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Publication numberUS1390698 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1921
Filing dateSep 24, 1920
Priority dateSep 24, 1920
Publication numberUS 1390698 A, US 1390698A, US-A-1390698, US1390698 A, US1390698A
InventorsGolden Daniel J
Original AssigneeGolden Daniel J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sporting-shoe
US 1390698 A
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D. J. GOLDEN.

SPORTING sHoE.

' APPLICATIDN FILED SEPTl 2 4', i920. 1,390,698.

Patented Sept. 13, 192.1.

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UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicE- DANIEL GOLDEN, 0F BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

`SPRTING-SHOE.

To all whom it muy cof/merli:

Be it known that I, DANIEL J. GOLDEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brockton/,in the county of Plymouth and State of Massachusetts, have invented new of the wearers foot, while the inner sole presents a smooth foot-bearing surface.

The invention consists in the limprovements which I will now and claim.

Of the accompanying drawings which form a part of this spec1fication, Figure 1 represents a bottom plan view of a s orting shoe embodying my invention.

. ig. 2 is a side view of the shoe, a portion of the upper being broken away.

Fig. 3 is a section on line`33 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4: is a section on line 4-4 of Fig. 1. F ig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 showing a slightly different construction. y

Fig. 6 is a plan view of the part hereinproceed to describe F ig. 7 is a section on line 7-7 of Fig. 6 showing also in section portions of the arts hereinafter called the tap and eel pieces. y

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

In the drawings, 12 represents an inner sole having ,a fore portion, a `heel portion and a shank portion, the innersole being relatively thin and fiexible.

The upper 13 has an inturned edge portion 13l which is seated on the under surface of the inner sole by the lasting operation and is secured to the inner sole by means such as lasting tacks, as usual, in preparing the upper and inner sole for attachment to a bottom.

I apply to the lasted upper and inner sole a pieced bottom, including a relatively stiff tap piece 14, a relatively stili heel piece 15,

said pieces being preferably made of sole Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 13, 1921.

Appuauon ined september 24, 1920. semi No. 412,493.

leather and spaced apart as shown, and an intermediate shank piece 1b which is relatively lexible and preferably a piece of cowhide or pigskin.

The opposite end portions of the shank piece 16 overlap the rear and front ends of the tap and heel pieces, and are interposed between said ends and the inner sole. The shank piece is provided at opposite ends of .its upper side with ski ved faces 16, as shown by Fig. 7, these faces being arranged to abut against and conform to correspondingly skived faces 14 and 151L formed on the upper sides of the contiguous end portions of the tap and heel pieces 14 and 15, as shown by Fig. 7

The tap, heel and shank pieces are united to form a pieced bottom by fastenings 19,

which are preferably chain stitches formed by a suitable sewing machine, the single thread portions of said stitches being laid on the outer surfaces of the tap and heel pieces. f Said fastenings extend through the skived faces 1.4;, 152l and 16a. The pieced bottom is then laid on the superstructure formed by the upper and the inner sole, and united to the fore and heel portions of said superstructure by fastenings 18, which are preferably McKay stitches, and to the shank portion of the superstructure by fastenings 18 which may be formed by the saine machine Which forms the fastenings 19.

"The fore and heel portions of the inner sole 12 hold `the fastenings 18 and contribute to the stiffness of the tap and heel portions 14 and 15. `The shank portion of the inner sole constitutes a flexible backing for the shank` piece 16, the shank portion of the inner sole and the shank piece 16 collectively forming a two-part shank which is sufficiently flexible and is at the same time of suitable thickness to prevent injury to the wearers foot. Y

`The skived .faces 14, -15a and. 16a are formed and arranged to cause the upper side of the pieced bottom to lie smoothly on the lower side of the inner sole, as shown by Fig. 3, so that the upper or foot-bearing side of the inner sole presents to the foot a smooth surface, which is free from ridges or projections above the portions of the pieced bottom formed by the overlapping of the ends of the shank piece 16 on the contiguous end portions of the tap and heel pieces.

