WO1994027456A1 - Improved cyclist footwear - Google Patents

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WO1994027456A1
WO1994027456A1 PCT/EP1994/001775 EP9401775W WO9427456A1 WO 1994027456 A1 WO1994027456 A1 WO 1994027456A1 EP 9401775 W EP9401775 W EP 9401775W WO 9427456 A1 WO9427456 A1 WO 9427456A1
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uppers
cable
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Dino Signori
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Sidi Sport S.A.S. Di Dino Signori & C.
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Publication of WO1994027456A1 publication Critical patent/WO1994027456A1/en

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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C11/00Other fastenings specially adapted for shoes
    • A43C11/008Combined fastenings, e.g. to accelerate undoing or fastening
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B5/00Footwear for sporting purposes
    • A43B5/14Shoes for cyclists
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C11/00Other fastenings specially adapted for shoes
    • A43C11/16Fastenings secured by wire, bolts, or the like
    • A43C11/165Fastenings secured by wire, bolts, or the like characterised by a spool, reel or pulley for winding up cables, laces or straps by rotation

Abstract

This cyclist footwear comprises uppers (2) having a back formed with at least one shoe closure flap (3) adapted to be stretched, in an independently adjustable manner, by first and second fastening means (4, 5) at an instep region and a forward region of the uppers, wherein the first fastening means (4) comprises a side fastening arrangement (6-13) with a first fastening member (10) mounted on the uppers (2) and a second fastening member (6) mounted at the location of the free edge of the flap (3) facing toward the first member, so that the fastening pressure will be exerted on the instep region through the flap (3), and wherein the second fastening means comprises a cable lacing including a cable takeup device (26) carried on the flap (3) and a cable (23) hitch member (20) secured on the uppers (2).

Description

Improved cyclist footwear Technical Field

This invention relates to cyclist footwear of the kind which comprises uppers having a back formed with at least one closure flap for a shoe entrance opening, first and second fastening means being arranged for stretching, in an independently adjustable manner, said flap over said uppers at an instep region and a forward region of the uppers.

BACKGROUND ART

Footwear with the above features is known from Italian Patent No. 1220811 to this Applicant.

That document illustrates several examples of cyclist footwear, all having a common feature in the provision of at least one cable lacing. The lacing comprises a cable takeup device which, in some, of the examples, is mounted on the uppers covering flap, as made sufficiently stiff to withstand the fastening tension, if necessary. Also provided is an assisting fastener, e.g. of the pressure, type made of a material known as "VELCRO", a trademark, or consisting of a another cable lacing which has a respective cable, takeup device placed in the heel region of the uppers.

Such prior art solutions, while, effectively providing a tight fit around the foot, still have some drawbacks. First, it is found that, when the first-mentioned fastener includes a cable takeup mounted on the covering flap of the uppers, this and the rigid structure whereby it is anchored on the uppers apply localised pressures on the foot instep

region which may be the cause of objectionable reactions by impinging on the wearer's tarsal bones. Furthermore, where the second fastener is a pressure type, the adjustment of the uppers tightness of fit at the forward region of the shoe, i.e. the region which corresponds to the metatarsal bones of the wearer's foot, is a comparatively coarse one and, accordingly, unsuitable for footwear of sophisticated design, as is footwear for racing applications. And where the second fastener is a cable type, its cable takeup often must be mounted, by reason of its volume, at hard-to-reach locations, such as in the heel region of the uppers, so that its adjustment may be inconvenient to perform.

The underlying problem of this invention is to provide cyclist footwear which is constructed for independent adjustment of the uppers tightness of fit over the foot instep and forward regions, while overcoming all of the drawbacks mentioned above in relation to the prior art.

Disclosure of Invention

This problem is solved in accordance with the invention by footwear as indicated in the introduction being characterized -in that said first fastening means comprises a side fastening arrangement with a first fastening member mounted laterally on said uppers and a second fastening member mounted at the location of the free edge of said flap facing toward the first member, so that the fastening pressure will be exerted on said instep region through said flap, and that said second fastening means comprises a cable lacing including a cable takeup device carried on said flap and a hitch member for said cable secured on said uppers. Brief Description of Drawings

The invention features and advantages can be more clearly appreciated from the following description of a preferred, but not exclusive, embodiment thereof illustrated, by way of example and not of limitation, by the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of cyclist footwear embodying this invention;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the footwear in Figure 1 but with the cable takeup device removed from its seat;

Figure 3 is a part-sectional perspective view of a detail of the footwear shown in the preceding figures. Best Mode for Carrying Out the Invention

In the drawing figures, generally shown at 1

is cyclist footwear according to this invention, which includes uppers 2 having a flap 3 which forms a footwear closure for adjustable tightness of fit around the wearer's foot.

The flap 3 is attached, e.g. sewed on along two edges 3a,b thereof, to the uppers back and has a free longitudinal edge 3c which is moved away from the uppers as the flap 3 is swung about the edges 3a. to relax the fastening arrangement and don the footwear.

Provided between the flap 3 and the uppers 2 are first and second, independently adjustable fastening means 4 and 5, respectively, which act at a foot instep and a foot forward region, respectively, of the footwear 1.

