GB2377616A - Stud for a sports boot - Google Patents

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GB2377616A
GB2377616A GB0130137A GB0130137A GB2377616A GB 2377616 A GB2377616 A GB 2377616A GB 0130137 A GB0130137 A GB 0130137A GB 0130137 A GB0130137 A GB 0130137A GB 2377616 A GB2377616 A GB 2377616A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B3/00Footwear characterised by the shape or the use
    • A43B3/0036Footwear characterised by a special shape or design
    • A43B3/0042Footwear characterised by a special shape or design with circular or circle shaped parts
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C15/00Non-skid devices or attachments
    • A43C15/16Studs or cleats for football or like boots
    • A43C15/161Studs or cleats for football or like boots characterised by the attachment to the sole
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C15/00Non-skid devices or attachments
    • A43C15/16Studs or cleats for football or like boots
    • A43C15/162Studs or cleats for football or like boots characterised by the shape

Abstract

A stud for attachment to the sole of a sports boot or shoe which comprises a stud body 10 mounted on a central shaft 14 which is secured or securable to the sole of a shoe or boot and which has an axis extending in a direction away from the sole when so secured. The stud body 10 has a plurality of fins which extend radially from the central shaft. The stud body is rotatable around this central shaft and is held away from the sole of the shoe or boot by a washer or spacer (20).

Description

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STUD FOR A SPORTS BOOT The present invention relates to a stud for attachment to the sole of a sports boot or shoe. The invention is particularly applicable to studs for use in games played on grass, such as the various codes of football or other ball games such as lacrosse or hurling.

There is an increasing need for sports footwear to be more responsive than it presently is, as sportsmen and women become more athletic. Players need to be stable and fully in control of their movements to achieve the best possible performance.

Studs currently available for attachment to the soles of sports footwear offer a varied range of performance, but there is a constant demand for greater control for the player.

The present invention consists in a stud for attachment to the sole of a sports boot or shoe, comprising a stud body which is non-circular in plan view, the stud being mounted on a central shaft which is secured or securable to the sole of a boot or shoe which has an axis extending in a direction away from the sole when so secured, the stud body being rotatable on said shaft.

Making the studs rotatable gives the wearer more control over his or her movements. The rotation of the stud allows the wearer to stop quicker, turn more easily and accelerate with less risk of slipping.

The stud body preferably has an underneath plan view

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comprising a plurality of fins extending radially away from the shaft. The stud body typically has three such fins, but larger numbers may be preferred for some applications. The fins are preferably arranged with equal angular spacing around the shaft.

The stud may be detachable from a boot sole, for example by means of a screw thread, or may be rotatable on a shaft which is itself formed integrally with the sole.

Preferred embodiments of the invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein: Figure 1 is a perspective view from above of a boot stud in accordance with a first embodiment of the invention; Figure 2 is a top plan view of the stud of Figure 1; Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view of the line III to III in Figure 2; and Figure 4 is a top plan view of a stud in accordance with a second embodiment of the invention.

Referring first to Figure 1, a stud is shown separately from the shoe or boot for which it is intended. The stud body 10 has three fins 12 extending radially from a central shaft 14 on which the stud body is rotatably mounted. The fins are arranged with equal angular spacing around the shaft 14.

The fins preferably have a width in a range from 3 to 6mm,

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typically about 5 mm, and a radial length in the range from 4 to 7 mm. The axial length of the stud body will typically be in a range from 8 to 15mm, depending on the playing conditions for which the stud is intended.

The radially outer edges 13,17, 19 of the fins are preferably smoothed so as to avoid causing injury to other players. The stud body tapers inwardly from top to bottom as seen in side elevation.

The radially outwardly facing surfaces 15 of the fins are slightly concave, as is most easily seen in Figure 3.

The surfaces 21 between the radial fins are arcuate to discourage the accumulation of mud. The inward tapering of the stud body from top to bottom allows the stud to enter the ground more easily and facilitates grip.

The stud body has a central axial bore 16 through which passes a metal shaft 14 to secure the stud to the sole of a boot 30 as shown in Figure 3. The shaft is secured by means of a screw thread 22 at its leading end, and has at its opposite end a radially enlarged head 24 to hold the stud in place, and a slot 26 to accommodate a screwdriver or the like.

