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Publication numberUS1333409 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 9, 1920
Filing dateSep 29, 1919
Priority dateSep 29, 1919
Publication numberUS 1333409 A, US 1333409A, US-A-1333409, US1333409 A, US1333409A
InventorsGolden Daniel J
Original AssigneeGolden Daniel J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1333409 A
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0.1. GOLDEN.


1,333,409. Patented Mar. 9,1920.



T all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, DANIEL J. GoLDEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Broc'kton, in the county of Plymouth and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in 'Running- Shoes, of which the following is a specification.

Th1s 1nvent1on relates to shoes worn by contestants in athletic running contests, the

tread face of the fore part of the shoe being provided with sharp spurs orspikes of con siderable length, standing perpendicular to the tread face.

The invention has for its object to provide an improved spike attachment for a shoe of this character, and is embodied in the improvements which I will now proceed to describe and claim.

Of the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification,

Figure 1 is a bottom view of a running shoe embodying the invention.

Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a section on'line 3'3 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a side view of one of the spurs.

The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all of the figures.

' In the drawings, 12 represents a thin resilient sheet metal plate, preferably of sheet steel, formed to cover a portion of the tread face of a flexible running shoe sole 13, the outer side of said plate constituting a part of the tread face. The plate is perforated at suitable intervals to receive rivets 14:, whereby it is attached to the sole, the rivets .being preferably of the well known tubular form, and having headed-outer ends seated a flat side 16 seated on the plate 12, and a.

crowning side 16", forming an -annular crowning tread face portlon merglng 1nto the tread face of the plate 12, the margin of v the head being reduced to a thin edge,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar.9, 1920.

- Application filed September 29, 1919. Serial Nol 327,171.

The heads 16 are securely attached to the plate 12, preferably by rivets 17, inserted in-holes formed for their reception in the" plate and the spike heads, said rivets being preferably of the ordinary bifurcated type, and having heads bearing on the inner side of the plate 12, and upset ends bearing on side sides, as shown by Fig. 2.

It will now be seen that the resilient plate 12 attached to the sole, and the spurs having the heads formed as described, and attached to the plate, constitute a simple, strong, and

the inner side of the plate 12, and upset ends bearing on the crowning sides of the rivets and conforming to the inclination of flexed by the action of the foot in running.

I claim A running shoe having a flexible sole and a spike attachment comprising a thin resilient sheet. metal plate bearing on the tread face of the sole and attached thereto, a plurality of spikes or spurs, each having a head provided witha flat side, seated on the plate,

and a crowning side forming an annular crowning tread face portion surrounding the spike and merging into the tread face of the plate, so that the head is reduced to a thin edge at its margin, attaching rivets inserted inholes formed for their reception in the plate and spike heads, said rivets having 1 heads seated on the inner surface of the plate and upset ends seated on the crowning NI L G LD N,

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US5689904 *Sep 4, 1996Nov 25, 1997Asics CorporationHard plate for spiked track shoes
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U.S. Classification36/59.00R, 36/134, 36/129
International ClassificationA43C15/16, A43C15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C15/165
European ClassificationA43C15/16C1A