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Publication numberUS1441677 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 9, 1923
Filing dateMay 16, 1922
Priority dateMay 16, 1922
Publication numberUS 1441677 A, US 1441677A, US-A-1441677, US1441677 A, US1441677A
InventorsGolden Daniel J
Original AssigneeGolden Daniel J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Braced shoe
US 1441677 A
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Jan. 9, 1923.

D. J. GOLDEN. BRAGED s'HoE. msn MAY 16. 1922.

Patented dan.. 2, 1923. v


ennemi sinon Application meal any ic,

i" 'o all w from t may conce/rvr lie it known that l, DANIEL il'. Gorman', a. citizen of the `United States, residing llrockton, `in the county of ljlymcuth and dtate of Massachusetts, have invented nei.' and useful improvements in lraced Shoes, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention to provide a shoe having a brace adapted to laterally support the ankle of the wearer against abnormal strains and displacement, and to conform to the usual movements of the ankle.

'lfhe invention is embodied in the improvements hereinafter described and claimed.

Uf the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification,-

ifigure 1 is a side view of a shoe having a brace embodying the invention, the brace being shown by dotted lines. l

Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional View on line 2-2 0f Figure 1.

Figure 3 shows in perspective the members of the brace separated from eachother'.

lhe same reference characters indicate vthe same parts in all of the figures.

The base memliier 12 `of the brace is lined in the lower portion of the quarter of a shoe,

and preferably at the inner side thereof,`

and projects upwardly from the heel end of the sole 13, behind and below the portion of the quarter occupied by the ankle joint, the base member being confined against relative movement in any direction. Preferably the base member is angular and includes an ear 14, seated on the flange 15 of the usual heel i counter or stiifener 16, the base member projecting upwardly beside the body of the counter, as shown by Figure r2. The base member' is secured during the lasting operation, and is interposed between the counter and an inner portion 18 of one of the quarters of the upper, s o that when the component parts of the shoe are united, the base member stands rigidly beside the counter. The ear 141 may be perforated to receive a tack 19, securing it to the counter flange.

The quarter in which the base member 12 is 'incorporated includes tl e inner portion 18 at the inner side of the base member, and an outer portion or f oXing 18a at the outer side of the counter. Said quarter portions may be attached to the counter and to the bottom of the shoe inany suitable manner, according to the construction of the shoe.

, 'lo the upper end of the fixed base member iosa semina.- aenae."

12, p'ivotaily connected by a rivet 2l,

swinging brace member 21, which i call the yfins member extends upportion of the quarter behind the ankle joint of the wearer, and is adapted to swing to a limited extent, so that its upper end is movable toward and from the fore portion of the shoe.

fis here shown the inner side of the pocket is formed by the portion 18 of the quarter, and the outer side is formed by a tongueshaped portion of the foxing 18a, which is united to the portion 18 by stitches 22, delining the edges of the pocket. The brace formed by the members 12 and 21 is adapted to laterally support the ankle of the wearer, the pivotal. connection between the members permitting the side member 21 to Conform to the usual movements of the foot, and the flexure thereof at the ankle joint. rl`he location of the member 21 behind the ankle joint prevents the discomfort which would be caused if said `member were arranged to bear on the ankle joint protuberance. ln walking or running the member 21 swings and accommodates itself to the movements of the ankle-embracing portion of the shoe upper.

For additional lateral support below the ankle joint l provide a forward brace member 241, which is pivotally connected at its rear end with the base member 12, and the side member 21 by the rivet 20, and extends forward below the ankle joint into a pocket formed, in this instance, by the quarterl portion 18, and by another tongue-shaped portion ofthe foXing 18a, this portion being united to the portion 1S by stitches 25, deiining the edges of the pocket. The member 24 is preferably curved, and extends nearly to the instep portion. Said member is adapted to swing up and down to a. limited extent, and contributes materially to the lateral support afforded by the brace.

The members 12,21 and 241 are preferably `made of sheet steel, which is sufficiently hnci the ankle-joinl of 'the Wearelg andl e `forwardly projecting member plvoted to Athe base and side members, enci extending for; vWeird below the ankle joint toward the 1nstep portion,` the quarter being `provided` with pockets enclosing the upper." member end the side n'ien'iierI5 the Saud 'forwardly pro'eetin member constituting; a eWin0in0f` .L e, D

support below the ankle joint.

2. ik shoe aniriebrace Comprisingv an en'- fua-r base member havin an eerede teo j, $3 Y 7 4 io be seated onv aY heel-counter flange, e side member pnoted to the upper end of the base lmemberj and adapted to extend to the upper portionvo Aa shoe quarter7 and a forwardly projecting member pvotedv tothe base and Side members7 ene; edaped to extend for- Werd in the quarter beiow the angle joint toward the instep portion.

,En testimony whereof I have' affixed my signature. I


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U.S. Classification36/89
International ClassificationA43B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/00
European ClassificationA43B3/00