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Publication numberUS1027637 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1912
Filing dateNov 9, 1910
Priority dateNov 9, 1910
Publication numberUS 1027637 A, US 1027637A, US-A-1027637, US1027637 A, US1027637A
InventorsCharles G Adamson
Original AssigneeCharles G Adamson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Covering for tennis-shoes and the like.
US 1027637 A
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C; G. `ADAMSON. covBRING FOR TENNIS sHoEs AND THB LIKE. APPLIOATI-ON FILED NOV. 9, 1910.

1,027,637; 'Pawted May2s,1912.

A UNITED sTATEsY PATENT oEFIcE.

,CHARLES ejADAMsoN, or AT-HLONE, IRELAND.

Y('JQVERINGr FOR TENNIS-SHOES AND LIKE.

VSpeciication. of Letters Patent.

Application filed November 9, 1910. Serial No. 591,468. 'e

l1 the ground will be afforded'while playing tennis, Vgolf and like games thus avoiding the inconvenience arising from slipping or stumbling.

According to my invention I employ a covering of net which may be made of cord or similar material in such a manner that` it conforms roughly to the shape of theboot or shoe that part of the covering which is subjected to the greatest wear being `made of closer mesh and with more prominent knots than the remaining part. Inuse the netted Vcovering is placed over the boot or shoe and drawn together by a running string or lace.

In order that my invention may bereadily understood and carried into Aeffect I will now proceed to describe the same fully with reference to the accompanying drawing which illustrates a shoe having my improved covering applied thereto. y

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe with my improved covering thereon. `Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view of a portion of the sole or t-read portion of my improved coverindicates a conventional tennis shoe over which as shown is placed the netted cover Z2. o indicates a running string or lace in order to contract the mouth of the covering b when thedevice is in 'position upon the boot or shoe. f

el indicates a hook or clip which is adapted to be clipped over the heel of the boot or.` shoe so as to more securely retain the covering b in position. Y Y

The netting may be made of cord string or other suitable material which may if, de?

sired be treated with a preservative or Waterproof compositionand those parts ofthe netting which are subjected to the greatest strain or wear such as yf'or instance those parts covering the sole and heel of the shoe are preferably made of smaller mesh than the .remaining part larger knots e being Patented May 28,1912.

formed so as to secure a` better grip upon the ground.

One of the features of my invention is to provide such a covering or netting for shoes composed of twine, cords or ropes of a relatively large diameter for the tread or sole portion and of a relatively reduced ydiameter 'for the sides or upper portions of the shoes. By using cords or ropes of a large diameter for t-he sole portion and. by knotting or uniting them to form a relatively close mesh, I am enabled not only to provide knotted or united portions of a greater number and in closer proximity but I avoidlmaking the upper portion as heavy as the lower portion, thereby producing a light weight article or covering which does no-t tire .the wearer.

' While I have herein Vshown one'specilic form of my invention it will be understoodY that I do not wish Vto be limited to this form except for such limitations as the claims import, l

It will. also be understood that I have' used theterm twine,V cord, or rope, one as the equivalent of the other.

What I claim as my invention and desire form to the bottom and sides of the shoe and composed of a plurality of strands of cords of Vdifferent diameters, the cords being knotted to form the net, and a draw-string connected with the net to contract the same Vabout, the sides and the upper portions of the shoe. l

3. A tread coveringrfor athletic shoes comprising in combinatioma net shaped to conform to the bottom and sides of the shoe fand composed of a plurality of strands of non-metallic rope'inter-knotted to form the net, the mesh of the net adjacent the sole Y being relatively close and the rest ofthe net above the sole being relatively open, and means for contracting the net about and upon the shoe.

4. A tread covering for athletic shoes com! prising a net shaped'to conform to the bottom and to embrace upper portions of the shoe to maintain the covering or net thereon, said net comprising a plurality of strands of non-metallic cord inter-knotted, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

5. Atread covering for athletic shoes comprising a net to conform to the bottom and to embrace upper portions of the shoe to maintain the covering or net thereon, said net comprising a plurality of strands of fieXible cord inter-knotted, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

6. Atread covering for athletic shoes comprising a net shaped to conform to the bottom and to embrace upper portions of the shoe to maintain the covering or net thereon, said net comprising a plurality of strands of flexible cord inter-connected, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

7. A tread covering for athletic shoes comprising a net sliaped to conform to the bottom and to embrace upper portions of the shoe to maintain the covering or net thereon, said net comprising a plurality of strands of cord of different diameters connected together to form the net, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

8. A tread covering for athletic shoes comprising a net shaped to conform to the bottom and to embrace upper portions of the shoe to maintain the covering or net thereon, said net comprising a plurality of strands of cord connected to form a mesh with the mesh of the tread or sole portion being relatively close and the mesh of the net above the sole being relatively open, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

9. A tread covering for athletic shoes comprising a plurality of lengths of liexible non-metallic cords united With each other to form a net-like covering shaped to conform to the shoe, and means for attaching` the covering to the shoe.

Y l0. A tread covering for athletic shoes comprising a plurality of lengths of flexible non-metallic cords united With each other to form a net-like covering shaped to conform to the shoe, the cords being united to form a relatively close, mesh extending substan tially coincidentally With the tread portion of the shoe, and means for securing the covering to the shoe.

ll. A tread covering for athletic shoes comprising a plurality o-f lengths of flexible non-metallic cords having a plurality of relatively large tractive portions spaced apart from each other and distributed along and extending substantially coincidentally with the tread portion of the shoe, and means for attaching the covering to the shoe.

In Witness whereof I have signed this specification in presence of two Witnesses.

CHARLES Gr. ADAMSON. lllitnesses C. F. HENRY, P. OBYRNE.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patent'I Washington, D. C.

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US20120210600 *Jul 21, 2010Aug 23, 2012Joubert ProductionsAntiskid overshoe
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/7.6, 168/1, 36/132, D02/962
Cooperative ClassificationA43C15/06