve the behavior in static and / or dynamic use.
  • To do this, the invention provides a shoe comprising a sole and a rod, the upper comprising a lateral quarter, a medial quarter, and a device for clamping the upper, the clamping device comprising a first side lace strand and at least one two connecting points of the first lateral strand to the lateral quarter, and a first strand of medial lace and at least two points of connection of the first medial strand to the medial quarter.
  • The shoe according to the invention is characterized in that each lateral or medial strand comprises respectively a lateral intermediate portion or a medial intermediate portion which extends between two connection points of the same lateral or medial quarter, without passing through a connecting point of the other side or medial quarter, and in that it comprises a connecting means connecting the intermediate and medial intermediate portions of the strands respectively lateral and medial, the connecting means allowing a sliding of at least l one of the lateral and medial strands.
  • Instead of passing alternately from one quarter to another, as is the case for the prior art, a lace strand alternately passes from a connection point to a connecting means between two strands. Thus the length of the strand that rubs on the rod is reduced. In addition, the connection means, because it allows the sliding of at least one of the strands, moves slightly with respect to the strand during the walking cycle. Of course, the connection means also moves relative to the rod. As a result the tensions are balanced between the strands and within the strands. The connection means naturally takes place for which the tensions of the strands are balanced. Of course, this place is mobile during the walking cycle. The sliding connection means also allows better adaptation to the different morphologies of the foot.
  • An advantage that arises is that the clamping of the rod, and thus the foot, is more homogeneous. The homogeneity is preserved, both statically, for example if the user is standing, and dynamic, that is to say during walking or running. Thus the distribution of the tensions in the yaw clamp is improved.
  • 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 :
    • FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a shoe according to a first embodiment of the invention,
    • FIG. 2 is a partial schematic view from above of the boot according to FIG. 1,
    • FIG. 3 is a section along III-III of FIG. 2,
    • FIG. 4 is similar to FIG. 3, according to a second embodiment of the invention,
    • FIG. 5 is a front perspective view of a shoe according to a third embodiment of the invention,
    • FIG. 6 is a partial schematic view from above of the boot according to FIG. 5;
    • FIG. 7 is a front perspective view of a shoe according to a fourth embodiment of the invention,
    • FIG. 8 is a partial schematic view from above of a shoe according to a fifth embodiment of the invention,
    • FIG. 9 is a partial schematic view from above of a shoe according to a sixth embodiment of the invention,
    • FIG. 10 is a partial schematic view from above of a shoe according to a seventh embodiment of the invention,
    • Figure 11 is a partial schematic view from above of a shoe according to an eighth 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 with reference to FIGS. 1 to 3.
  • As shown in Figure 1, a running shoe is provided to accommodate the user's foot.
  • In known manner, the shoe 1 comprises a tread 2 and a shank 3. 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 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.
  • Referring to Figures 1 and 2, a first clamping device 20 is provided for clamping the top 11 reversibly.
  • The first clamping device 20 comprises a first lateral lace strand 21 and at least two connection points 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 of the first lateral strand 21 to the lateral quarter 12. More specifically, according to the first embodiment of the invention, there are provided first 22, second 23, third 24, fourth 25 and fifth 26 connection points.
  • Of course, a number of points other than five may be provided.
  • By analogy, the first clamping device 20 also comprises a first medial shunt strand 31 and at least two connection points 32, 33, 34 of the first medial strand 31 to the medial area 13. More specifically, first 32 is provided, second 33 and third 34 points of connection.
  • Of course, again, a different number of three can be expected.
  • According to the invention, each lateral or medial strand 31 comprises respectively a lateral intermediate portion 40, 41, 42, 43 or a medial intermediate portion 44, 45 which extends between two connection points of the same lateral quarter 12 or medial 13, without passing through a connecting point of the other lateral or medial quarter, and a movable connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 connects the lateral intermediate portions 40, 41, 42, 43 and medial 44, 45 of the strands 21, 31 respectively lateral and medial, the mobile connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 allowing a sliding of at least one of the lateral strands 21 and medial 31. The mobile connection means is constituted for example by a unassigned passer which will be described later.
