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Publication numberUS1243993 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1917
Filing dateAug 31, 1915
Priority dateAug 31, 1915
Publication numberUS 1243993 A, US 1243993A, US-A-1243993, US1243993 A, US1243993A
InventorsNicolas Skoulikides
Original AssigneeNicolas Skoulikides
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe.
US 1243993 A
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N'. SKOULIKIDES.

SHOE. APPLICATION FILI-:D AuG,aI. w15.

Lmg, Pama, oet. 23,1917.1

NICOLAS SKOULIKIDES, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 23. 191'?.

Application led August 31, 1915. Serial No. 48,149.

To @ZZ who/n t may eoirrcm:

Be it known that' I. NICOLAS SKOULI- Kiers, residing at. New York, in the county of Kew York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoesof which the following is a specification. l

This ,invention relates to improvements in shoes. y y

The particular objectv of the invention is to provide a new;l and improved type of shoe having the general appearance of those now in coininon use but possessing a greater degree of iiexibility and easeY upon thev foot of the wearer. y

A further object is to provide a shoe whichzis exceedingly durable and which may be manufactured inexpensively.

Other objects and aims of the invention, more or less specific than those referred to above, will be in part obvious and in part pointed out. in the course of the following description of the elements, combinations. arrangements of parts and applications of principles. constituting thev invention; and the scope of protection contemplated will be indicatedcin the appended claims.

1n the accompanying;` drawings which are to be taken as a parl of Jthis specification, and in which 1 havey shown a merely preferred form of embodiment of the invention:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a shoe constructed in accordance with the provisionsof this invention.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical sectional cBentral view through the structure shown in' 4Fig. is a transverse fragmentary sectional view taken upon the plane of line lll-lll of Fig. 1; and

Fig. upon the plane of line lV-V of Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawings or a detailed description of the structure illustrated, the reference character L indicates the shoe ilpperl, lThis may be formed with suitable means for fastening the shoe upon the foot of the wearer. as for instance with the eyelets 1 provided in .flaps 2. The forward end of the upper terminates with the lower end of the flaps, as at 3, while the lower end of the upper, throughout, continues 'as the inner shoe.

4 is a transverse sectional view taken downwardly, as at 4, and inwardly, as at 5, bene-ath the marginal edge of the inner sole (l. The part is preferably fixed to the inner sole by stitches or the like '7.

' The toe piece, as Gr, of the shoe, terminates A tongue l13 is arranged between the flaps 2 and is connected to the upper rear edge of the toe piece Gr 'preferably by being stitched thereto as at 14. The longitudinal edges of the tongue may be stitched to the flaps if desired, as at 15.

It will be observed that the parts thus 'far described in detail constitute a complete foot form or what will be hereinafterv referred to All of these parts are fixedly connected together and could be worn as a soft shoe if desired'.

In order to give the required stiffness, and of course te add to the, wearing qualities, an outer shoe H is provided. The' outer shoe H consists essentially of a single piece of leather or the like having its'central portion 16 underlying the entire extent of -the inner sole and having marginal portions 17 turned upwardly about the. sides ofotlie inner shoe, as clearly indicated. The Aouter shoe is connected to the inner shoe preferably by stitching as 1S, extending along the edge of the upturned parts 17. A sole piece 19 is connected to the forward part of the outer slice and a heel piece 20 is connected to thc rear part. of the outer shoe for increasing the wearing qualities and for giving `added stiifness to the partsl where stiffness desirable. A reinforce or` counter 21 may be. arranged at the heel ofthe shoe. This may be positioned between the inner and outer shoe if desired. or it may be positioned upon the exterior surface of the outer slice for the sake of ornamentation, as illustrated.

The sole piece 19 does not eXtend across the arch of the shoe, and has no connection with the heel piece. The structure is thus @2t Leases@ left quite soft and flexible through the arch and no seams occur in the arch which are liable to be broken in use.

