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Oct. 12 1926. Y 1 1,602,452
. .1. T. RIDDELL ATHLETIC SHOE Filed Nov. 13, 1922 .my 'Jimmy Patented per. 12,: 11926.
UNITED STATES JOHN r. RIDDELL, or EvaNs'roN, ILLINOIS.
. Application led November 'Ilhis invention relates to athletic shoes and has for its `obj ect the provision of an improved shoe .of thisv character, especially adapted for wear by foot-ball players, having substantially inflexible means disposed inside of the shoe which serves as/a common anchorage for a plurality of spaced exterior tread members or cleats disposed upon the bottom-'of the shoe. A
Another object of the invention is to provide such anchoring'v means with a plurality of exteriorly projecting extensions upon eac of which may be detachablyfmounted a suitable treadmember. I
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of scribed and claimed.
The invention will be best Aunderstood by parts hereinafter .de-
" reference to the'. accompanying drawings -forming a part of this specification, a'nd 1n which,
Fig. 1,l is a bottom plan view of a shoe,l
showlng the invention appliedthereto, a 2,5 portion of the shoe being broken away to expose the' interior construction thereof, and
- Fig. 2, is a sectional view of the invention on ,the line 2,-2 of Fig. 1.
VReferring tothe drawings, a shoe'of an" usual-or -desiredconstructlon is illustrate such shoe having the usual vamp 3, insole 4,
welt 5 and outer sole 6. Preferably dis-- posed between the insole 4 and the sole 6 is aI relatively^thin substantially inflexible plate i 35 7, preferably of steel, such plate being provided fwith. a plurality of studs or extensions 8, welded thereon, or otherwise secured thereto, 'such extensions rojecting outwardly through and beyondJ' the sole 6, the 40' outer ends of the extensions preferably being threaded. A plurality of tread members -or cleats 9 may be secured byany suitable means tothe extensions 8; preferably eachA of the tread members!)` is provided with a threadedr member 104` embeddedv therein,"
18, 1922. Serial No. 800,495.
which `is adapted-to bethreaded upon an extenslon 8, as shown, thus detachably securing said tread members iny operative position.
Similar anchoring'means together with simitened thereto, the construction being such` that the ,tread members cannot become dis- 'placed or forced out'of alignment A'with re'- spect to each other, and are retained in the most advantageous position beneath the foot of the wearer.
.While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying therefore, donot wish to be limited to the' A my invention into effect, this is capable of precise details of construction set forth, but e desire'to avail myself of such variations'and modifications as comewithin the scope of the ap nded claim.
claim as Patent is lic plateV arranged against the inner Vside of the sole thereof; .a plurality .of s aoed lthreaded studs rigidly and permanent y seavmg described my invention what I" new. and desire to secure vby Letters The combinationl with a shoe, of a metal cured to 'said plate' and extending downwardlythrough the sole ofthe shoe; and a plurality of tread members of relatively softer material, each of said tread members having a threaded engagement-with one of said studs, and'each ofl said tread'members.; resting against the bottom of the sole .and
adjustably clam ing the sole againstsaid plate, substantia lyas described.
' In ltestimony whereof I have signed i name to this specification.
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