US 1187778 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
a. n. PASKETT. l
APPLICATION FILED OCT. 2l
5mm/nto@ Wmme@ i ROBERT D. PASKETT, OF MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented I une 2t, 49103.
Application led October 21, 1915. Serial No. 57,060.
will enable others skilled in the art to which' is appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvement in anti-slipping overshoes which are readily removable from the shoes of the wearer.
An important object of my invention is to provide a very simply constructed device of this character which, while being very efhcient in operation, can be extremely inexpensively manufactured.
With the above general object in view my invention resides in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts which will hereinafter be more' particularly described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure l is a perspective view of my improved overshoe; Fig. Q is a central vertical longitudinal section thereof applied to a shoe shown in dotted lines; Figs. 3 and 4 are transverse vertical sections taken respectively on the lines 3 3 and 4-4 of Fig. 2.
In its preferred form my anti-slipping device comprises a sole member l which is cut to fit the shape of the shoe sole of the wearer and is formed of any preferred flexible material, such as canvas, felt or the like. The forward or toe end of the member is provided with a toe piece 2 adapted -to receive the toe of the shoe of the wearer, while the opposite end of the member l is provided with a heel piece 3 which is preferably formed integrally therewith, and is adapted to extend upwardly and partly surround the heel of the wearer.
The intermediate portions of the sole member l are provided on opposite sides, preferably adjacent the instep, with loops 4, each comprising a strip of flexible material bent upon itself intermediate its ends as shown in the various figures of the drawings. The free ends of these loops 4 are secured one on each side of the upper and lower surfaces of the sole member as shown. The loops 4 are also preferably tapered from the inner toward their outer ends, andare adapted to extend up the sides of the shoe of the wearer adjacent the instep portion of said shoe.
The upper end of the heel piece 3 has formed preferably integrally therewith a blfurcated tongue 5, the furcations 6 and 7 thereof being adapted to extend forwardly around the angle of the wearer and through the loops 4, one of said furcations being disposed on each side ofl the wearers foot. These members 6 and 7 constitute attaching straps by which the anti-slipping device may be securely held to the shoe of the wearer. These straps and also the loops 4 may be, if it is `considered desirable, constructed of an elastic material. A. suitable anti-slipping outer sole may be secured to the lower surfaceiof the sole member 1. It is obvious that an outer sole need not be applied if the sole member l is constructed of a material substantial enough to withstand considerable wear. In applying the device the wearer inserts the toe of his shoe in the toe piece and then correctly positions the device with respect to the remainder of the shoe, the straps 6 and 7 being brought around to the forward portion of the Wearers foot and tied as shown, or attached by any other preferred means in order to secure the overshoe in operative position.
From the foregoing description of the construction and operation of my improved anti-slipped overshoe it is obvious that I have produced a very simply constructed device which will readily accomplish the purposes for which it is designed.
` I claim as my invention:
l. A device of the class described comprising a one piece sole member of flexible material, a heel piece formed at one end thereof, a toe piece at the other, a pair of flexible loops secured to opposite sides of the sole member and fitting the instep of the wearer, and a pair of attaching straps secured to said heel piece, extended forwardly through said loops and adapted to be fas! tened over the wearers instep.
2. A device of the class described comprising a one-piece sole member of flexible material, a heel piece formed at one end thereof, a toe piece at the other, a pair of flexible loops secured to opposite sides of the sole member and fitting the instep of the wearer, and a bifurcated tongue formed integrally with the upper edge of said heel piece, the furcations thereof extending forwardly on opposite sides of the shoe of the wearer and through said loops, whereby to provide atp p' taching 'straps to be fastened over the ywearers instep.
, 3, A device of the class described ,comprising av onepiece sole .member offleXib-le may teriaha heel piece integrally formed'therewith atone end, a' pair of loops secured at j vopposite sides of the soleinemberg each 1C "formed of kasingle piece of flexible material v--fbentfupon- `itself Substantially in its *miiildle7 ther'free, ends thereof being secured one. on
' eaehffalce of theysole` member, a bifurjicated "tongue formed integrally wi th the,
'upper edgeof said heel piece; the fui-cations 5 l*thereof extending` forwardly on lopposite ,sides of the' shoe lof the wearer and through saicff-` loops whereby to provide attaching strapsto 'befastened over thefwearers `1n `stepf/ l y :4. Aldevice of the class ydescribedfcoinp`'ris- I ingenierie-piece sole member ofv iexible ina- 'terialand 'of a size to cover'thesole of the vwearerf'sshoe', a heel piece vintegrally vformed therewith atl one end and covering the bottom of the heel of'said shoe, a toe piece secured to said sole member to receive the toe of the shoe, a pair of loops attached at opposite sides of the sole members, each formed fronia single 'piece of flexible material bent upon itself in its middle, the free ends thereof being secured one on each face of the sole member,` said loops extending upwardly and fitting the instep of the wearer, and a tongue `formed integrally with the rear end of said heel piece and extending up the back of the shoe,` Atlreupper end of said tongue being bifurcated, the furcations thereof extending l forwardly'onopposite sides of the wearers shoe through said loops and adapted to be fastened over the wearers instep.
`In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my'hand in presence of two subscribing wit nes'ses.
L ROBERT D. PASKETT. Witnesses; c e
GEO; H. BEHRMAM, Jr., BENJAMIN C. HARVEY.