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Publication numberUS1090106 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1914
Filing dateOct 28, 1913
Priority dateOct 28, 1913
Publication numberUS 1090106 A, US 1090106A, US-A-1090106, US1090106 A, US1090106A
InventorsJoseph F Montine
Original AssigneeJoseph F Montine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1090106 A
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1,090,106. Patented Mar. 10, 19m

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 10, 1914;.

Application filed October 28, 1913. Serial No. 797,844.

To a "H /1m)! i/ may concur/i lie it known that l, Josnrn F. Mon'rixrn a citizen of the United States, residing at Nevinville, in the county oi? Adams and State of Iowa. have invented new and useful Improvements in Counter Supports, of which. the following is a specification.

This invention relates to counter supports for shoes and it consists in the novel "features hereinafter described and claimed.

An object of the invention is to provide a support ofthe character indiated which is of simple structure and which adapted to be inserted between the counter of a shoe and the outer leather and which is so socured in position as to e'tl'cctually brace the counter and prevent the same from running over or distorting out of shape.

Vith the above object in view the sup: port comprises a thin metallic body which extends up along the outer surface of the counter to a line between the upper and lower, edges; thereof. The said support is curved to the general plan of the heel but .it does not extend under the heel to such an extent as to prevent the. nails from being driven through the lifts oil the heel to secure the same in 'position on the body of the heel. This counter support is provided with cross strips having slots therein and these slots are V-shaped in order that the nails which are used for securing the heel in position may be readily passed through the strips the inclined walls oiithe slot serving as means for guiding'the nails through the counter support.

In the accompanying drawing :F igure 1 is a sectional view of a portion of a shoe with the counter support in position. Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the support. F1 3 is a sectional view of a portion of the same cut on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

As illustrated in the accompanying drawing the counter support comprises a thin metallic body '1 which is of general U-shaped plan and which is adapted to be positioned between the counter of a shoe and the outer leather of the body thereof. In the drawing the counter is shown at 2 and the outer leather of the body of the shoe at The outer portionof the body 1 of the counter support is curved transversely so that a portion thereof tits under the oute portion of a counter 2 and a portion t root. extends along the outer side ot the said counter.

The last mentioned portion as shown does not extend to the upper end of the counter and is preli'erably serrated as at i at its upper edge in order to add resiliency to the counter support. The opposite sides of the upper portion oi. the support converge to an edge l at the ends of the scrration 'l'. The opposite side portions of the body 1 are eon nectcd together by integral cross strips 5 and these strips are provided with slots 6 which are disposed transversely of the coun tor and the said slots are provided with coir verging side walls 7 through which the nails which secure the heel 8 in position upon the shoe may pass.

The support is provided at its lower edge with tangs 8 which are disposed alternately in opposite directions and are. adapted to be forced in the material of the shoe to hold the support in position.

counter support as herein shown and described. may be applied to any pattern of shoe without cl'nu'iging the design or altering the process o'F manufacture thereof. When the parts of the shoe are being as semhled the counter support is positioned upon the counter and when the heel 3 is nailed in position a nmjority of the nails will not pass through the counter support or touch the same while those nails which encounter the converging side walls 7 of the slot (3 will be directed through the cross strips 5 and consci'piently the nails which hold the heel in position upon the shoe also hold the counter support in ppsition against the counter. The counter support is formed from very thin metal and consequently possesses more or less resiliency and at the same time it braces the counter and prevents the same from running over at the edges of the heel or from becoming distorted incident to the use of the shoe. 'lherei orc it will be seen that a counter support of simple design is provided and the presence of the support adds materially to the strength of the shoe and at the same time does not detract from the appearance of the samev Having described the invention what is claimed is:--

in a. shoe. the combination of a counter. and a counter support comprising a thin metallic body a mroxiniatcly U- haped in plan. said support licilig pOSlllOllHl against the outer .uu'iace oi the counter and terminat- Q I Q 15090405 ing at it upper edge between the upperenfl lower edges of the counter, the upper por- V in presence of two Witnesses. tion of the support being serrated, the 52nd.

JJOeEH- F. MONTINEQ counter'support having-its opposite side p0'r-. I tions connected together by cross 'striqs' Witnesses; which are provided with slots the side wal s C, A. .MILLER,

of which converge toward each other. J I G. I. HAYNES.

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US9259049Jan 22, 2013Feb 16, 2016Nike, Inc.Ultralightweight adaptive heel member
U.S. Classification36/69
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/17