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APHJCATION man FEB. 20. '91s.
Patented Dec. 17, A918.
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STEPHANIE "WOJTECK, OF KNOX, INDIANA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
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Application filed February 20, 1918. Serial No. 218,232.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, STEPHANIE WoJ'rnoii, a citizen of the United States, residing at Knox, in the county of Sturkc and State of Indiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in insoles, of which the following is a specification.
The device which is the subject matter of the present application for patent is an insolo adapted to be placed in a boot or shoe and embodying a structure whereby it is made to serve as an arclrsupport and a cushion.
The invention has for its object to provide a novel and improved device of the kind stated which is readily adjustable to properly fit the arch and also embodies other novel features of construction to be hcreinafter described in detail and claimed.
In order that the invention niay be better understood, reference is had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification.
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Figure 1 is n longitudinal section of the device showing its apt icution;
2 is e cross-section on the of Fig, i;
Fig 3 is s. plan View of the device, Fig. 1: is e cross section on the of Fig.
Bet'errin X denotes fragmentof specifically to the drawing 5 shoe havingthe usual outer sole 6, nu inn heel 8., all constr anil customary manner claimed.
The supporting and o n lan'" toning device is cuter sheets 9 1d of felt or e conveneteo unit comp r and an inner ,hle fabric. and llL.. titline to fit in shoe. The device transvc 1 s et at the arch, NI-ill a leterni i shield on one side and upstanding orange 12 on the opposite side to kee the foot from displacing: the device \ltiLfl iHQ. The dr-vite ispositionetl in the shoe above the innci sole 7, and it is held in place by trio depending bottom studs 13 and 1% located near the espective ends of the plate. These studs seat in apertures made in the inner sole 7, and the latter also has two or more apertures 15 back of the front aperture in which the stucl l3 seats, so that if the wearer requires a higher arch, the device may be flexed for this purpose, and the front stud inserted into one of the apertures 15, thus raising the arch to the desired height, the stud in its new location holding the device in its adjusted position. It will be understood, of course, that the device has suflicient flexibility so that it may be adjusted as described, and at. the same time it has suflicient inherent stifi'ness to support the arch. C
At a certain part of the ball of the foot, the sensitive muscle often needs a support, and the device is therefore orovided With an upward bulge 16 for this purpose.
The inner layer 10 of the device is provided with a large number of apertures, preferably circular, in which are inserted liters or felt disks 1?, which letter ere re- .novnble. When any spot the wearers sole is tender, swollen or orotuberant on account of cone iormation, one or more of disks may be rtnnovcd so that a dcpresshin is formed in the top layer 9 of the device to take the pressure ott the tender spot. The plies 9 and 10 are adhrsively nsseinbled or secured in any other suitable manner so that they may be separated for removal of the desired disks 17.
The top leather ply 9 is also critnped, as shown at 18, to form an upstand ng part desi ned to fori'n a separator for the great too from the ndjucent toe, it lazing understood that the part 18 seats between said toes. The ercat toe can herefore be ii toned out so as to CO1 .c hllt. oi a hunion loci ed at the ort of the joint between the great toe and the ball of the foot.
in attachment for boots or shoes, comprising a laminated plate having an inner layer provided with removable sections to produce depressions in the top layer.
In testimony whereof I aflix mv signature.