  • Thus a lace strand alternately passes from a connection point to a mobile connection means by sliding between two strands. The sliding of the connecting means promotes the balancing of the tensions between the strands and within the strands.
  • According to the first embodiment of the invention, at the first lateral lace strand 21, the first 22 and fifth 26 connection points are respectively attachment points. This means that at points 22 and 26 the yaw 21 is secured to the rod 3 without moving. The securing means is made for example by sewing, gluing, knotting, using a blocker, or by any other means.
  • Between the attachment points 22, 26, the second 23, third 24 and fourth 25 connection points are respectively passers. According to the embodiment described, the loops 23, 24, 25 comprise loops secured to the rod 3, but they could also be in other forms, such as orifices in the rod 3, or other.
  • From the first connection point 22 to the fifth 26, and between two successive connection points, the lateral strand 21 has respectively first 40, second 41, third 42, and fourth 43 portions. Of course, each portion 40, 41, 42, 43 is a subdivision of the strand 21.
  • It is expected that, on average, a portion 40, 41, 42, 43 is a little longer than the separation distance between the connection points 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. Thus the portions 40, 41, 42 , 43 are loops distributed between the fasteners 22, 26. Since the lace strand 21 can slide in the loops 23, 24, 25, the portions or loops 40, 41, 42, 43 can respectively expand or reduce. Of course, the enlargement of one or more loops causes the reduction of one or more other loops. Portions 40, 41, 42, 43 carry the movable connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 and in fact act as a variable-geometry passer for the medial lace-strand 31.
  • In the same spirit, at the first medial yaw end 31, the first connection point 32 is a fastener and the second 33 and third 34 connecting points are passers-by. The medial lace strand 31 extends not only between the fastener 32 and the loops 33, 34, but also beyond the passer 34 or third point of connection by a free end 55.
  • From the first connection point 32 to the third 34, and between two successive connection points, the medial strand 31 has first 44 and second 45 portions respectively.
    or loops. Again the strand 31 can slide in the loops 33, 34 and loops 44, 45 can expand or reduce to allow the clamping of the rod, as will be seen later. Indeed the free end 55 of the first strand 31 allows the user to exert a tensile force in the direction of the arrow F1 for tightening. Of course, this effort F1 tends to reduce the length of the loops 44, 45.
  • According to the first embodiment of the invention, the clamping device 20 of the boot 1 further comprises a second medial lace strand 61. The latter is connected to the rod 3 by a first 62 and a second 63 connecting points.
  • Still in the same spirit, the first point of connection 62 of the second strand 61 is a fastener, and the second point of connection 63 is a passer. The second medial lace strand 61 extends between the fastener 62 and the passer 63, and also beyond the passer 63 or second connection point by a free end 64.
  • Between the first 62 and second 63 binding point, the second medial strand 61 has a first portion 65 or loop. Again the strand 61 can slide in the loop 63, and the loop 65 can expand or shrink.
  • It will be seen better later, the free end 64 of the second strand 61 allows the user to exert a tensile force in the direction of the arrow F2. Of course, this effort F2 tends to reduce the length of the loop 65 between points 62 and 63.
  • Note that the respective connection points of the first medial strand 31 and second medial strand 61 are arranged alternately on a quarter of the stem. We successively find, in the direction of the point 5 towards the heel 4, the first point 32 of the first strand 31, the first point 62 of the second strand 61, the second point 33 of the first strand 31, the second point 63 of the second strand. 61, and finally the third point 34 of the first strand 31. The various points 32, 62, 33, 63, 34 follow one another in a curved curve, as can be seen in FIG. 1. This observation is also valid for the points of link 22 to 26 of the first lateral lace strand 21. The points 22 to 26 follow one another in a curved curve. Figure 2 gives a schematic representation aligned for convenience. However it can actually be expected a construction alternative for which the points are more aligned.
