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United States Patent D446,917
Brown August 28, 2001

Supportive sole insert for a shoe


The ornamental design for a supportive sole insert for a shoe, as shown and described.
Inventors: Brown; Christopher W. (Portland, ME)
Assignee: L. L. Bean, Inc. (Freeport, ME)
Appl. No.: D/122,424
Filed: April 26, 2000

Current U.S. Class: D2/961 ; D2/946; D2/948
Current International Class: 0204
Field of Search: D2/760,902,904,908,909,911,914,916,920,946-948,951-962,964,972,977 36/22R,24.5,25A,25R,28,29,32R,43,59C,59R,102,103,129,134,149,142,91,44

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Other References

Road Runner Sports; Catalog pp. 63 to 93; Sep./Oct., 1999. .
L.L. Bean; Gear Guide 2000 Catalog; pp. 51 and back cover; Mar. 2000. .
L.L.Bean; Spring 2000 Women's Fitness and Outdoor Apparel Catalog; pp. 69, 71; Mar. 2000. .
L.L.Bean; Summer Collection 2000, Catalog;, pp. 88, 89; Mar. 2000. .
Adidas internet website pages; addidas:shoe techguide:motion; http://www.adidas.de/global/products/techguide/motion.htm, "Torsion System", Motion Control and Stability..

Primary Examiner: Murphy; Celia
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Fasse; W. F. Fasse; W. G.


FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a supportive sole insert for a shoe showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof, the bottom being a mirror image;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is a right side elevational view thereof; the right side being identical.

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