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Publication numberUS1206548 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1916
Filing dateAug 3, 1916
Priority dateAug 3, 1916
Publication numberUS 1206548 A, US 1206548A, US-A-1206548, US1206548 A, US1206548A
InventorsJoel Kimmel
Original AssigneeJoel Kimmel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1206548 A
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Application filed August 3, 1916. Serial No. 112,922.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOEL KmrMEL, a subject of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary,

and a resident of the city of New York,

borough 'of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new andImproved Bathing-Shoe, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact descrip tion.

This invention relates to boots and shoes: and has partlcular reference to bathing With the foregoing and other objects inview the invention consists in thearrangement and combinationof parts hereinafter described and claimed, and while the invention is not restricted to the exact details of construction disclosed or suggested herein,

still' for the purpose of illustrating a practical embodiment thereof reference is had to the accompanying drawings, in which like reference characters designate the same parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of my 1mproved bathing shoe; Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section of the same; Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; Fig.4 is a horizontal transverse section on the line 4-i of Fig. 1; Figs. 5 and 6 are detail perspective views of parts of the heel structure; and Fig. 7 is a plan view of the shank and parts adjacent.

theretof Referring now more particularly to the drawings, '1 show a shoe designed especially for bathing purposes, but having some characteristics adapted to be incorporated in shoes of other styles. Practically all of the parts, therefore, are made of waterproof material so as to withstand the water to which such shoes are subjected.- The sole 10 is made of rubberized fabric of sufficient weight or thickness for the purpose and to increase its durability and enhance its appearance, it is bound around its edge, as indicated at 11, with a waterproof binding.

Specification of Letters Patent.

tail below.

Patented Nov. as. rare.

At the shank portion, the sole is reinforced with ametal arch support 12 extend ing between the ball ofthe foot and the heel. This plate. is secured rigidly to the upper surface'of the shank'portion of the sole by means. of rivets 13, two of which are at the front end of the plate and the other two are arranged in'a longitudinal axis of the plate betweenits center and the heel end; The heelend of the plate is notched, as indicated at 12, to facilitate the' assemblage of the other parts, as will be described more in de The last two mentioned rivets serve as pointers to indicate the location of the notch 12'.

The heel is made of waterproof material and may be of any suitable design or size or comprise any suitable number of lifts, shown, however, as comprising two lifts 14 and 15. The rear end of the sole 10 is beveled or tapered at 10 and likewise-the steel the way around.

or other metal arch support 12 is beveled all At 16 I show a pad of a good quality of important functions. First, it protects the heel of the wearer from injury 'due to the notching of the metal plate or any other lrregularities which may be occasioned in the construction of the heel portion of theshoe and, secondly, since the insole 17 and the other principal parts are made of either -waterproof cloth or rubber composition, the

the pad 16,

heel fastening devices, but for would be more likely to fail to hold properly. The lift 14 is secured by a series of nails 18 or their equivalent passing upwardly through the parts above described and clenched into "the insole. The lift 15 in turn is secured in place by means of longer nails 19, the center one of which at the front of the heel is driven directly through the notch 12, the operator being guided for this purpose by the rearmost two of the rivets 13. I

The heel structure above the heel proper comprises a quarter 20 made in twoparts connectedin a vertical seam at the back. The lower edge of the quarter extends beneath the rear ends of the sole and insole and is secured by the heel fastening devices,

to the operator and insole.

as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. A counter 21 or heel stiffener, as shown in Fig. 5, 1s employed to give comfort and permanency to the form of the heel. This counter is made preferably of hard rubber or some suitable similar material of awaterproof'nature and is held in place between the two parts of the quarter and a one piece'waterproof reinforcement strip 22, see Fig. 6. The lower end of this strip 22 is slitted longitudinally so as to provide a proper fit therefor while folding beneath the rear end of the pad 16 This slit is indicated at 23 and the slitted lower end of the strip is engaged by some of the heel fastening devices. The upper end of the strip 22 is secured to the upper end of the back portion of the quarter by stitching 2e.

l make the vamp 25 and upper 26 all of one piece of material, preferably of a waterproof fabric of good quality and having the adaptability of retaining its shape irrespective of the usage The side portions of the vamp extend fully along the sides of the heel, but are spaced slightly at the back of the heel, as indicated at 27, so as-to dispense with the extra thickness resulting from the seam 28 connecting these side portions of the upper along the back. The reinforcing strip 22, as shown in Fig. 3, overlaps the back portions of the vamp and its side edges are stitched thereto, as shown at 29. The front portion 0 the upper is shown as well open and provided with pairs of straps 30 for the connection of a lacer 31. I provide, however, a peculiar form of tongue 32 stitched or other.- wise secured at 33 at its lower end only to the instep portion of the vamp. The tongue 32 is formed of two parts stitched together at 34 along the longitudinal center, the two parts being cut from a stiff quality of waterproof cloth and so designed that when connected along the seam 3 the tongue as a whole will conform directly and properly to the shape of the wearers ankle. The tongue may be of any desired width so as to accommodate the lacing means to different sizes of ankles without discomfort.

I At 35 ll show a strip of ornamental material stitched across the instep from one side of the shank to the other. I also show a to which it is subjected mosses heel piece 36 inserted over the clenched heel fasteners to protect the wearers heel.

I claim:

1. ln a bathing shoe, a waterproof out sole, a metal arch support, means to secure the arch support to the shank portion of the out sole, certain of said securing meansbeing located in the longitudinal center of the arch support, said arch support having a notch formed in the longitudinal center of the heel end, a heel, an' insole, and fastening devices securing the heel to parts above it, one of said fastening devices passing through the notch at the rear end of the arch support in longitudinal alinement with said central arch support fastening means.

2. In a bathing shoe, the combination of an out sole, an insole, both of waterproof material, a metal arch support between the two soles at the shank portion thereof, the heel end of the arch support being longitudinally notched, a notched end of the arch support and the insole, a heel comprising a plurality of lifts and fastening devices passing through'the heel, the sole members and the pad, one of said fastening devices passing through said notch..

3. In a bathingshoe, the combination of a one piece vamp and upper, the lower free edges of which lie adjacent to but spaced from the vertical central line at the rear of the heel, a reinforcing strip extending vertically over the space .between said" free edges, the edges of the strip being stitched to the edge portions of the vamp and upper, a quarter oftwo parts secured to the rear portion of the vamp and upper, the two parts of the quarter being connected by a vertical seam back between the edges of the vamp and upper, a hard rubber counter between the back portion of the quarter and the reinforcing strip, a heel, the lower end of the reinforcing strip being slitted longitudinally and lying over the heel, and fastening devices passing upwardly through the heel, the bottom of the counter and the said lower end of the reinforcing strip.


leather pad between they the combination of of the space aforesaid

U.S. Classification36/8.1, 36/76.00R, 36/45
Cooperative ClassificationA43B5/08