  • The boot 1 according to the first embodiment further comprises connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 which respectively connect a portion of a lateral strand 21 to a portion of a medial strand 31, 61. Specifically a first connection means 46 connects the first loop 40 of the first lateral strand 31 to the first loop 44 of the first medial strand 31. Then a second connection means 47 connects the second loop 41 of the first lateral strand 31 to the first loop 65 of the second medial lace strand 61. Then a third connection means 48 connects the third loop 42 of the first lateral strand 31 to the second loop 45 of the first medial strand 31. Finally a fourth connection means 49 connects the fourth loop 43 of the first lateral strand 31 to the free end 64 of the second strand 61.
  • The connection means 46 to 49 follow each other in a direction from the tip 5 to the heel 4. These means 46 to 49 connect the first lateral lace strand 21 alternately to the first medial strand 31 and the second medial strand 61.
  • Each connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 allows a sliding of the lace strands 21, 31, 61 it connects. This is why the clamping device of the shoe 1 is similar to a net with each mesh is variable perimeter.
  • As shown in Figure 3, each connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 comprises a hollow body 70 for passing lace strands. In this case, for example, the body 70 of the third connecting means 48 is traversed by a first 71 and a second 72 orifices which respectively guide the first medial lace strand 31 and the first lateral lace strand 21. Each orifice 71 , 72 is a tube which passes through the body 70. Each tube 71, 72 has a section greater than or equal to that of the lace. The tubes are substantially located in the same plane. They 71, 72 are curved to give a regularity of course to the yaw. However they 71, 72 could alternatively be more straight. The body 70 comprises a plastics material or a metallic material. The body 70 is in fact a mobile loop, that is to say not attached to the rod.
  • Since the lace strands 21, 31, 61 slide in their respective loops 23, 24, 25, 33, 34, 63, and the lace strands 21, 31, 61 also slide in the connection means 46, 47 , 48, 49, the tensions in the three strands are easily balanced throughout the clamp 20. If the fasteners 22, 26, 32, 62 and the loops 23, 24, 25, 33, 34, 63 are secured to the lateral quarter 12 or the medial quarter 13 of the rod 3, the connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 are in turn movable relative to the rod 3 in the sense that they are not integral with the rod. They 46, 47, 48, 49 can approach or move away from a quarter 12, 13, or move longitudinally in a direction of approximation or removal of the tip 5. The connection means can also move in a sense of height of the shoe, approaching or moving away from the sole. Each lace strand 21, 31, 64 in fact passes alternately by fixed loops 23, 24, 25, 33, 34, 63 secured to the rod and by movable loops 46, 47, 48, 49 relative to the rod.
  • Due to this mobility, the connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 are naturally placed in a position of equilibrium of the tensions between the strands 21, 31, 61 and thus adapt initially to the morphology of the foot. , according to a static clamping mode, then in a second step to variations of foot shapes, according to a dynamic clamping mode. The placements vary during a walking cycle. The different loops 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 65 expand or decrease alternately during the cycle. As the strand tensions are balanced, no portion of the foot maintained is too tight or too loose.
  • A resulting advantage is a more uniform behavior of the foot and a better adaptation to the morphology, compared to a shoe according to the prior art, both in static and dynamic mode.
  • In a complementary manner, it is specified that the tightening of the device 20 is obtained by traction according to arrows F1, F2 on the first medial strand 31 and on the second medial strand 61. Of course, the clamping is maintained by any means such as that a knot, a blocking by any suitable device, or other, and the number of passers-by can be modified.
  • The other embodiments of the invention are presented hereinafter with reference to FIGS. 4 to 11.
  • For the sake of convenience, only the differences from the first form are highlighted.