The shoe is provided with the usual cleats 19 before the piecedbottoin is applied to the superstrueture-formed by the assembled and preiiininarily connected upper and inner` sole. The pieeed bottoni thus iorined isthen secured bythe tastenings 18 uniting the tap and heel piecesjto the upperand to the fore and heel portions of the inner sole, and by the fastenings 2O uniting` the shank piece to the superstructure between the tap and heel piecesthe ast-enings 2O engagingthe upper and the shank portion ot the inner sole, as

shown by Figi'. 4, or the upper only as shown by Fig. 5. j l

The'connection shown by Fig'. 5, is preferred by me, because it provides a maximum degree of flexibility at the shank portion of the shoe. 'In other words, the shank portion of the shoe isinore exibie when the fastenines A20 eno-ave the u n 3er without. en-

gaging the inner sole, as shown by Fig. 5,

than when saidvfvastenings engage both the upper end the inner sole, as shown by Fig. 4. vIt is obvious that a welt niay be attached by the usual inseam stitches to the lasted upper and inner sole, said welt, which Vmay be considered as a part of the superstructure, receiving the iastenings 18 which secure the tapandv heel pieces to the fore and heel por- :tions of the superstructure and the fastenings`20 Asecuring the shank piece 1G to the s iank portion of the superstructure.

rihev skiyefd rear end of the shank piece 1G, reinforces the skiyed' Jforward end of the heel piece, so that the heel piece 15'ha's vsurticient rigidity at its forward portion to properly support a cleat `22 bearingon the heel piece. The area oi the heel piece is relatively srnalhsothat the forward portion of the eleatis necessarily in close proximityto the forward Yportion or edgev of. the Yheel piece- A considerable degree oi' rigidity at the Jforward portionof the heel piece is,

therefore, desirable.

I claim f1. A sporting shoe comprising aV superstructure including an inner soie'liaviug a tore portion, a` heel, portion, and a shank portion, and an upper lasted upon the inner sole; apieced bottom Composed et relatively stiiif spaced apart tap and heel pieces, and a flexible'intermediate shank piece lorined to fill the space between the tap and heel pieces, fastenings uniting,- the ends oithe shank Vpiece to thereontiguous ends oi the tap and heel pieces; itasteningjs uniting the tap and heel pieces to the upper and inner solo at the tore and heel portions ot the superstructure; and i'astenings unitingnr the shank pieee to the inwardlyv turned edges ol the upper at the shank portion olf the superstruetlire, hetween the tap and heel pieees, the lastanentioned tastenings beine tree 'from engagelnent with the shank portion ot 'the inner sole, so that the shank portion oi? the shoe possesses a n'laxinunn degree ot ilexibility.

2. A sporting shoe comprisinga superstructure includingY an inner sole. haringr a torepmtion, a heelportion, and a shank portion, and an upper lasted upon the inner sole; a pieced bottoni composed oi relative-ly stitl" spaced apart tap and heel pieces, harinaY skiyed faces at the upper sides oi" their contiguous end portions. and a flexible inten mediate shank piece` iorined to iill the spat-o between the tap and heel pieces` and havin;In

Vskii'ed faces at the. lower side o'lE its end portions, conforming" to and m'erlappe'dby thi` skired Ylt'aees of the said tap and heel pieces; tastenings extendingthrough said skired `taees and uniting' the skired ends ol the shank piece. to the contiguous skii'ed ends ot the tap and heel pieces', fastenines uniting the tap and heel` pieces to the fore and heel portions oit the superstructure; and iastenings securing the longitudinal edges o'l the shank piece at the shank portion ot the superstructure, betweenthe tap and heel pieces: the saidskived faces causingr the upper side oi: the'pieeed bottoni to lie smoothly on the lower side ot the inner sole, so that the t'oot-bcaringT side of the inner sole presents a smooth surtaceto the toot.- the skiyed rear end oi the shank piece reinforcingy the skived torwardend oi"Y the heel piece. so that the heel piece has suiiieient rigidity at its 'torward portion to support a cleat bearingr on the-heel piece.

In testimony whereof I hare aili'xed niy si gna tu re. y

DANIEL J. (i OLDlli l.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/126, 36/31, 36/134, 36/108
International ClassificationA43C13/04, A43C13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C13/04
European ClassificationA43C13/04