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US20070107266A1
US20070107266A1 US11556735 US55673506A US2007107266A1 US 20070107266 A1 US20070107266 A1 US 20070107266A1 US 11556735 US11556735 US 11556735 US 55673506 A US55673506 A US 55673506A US 2007107266 A1 US2007107266 A1 US 2007107266A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B13/00Soles; Sole and heel units
    • A43B13/14Soles; Sole and heel units characterised by the constructive form
    • A43B13/18Resilient soles
    • A43B13/20Pneumatic soles filled with a compressible fluid, e.g. air, gas
    • A43B13/203Pneumatic soles filled with a compressible fluid, e.g. air, gas provided with a pump or valve
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/1405Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form
    • A43B7/1415Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot
    • A43B7/143Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot situated under the lateral arch, i.e. the cuboid bone
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/1405Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form
    • A43B7/1415Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot
    • A43B7/1435Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot situated under the joint between the fifth phalange and the fifth metatarsal bone

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A Golf shoe which has an air pad including a plurality of supports and an inclined angle and thereby, enables a golfer to naturally take a stable address pose and to make an appropriate swing when the golfer wears the golf shoes is provided.

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    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the present invention;
  • FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the present invention;
  • FIG. 4 is a state view illustrating a use state of the present invention;
  • FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view illustrating an installation state of the present invention;
  • FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view illustrating an air-injected state of the present invention;
  • FIG. 7 is a perspective view illustrating another embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view of FIG. 7;
  • FIG. 9 is a cross-sectional view illustrating still another embodiment of the present invention; and
  • FIG. 10 is a cross-sectional view illustrating yet another embodiment of the present invention.
  • DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS OF MAJOR PARTS IN THE DRAWINGS
  • 10: air pad 11: air inlet
    12: support 13. 13-1: grooves
    14: insole 15: installation portion
    30: uneven portion 40: hole
    100: golf shoe
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [Purpose of the Invention]
  • [Technical Field in which the Invention is Included and the Prior Art in that Field]
  • The present invention relates to a golf shoe, and more particular, to a golf shoe which has an air pad and thereby, includes large and small supports in two rows or three rows inside of the air pad and also has an inclined angle where one end of the air pad is higher than the other end of the air pad.
  • Many golfers generally make efforts and practices to play golf well. Particularly, golf beginners must take a stable address pose to play golf well. However, if the beginners do not take an appropriate address pose in a state where weight is evenly added to both feet and in a motion that is connected to a full-swing, the beginners may not make a good swing. Here, the full-swing includes a back-swing and down-swing in the address pose of a clip-shaft with a feeling that both knees lean towards a center of the body.
  • Thus, when the golf beginners repeat and practice an address pose, the beginners may learn an accurate address pose. However, when the beginners wear golf shoes that are provided with a general pad, the beginners may feel unnatural and may not take an accurate address pose. Thus, the inventor of the present invention developed a golf shoe which includes an air pad capable of adjusting an height of the golf shoe, which is disclosed in Korean Patent Registration No. 10-0443729.
  • Also, the present invention has further improved a golf shoe as described above. Specifically, the shape of an air pad installed in the golf shoe may be further maintained well, so that beginners may take a better address pose.
  • [Technical Task which the Present Invention Tries to be Obtained]
  • It is an objective of the present invention to provide a golf shoe which has a plurality of supports in an air pad that is installed in the golf shoe.
  • Also, it is another objective of the present invention to proviwhich includes an air pad in an upper portion corresponding to a little toside portion of a forefoot.
  • Also, it is still another objective of the present invention to proviwhich includes an uneven portion on one side portion of an air pad.
  • Also, it is yet another objective of the present invention to proviwhich includes a plurality of holes in an air pad so that the pluralityfunction as a support.
  • [Constitution of the Invention]