  • The second embodiment is presented with the aid of FIG. 4. It simply concerns a structural change of the connection means 46, 47, 48, 49 according to the first form. In the second form, at least one connecting means comprises a hollow body 80 for passing lace strands. In this case the body 80 is traversed by an orifice 81 provided for guiding a plurality of yaw strands, for example two in number. The orifice 81 may have a constant section, to facilitate its production using a die for example. The orifice 81 may alternatively have a variable section. In this case the ends can be flared, compared to the smaller center. The variable section offers a guiding surface whose curvature recalls that of the loops of the lace strands.
  • The third embodiment is presented using FIGS. 5 and 6.
  • As in the first form, there is a shoe 91 with a tread 92, a shank 93, a heel 94, a point 95, a lateral side 96, and a medial side 97.
  • The shoe 91 also comprises a lower portion 100, a top 101, a lateral quarter 102, a medial quarter 103, and a tongue 104.
  • The shoe 91 also comprises a first clamping device 110. In this device, like the one according to the first form, there is a first lateral lace strand 111, as well as a first fastener 112 and three loops 113, 114 115. The clamping device 110 also includes a first medial yoke strand 121, as well as a first fastener 122 and a passer 123. The clamping device 110 further comprises a second medial yaw length 131, as well as a first attachment 132 and a passer 133.
  • The first clamping device 110 also comprises three connection means 140, 141, 142 of the strands between them.
  • Unlike the first embodiment of the invention, the shoe 91 according to the second form further comprises a second clamping device 150. The latter 150 is intended to reversibly tighten a casing 151 of the shoe 91. Of course, the casing 151 is the portion of the boot for receiving the heel of the foot of the user.
  • The second clamping device 150 comprises a lace strand 152 which bypasses the casing 151. Thus the lace 152 runs along the lateral quarter 102, then the heel 94, and finally the medial quarter 103. To guide the lace 152 around the casing 151, there is provided a lateral guide 153, a rear guide 154, and a medial guide 155. Each of the guides 153, 154, 155 may be made of a block or of several associated parts, which are juxtaposed or spaced apart. In all cases a guide 153, 154, 155 imposes on the lace 152 its trajectory.
  • Without limitation, the lateral guides 153 and medial 155 are located closer to the sole 92 than is the rear guide 154. Thus, the tightening of the lace 152 causes forward bending of the heel 4 at the same time that a reduction of the perimeter of the entry 156 of the shoe 91.
  • According to the third embodiment of the invention, the first 110 and second 150 clamping devices are coupled.
  • A lateral connection means 160 connects the first lateral lace strand 111 of the first device 110 to the lace strand 152 of the second device 150. In fact, the strands 111, 152 are attached one to the other. other by means of connection 160, which is not secured to the rod 93. The connection means 160 also comprises a loop 161 in which passes the second medial lace strand 131.
  • In the same spirit a medial connection means 165 is connected to the rod 93, by a connecting means comprising two fasteners 166, 167 and a third medial lace strand 168. The latter is very short, and gives the means of medial connection 165 a certain freedom of orientation and positioning relative to the rod.
  • The lace strand 152 of the second device 150 is attached to the medial connection means 165, which also includes a loop 169 through which the first medial yarn strand 121 passes.
  • The coupling of the two clamping devices 110, 150 makes it possible to simultaneously clamp the top 101, in the zone of the tongue 104, and the casing 151. A traction of the first medial lace strand 121 and the second medial lace strand 131, according to the arrows F3, F4, not only causes the tightening of the first device 110, as explained for the first form, but also the tightening of the second device 150. Indeed, the forces F3, F4 cause traction on the first yaw Lateral 111. By repercussion lace yarn 152 of the second device stretches.
  • Of course, here again the clamping is maintained by any known means. An advantage of the third embodiment is to obtain overall tightening with two yarn strands. It is also possible to separate the two clamping devices 110 and 150.
  • The fourth embodiment is presented with the aid of FIG.
  • There is, as for the third form, a shoe 181 with a first 182 and a second 183 clamping devices. The peculiarity of this shoe 181 is to present a high stem, with a low stem portion 184 and a high stem portion 185. Passers 186 are disposed on the upper portion 185 to extend the field of action of the first clamping device 182.
