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Publication numberUS1261152 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1918
Filing dateMay 8, 1916
Priority dateMay 8, 1916
Publication numberUS 1261152 A, US 1261152A, US-A-1261152, US1261152 A, US1261152A
InventorsMichael Colwell Mullarky
Original AssigneeAmes Holden Mccready Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1261152 A
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R m m m M. C. MULLARKY, SKATING BOOT,

, A'PPLICATIUN men MAY a. 1916. 1,261,120

MICHAEL COIIWELII MULLARKY, F MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, ASSIGNOR TO AME? HOLDEN MUOBEADY, LIMITED, OF MONTREAL, (IA-NADA, A CORPORATION.

SKATING-BOOT.

Specification of Letters Patent,

lPatented Apr. 2, rate.

Application filed may 8, 1916. Serial No. 96,068.

" MULLARKY, a subject of the King of Great Britain, and resident of the city of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Skating-Boots, and do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of same. v

This invention relates to a boot, for instance a skating boot having an ankle support therein and appertains particularly to the fastenin means of such ankle support, the object o the invention being to provide a sim lified ankle support securing means where y both sides of the support can be positively secured about the ankle of the wearer by a single strap and without bulky doublin of the strap.

For ull comprehension, however, of my invention reference should be had to the accompan ing drawings forming a part of this speci cation in which similar reference characters indicate the same parts and wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective of a boot con structed according to my invention; and

Fig. 2 is a perspective partly in section through the boot upper and ankle support and taken just above the strap for fastenin the latter. 7

eferring now to the drawings 2 indicates the upper of a skating boot provided with the usual eyelets 3 for lacing, the tongue being shown at 4:.

Within and extending forwardly from the back of the boot is an ankle supiport 5 which extends upwardly preferably om a point near the bottom of the boot and is stitched to the back of the upper and along the sides near the bottom, the front sides or margins being free to be snugly bound about. the ankle of the wearer.

The ankle support is fastened by adjustable means independent of the lacing of the boot upper, the fastening shown consisting of a strap 6 sewed or otherwise permanently fastened at 7 to one free margin of the ankle support at one side of the boot and a device inside the boot upper for positively fastening the strap to the other margin, such device referably consistingof a buckle 8 securecFto'said other free margin of the ankle support at the opposite side of the boot. The stitching 7 is carried through tongue 4 and serves to fasten adjacent margins of ankle support and tongue together.

When the wearers foot is inserted into the boot the free end of the strap 6 is passed through the buckle and the two sides of the ankle support drawn toward each other and .bound snugly about the ankle, the strap and buckle being held together and both free sides of the support positively secured against loosening y catching the tooth 9 of the-buckle through one of the holes 10 of the strap. After passing through the buckle and belng fastened, the strap if lengthy may be conveniently accommodated by passing same freely on in the same direction, that is toward the opposite side of the boot to that upon wh1ch is located the ankle support margm to which the strap is permanently secured and inserting the strap outwardly through a slot 11 in the boot upper on such 0 posite sideand if .desired the free end of t e strap may be slipped loosely under a keeper 12 upon the outside of the boot upper and adjacent the slot therein.

To enable the strap to be readily engaged with the buckle, the latter is secured to the ankle support in a position with the frame projecting outwardly slightly beyond the front edge of that side of the support to which it 1s secured so that such edge of the support does not interfere with the passing of the strap through the frame of the buckle.

From the above it will be seen that the strap and buckle positively secure both margmsof the ankle support without the formation of bulky bends or turns of the strap.

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dependently of the boot upper and before 7 the latter is laced.

What I claim is as follows:

1. The combination in a boot,of an ankle support within the boot extending upwardly from near the bottom thereof and from the rear to the front at both sides of the boot in a manner substantially coincident and coextensive with the boot upper, and means for fastening the ankle support about the ankle of the ,wearer, such means consisting of a strap and a buckle located inside the boot upper.

2. The combination in a boot, of an ankle support within the boot having two margins adapted to be bound about the ankleof the wearer, such margins extending upwardly from near the bottom of the boot and from the rear to the front on opposite sides of the boot in a manner substantially coincident and coextensive with the boot upper, a buckle secured to one margin of the ankle support and a strap secured to the other margin of the ankle support and adapted to be engaged with the buckle.

3. The combination in'a boot, of an upper having a slot therein at one side, an ankle support within the boot having a free margin at each side of the boot and adapted to be bound about'the ankle of the wearer, such margins extending upwardly from near the bottom of the boot and from the rear to the front on opposite sides of the boot in a manner substantially coincident and coextensive with theboot upper, a buckle secured to that margin at the slotted side of the boot and a strap secured at one end to the other margin, adapted to be engaged with the buckle and passed outwardly through sald slot in the boot upper.

4:. The combination in a boot, of an ankle support within the boot, extending upwardly from near the bottom thereof and from the rear to the front at both sides of the boot in a manner substantially coincident and coextensive with the boot upper, and means for fastening the ankle support about the ankle of the wearer, such means consisting of a strap secured at one end to one side of the ankle support and a device for positively fastening the opposite end of the strap to the other side of the support, such fastening device being located inside the boot upper.

5. The combination in a boot, of an ankle support within the boot having two margins adapted to be bound about the ankle of the wearer, a tongue in theboot having one side margin secured to one margin of the ankle support, a buckle secured to one margin of the ankle support and a strap secured to the opposite margin of the ankle support and adapted to be engaged with the buckle.

6. The combination in a boot open at the front and provided with the ordinary fastening means for closing same, of a tongue at the front of the boot and inside the closable front, an ankle support within the boot having two margins adapted to overlap the outside of the side margins of the tongue, and means for fastening the side margins of the ankle support which overlap the tongue, about the ankle of the wearer, such means consisting of a buckle secured to one overlapping margin of the ankle support and a strap secured to the other overlapping margin of the ankle support.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.

MICHAEL GOLWELL MULLARKY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4571856 *May 21, 1984Feb 25, 1986Autry Industries, Inc.Double laced athletic shoe
US4577419 *Apr 2, 1984Mar 25, 1986Adidas Fabrique De Chaussures De SportHigh-top shoe
US5379529 *Jun 2, 1994Jan 10, 1995Reebok International Ltd.Tongue strapping system for a shoe upper
US6775928 *Jun 7, 2002Aug 17, 2004K-2 CorporationLacing system for skates
EP2066194A2 *Sep 26, 2007Jun 10, 2009Converse Inc.Shoe construction with double upper
WO1994009662A1 *Nov 5, 1993May 11, 1994Reebok Int LtdTongue strapping system for a shoe upper
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/89, 36/115
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/20