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Publication numberUS1255616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1918
Filing dateJul 9, 1917
Priority dateJul 9, 1917
Publication numberUS 1255616 A, US 1255616A, US-A-1255616, US1255616 A, US1255616A
InventorsJoseph Koppe
Original AssigneeJoseph Koppe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable pad for shoe-tongues.
US 1255616 A
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APPLICATION FILED JULY 9,19I7- Patented Feb. 5, 1918.

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To aZZ whomc't may concern: Be itknown that T, JosErH Korma citizen of the'United States, residing atCanton, in the county of Stark and State of Ohio,

have invented new and useful Adjustable Pad for Shoea 'llongues,of-which the following is a specification.

The present inventlon relates ments in pads, for shoe tongues and hasmore especial reference to an adjustable and. dc"-- tachable pad which may be easily and quickly attached tofthej tongue of a shoe and easily adjusted to'accommodateshoes of various sizesand: styles;

The object of thisinvention is to provide a pad upon a shoe tongue which will prevent in ury to the: instep or ankle of. the wearer and which may be adjusted to fit thetonglles changes in the form, proportions, size and minor details of construction may be made within the scope of the appended claims,

without departing from the spirit or sacrific ing any of the advantages ofthe invention.

, In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my adjustable shoe tongue pad.

Fig. 2 is adetached elevation of a shoe tongue, showing my pad attached thereto.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the same.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding partsthroughout the several figures of the drawings. I

Referring more especially to the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, the numeral 1 indicates the attaching stri which is preferably formed of stiff flexible material such as crinoline, buckram or the like and provided with a tape binding 2. The attaching strip is provided adjacent each extremity with suitable attaching means such as the clips 3, which are arranged to be passed through the tongue tas shown abzrusraarn ran son sacs-monarchs.

i Specification of Letters Patent.

. Applicationfilcd ifuly 9, 1917. Serial No. 179,330.

to improve-:

Patented "Feb, 5; i918.

in Fig. 2 and bent back upon the outer face of the: tongue, thus holding the attaching strip permanently in place upon the inner 7 face of thetongue. a V,

A The upper and lower pad members 5=and6 respectively are formed of felt or other'suit a ablefimateria'l and preferably shaped as best shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings and are u slid-ably connected to the attaching strip 1;

upper member 5* and located around the "lower member 6. In this manner the upper by means of bands 7 andS respectively which 1 are formed of tape-or other suitable-mate: 1 llil l, a slmllar band 9 being connected to they andlowerpad members 5 and 6 may be ad 7 justed with reference to each other and to the attaching strip- 1 inorder towbeeasily and quickly adjusted to tongues of different lengths and to adjust the overlapping portions ofthe pad members so as to bring this thickened portion of the pad at any desired .place over the instep or ankle of the wearer in order to properly fill the shoe so that the same may be laced evenly to present a neat appearance upon the foot.

It will, of course, be understood that these pads will be made in diiferent sizes for mens and womens shoes as well as childrens shoes and that shorter sizes will be made to accommodate Oxford or other low shoes. The attaching clips 3 may be enameled in differ.-

ent colors to accommodate all shades of shoes in order that these attaching clips will not be noticeable upon the tongue of the shoe.

Although the accompanying drawings show clips 3 which are arranged to attach the attaching strip to the tongue of the shoe it will be understood that these strips may be attached by stitching to the tongue if desired, thus making a heater finish, the clips being merely provided for purpose of C011? venience where it is not desired to stitch the strip to the tongue.

Although the drawings and above specification disclose the best mode in which I have contemplated embodying my invention I desire to be not limited to the details of such disclosure, for in the further practical application of my invention, many changes in form and constructionmay be made, as

circumstances require or experience suggests,

without departing from the spirit of the invention, within the scope of the appended claims;

a I claim:

1. An article of the character described i l comp'ri'sing an'atta'ching strip adaptedto be 2 connected to the inner face fa shoe tongue,

a pair of pad members formed-of-soft'xflex-gi 7' ible material, the adjacent extremities of said pad members arranged to overlap, straps formed upon saidpad members and ,extend- 7 ing around said attaching strip and'a strap connected toone' of saidpadi members and V extending around the other of said pad mem- 10 i v i -membersto. a shoe tongue.

,53." An} articleiof the; character described,

V comprising 'an;attaching strip',ga*pair of relatively adjustable padmembers, .means .for connectingsai'd attaching strip to a shoe rongusanameans, for connecting the said 1 pair of relatively-adjustable pad members to-the saidattachingstrip;

"{ 4.--Anarticle of the character described,

comprising an attachingstrip adapted to be connected to' the tongue of a shoe, a pair of relatively ad ustable pad members formed of soft, flexible material, means for attaching the relatively adjustable pad members to the attaching strip and means for holding the :relatively adjustable pad members in adjusted'position on the attaching strip.

5. An article of the character described, comprising an attaching strip, a pair of relatively adjustable pad members formed of soft, flexible material, means for holding the pad members in adjusted position on the attaching'strip and means for attaching the pad members to a shoe tongue.

6. An article of the character described, comprising an attaching strip, a pair of relatively adjustable pad members formed of soft, flexible material, means for holding the pad members in adjusted position on the said attaching strip and means-for securing the said attaching strip to a shoe tongue.

In testimony that I claim the above, I have hereunto subscribed my name. 1 JOSEPH KOPPE.

i copies; of" this paten t'ma'y be.obtained for five cents each. by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

. Washington, 1). 0.

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US5564203 *Dec 11, 1995Oct 15, 1996Reebok International Ltd.Instep lacing component system
U.S. Classification36/54
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/26