  • The fifth embodiment proposes a first simplified clamping device 200, presented with the help of FIG. 8.
  • The device 200 comprises a first lateral lace strand 201, which follows a path which successively passes through a first fastener 202, two loops 203, 204, and a second fastener 205. The device 200 also comprises a first medial lace strand 206, which travels from a first fastener 207 to pass through two loops 208, 209, and then present a free end 210. Three connecting means 211, 212, 213 connect to each other the yaw strands 201, 206 between the passersby. Just pull on the free end 210 to tighten the device 200, in the direction of the arrow F5. A peculiarity of this embodiment is to obtain the traction tightening on a single strand of the medial lace 206. Indeed the first lace strand 201 serves in fact to form the variable geometry passer, while the first strand of lace medial 206 serves to exert the proper clamping by pulling on its free end 210.
  • Of course, it may be provided a different number of passers and connection means.
  • The sixth embodiment, facing another simplified first clamping device 220, is shown with reference to FIG. 9.
  • The device 220 comprises a single lace 221 having a lateral strand and a medial strand, four lateral loops 222, 223, 224, 225, a front passer 226, and four medial loops 227, 228, 229, 230. The lace 221 passes through its strands respectively lateral and medial successively by the four lateral loops 222, 223, 224, 225, by the forward passer 226, then by the four medial loops 227, 228, 229, 230. Three connection means 240, 241, 242 connect to each other a lateral subdivision 243 and a medial subdivision 244 of the lace 221, between the passers-by. A lateral end 245 and a medial end 246 of the lace 221 make it possible to tighten the device 220, by traction according to the arrows F6, F7. Compared to the previous embodiments, the lace 221 serves only for clamping and does not form a movable loop along a quarter of the rod, the only moving elements being the mobile connection means.
  • Of course, again the numbers of passers and connection means may be different.
  • The seventh embodiment also proposes a first simplified clamping device 260, presented with the aid of FIG.
  • The device 260 comprises a single lace 261, and a first lateral attachment 262 located near the entrance of the shoe, three lateral loops 263, 264, 265, a front passer 266, and four medial passers 267, 268, 269, 270. The lace 261 follows a path that starts from the lateral attachment 262, then passes successively through the three lateral loops 263, 264, 265, by the passer before 266, then by the four medial passers 267, 268, 269, 270. Three connecting means 280, 281, 282 connect to each other a lateral subdivision 283 and a medial subdivision 284 of the lace 261 between the loops. A medial end 285 of the lace 261 makes it possible to tighten the device 260 by traction along the arrow F8. The difference with respect to the embodiment according to Figure 9 is that the tightening is performed by pulling on one end 285 of the lace 261 due to the fixing of the other end by the first fastener 262.
  • Once again the numbers of passers-by and means of connection may be different.
  • The eighth embodiment proposes a first clamping device 300, equivalent to the one according to the first form, presented with the help of FIG.
  • The first clamping device 300 comprises a first side lace strand 301, a first side fastener 302, three side loops 303, 304, 305, and a second side fastener 306. The clamp 300 also includes a first medial lace strand 311, a first medial clip 312, a first medial passer 313 and a second medial passer 314 for the first medial strand 311, and a second medial lace strand 321, a first medial clip 322, and a first medial passer 323 for the second medial strand 321.
  • Four connecting means 330, 331, 332, 333 connect the lateral lace 301 with the first medial lace 311, or with the second medial lace 321, in a spirit similar to that of the first embodiment.
  • The particularity of the connection means, according to the eighth form, is related to their structure. A connection means 330, 331, 332, 333 is made by passing one strand 301, 311, 321 around the other. In other words, the two medial laces 311, 321 serve to effect the tightening, while the lateral lace 301 serves to form the variable geometry lateral passer and the mobile connection means. Of course the strands slide relative to each other to balance the voltages in the device 300. Each strand can include low friction materials, to facilitate sliding. For example polyethylene is suitable, at least for the surface of the strand.