Other securing means can be envisaged. For example, the screw thread 22 could be replaced by a snap-fit and the head 24 of the shaft could be accommodated in a recess in the bottom surface of the stud and turned by means of an allen key.

A washer or spacer 20 is fitted over the shaft and rests

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in a shallow recess 18 in the top surface of the stud body to space the stud body from the sole 30, to allow the stud to rotate without frictional resistance between the stud and the boot sole.

Instead of being releasably secured to the boot sole, the shaft 40 on which the stud is rotatably mounted could be permanently secured to the boot sole. In most cases however a detachable stud would be preferred so that worn or damaged studs can be replaced or sets of studs interchanged according to the condition of the playing surface.

While the three-finned configuration of Figures 1 to 3 would be preferred for most applications, a stud body having more, possibly thinner radial fins can also be envisaged. Figure 4 for example shows a stud having four fins 42 spaced at 900 angles around the shaft 14. As in the case of Figures 1 to 3, a spacer 20 is accommodated in a recess 18.

In both embodiments the stud body is preferably made of a rigid plastics material such as nylon. Nylon 66 is particularly suitable. The shaft 14 is preferably of a metal such as aluminium.

The boot stud according to the invention works by rotating relative to the boot sole in response to the impact of the boot hitting the ground. If one of the fins hits the ground first, the stud will tend to rotate so as to present a broader surface, between two fins, to the ground in the direction of movement. When a player is running, a three-finned stud will tend to align itself so that one

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fin extends in the direction of running and a radially opposite surface between two fins provides a broad surface to enable the stud to grip. When the player turns the studs will again tend to rotate so as to point one fin in the direction of the turn and provide increased grip on the opposite side. If a player has to stop suddenly, any tendency to skid will be corrected by the leading fin turning to one side to present a broad surface in the direction of movement, to assist stopping.

Other embodiments are envisaged. For example the head 24 of the shaft 16 in Figure 3 could be located in a recess in the stud body so that it is the surface of the stud body which actually strikes the ground.

Claims (14)

