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Publication numberUS1540430 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1925
Filing dateMay 25, 1922
Priority dateMay 25, 1922
Publication numberUS 1540430 A, US 1540430A, US-A-1540430, US1540430 A, US1540430A
InventorsBeverly Sims William
Original AssigneeBeverly Sims William
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Insole for shoes
US 1540430 A
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W. B. SIMS INSOLE FOR SHOES Filed May 25. 1922 2 Sheets-Shleet 1 ,4 TTOH/VEYS edge of which Patented June 2, 192.5.




Application led May 25, 1922. ySerial' N0. 563,508.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, WILLIAM B. SIMs, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Portland, in the county of Multnomah and State of Oregon, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Insoles for Shoes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to aninsole for shoes.

The object of the invention is to provide an insole which is adapted to permit free circulation of air between the front portion of a foot and the sole of the shoe and thereby lessen the sweating tendency of feet and .promote a sanitary condition thereof.

Other objects will hereinafter appear in the detailed description to follow.

The invention is illustrated by. way of example in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of the shoe to which my invention has been applied, and with parts broken away to more definitely illustrate the same.

' Figure 2 yis a detail perspective view of my invention. i

Figure 3 is a transverse section taken substantially on the lines 3 3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a. bottom plan view of the insole.

Figure 5 is a section taken' on the line 5 5 of Figure 4.

Referring to the drawings more particularly, 10 indicates generally the upper of the shoe, 11 the sole thereof, 12 the heel, and 13 the toe-cap. In carrying out my invention, I provide an insole 14 adapted to fit within the shoe, as shown in Figure 1. The insole Vis preferably of leather and upon the inner edge of its instep portion 15,' there is formed a lateral tongue 16, theforward is curved as at 17, and coalescing with the similar edge of the forward portion 18 of the insole. layer of felt 19 is provided for the undersurface of the heel portion 20 of the insole, said felt covering or layer being preferably lsewed thereto as indicated by the dotted lines 21. A leather covering or layer 22 is provided for the bottom surface of the forward portion 18 and instep portion 15 of the insole, said covering being formed with a lateral extension or tongue 23 for covering the underside of the tongue 16. The layer 22 is likewise sewed to the forward and inthe dotted lines 23.

passing upwardly .-a yieldable support A covering or.


step portions of the insole as indicated by Also the rear end of the bottom covering 22 is chamfered toa thin edge which slightly overlaps the felting 19, as shown in Figure 2.

The bottom surface of covering 22 with exception of the area indicated at 22i's studded with round headed studs Or rivets 24, said rivets having their prongs extending through the leather covering 22 and clinched upon the upper surface thereof, as indicated at 25, Figure 3.. The studs or rivetsl also cover the bottom surface of the tongue covering 23 as shown in Fi rc1. The heads of the rivets 24 are pre erably of hard rubber purpose desired. Also between the studs or rivets perforations 26 are formed, which extend through both the insole 14- and the leather covering 22 of the forward portion 18 thereof and instep tongues 16 and 23.

In the use of my invention, the same is tted into the shoe as shown in Figure 1, the tongue 16 due to its shape being adapted to t the inner side of the shoe at the 1nstep portion thereof. As is Obvious the studs or rivets 22 hold the inste portion and forward portion of the inso e in spaced relation with the sole 11 of the shoe, and also these rivets hold the tongues 16 and 23 spaced from the side of the shoe, and thereby permit the free circulation o f air to pass between the side of the shoe and the tongue, the air entering beneath the insole 14 and through the registering perforations 26. The purpose of the felting 19 as vis Obvious is to support the heel portion 20 ofthe insole in a plane similar to that in which portion 15, and lateral seat for the heel.

The purpose of the unstudded portion 22 is to furnish or rovide for the ball of t e foot to rest upon, and thus materially increase .the comfort of the foot.

claim y 1. Ventilating insole consisting of a strip of leather comprising a heel and forward half ably fitted within a shoe and rest upon the sole thereof, said insole having a multi licity of perforations through the forward) half a multiplicity of studs projectin from the lower face of said forward hal said studs being so positioned with relation to or nickel either serving the portions, adapted to Ybe remov-l the forward portion 18 is disposed and also to form a soft and springy| each other as to dene an unstudded perforated area atthat ortion of the said forward half that wil normally lie under the ball of the foot of the wearer whereby to provide a yieldable support for that part of the foot.

2. A Ventilating sole, comprising a sheet of perforated flexible material adapted to be positioned within a shoe and upon the sole thereof, a second strip of exible material upon the bottom of the first named strip and covering the same rearward to the heel portion thereof, a multiplicity of studs carried b the second named strip and extending rom the lower face thereof, said second namedstrip being also perforated,

and a pad covering the bottom surface of the heel portion of the first named strip and said pad being substantially o the same thickness as the second named Strip.

3. A Ventilating insole consisting of a sheet of perforated exible material and comprising a heel and a forward half portion, and a lateral tongue projecting from the inner edge of the sheet at the instep portion, said forward half and tongue having a multiplicity of perforations therethrough, and a multiplicity of studs carried by and extending from the lower face of the forward half and tongue only.


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U.S. Classification36/3.00B, 36/44
International ClassificationA43B7/06, A43B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/06
European ClassificationA43B7/06