US 1140879 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
FOOT ARCH SUPPORTING SAOOL'E.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT-18.19II.
prevents pressure on the inetatarsus hea-ds which serves to prevent the development of calli and the likeon this part of the foot, t, It will be noticed that the saddle or arch.
reachessomewhat up the back part of the heel, while the-,front end reaches close to the ive metatarsus' heads. This has the advantage of equally distributing the pressure' ofthe weight of the body upon the foot and an objectionable pressure is prevented on the vlive' metatarsus heads, and l it will be further noticed that the elevation at.' the back part of the saddle or arch is higher than at the front-part'. vThis latter f feature serves to balance the body, or assist may Abe made for use in connection with veither the right or the left foot.
From the fore oing it will be seen that a simple and e cient device is provided which will be light and of the proper normal temperature for the wearer; that said device will relieve the foot of pressure at atl diierent parts thereof so that the user will secure much greater comfort than if not employing a device of this kind in the shoe; and that said device serves to maintain the proper balance of the body and assists in retaining the arch of the foot in proper position and thereby prevents all disagreeableness caused through walking or general '1 use of the foot to be. elcotually remedied.
Having' thus described my invention, I
.claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patentzl.. A device of the character described, having a rigid body portion and provided with an`elevated heel portion having a depressed 'part for the heel bone, a substantially pearshaped supporting part interina-f.
diete-theV marginal sidesof'said body pon.
'tion and located at the front-thereof, two
sidesupports comprising transverse ridges of. relatively different sizes interpesed be`v tween the pear-shaped part and the heel portion, said supports being highest atthe side edges of the deviceand a depressed portion located adjacent to one of the side supports at one side of the device.
2. A device, of the character described having its body portion provided with an part for the heel bone, a substantially pear# shaped supporting part intermediate the side edges of said body portion and located at the rontend thereof, side supporting means comprising transverse ridges of dit ferent sizes arranged between the pear shaped partand heel portion, and a depressed portion in front of the lowervend of said side supporting ridges.
3. A device of the character describedy having its body portion provided with an elevated heel portion having a depressed part for the heel bone, a substantially pearshaped supporting part intermediate the side edges of said body portion and located at the front end' thereof, side supporting means comprising transverse ridges .of different sizes arranged between the pearshaped part and heel portion, and a ,de pressed portion in front of the lowerI end of said side supporting ridges, said body being curved gradually along its median line in a forward and downward direction and the top of said pear-shaped part being 8 lower than any point along said median line in rear thereof.l v This specification signed and witnessed this 14th day of September, A, D. 1 911.
FRANCES KINREICH, C. BARfrELs.
elevated heel portion having a depressed 'i