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Publication numberUS1163848 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 14, 1915
Publication numberUS 1163848 A, US 1163848A, US-A-1163848, US1163848 A, US1163848A
InventorsGeorge L Pierce, Andes K Petterson
Original AssigneeSpalding & Bros Manf G Co Ag
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flexible shoe.
US 1163848 A
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a. L. PIERCE & A. K. P'ETTERSON.

FLEXIBLE SHOE.

APPLICATION men AUG.5. 191s Patented Dec. 14, 191:3.

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UNITED STATESPATENT oe -mos.

GEORGE L. PIERCE AND ANDES K. YETTERSON, OF BROOKLYN. NEW YORK. ASSIGNORE TO A. G. SPALDING & BROS. MANFG 00., OF JER SEY CITY, NEW JERSEY.

-; rnnxmm EsHon Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec.14,1915.'

Application filed August a, 1915. Serial in. 43,301.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it. known that we, Gnome L. PIERCE nnrl Axons K. PnTrERSOKyCitizens of the a plan view of a shoe embodying our invention; Fig. 2 is a plan view of a portion of the shoe and shanlrpartly in section: Figs. 3 and -l are detn'il sectional views; Fig. 5 is :1 view of the iijjxei' sole member.

ln rurrvirn out the invention. we em vlo :in inner' sole member 1 extending from the toe. throughout the heel. thus [)l'flVldlHfI an' intermediate shank portion This'shank portion split along its edges-as shown zit/ this split portion extending from the.

oint n; to the pbint I). The upper is thisportion is simply hihl on th'e'faeeof inner sole. but :it the shunk portion of. the shoe the edge of the "upper- IS laid in to the slits lending iilong (heedges of this shank ortion. and isseeureil h :1 line of Sllhlllflg hurl; from the edges of. the shank. as indiruteil at r. The eilgeof the upper previoi'is to this slilehin g or. in 'otl .llUlH as ilulirul'i'zl dieltig. zit fill ilh'lllf thereof, film lhipor outer-part (I of the' split purl. of the shank portion of the. monk,

her I is then pres ed down. as shown on' theleft of l 'ig. and a line. of stitching a is rurrieil through this (hip (I. and thefnpper. and entirely through the member or inner sole 1. as indiented. This line; of stitching 1: is also carried through tho-hip or outer sole, which may; be suitably slitfed to secure hlind stitching :iiLtlllS point, and this line. of stitehingfnmy be carried also around the outer heel to attaclrit t0 the Sole portion. It will. thus be seen that the upper :s

niognher in'chi lasted by nailing or pegging it to the face of the inner sole around the ball of the foot, but at the shank the edge of the upperis drawn in between the upper and lower portionspf the edge of said shank formed by splitting it, and then the sewing-is done, as

above mentioned.

We claim as our inventionz 1. A flexible shoe having an inner sole member extending from the toe and provid ing a shank portion between the-ball of-the footand the heel. said shank'portion being s5 split'along its edgegand an uppenlaste I to the face of the inner sole around the bell of the foot. and having its edge lziid in the slit formed by'splitting the edges of the shank portion, said upper being sewed within the slitted portions of the shank, sub stuntially as described.

In combination in a. flexible shoe, an inner sole member having a shank portion, the latter being shtted alongiits eclges'lore.

gitudinalljgnn upper lasted to'thelfgice of the inner sole portion and having its edges laid within the. shtted portion oftheshank, a line of stitches passing through-the outer flap of the split edge of the shank portion 'nnd through the edge of the npper ii top Solo. and a line of stitching extending Hugh the fsplit portion of the. shank tllroii h the up gger and alsothrongh the tap 0119.11 pper Enid the inner; solepsnbstan; tiallynsfd b 1-1.. mnimb Eion ins shoe, I ball'p'o'rtipn shank portion lll fi llfil portion; thefslni rtion beinjg .sl-itted along its edgcsflong hdinally,

line of stitche securing the-Ifdgeof the $6 lipper'wil'hin the slitsofthe shank. a tap sole. and a heel. and a line of stitching p:iss mg through the shank and the edge of the up'per. and nlso passing throughlhe tap sole. the heel. and the'inner sole, and 95 through the interposed edge of the upper,

' substantially as described.

ln testimony whereof, \ve allix our signs;

tures in presence. of two witnesses.

GEORGE L. PIERCE,

ANDES K. PE TEE-SON.

Witnesses 1",. l.; Srmmns;

Framers-G. Cmnzs.

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Referenced by
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US5729918 *Oct 8, 1996Mar 24, 1998Nike, Inc.Method of lasting an article of footwear and footwear made thereby
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/19.00A
Cooperative ClassificationA43B9/02