After the inner shoe is made, the outer shoe, with the heel and sole pieces attached, is slipped over the inner shoe and stitched in place, as described, and the entire shoe is then complete. This method of manufacture considerably cheapens the product and is therefore an important consideration in connection with this invention.

As many changes could be made in this construction without departing from the scope of the following claims, itis intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative only and not in a' limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A device of the'elass-describtal, eom prising an' inner shoe and an outer shoe, the inner shoe consisting of an inner sole, a single piece of material shaped to form a toe part extending from the forward end.

of the inner sole approximately to the instep, the marginal portions of said piece of material being turned downwardly and in'- wardly and being connected to the adjacent marginal portions of the inner sole to complete the toe part of the iimer shoe, a Second single sheet of material shaped to form an upper extending from the rear end of the inner sole forwardly having its for- `ward portion connected to the rear portion of the toe part, and having its lower marginal portion turned inwardly and being connected to thi adjacent marginal portions of the innerl sole to complete the rear part of the inner shoe, and the outer shoe comprising also a single sheet of material underlying the entire extent of the inner sole and having integral marginal parts turned upwardly and extending above the marginal edges otl the inner sole and into4 overlapping relation with the pieces of material forming the toe portion and upper, the marginal part which overlaps the piece of material forming the upper extending upwardly for a greater distance than the marginal part overlapping the toe portion, and the upper marginal edge portion of the piece of n1aterial forming the outer shoe being stitched to the pieces of material forming the inner shoe, the relatively great extent of the outer shoe over the upper as compared with the relatively less extent of the outer shoe over the toe part providing an increased reinforcement and support for the heel and instep parts of the shoe.

2. A device of the class described, comprising an inner shoe and an outer shoe, the inner shoe consisting of an inner sole, a single piece of material shaped to form a toe part extending from the forward end of the inner sole approximately to the instep, the marginal portions of said piece of material being turned downwardly and inwardly-and being connected to the adjacent marginal portions of the inner sole to complete the toe part of the inner shoe, a second singlel sheet of material shaped to .form an upper extending from thc rear .end of the 11mmsole forwardly having its forward portion connected to the rear portion of the toe part, and having its lower marginal portion turned inwardly and being connected to the adjacent marginal portions of the inner sole" to complete the rear part of the inner shoe, and the outer shoe comprising also a single sheet of material underlying the entire extent of the inner sole and having integral marginal parts turned upwardly and extending above the marginal edges ot' the inner sole and into overlapping relation with the pieces of material forming the toe portion and upper, the marginal pait which overlaps the piece of material forming the upper extending upwardly for a greater distance than the marginal part overlapping the toc portion, the upper marginal edge.

portion of the piece of material forming the outer shoe being stitched .to lthe pieces of material forming the inner shoe, the relatively great extent of the outer shoe over the upper as compared with the relatively less extent of the outer shoe over the toe part providing an increased i'eiiifoi'reinent and support for the heel and instep parts of the shoe, a sole piece fixed to the under surface of the outer shoe, a separaleljV formed counter fitted over the outer surface of the heel part of the outer shoe being fixed to the material of the outer shoe h v its ma rginal edges, the counter having aportion extending beneath the heel part ot' the outer shoe, and a heel piece fixed to said last mentioned portion.

In testimony whereof l allix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

N. SKUULHHDES.

Witnesses:

Z. CH. Zarnzinns,

W. H. EVANS.

@epilee el? this patent may be obtained for are cents eaeh, by addressing the Commissioner et Patente,

Wacht geen, E., t3.

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US2635362 *Jun 9, 1950Apr 21, 1953Joseph LelyveldShoe heel end construction
US6295679Dec 21, 1999Oct 2, 2001Bauer Nike Hockey Inc.Method of making footwear
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US7950676Sep 10, 2004May 31, 2011Easton Sports, Inc.Article of footwear comprising a unitary support structure and method of manufacture
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/99, 36/102
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/26