US 1095213 A
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HOGKEY SHOE. Arrmauzpn Hmm In 1o, 1909.
Patented May 5, 1914.
www; 7541 09@ vcitizen of the UnitedStates, residin yNESTOR JOHNSON, 0l' CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
lspeemcatnm of Letters raient.
` Patented May 5, 1914.
Application med nay 1o, 190s. serial No. $4,962.
To all whom it mayconcem:
Be it known that I, NEs'1oRJoH1-I-soN, a at Chicago, in the county of lCook and tate 'of' Illin0i shave invented certain new andv usseful Improvements `in Hockey-Shoes, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to shoes used more particularly in the playin 'of hockeyjfand' the like, where striking clu` s are employed, and the object thereof is to provide the shoes with simple andeiicient 'means for protectplayer from the blows of ingl the feet of the such clubs.
The various features of advantage .and utility in my vnew construction ,of shoe will be'understoodfrom the description hereinafter given. 1
,In the drawing, Figure 1 is'I al1-elevation of a shoe embodying my invention and'here shown attached toa hockey-skate; Fig. 2 a? section on the irregular line 2-2 'of Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 a detail section of the toe portion.
Referring tothe present embodiment of my invention as illustrated in the drawings, the shoe which is' here shown-attached to a hockey skatel may ber ofsuitable form or construction, but by preference the uppers 2 are extended-on opposite sides well toward the toe 3, thereby partially enveloping the vamp portion,s'aid uppers being held together by the shoe-laced. A portion of each upper, which maybe .termed the protecting portion, is made'fdouble by (the provision of an extra leather strip portion 5, '.between which and the protectmg portion of the-upjjfper proper are interposed a series of pro- ,tecting strips 6 made of suitable material and` arranged substantially longitudinally of the upper in the manner clearlyI indicated in Fig. 1; By preference the. material employed is ratan or whalebone, whichisy found- -in practice to give the best results inasmuch as stri scomposed of' these materials are most e cient in protecting the foot against blows-of the hockey stick' or club and not bein subject to breakage which would be lab e to result in injury to the foot. These strips' are spaced apart one from t-he other and are held in position by sewing through the two portions of the upper, as indicated for instance at 7. Inlike manner, the ankle may be protected, to which-end I secure, by sewing or otherwise, to each upper a circular piece 8 between which and the upper proper is interposed a series of strips 9 similar'. to the strips 6 hereinbefore referred to. i U
As shown in-Fig. 3 the to'e portion of the shoe is provided with a protection which as shown consists of a plate 10 of'suitable material, as for inst-ance thin sheet metal. The protecting strips 6 overlap this protecting or reinforcing sheet, from which construction it results that the shock of a blow upon such-strips will in a large part be distributed over the toe of the shoe and adjacent front portion ofthe skate. Itis evident that al -'shoe thus constructed affords most eicient protection to the foot, and ,at t-he same time' thecomfortable character of the shoe is not impaired in the least.
f, 1. A hockey shoe comprising a re-inforced 75 toe and a protect-ing portion, the sides ofwhich portion project over the toe and are provided with longitudinal reinforcements overlapping the reinforced portion of the toe and consisting of strips of ratan or the like interposed between-the protecting portion and extra strip portions 5 which are 4stitched to-4 such protecting portions inter- NESTORl JOHNSON.
Witnessesf S.. E. HIBBEN Lou'rs B. E'nwrN.