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Publication numberUS1546253 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1925
Filing dateMar 12, 1925
Priority dateMar 12, 1925
Publication numberUS 1546253 A, US 1546253A, US-A-1546253, US1546253 A, US1546253A
InventorsLouis Roth
Original AssigneeLouis Roth
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe
US 1546253 A
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July 14, 1925. I 1,546,253

L. ROTH SHOE Filed March 12, 1925 Patented July 14, 192 5.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

LOUIS ROTH, O]? BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.

SHOE.

I Application filed March 12, 1925. Serial No. 15,055.

- more, in the county of Baltimore and State of Maryland, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Shoes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates generally to the construction and manner of manufacture of shoes, slippers, sandals, comforts, and other footwear. It relates more specifically to the manner of attaching the upper of the shoe, sandal or the like to the sole and to the product resulting therefrom. The sole of the shoe or the like may be of leather, rubber, or of any of the materials or compositions commonly used for such purposes. The upper may be made of leather, of cloth or of any other material commonly used for such purposes. The upper may or may not be provided with a lining.

It is the object of this invention to provide a shoe or sandal in which the stitches, which pass through the upper of the shoe and the sole of the shoe for the purpose of attaching the one to the other, are not exposed on the wearing face of the sole and do not pass through the wearing face of the sole.

Another object of this invention is to provide a shoe or sandal or the like in which no part of the material which constitutes the upper of the shoe lies flat against the inner face of the sole of the shoe.

A further object of the invention is to provide a shoe which is easy and cheap to manufacture and which has a neat and ornamental appearance.

The above objects are accomplished by providing the sole of the shoe with an up; standing flange extending around. all of the outer edge of the upper face of the sole,

and sewing the upper on to the inner face of said flange. The flange may be integral with the sole or it may consist of a separate strip of material which is sewed on to the upper face of the sole. The sole may be pressed, shaped or molded in such a manner as to produce the integral flange;

or the flange may be obtained by any other I process known in the art. The flange pref-- erably extends upwardly from the inner face of the sole to a height substantially equal to the thickness of the sole.

. If the flange is made of a separate piece of material it may be made of'the same material as the sole or it may be made of any material desired. The separate flange may be attached to the sole by stitching or in any other manner desired.

In the drawings which constitute a part of this specification Fig. 1 is a view of a shoe constructed in the manner disclosed herein and in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a View similar to Fig. 2 of a modified form of the invention.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 of another modified form of the invention. I

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 2 of .i

still further modified form of the invention.

In the drawings -10 is the upper of the shoe and 11 is the sole of the shoe. In themodification shown in Fig. 2 the sole is so shaped, pressed or molded that the flange 12 is integral with the sole of the shoe and constitutes a part thereof. The upper 10 which may or may not be provided with a lining 18 abuts flush againstv the inner face 14 of the sole and is sewed on to the flange 12 by means of the stitches 15 in the manner shown. The stitches do. not pass through the wearing face of the sole and pass in a direction parallel to the face of the sole. The stitching should preferably be disposed near the upper edge of flange. As a result the shoe has no part of the upperlying flat against the inner face of the sole. The shoe presents only the flat inner surface of the soleto the foot of the wearer, and, if desired, the use of an inner sole may be dispensed with.

In the modification illustrated in Fig. 3 the lower edge of the upper is turned outwardly and back upon itself, thus affording a strip 17 which is stitched on to the flange 18 of the sole 19 by means of the stitches 20. When the shoe is finished the upper 16 is pressed against the strip 17 and substantially hides it from view with the result that the shoe presents a very,neat and finished appearance.

The solesll and 19 may be made of any moldable composition such as rubber or the like and the soles may have been molded the to the desired shape. The soles may also I to the strip 22 on its inner face by means 'the stitches 25 omitted.

Fig, 5 shows the strip" 22 replaced by an of stitching 24, and thestrip 22 is attached to the sole 21 by means of stitching 25. The strip 22 may be of leather and may be attached to the sole 21 in the manner shown. If desired the sole 21 and the strip 22 may be made of rubber, in which case the strip 22 may be vulcanized on to the sole 21 and ornamental cord 26. The construction of the shoe is otherwise the same as that shown in Fig. 4:. In each of these figures the upper may if desired be attached to the strip in the manner shown in Fig. 3. It is also obvious that the upper may be attached to the strip either before or after the strip has been attached to the sole.

All modifications are alike in their substantial and important respects. The soles 11, 19, and 21 are in each case provided with a flange 12, 18-, 22, or'26 as the case may be. The lower edge of the uppers 10, 16 or 23 in each" form abuts against the inner face of the'sole, and the lower peripheral portion of the upper in each form lies flat against the inner face of the flange and is attached to said flange by means of stitches which are disposed in a plane substantially parallel to the plane of the sole.

Having described my invention, I new claim: a v

1. A shoe comprising a flat sole, a flange upwardly from the inner face of the sole to a height substantially equal to the thickness of the sole, an upper, and stitches passing through the lower peripheral portion of the upper and through the flange, said stitches being disposed in a plane substantially parallel to the plane of the sole, whereby the upper is attached to the sole, the marginal edge of the upper abutting against the inner-flat face of the sole.

2. A shoe comprising a flat sole, a strip of material attached to the outer edge of the sole and constituting a. flange extending upwardly from the inner face of the sole to a height substantially equal to the thickness of the sole, an upper, and stitchespassing through the lower peripheral portion of the upper'and the strip, said stitches being disposed in a plane substantially parallel to the plane of the sole, whereby the upper is attached to the sole, the marginal edge of the upper abutting against the inner flat face of the sole.

3. In the process of manufacturing shoes, the steps of forming an upstanding flange extending upwardly from the inner face of the sole to a height substantially equal to the thickness of the sole along the peripheral edge of a flat sole, disposing the upper with its lower marginal edge abutting the inner flat face of the sole, and attaching the lower peripheral portion of the upper to the inner face of the flange by' stitches passing in a plane substantially parallel to the planefof the sole.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature;

LOUIS ROTH.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5644856 *Feb 29, 1996Jul 8, 1997R.G. Barry CorporationWedge slipper
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/12, 36/17.00R, 12/142.00T, 12/142.00R
International ClassificationA43B3/10
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/101
European ClassificationA43B3/10B