  • To achieve the above-described objectives of the present inventioinvention will be described in detail with reference to the accompany FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention, FIG. 2 is an explodview of the present invention, FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the pres FIG. 4 is a state view illustrating a use state of the present invention, FIGcross-sectional views illustrating an installation state of the present inventic 7 through 10 are perspective views and cross-sectional views illustraembodiments of the present invention.
  • An air pad 10 is provided in a golf shoe 100, and the air pad 10 includes an air inlet 11 in its front end.
  • The air pad 10 has an inclined angle where one end of the air pad 10 is higher than the other end of the air pad 10 in a lengthwise direction (direction A) and a widthwise direction (direction B) respectively.
  • A support 12 is provided in a central portion of the air pad 10. Also, a plurality of grooves is formed in an upper portion and a lower portion of the air pad 10. Here, larges grooves 13 are provided on one side portion of the air pad 10 and small grooves 13-1 are provided on the other side portion of the air pad 10.
  • The air pad 10 is installed in an installation portion 15 that is provided in an insole 14 of the golf shoe 100.
  • A not-described reference number 200 corresponds to a pump.
  • In the present invention constructed as described above, air is injected into the air pad 10 that is installed in the golf shoe 100 by using the pump 200.
  • An amount of air to be injected into the air pad 10 may depend upon a user's weight.
  • The air pad 10 injected with the air is constructed as shown in FIG. 6 where one end of the air pad is risen by an inclined angle towards the lengthwise direction (direction A) and the widthwise direction (direction b).
  • In this state, when a golfer wears the golf shoes 100 where the air pad 10 is injected with the air, the air pad 10 is a little pressed due to the golfer's weight. However, since the air pad 10 has an inclined angle by the support 12 that is provided in the air pad 10, and the large grooves 13 and the small grooves 13-1 that are provided in the upper portion and the lower portion of the air pad 12, the golfer may take a stable pose, both knees leading towards the center of the body by lifting a forefoot below a knuckle of a little toe (blade of a foot) by the size of the air pad 10. Thus, the golfer may naturally take an accurate address pose. When the golfer makes a stable swing in this state, the golfer may stably make a good swing since the pose does not collapse even after the swing.
  • According to another embodiment of the present invention, the uneven portion 30 is provided in one side portion of the air pad 10 as shown in FIG. 7. Here, the uneven portion 30 makes the air pad 10 have a different thickness and thus, functions as a support. According to another embodiment of the present invention, as shown in FIGS. 9 and 10, a plurality of holes 40 is provided on a top surface of the air pad 10. Here, the plurality of holes 40 functions as a support and enables the air pad 10 to maintain its shape.
  • [Effect of the Invention]
  • As described above, according to the present invention, there is provided a golf shoe which is provided with an air pad having a plurality of supports and an inclined angle inside of the golf shoe. Thus, when a golfer wears the golf shoes, the golfer may naturally take a stable pose by the air pad and thereby, make a good swing.
  • Although a few exemplary embodiments of the present invention have been shown and described, the present invention is not limited to the described exemplary embodiments. Instead, it would be appreciated by those skilled in the art that changes may be made to these exemplary embodiments without departing from the principles and spirit of the invention, the scope of which is defined by the claims and their equivalents.

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  1. 1. A golf shoe having an air pad, wherein the air pad comprises:
    an air inlet 11 being formed in a front end of the air pad;
    at least one support 12 being provided in a central portion of the air pad; and
    a plurality of large groves 13 and small grooves 13-1 being formed at predetermined intervals.
  2. 2. The golf shoe of claim 1, wherein the air pad is provided in a predetermined portion of the golf shoe, and has an inclined angle where one end of the air pad is higher than the other end of the air pad in a lengthwise direction (direction A) and a widthwise direction (direction B) respectively.
  3. 3. A golf shoe having an air pad, wherein the air pad comprises:
    an air inlet 11 being formed in a front end of the air pad; and
    a plurality of holes 40 being formed at predetermined intervals.
  4. 4. A golf shoe having an air pad, wherein the air pad comprises:
    an air inlet 11 being formed in a front end of the air pad; and
    an uneven portion 30 being provided in one side portion of the air pad to have a different thickness in a different shape, and
    the uneven portion 30 functions as a support.
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