  • 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 in all cases the architecture of a clamping device can be reversed, in the sense that the specificities related to a medial side can be found on a lateral side and vice versa.
  • It is also possible to envisage a construction in which loops of variable geometry are formed with strands of laces on each of the lateral and medial sides respectively of the rod, in addition to the mobile connection means.
  • A clamping device may be centered transversely to the shaft, or offset to the lateral or medial side.
  • A device can be rectilinear, or form transverse corrugations.
  • The different points of connection, from the clamping device to the rod, can be aligned transversely or shifted.
  • The distances between the connection points on the same side of the shoe may be identical or different.
  • It is possible to generalize the invention by writing that a lace comprises at least one strand which passes alternately by passers respectively lateral and medial, the strand passing through at least one means of mobile connection between passers.
  • It can also be specified that at least one passer is movable relative to the rod.
  • In all cases a lace or a yarn may comprise rope, string, strap, 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. A shoe (1, 91, 181) comprising a sole (2, 92) and a shank (3, 93), the shank comprising a lateral quarter (12, 102), a medial quarter (13, 103), and a tightening (20, 110, 182, 200, 220, 260, 300) of the shank, the clamping device comprising a first yarn side (21, 111, 201, 243, 283, 301) and at least two link (22 to 26, 112 to 115, 202 to 205, 222 to 225, 262 to 265, 302 to 306) from the first lateral strand to the lateral portion, and a first medial yarn strand (31, 121, 206, 244, 284, 311) and at least two points of connection (32 to 34, 122, 123, 207 to 209, 227 to 230, 267 to 270, 312 to 314) of the first medial strand to the medial area,
    characterized in that each lateral (21, 111, 201, 243, 283, 301) or medial (31, 121, 206, 244, 284, 311) strands respectively comprise a lateral intermediate portion (40 to 43) or a portion medial intermediate (44, 45) extending between two connection points of the same lateral (12, 102) or medial (13, 103) neighborhood, without passing through a connection point of the other lateral or medial quarter and in that it comprises connection means (46 to 49, 140 to 142, 211 to 213, 240 to 242, 280 to 282, 330 to 333) connecting the lateral and medial intermediate portions of the respectively lateral and medial, the connecting means allowing a sliding of at least one of the lateral and medial strands.
  2. Shoe (1, 91, 181) according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a second medial yarn (61, 131, 321) and at least two connecting points (62, 63, 132, 133, 322, 323) of the second medial strand (61, 131, 321) to the medial quarter, the second medial yaw (31, 131, 321) comprising a medial intermediate portion (65) extending between the two connecting points .
  3. Shoe (1, 91, 181) according to claim 2, characterized in that at the first yaw side (21, 111, 301) connection points (22, 26, 112, 302, 306) are attachment points, and connection points (23, 24, 25, 113, 114, 115, 303, 304, 305) are passers-by, in that at the first medial yaw (31, 121, 311) a connection point (32, 122, 312) is an attachment point, and connection points (33, 34, 123, 313, 314) are passers-by, and that at the of the second medial yaw (61, 131, 321) a point of connection (62, 132, 322) is an attachment point, and connecting points (63, 133, 323) are passers-by.
  4. Shoe (1, 91, 181) according to Claim 3, characterized in that the first (21, 111, 301) and the first (22, 112, 302) and fifth (26, 306) first (22, 112, 302) connecting points are attachment points, and the second (23, 113, 303), third (24, 114, 304) and fourth (25, 115, 305) connection points are passers-by, in that at the first medial lace strand (31, 121, 311) the first connection point (32, 122, 312) is a fastener, and the second (33, 123, 313) and third (34, 314) are passers-by, and in that at the second medial yaw (61, 131, 321) the first point of connection (62, 132, 322) is a fastener, and the second point of connection (63 , 133, 323) is a passer-by.
