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Publication numberUS1363076 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 21, 1920
Filing dateMay 15, 1919
Priority dateMay 15, 1919
Publication numberUS 1363076 A, US 1363076A, US-A-1363076, US1363076 A, US1363076A
InventorsGaetan Ajello
Original AssigneeGaetan Ajello
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe sole and heel
US 1363076 A
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.. Patented Dec 21,1920.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

liatented Dec. 21, 1920.

Application filed May 15, 1918. Serial No. 297,430.

To all? u; 7mm it may concern Be it known that I, Gnnran AJELLO, a citizen of United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented a new Shoe Sole and Reel, of which the following is a specificaticn.

The objects of my invention are: first to provide a sole that will be rigid transversely while possessing the usual flexibility longitudinally; second, an impervious sole; third, a sole that would outwear other parts of the shoe; fourth, a thin sole strongerthan the thick, bulky ones.

I attain these objects by the combination of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which: Figure l is a longitudinal sectional view of my sole attached to an ordinary shoe; Fig. 2 is a partial longitudinal section of a similar sole; Fig. 3 is a partial elevational view of an ordinary shoe with my sole attached thereto; Fig. at is a cross section of my sole attached to an ordinary shoe; Figs. 5 and 6 are similar sect-ions as Fig. 4 showing modifications; Fig. 7 is a plan view of the outer face of the sole; Fig. 8 is a plan view ofa metallic part forming part of the new sole; Fig. 9 is an enlarged front view of a portion of Fig. 8 near one of its ends; Fig. 10 is a side view of the latter.

Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

The new sole is composed of a corrugated sheetof metal 1; (shown in heavy line) surfaced with an outer layer of impervious, flexible material 2, which can be provided with corrugations 3 or finished plain as at 41- (Fig. 2). The inside portions 5 of the corrugations could also be filled with the material 6 commonly employed to shape and receive the inner sole 7, if desired.

The impervious flexible material filling the corrugations 5, when same as 2, can be connected, if desired, with the outer layer of the same material 2 by means of apertures 8 in the metallic member of the sole. (Fig. 8.)

A sole thus formed is attached to the ordinary shoe by means of the usual stitches 9 or other suitable means including metallic ones, through the holes or other kind of apertures 10 of the metallic sheet or plate. Said perforations are only provided on the upper and outer flanges 11 of the metallic plate according to the drawing; but if dehave pro ecting and upward bent ends 14,

which assist in the lateral end resistance of the sole.

If desired, the upper flanges 11 of the metallic plate could be extended and bent over the edge of the sole, as illustrated at 15, Fig. 6.

it is obvious that, if desired, the metallic plate could also be used in connection with an outer or lower sheet of leather in addition to the impervious ply.

A. similar construction applied to the heel, as shown at 16, Fig. 1, has a metallic member and finished outside surface substantially as shown respectively in Fig. 8 and Fig. 7 the only variation from the sole being the outer line, which would take a contour typical of the usual heel. In this case, metallic connecting means the equal of nails, tacks or screws could be inserted (in preference to stitches) through the perforations 10, into the inner body of the heel.

In general, I do not wish to limit myself to the shown method of attaching of the new solo or heel, as for example, a reinforcement consisting of an extra piece of flexible material including leather could be inserted around the edge; and, if desired, the metallic flanges ll could be less projecting and without the perforations 10, so as to terminate all around just clear of attaching means 9 or the perforations 10 could be wider, rectangular ones, spaced in relation to one another so as to clear the needle of the sewing machine.

I claim: I

1. T he herein described tread member for shoes comprising a metallic plate corrugated from one end to the other with the conrugations extending transversely and from one side of the plate to the other, said corrugations being formed with flat bearing surfaces. I

2. The herein described tread member for shoes comprising a continuous impervious metallic plate of spring metal, the same being corrugated, with the corrugations extending transversely thereof from one side to the other, and comprising flat bearing surfaces.

3. In a tread for shoes, the combination of a metallic plate coextensive with the forepart thereof and corrugated from one side to the other for longitudinal flexibility and lateral rigidity, and an impervious ply of material coextensive with the corrugated plate and filling the corrugations thereof along one surface.

at. In a shoe tread, the combination of a plate of sheet metal coextensive with the tread and corrugated from one side to the other for flexibility in one direction and rigidity in the other direction, and impervious plies of material fitted to both surfaces of the corrugated plate and filling the corrugations thereof.

5. In a shoe tread, a metallic plate corrugated transversely thereof and from one end to the other, the ends of the bottom portion of each corrugation being flat and metallic plate corrugated from one end to the other and with the corrugations extending transversely of the plate for lateral rigidity, the bottoms of the corrugations nearest'the sole of the foot being provided with fiat end extensions having perforations for fastening purposes.

7. In a shoe tread, the combination of a metallic plate corrugated from one end to the other, the corrugations extending transversely for lateral rigidity, the bottoms of all of the corrugations being provided with free end members some of which constitute attaching means. and others of which constitute lateral stiffening flanges, impervious flexible material extending along the plate, and means serving to secure the metallic plate and the impervious material together and to the other parts of the shoe.


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US3510968 *Jun 26, 1968May 12, 1970Usm CorpShoes and shoemaking methods
US4561195 *Aug 12, 1983Dec 31, 1985Mizuno CorporationMidsole assembly for an athletic shoe
DE3329742A1 *Aug 17, 1983Jul 5, 1984Mizuno KkSohlenanordnung fuer sportschuhe
U.S. Classification36/30.00R
International ClassificationA43B13/02, A43B13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA43B13/10
European ClassificationA43B13/10