The first fastening means 4 is a type known per se, specifically described in Italian Patent Application

No. 41611-A/89 by this Applicant, and comprises a lever fastening placed laterally on the outboard side of the uppers 2. This lever fastening comprises a first faastenmg member having a serrated strap 6 releasably looped through a leader 7. n turn attached to the free edge 3c of the flap 3. The strap 6 has on one end an enlarged termination 8 through which it is withheld in the leader 7 along one of the two running directions, while being disengageable in the other of said directions for replacement, whenever desired.

The fastening arrangement further includes a second fastening member, generally shown at 10, which includes a base 11 on which a lever 12 having a spring-loaded pawl 13 and a detent 14 is pivoted. The construction details of the strap 6 and the second fastening member 10 are disclosed in the aforementioned Italian Patent Application No. 41611-A/89 whose specification is incorporated hereto for reference.

As a measure of protection for the second fastening member, a diverting pad 15 with a trapezoid cross-sectional shape is affixed to the uppers 2 which tapers in a direction toward the toe end 16 of the shoe.

The second fastening means 5 comprises a cable lacing with a hitch member 20 attached laterally to the uppers on the outboard side of the latter. The hitch member 20 is made integral with the diverting pad 15 in the form of respective cable hitching grooves 21, 22 which define a substantially cleat-like belay path for the cable. 23 of the lacing 5.

Said fastening arrangement further comprises a shield 24 attached, e.g. by sewed seams 24a, to a forward region of the flap 3 and formed centrally with

a recess 25 which provides a seat wherein a cable takeup device 26 is received. The latter comprises a plate-like body 27 surrounded by a skirt 28 whence three lugs 29a,b.c protrude radially outwards. Such lugs 29a,b,c, by engaging in corresponding openings 30a,b,c in the recess 25, establish a releasable interfit relationship between the shield 24 and the cable takeup device 26, thereby making the latter replaceable in case of breakage.

The device 26 also comprises a pulley 31 around which the cable 23 is wound and which is keyed to a shaft 32 controllably rotated through a ratchet ecnanism consisting of a ratchet wheel 34 and a pawl 35. The wheel 34 is keyed to the shaft 32 coaxially with tne pulley 31 and is rotatively rigid with the latter. The shaft can be rotated manually by means of a knob 36 which is swingable about a pivot pin 37. The pawl 35 pivoted on the bottom surface of the body 27, is urged into mesh engagement with the ratchet wheel 34 to restrict the pulley 31 rotation unidirectionally, the cable 23 takeup direction. Rotation in the opposite direction, to slacken the fastening tension by paying out cable 23 from the pulley 31, is allowed once the pawl is disengaged from the wheel 34 by acting on one pawl end 39 projecting through an opening 38 in the body 27.

The cable 23 is secured with one end 3a on the skirt 28 of the plate-like body 27, and with the opposite end on the race of the pulley 31. Accordingly, it will protrude from the plate-like body into a bight. Purposely provided groove leaders 40 are arranged on the shield 24 for the two legs of said bight. Thus, when passed around the hitch member 20, it will form a purchase, namely provide mechanical gain, whereby for each pull on the cable corresponding to a one-tooth rotation of the wheel 34 there occurs half as long a pull of twice, the force, on the flap 3 in the direction toward the hitch member 20.

Claims

1. Cyclist footwear comprising uppers (2)
having a back formed with at least one closure flap (3) for a shoe entrance opening, first and second fastening means (4,5) being arranged for stretching. in an independently adjustable manner, said flap (3) over said uppers (2) at an instep region and a forward region of the uppers, characterized in that said first fastening means (4) comprises a side fastening arrangement with a first fastening member (10) mounted laterally on said uppers and a second fastening member (6) mounted at the location of the free edge of said flap facing toward the first member, so that the fastening pressure will be exerted on said instep region through said flap (3), and that said second fastening means (5) comprises a cable lacing including a cable takeup device (26) carried on said flap and a hitch member (20) for said cable (23) secured on said uppers (2) .
2. Footwear according to Claim 1, wherein the side fastening arrangement (4) is a lever type.
3. Footwear according to Claim 2, wherein the side fastening arrangement comprises a strap (6) made fast to the free edge of said flap (3) and a lever (10) attached to the uppers (2) and acting on said strap ( 6 ) .
4. Footwear according to either Claim 1 or 2 or 3, wherein said flap (3) is provided, in the foot forward region thereof, with a shield (24) on which the. cable takeup device (26) is mounted.
5. Footwear according to Claim 4, wherein said shield (24) is formed with a seat (25) receiving said, cable takeup device (26) in an exchangeable manner.
6. Footwear according to Claim 5, wherein said cable takeup device (26) and said seat (25) have respective interfit means and counter-means (29a-c;30a-c) .
7. Footwear according to one or more of the. preceding claims, wherein a diverting pad (15) is provided on said uppers (2) adjacent to said first fastening member (10), said hitch member (20) being made, integral with said diverting pad (15).
8. Footwear according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the hitch member (20) has a cleat-like configuration and the cable (23) is engaged releasably therein to enable removal of the cable takeup device (26) from the uppers (2).
9. Footwear according to Claim 8, wherein the cable (23) is led through the hitch member (20) into a purchase pattern.
10. Footwear according to one or more, of the preceding claims, wherein the cable takeup device (24) is a ratchet-and-pawl type.
11. Footwear according to Claim 10, wherein said ratchet-and-pawl mechanism has a tilt-down knob (36).
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