  5. Shoe (91, 181) according to one of claims 2 to 4, characterized in that it comprises a second clamping device (150, 183) for clamping a casing (151) of the boot.
  6. Shoe (91, 181) according to claim 5, characterized in that the first (110) and second (150) clamping devices are coupled.
  7. Shoe (1, 91, 181) according to claim 1, characterized in that the first clamping device (200) comprises a first lateral lace strand (201), which follows a path passing through a first fastener (202), two loops (203, 204) and a second fastener (205), in that the first device (200) comprises a first medial yaw (206) which runs from a first fastener (207) to pass through two loops. (208, 209) and then have a free end (210), three connecting means (211, 212, 213) connecting the yaw strands (201, 206) between the loops.
  8. Shoe (1, 91, 181) according to claim 1, characterized in that the first clamping device (220) comprises a single lace (221), four lateral loops (222, 223, 224, 225), a front passer (226), and four medial loops (227, 228, 229, 230), three connecting means (240, 241, 242) connecting to each other a lateral subdivision (243) and a medial subdivision (244) of the lace (221), between passers-by.
  9. Shoe (1, 91, 181) according to claim 1, characterized in that the first clamping device (260) comprises a single lace (261), a first lateral attachment (262), side loops (263, 264, 265), a front passer (266), medial loops (267, 268, 269, 270), and connecting means (280, 281, 282) which connect to one another a lateral subdivision (283). and a medial subdivision (284) of the lace (261) between passers-by.
  10. Shoe (1, 91) according to one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the rod (3, 93) comprises a lower portion (10, 100) with the exception of a high portion.
  11. Shoe (181) according to one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the rod comprises a lower portion (184) and an upper portion (185).
  12. Shoe (1, 91, 181) according to one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that a connection means (46 to 49, 140 to 142, 211 to 213, 240 to 242, 280 to 282) comprises a body (70) traversed by a first (71) and a second (72) orifice.
  13. Shoe (1, 91, 181) according to one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that a connection means (46 to 49, 140 to 142, 211 to 213, 240 to 242, 280 to 282) comprises a body (80) traversed by an orifice (81).
  14. Footwear (1, 91, 181) according to one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that a connecting means (330 to 333) is produced by passing a lace strand (301, 311, 321) around each other.
  15. A shoe (1, 91, 181) comprising a sole (2, 92) and a shank (3, 93), the shank comprising a lateral quarter (12, 102), a medial quarter (13, 103), and a tightening (20, 110, 182, 200, 220, 260, 300) of the rod, the clamping device comprising at least one lace, characterized in that the lace comprises at least one strand (21, 31, 61, 111, 121, 131, 201, 206, 243, 244, 283, 284, 301, 311, 321) which passes alternatively by passers respectively lateral (23 to 25, 113 to 115, 203, 204, 222 to 225, 263 to 265, 303 to 305) and medial (33, 34, 63, 123, 133, 208, 209, 227 to 230 , 267 to 270, 313, 314, 323), the strand passing through at least one connection means (46 to 49, 140 to 142, 211 to 213, 240 to 242, 280 to 282, 330 to 333) movable between passersby.
  16. A shoe (1, 91, 181) comprising a sole (2, 92) and a shank (3, 93), the shank comprising a lateral quarter (12, 102), a medial quarter (13, 103), and a tightening (20, 110, 182, 200, 220, 260, 300) of the rod, the clamping device comprising at least one lace, which comprises at least one strand (21, 31, 61, 111, 121, 131, 201 , 206, 243, 244, 283, 284, 301, 311, 321), the clamping device comprising lateral loops (23 to 25, 46 to 49, 113 to 115, 140 to 142, 203, 204, 211 to 213 , 222 to 225, 240 to 242, 263 to 265, 280 to 282, 303 to 305) and medial (33, 34, 63, 123, 133, 208, 209, 227 to 230, 267 to 270, 313, 314, 323), characterized in that at least one passer is movable relative to the rod.
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