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Publication numberUS1265100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1918
Filing dateNov 26, 1917
Priority dateNov 26, 1917
Publication numberUS 1265100 A, US 1265100A, US-A-1265100, US1265100 A, US1265100A
InventorsAmos Madson
Original AssigneeAmos Madson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented May 7', 1918.





1 ,265,100. Patented May 7,1918.

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Patented May 7,1913.

Application illed November IIB, 1017. Berici No, 204,079.

To all whom w muy concern.'

Be it known that I, Amos MADsoN a subect of the King of Norway, residing at ontiac, in the county of Livingston and -State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Shoe, of which the following is e, 4 specification.

The present invention appertains to footwear, and aims to providea novel and 1mproved construction and assemblage of the component parts of a shoe, boot, sandal or other article of footwear, the terni slice being employed herein for convenience, to designate broadly any article of footwear. 16 One of the obJeetsof the invention is the provision of a welt shoe eliminating the use of a separate insole as customarily cniployed, and otherwise improving and facilitatiiig the construction and assemblage of arts of the shoe to lessen the cost ofpro- Suction, and et the same time to render the shoe more flexible and eilicient. 'y A further object of the invention is the provision of novel means for joining the np- 2b per and its lining with the sole in suchamanner as to make a substantial and secure construction.

Another object of the invention is the provision of novel means for unitin the heel, -Il) upper and sole to provide an e ective and practical construction.

The invention also aims to provide e. shoe of the nature indicated, which will permit of repairs being readily made, to resole or leV apply a new sole to the shoe readily and perfectly,ether by stitching, pegging or nail# in operations.

' ith the foregoing and other objects in view, which will ap ear as the description roceeds, the invention resides in the com- Eination and arrangement of parts and in `the details of construction hereinafter described eml claimed it being understood that changes can be made in the precise embodi- 46 nient of the invention herein disclosed, with in the scope of what is claimed without departing froim the spirit of the invention.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawin wherein: e0 Fr ure 1 is a p an view of theole cut ready for e attachment of the upper and showing the shank thereon.

Fig. 2 is a cross section on the line y2 2 of Fig. 1. |56 Fig. 3 is a cross section on the seine'line 'in its lower surface, said channel extensive in length therewit 9 extends upwardly and outwardly toward' 10o:

the same horizonte plane es the receive 4the stitching forming t e inseam.

The channel 9 forms a flexible lip 11 under- 10e .lining showin the first steps in attaching thenpper an sole together.

Fig. 4 is a fragmental bottom plan view illustrating the attachment of 'the upper to the heel seat of the sole. no

Fig. 5 is a cross section on theseme lines as in Figs. 2 and 3, showing the completed' construction.

Fig. 6 is a cross section on the-line of Fig. 4 showing the completed 'leelfouliie struction. 'i

Eig. 7 is a side `elevation of the finished product or shoe.

Fig. 8 is a sectional detail of a modifica.- tion. 70

Fig. 9 is a similar v iew showing a hirther stage of completion of the modification.

Fig. 10 is a fra. ental cross section showi a slight modi cation in the invention. n carryin out the invention, the sole 1 is cut to suite le shape, being xprovided at its rear or heel end with a hee seat 2 of reduced width, fo`rming the shoulders 3 be tween the shalnl: portion and heel seat. The 30 sole is channeled around its margin from one shoulder 3 to the other, to provide a feather which is turned up to provide a `iiexible lip Lelong theinne edge of the sole. The lip 4 extends between the shoulders 3. The a5 lip 4 is in the form of afiexible flap which is turned upwardly frointhe margin of the sole, and provides a, win 7 of reduced'thickness. The sole is provi ed with, ove 8 nal portion or wing 7 of e0 the sole and the 1 4, said groove being coextensive in lengt with the wing 7 which extends from one shoulder 3 to the other around the forward or toe end of the sole.

The sole is furtherprepared b cutting 96 achannel Qupwardl'y and outward? thereineing vloinwardly of the wing inland being co- The channel betweenthe mar the groove and is provided with a groove 10 spaced inward] of and in substantially oove 8 to neath the saine projecting inwardly.

