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Publication numberUS1447463 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 6, 1923
Filing dateJun 19, 1922
Priority dateJun 19, 1922
Publication numberUS 1447463 A, US 1447463A, US-A-1447463, US1447463 A, US1447463A
InventorsMiles B Cooper
Original AssigneeMiles B Cooper
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Arch-support construction
US 1447463 A
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Mar. 6, 1923.

1,447,463 M. B. CCOPER ARCH SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION Filed June 19, 1922 2 sheets-sheet 1 anmntoz witness Mar. 6, W23.

M B. COOPER ARCH SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION Pi led June 19, 1922 2 sheets-sheet ma ml WM witness 25 will be not l 35 Mice.

Patent 7 Mar. 6, 19 23;

. State of Ohio, have invented certain new and nsefullmprovein'ents in Arch-Support Constructions, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to e o any n re i g- This invention relates to an improvement in the construction of shoes and has special r' ference to an inner sole and. arch support used in connection with the inner sole; object of the invention is to so construct the inne and rch PP that e n ep portion of thefoot inay be'braced-and the arch portion of the foot so supported that a erson -sufielring froth a fajl 'e'n arch may ave the inste' and ar h portion of the foot sup orted the fiallen arch forced back int'o'the proper position; I j ther object "f the invention is to so cnnstruct the inner sole and arch support that the instep and arch portion'of the foot up'portedbut will also be p i eo ei S 6 wings 9 th me and thus held ee. a d a e nf p a against spreading.

Another object of the invention is to so 4 cons ruct the inner, sole and bracing an pas me e n th t th v m''pjro' ei n t u iQii 1 5 3 be m odid fl iil l fl m wi 2 shqap v ntioiia1cofi t mtiw w hd l caiifsingthe shoe to lose its ordinary appearother object of invention is to so construct jug-proved inner sole and arch nv ntion is illustratedliii the encommwin sa reina a .m a Vi Sh n fish e pe in s e e ev ion drertitlly in eens oved iiiiier sale. and

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, Fgi f 2 is 1 9,? elem nt. a sh e me al 'hifch constitutes the main bracing and ing e ii fita rle e3 is a view dvclev t n v ,F ii r *9? 9 54i anemia Pa P ned bene th t e n at th foot Figure 5, is it view s wing the pad of sii'ovv'ih the plate in 5.5 Fig. 4 in side elevation;

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1922. Serial No. 569,389.

Figure 6 is aview showing the pad of Fig. 4 in-end elevation.

Figure 7- is a view showing the inner sole in side elevation.

1l igure 8 is a top plan view of the inner so e.

Figure 9 is a top plan view of an inner sole section which is to be mounted beneath the heel and instep portion of the inner sole shown in Fig. 7.

Figure 10 is a view showing the structure of Fig. 9 in side'elevation.

This improved construction has been .shown illustrated in connection with a shoe which is of a conventional construction and provided with the usual upper U, sole S and eel H. It will be understood that the shoe shown simply illustrates one specific conof shoe with which the structure may be embodied and that this improved construction may be embodied in connection with any shoe for which it is suited. The inner sole 1 is of the proper size and shape to fit into the shoe. .The ball portion of this is channeled as shown at 2 and the instep portion is provided with side wings 3, one of which is to be positioned beneath and support the instep portion of the foot and the other of which is to engage the opposite d side portion of the instep or arch ortion of the foot and prevent spreading fo this portion of the foot. It will thus he seen that thesesuppo 't'n serve to support and brace the foot; An

auxiliary, nner sole section which is shown in-Figs'; 9 and 10 is to be put in place benew t i s ailid h Po t n o he insole 1 where it will be secured atit's for- W e d 0 e ii ii' fi fi t-the i p e t the, channels 5 of this ection registering with'theend portion of the channel 2 of the insole. In order tohrace the insole, there s been pr de i" F n Pl wh is formed of, sheet metal and is she ed as shown isFif. 2 and a to fit into t e shoe ene h the nsole an upon h a a y insole sect'on {1. This bracing plate is pro it ed i 03 m i h l QP 7 f ceive a nearer s which will pass down- Wardly into the heel as shown in Fig. land the other end portion of the plate has been p ve. d wit spur 9 w i hw u a e th end of an arch pm; A side wm 10 is provided at one side of the plate an will extend upwardl. beneath the side Wing? and bracing .wings 3 will Y 3 at that Side of the 1119516 so that thisside wing will be supported and prevented from having any ten ency toward moving outwardly of the shoe in a transverse direction. The forward edge ortion of this plate is ta ered as shown early in Fig. 3 so that I w en the bracing plate is put in place, it will fit properly between the-insole and auxiliary insole portion without making a rough place in the shoe. In order' to force the instep portion of the foot upwardly and support it in this position so that a fallen arch will be corrected, there has been provided a pad 11 which is shaped'asshown in Figs. 4, 5 and 6. .This pad in top plan conforms to the contour of theinstep portion of the insole and is provided with an upper surface which I molded longitudinally. It will thus be seen that thisconstruction will provide an inner sole and arch support construction which will cause proper molding of the foot and bracing and supporting of the foot in the proper shape so that a case of fallen arch may be corrected.

claim:

1. In a shoe construction, an insole having its instep portion provided with'side wings extended upwardly, a rigid plate beneath the instep and heel portion of said insole and having a side wing extending beneath a side wing of said insole, fastener means for the rear end portion of said plate, and an arch pad between said plate and the instep por- 'tion of said insole having its upper face convexed longitudinally and concaved transversely.

2. In a shoe construction, a main insole having its instep portion provided with side wings extending longitudinally and projected upwardly, an auxiliaryinsolebeneath the heel and instep portion of said main insole and having its forward end portion secured to the main insole, a rigid-plate between the main and auxiliary insoles and anchored to the auxiliary insole and having a side wing-projecting upwardly along the instep portion of the main insole, and an arch pad between said plate and the instep portion of said main insole.

3. In a shoe construction, a main insole, an

auxiliary insole secured at its forward end to the underface of said main insole adjacent the forward end of the instep portion thereof and extending rearwardly beneath the instep and heel portions of said main insole,

a rigid plate between the auxiliary and'main portion of the main insole, said main insole having its instep portion provided with flaring side wings extending upwardly, a rigid plate positioned between the main and auxiliary insoles and extending along the instep portion and overlying the forward end of the heel portion elf the auxiliary insole, fastener means for the rear end portion of said plate, said plate having one side provided wit-h a side wing extending beneath the side wing at the corresponding side of said main insole, and an arch pad upon said plate and beneath the instep portion of said main insole and having its upper face transversely concaved and longitudinally convexed.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature.

. MILES B. COOPER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2640282 *Apr 4, 1950Jun 2, 1953Wisbrun WalterFoot-arch support structure
US3838696 *Jun 4, 1973Oct 1, 1974Kump JShoe-arch reinforcer
US5546680 *Sep 17, 1993Aug 20, 1996Lacrosse Footwear, Inc.Safety footwear
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/171, 36/22.00R, 36/76.00R
International ClassificationA43B13/41
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/142, A43B13/41
European ClassificationA43B7/14A20A, A43B13/41