  1. CLAIMS: 1. A stud for attachment to the sole of a sports boot or shoe, comprising a stud body which has a non-circular horizontal cross-section, the stud being mounted on a central shaft which is secured or securable to the sole of a boot or shoe which has an axis extending in a direction away from the sole when so secured, the stud body being rotatable on said shaft.
  2. 2. A stud according to claim 1 wherein the stud body has a plan view comprising a plurality of fins extending radially away from the shaft.
  3. 3. A stud according to claim 2 wherein the stud body comprises, in plan view, three said radially extending fins with equal angular spacing around the shaft.
  4. 4. A stud according to claim 2 or claim 3 wherein said fins have a width of 3 to 6 mm.
  5. 5. A stud according to any preceding claim wherein the stud body tapers inwardly in a direction away from the end of the shaft which is secured or securable to the sole.
  6. 6. A stud according to claim 5 wherein the stud body has radially outer surfaces which are concave.
  7. 7. A stud according to any preceding claim wherein the central shaft has a screw thread at one end for securing it to the sole of the boot or shoe.
  8. 8. A stud according to claim 7 wherein the end of the
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    shaft opposite to the screw thread has an axial bore shaped to received a tool for rotating the shaft to screw it into the sole or to unscrew it therefrom.
  9. 9. A stud according to any one of claims 1 to 6 wherein the shaft is made integral with the sole of a boot or shoe, the stud thus being permanently secured thereto.
  10. 10. A stud according to any preceding claim wherein the shaft has a free end enlarged in a radial direction to retain the stud body thereon.
  11. 11. A stud according to any preceding claim further comprising a spacer or washer mounted on said shaft, or secured to the sole, to space the rotatable stud body from the sole of the boot or shoe.
  12. 12. A stud according to any preceding claim wherein the shaft is made of metal.
  13. 13. A stud according to any preceding claim wherein the stud body is made of a rigid plastic material.
  14. 14. A stud for attachment to the sole of a sports boot or shoe, substantially as herein described with reference to the accompanying drawings.
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US8453349B2 (en) 2009-04-02 2013-06-04 Nike, Inc. Traction elements
US8529267B2 (en) 2010-11-01 2013-09-10 Nike, Inc. Integrated training system for articles of footwear
US8573981B2 (en) 2009-05-29 2013-11-05 Nike, Inc. Training system for an article of footwear with a ball control portion
US8584380B2 (en) 2010-02-23 2013-11-19 Nike, Inc. Self-adjusting studs
US8616892B2 (en) 2009-04-02 2013-12-31 Nike, Inc. Training system for an article of footwear with a traction system
US8632342B2 (en) 2009-05-28 2014-01-21 Nike, Inc. Training system for an article of footwear
US8713819B2 (en) 2011-01-19 2014-05-06 Nike, Inc. Composite sole structure
US8789296B2 (en) 2010-02-18 2014-07-29 Nike, Inc. Self-adjusting studs
US8806779B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2014-08-19 Nike, Inc. Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members
US8966787B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2015-03-03 Nike, Inc. Orientations for footwear ground-engaging member support features
US9032645B2 (en) 2012-07-30 2015-05-19 Nike, Inc. Support features for footwear ground engaging members
US9138027B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2015-09-22 Nike, Inc. Spacing for footwear ground-engaging member support features
US9210967B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2015-12-15 Nike, Inc. Sole structure with traction elements
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WO2006016254A2 (en) * 2004-08-10 2006-02-16 Belluto Daniele Sports shoes, in particular for playing golf
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US7823301B2 (en) 2004-08-10 2010-11-02 Db One S.R.L. Sports shoes, in particular for playing golf
US9883716B2 (en) 2006-05-17 2018-02-06 Berghaus Limited Footwear sole
US8453349B2 (en) 2009-04-02 2013-06-04 Nike, Inc. Traction elements
US8616892B2 (en) 2009-04-02 2013-12-31 Nike, Inc. Training system for an article of footwear with a traction system
US8632342B2 (en) 2009-05-28 2014-01-21 Nike, Inc. Training system for an article of footwear
US8573981B2 (en) 2009-05-29 2013-11-05 Nike, Inc. Training system for an article of footwear with a ball control portion
US8453354B2 (en) 2009-10-01 2013-06-04 Nike, Inc. Rigid cantilevered stud
US9351537B2 (en) 2009-10-01 2016-05-31 Nike, Inc. Rigid cantilevered stud
US8789296B2 (en) 2010-02-18 2014-07-29 Nike, Inc. Self-adjusting studs
US8584380B2 (en) 2010-02-23 2013-11-19 Nike, Inc. Self-adjusting studs
US9210967B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2015-12-15 Nike, Inc. Sole structure with traction elements
US9623309B2 (en) 2010-11-01 2017-04-18 Nike, Inc. Integrated training system for articles of footwear
US8529267B2 (en) 2010-11-01 2013-09-10 Nike, Inc. Integrated training system for articles of footwear
US9549589B2 (en) 2011-01-19 2017-01-24 Nike, Inc. Composite sole structure
US8713819B2 (en) 2011-01-19 2014-05-06 Nike, Inc. Composite sole structure
US9462845B2 (en) 2011-01-19 2016-10-11 Nike, Inc. Composite sole structure
US10314369B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2019-06-11 Nike, Inc. Sole arrangement with ground-engaging member support features
US9456659B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2016-10-04 Nike, Inc. Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members
US10314368B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2019-06-11 Nike, Inc. Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members
US9220320B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2015-12-29 Nike, Inc. Sole arrangement with ground-engaging member support features
US9138027B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2015-09-22 Nike, Inc. Spacing for footwear ground-engaging member support features
US8966787B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2015-03-03 Nike, Inc. Orientations for footwear ground-engaging member support features
US8806779B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2014-08-19 Nike, Inc. Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members
US9930933B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2018-04-03 Nike, Inc. Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members
US10149515B2 (en) 2011-09-16 2018-12-11 Nike, Inc. Orientations for footwear ground-engaging member support features
US10104939B2 (en) 2012-07-30 2018-10-23 Nike, Inc. Support features for footwear ground engaging members
US9462852B2 (en) 2012-07-30 2016-10-11 Nike, Inc. Support features for footwear ground engaging members
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