The upper 12 is provided with a linin 13 therein, d in assembling the u per uns its ith the sole, they are p aced over a suitable last, shaped or grooved to receive` the lip 4. The wing 7 is then bent or folded back against the bottom surface'o the sole, as seen in Fig. 3, and the marginal portion 'of/the upper and its linin '1s then laced against the lip 4, and sai margine portion of the u1:- er, with the lining, is placed snuglyaround) the bend of tho wing 7 to overlap said wing, as seen m Fig. 3. .'lhe mar 'nal portions of the up er and lining are eld in place, together with the wing 7, by tacking them to -he sole, the tacks 14 extending through tie upper, lmlng and win 7 and extending into the sole, as seen in ig. 3. While the parts are thus held in place, the welt 15 is passed around the upper, lying snugly therea lower edge portion at that si e of the upper opposite to the 'oove 8, and the upper or outer edge 'portlon of the welt extendlng upwardly. he welt, upper, lining and sole are then fastened together yby means of stitching 16 or other securing means exs tending through the welt, upper and lining within the grom'e 8 and horizontally through the sole between the grooves 8 and 10, the channel 9 permittin of such sewing l through the parts as descri ed. The upper and llning are then cut o immediately below the welt 15, at-the point X, to remove the surplus material, and. the wing 7 is released b'y withdrawing the tacks 14, thus permittin the wing to spring back into former s ape. The stitching or securing means 16 provides an'inseam which is covered by the welt 15, and the lower edges of the upper 12 and lining 13 and inner e ge of the welt 15, forming a bead which is sea-ted snugly in the oove 8. ,The inner ed e of the welt is t us secured to the so e throu h the upper and lining from belw, and Vt e welt extends upwardly and outwardly over the inseam or securing means to cover the same and provide a neat finish.

The upper 12 and lining 13 are` then out or slit at Y, adjacent to the shoulders 3, wherebvthe lower marginal ortions thereof can be turned to overlap t c bottom surface of the heel sont 2, as nt 17, and said marginal portion of the heel or counter portion of the upper is then secured 4to the hee] seat 2 by means of tacks 18 or the like driven throu h the portion 17 and into the heel seat.v he counter 19, which is disposed between tli'e up r 12 and lining` 13, is also fastened tot e lower surface of the heel tion with the sole, andthe beveled surface ainst with its 22 lits snu 1y a einst the sole, the'shoulders 3 and, hee en s Yof the welt 15 being beveled, as at 23, to fit the beveled surface 22, thus providing a neat joint at the side edges, where the parts are exposed.- The welt 15 is 24 back far enough, it not only unites thewelt and wing 7, ut also unites the shank edge of the lift 20 with saidfwing and welt.

he shank 25 which is placed o n the'sole 1 is then stitched on the sole by means of stitching 26 or other securing means ass- `ing through the shank and sole, said stitch ing or securing means 26 being within the channel 9 or its; groove 10 through which the stitching 16 also extends.4 The lip 11 is then brought flush with the lower surface of the sole by cementing or other fastening means, and it is referable to run stitching 27 or other securing means through the upper, lining and lip 4. This makes a secure connection be/tween the lip and vertical portion of the upper above the wing 7, and said li provides a shoulder or abutment against w ich the upper is secured. The lip 4 can be made relatively narrow, and pressed down fiat as shown in Fig. 5, but it can have a feather edge to overlap thelining andreceive the pressure of the foot.`

Finally, the heel 28, composed of lifts, is fastened by nails, pegs or other securing means to the lift 20 and adjacent parts. This completes the shoe.

It will be seen, from the foregoing, that the present construction produces a lined welt shoe requrin no occasion for the use of an insole, the lip 4 meeting all thedemands as an equivalent for an insole. The welt or stitched down process can be used lwith lips of various forms, or the lips can be out oil' when not wanted.

