High heel shoe and method for manufacturing a high heel
The high heel shoe (10) is made of a sole assembly (30), a shank (15) and a high heel (20) that comprises an inner core (40) and a wrapping (42), wherein the inner core essentially consists of a mixture of thermoplastic material and shredded pieces of tinctured carbon fibre twill of length 0.5-5.0 mm, preferably 2.0-4.0 mm and the wrapping (42) comprises carbon fibre. The inner core (40) is shaped into a mould. The wrapping (42) may include at least one layer of prepreg tinctured carbon fibre twill. The thermoplastic material of the inner core (40) may be thermoplastic polyurethane resin foam and said mixing contains 3-35 wt%, preferably 5-20 wt% carbon fibres. A high heel shoe is provided with a heel having higher impact resistance and better absorption of vibrations. A lower weight is also provided through use of such carbon fibre reinforced plastic and the wrapping (42) renders the heel (20) unbreakable under the pressure of human weight.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 10-02-2007
Publication date: 01-13-2010
Applicant: RIO STANISLAS, FR
Inventor: RIO STANISLAS, FR
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