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Publication numberUS1477750 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 18, 1923
Filing dateOct 3, 1921
Priority dateOct 3, 1921
Publication numberUS 1477750 A, US 1477750A, US-A-1477750, US1477750 A, US1477750A
InventorsEndrea Edward S Anderson
Original AssigneeWaterproofing Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined shoe and arch support
US 1477750 A
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E.S,AJENDREA COMBINE SHOE AND ARCH -SUPPORT Filed Oct. s, 1921 i 50 dotted lines, and

Patented Dee. 1S, 1923..






Application ler October 3,1921. Serial No. 505,157.

T 0 all whom t may cof/cern .f Be it known that I, EDWARD S.\ANDERsoN ENDREA, a citizen of the United States7 re;L

siding at Chicago, in the county of Cook and 5 State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful- Im rovements in Combined Shoes and Arch upports, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has reference to the con- 11) struction of shoes with a special arch support therein and relates particularly to the vmanner of fastening the arch sup-pbrt in the shoe so that it is a permanent part of the latter. i

It frequently occurs that peculiarities in a persons foot render it desirable to .provide a special support in the shoe tofit a high arch or to overcome a tendencyof the foot to lean toward one Side or the. other of ed` the shoe, and it has been customary iny such cases, to merely place the necessary arch support in the finished shoel and fasten same in place by means of cement or small nails. The principal objects of my invention are 25 to construct the shoe with the arch support therein so that the shoe is fashioned to properly tit around the arch support; to construct the arch support as a permanent part of the shoe; to fasten the arch support in the so shoe in an improved manner so that the iexibility of the arch support is not impaired and in general, to /provide an improved shoe construction which is better adapted to accommodate or compensate for peculiarities 35 of the feet than have been heretofore provided.

0n the drawings, Fig. 1 is a side view of a shoe last having' an in-sole and arch support applied 4 0 thereon in accordance With my invention preparatory to the making of the shoe; Fig. 2, a bottom view of the construction shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3, a top view of the arch support with .if parts .broken away of the in-sole to whichit is attached;

Fig. 4, a side view of' a shoe constructed in accordance with my invention and showmg the in-sole and arch support therein in Fig. 5,- a sectionalview on the line 5--5 of Fig. 4.

Referring to the drawings the referenbe numeral indicates as a whole an arch supa port, which 1s similarto that shown and and showing aA portion.`

ldescribed in U. S. Letters Patent No.

988,942 of Apr. 11th, 1911, to Krech et al. and consists of superposed layers of flexible material preferably leather of increasingly smaller size which are secured together by stitching along the line 2, So that each layer while independently 4flexible is held in the the other layers. ln my present invention this arch support 1 issecured to the in-sole 3 of the shoe, by a line of stitching 5 passing through the lower layer 4 of the arch support and the in-sole and located preferably just under the edge of the second layer 6 of the arch support, as shown in Figs. 3 and 5. To attach the arch support to the shoe in this manner, a last 7 is gouged out or cutaway to afford a recess in which the arch support 1 fits when the in-sole 3 with arch support attached is placed in the prop-- er position on, the last and this in-sole with the arch support sewed thereto along the line 5, is then tacked onto the last by means of a number of small nails 8. The shoe upper is then fitted over the last 7 in the usual manner and the edges thereof turned over the in-sole 3 and secured thereto, after which the tacks or small nails 8 are removed so that the last is free to be removed from the shoe when the latter is completed. The shoe sole is then applied over the in-sole 3 and the shoe completed in the usual manner, after which the last 7 is removed leaving the shoe with the in-sole 3 formed as a part thereoand the arch support 1 firmly attached to the in-sole.

By constructing the shoe in this manner' the parts of the shoe are caused to fit snugly around the arch support and the latter is securely fastened in the proper position so that there is no danger of displacement of the arch. support and the iiexibility of the latter is in nowise impaired by the connection thereof to the shoe.

lit is to be understood that the port shown, and described is merely exemplary and that the invention is not con-lined to the particular form shown but the arch support may be in any form that the peculiarity of, the foot requires and the last 7 in each case is formed to correspond with the particular arch support.

While" l have shown and described my invention in apreferred form, lL' am aware that various changes and modicationsmay arch sup n -required relative position with reference to f ill@ be made Without departing from the principles of my invention, the scope of which should be determined by reference to the and loose from and projecting beyond the other side of the in-sole, then applying the shoe upper and the sole and finally removing the last from the completed shoe.

2. The improvement in the art of manufacturing a shoe to fit the arch of the foot which consists in first forming a shoe last with a recess to accommodate the desired arch support and attaching the arch support to and at a distance from the lateral edges of the in-sole of the shoef which is to beconstructed on the last, then applying the combined in-sole and arch support to the Shoe last so that the arch support fits in the recess provided therefor in the last, then temporarily attachingv the in-sole to the last, `then applying the shoe upper onto the last and securing same to the in-sole,-then releasing the in-sole from the last and -stitching the`shoe sole to thefin-sole along the' edges of the latter so that the arch support loosely overlies'said stitching and then removing the' last from the completed shoe.

3. In a shoe the combination With the insole of an arch supporting member seWed to the in-sole along one edge thereof and loose from and projecting beyond the other edge of the in-sole, said member comprising a plurality of layers of flexible material secured together at a distance from the point of attachment of said member to the in-sole.


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US2558317 *Nov 18, 1946Jun 26, 1951Schwartz Russell PlatoShank piece for shoes
US2896229 *Sep 28, 1956Jul 28, 1959William H DohertyShoe arch support apparatus
US4813157 *Nov 10, 1986Mar 21, 1989Michelle BoisvertAdjustable shoe insole
US6725578 *Apr 3, 2001Apr 27, 2004D. Casey KerriganJoint protective shoe construction
US7266910 *Aug 27, 2004Sep 11, 2007Ossur HfOrthotic footplate
US7418790Sep 26, 2005Sep 2, 2008Kerrigan D CaseyCantilevered shoe construction
US20050054959 *Aug 27, 2004Mar 10, 2005Ingimundarson Arni ThorOrthotic footplate
US20060048412 *Sep 26, 2005Mar 9, 2006Kerrigan D CCantilevered shoe construction
U.S. Classification36/178, 12/142.00N
International ClassificationA43B7/14
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/142, A43B7/14
European ClassificationA43B7/14A20A, A43B7/14