In the modification shown in Figs. 8 and 9, the welt.l5 is omitted, and the wing 7 is made thicker and the groove 8 there-fore deeper. In this modification the wing 7 has a flexible li 30 projecting inwardly and overhancmg tie roove 8', which can be bent ba u ward y andy outwardly'` as seen in Fig. 8, w en the u per 12 andl. ing 13 are stitched within t e groove 8', b the stitching 16, as above described. when the up er and lining 'are cut oil.' iin-- mediatel be ow the sttchln '16, as seen-in Fig. 9 t e lip 30 can spring ack into place over the groove, to--elose the same and pro vide a neat finish, thus;I concealing the seam and wverins the srwv then sewed down on the wing 7 by means of /In Fi l of the drawings, parts hereinbefore4V ascribed have been designated `byv numerals previously used, with the suix tu In this form if the invention, the welt seam 2 4 is used to hold the lip 30n and the lining 13* to the sole 1. This construction produces a stronger shoe than that delineated in Fi 9, but itsuse is optional.

Havin t us described the invention, what is claime as new is:

1. In a shoe, a one part sole having an up per channel at its margin and a downward y opening channel spaced inwardly from the irst mentioned channel, an u per having its lower edge fittingin the rst mentioned channel, a welt, securing means extending throuvh the welt, upper and sole between said clhannels, the welt extending upwardly over the securing means and resting on the sole, ,and securing means fastening the welt on the sole.

2. In a shoe, a sole having its margin cut to provide a wing of reduced thickness and an upturned lip, said sole havin a channel between said wing and lip an a second channel spaced inwardly from the aforesaid channel and opening downwardl an upper resting against said lip, a weg, securing means extending through the welt, upper and sole between said channels, the welt being turned outwardly over said Wing, and securing means fastening the welt on said wing.

3. In a shoe. the combination of velements specified in claim 2 and further including securing means extending through the upper and lip to fasten them together.

4. In a shoe, a sole having its margin cut y Kto-provide an upper channel and having a channel spaced inwardly from the aforesaid channel andi'opening downwardly, an upper fitting in the first mentioned channel, securing means fastening the upper to ,the sole and extending between said channels, a shank on the sole, and securing means fastening the shank on the sole and extending downwardly into the second mentioned channeh ders,

,lieel seat underneath 5. In a shoe, a sole having a heel seat, an

`upper having its counter portion `turned un er' the nheel sentya welt secured to the .upper and fitting on the'- sole in front of the heel seat, alift secured vto the heel seat underneaththe turned under portion of the upper, and securing 'means fastening the welt on the sole and also fastening the shank portion of the lift to the sole.

6. reduced width providing shoulders, an up- Y per having its counter portion turned under the heel seat, a welt secured to the upper and turned outwardly over the marginal portion of the sole in front of said shoulsaid sole being channeled to accommodate the upper and welt, a lift Secured tothe the turned under por- `isis In a shoe, a solehaving a heel seat of tion of the upper, thc shank ed e of the lift i and said shoulders of the sole avin a lap joint, and securing means fastenin t e welt on fthe sole and extending rearwar ly to also enga e the lift at said joint. y

7. n a shoe, a sole having a heel seat of reduced width providing shoulders, and having a marginal channel extending forwardly from said shoulders, an upper having portions fitting in said channel and a portion turned under the heel seat in reur of said shoulders, a welt secured to the up er within said channel and l turned outwardly over the sole,:a heel lift secured to the heel seat underneath the turned under portion of the upper, the shank edge of the lift having an upper beveled surface, the sole and welt being beveled at said shoulders to overlap said beveled surface of the lift, and securing means fastening the welt to the sole and extendin rearwardly' to engage through the ybeveley portion of the lift.

In testimony` that l claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto ailixed'iny signature in the presence of two witnesses.


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US6928755 *Oct 3, 2003Aug 16, 2005Eddie ChenShoe having a three-dimensional insole
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U.S. Classification36/16, 36/22.00R, 36/17.00R, 36/19.00R, 36/25.00R
Cooperative ClassificationA43B9/06