US 1553526 A
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J. A. FARREN Sept. 15, 1925.
Filed Dec 1. 1923 Patented Sept. 15, 1925.-
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Application filed. December 1, 1 923. Seri a1-ii"o. 67-7-,956.
To all whom it may concern: 7 i
Be 1t known that LJ SEPH A. FAnRnN, a
cit-i'zen of the United States, residing at a new and improved type of shoe reinforced in a manner toresist strains due to a lateral shifting of weight by the wearer without detracting from the flexibility of the shoe.
With this object in view, one feature of the invention contemplates the provision of a shoe upper having a tip portion extending across the toe of the shoe anda partial vamp portion integral therewith and extending along the outer edge of the shoe in the region of the ball and a cooperating vamp portion extending across the shoe back of the tip portion and underlying the partial vamp at the outer edge of the shoe opposite the ball. The extension of the tip at the outer edge of the shoe may be secured to the inner shank edge of the shoe through a strap projecting from the extension across the instep and secured at the inner edge of the shank or through separate ex tensions formed as inner quarters of the shoe and laced together over the instep, in either case a strain exerted at the outer ball portion of the shoe, tending to distort the upper, being transmitted directly to the inner edge of the shoe.
Still further features of the invention con sists of certain novel features of construction, combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed, the advantages of which will be obvious to those skilled in the art from the following description.
In the accompanying drawings illustrating the preferred form of the invention, Fig. 1 represents a top plan view of a shoe embodying the features of the invention 'provided with an integral strap extending across the instep, Fig. 2 represents a side elevation of the shoe shown oin Fig; 1 looking at the outer edge; and Fig. 3fisa top plan view ofa-bluch-er type oflshoe embodying-the features of theinvention. v
The improved sh oe vshown in the illustrated embodrimen-t of the invention comprises a tip portion extendinga rossithe toe of the shoe and preferably molded over the usual stiffener, the "tip portion Zhaving a rearward extension 12 extending along the outer edge of the shoe, which is sewed or otherwise secured in the usual manner .to the sole 14 rearwardly to its juncture with one ofthe quarters 16, of the ,shoe, In, .t'he
embodiment of the invention shown in Eif as. 1 and 2,'the rearwardly extending portion is provided with a strap 18 which extends across the shoe at the throat of the vamp and is secured along the inner edge of the shoe at the shank, the strap widening at its inner end, as indicated in dotted lines at 20. The extension 12 and strap 18 overlie a vamp portion 22 extending over the ball portion of the foot between the tip and the lacing, the vamp portion 22 being secured to the inner edge of the sole from the tip rearwardly to the shank and having a flaring outer portion 24, which is secured along the outer edge of the shoe from the tip rearwardly throughout the ball of the foot. The usual quarters 16 are provided with forward extensions 25 for the insertion of lacings through eyelets 26. A closing tongue 28 is also secured to the extensions 25 and the strap 18 at the throat of the vamp. With this construction, it will be evident that a double vamp is provided opposite the ball of the foot at the outer edge of the shoe, this reinforcement or overlay, however, not extending across the top of the foot to prevent a free and easy flexure of the shoe or to constrict the movements of the large toe joint, which should be located beneath the vamp 22 in the opening between the tip 10 and the strap 18.
A slightly modified form of shoe embodying the features of the invention is shown in Fig. 3. In this form of shoe, the tip portion 30 is provided with a rearward extension 32 along theouter edge of the shoe, which is flared upwardly to provide a foxing 34 over the instep. A cooperating foxing 36 is formed integral with the quarter 38 of the shoe, this foxing'being secured to the V secured to the inner edge of the sole from the tip rearwardly to the quarter 38 and extends across the ball of the foot, terminating in a flaring portion 46 which underlies the.
extension 32 at the outer edge of the ball, this flaring portion being secured to the sole from the tip rearwardly throughout the region, of the ball. In this construction the tongue 48 is formed as an integral extension of the vamp 44. It will be observed that this construction provides for the double vamp at the outer edge of the ball with a freedom from constriction or reinforcement over the top of the foot and at the inner side of the ball. I
It will be evident to those skilled in the art that in either of the constructions shown in the drawings a lateral strain imposed upon the outer edge of the upper adjacent the ball of the foot is transmitted across the instep to the vamp either through the integral strap 18 or'the blucher extensions 84 and 36 and lacings connecting these extenslons.
The present form of shoe is not only extremely serviceable under severe conditions of usage but in addition presents a very attractive exterior.
1. A shoe comprising a tip portion, a partial vamp extending rearwardly therefrom at the outside of the shoe, an integral extension extending transversely from the vamp across the instep of the shoe at the throat of the vamp, means for connecting the extension throughout the inner edge of the shank, and a cooperating vam portion extending across the top of the slice between the tip and the throat of the vamp and underlying the partial vamp at the outside of the shoe.
2. A shoe comprising a tip portion having a partial vamp extending rearwardly therefrom at the outside of the shoe, a strap extending from the partial vamp across the shoe at the throat of the vamp and secured at its opposite end throughout the inner edge of the shank, and a cooperating vamp portion extending across the shoe between the tip portion and strap and underlying the partial vamp at the outside of the shoe.
' JOSEPH A. FARREN.