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Publication numberUS1638339 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1927
Filing dateFeb 8, 1924
Priority dateFeb 8, 1924
Publication numberUS 1638339 A, US 1638339A, US-A-1638339, US1638339 A, US1638339A
InventorsJohnson George F
Original AssigneeJohnson George F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1638339 A
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Aug 9 1927 G. F. JOHNSON SHOE- Filed Feb. 8. 1924 'Panarea Aug. 9, 1927;

\ UNITED sT-Aras' Application mea february s, 1924.,- serial' 1ro, 391,415. 5 1 l This., invention is an improvement a shoe `and the principal object thereof is to provide a strong and durable shoe combining vthe ydesired qualities of a leather outing shoewith those of acanvas rubber soled shoe which shoe will be ]ight,durabl 'and o'mfor'table on the foot 'of the-wearer, and will be-jadequately reenforcedl at the places;v where it receives the greatestst-rain.

110, Anotherv object is,to produce a canvas or cloth shoe which in lieu of the usual vamp, is provided with a toe piece havingarear- -wardly extended free portion, adapted to be over-)lapped bythe free edgesgof-the sides, the front ends of which sides extend forwardly to the 'toe of theishoe. A further object is to rovide adequate means for maintainin t e forward extensions of the sides in c ose engagement with the toeand a weather-tight joint between the parts.

I-\will explain the'invention 'with reference to the accompanying drawingsy which illustrate the same to enable 'others to adopt Ation and novel combinations of parts for which rotection is desired. v In t ve accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating afsloe constructed in 'accordance with thev invention. v p

Figure 2 is a transversesection on line 2-2',Fig. 1. f 4

Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the shoe. a'

Referring to the drawing, 10, 108,des1gi nate the Acloth or heavy canvas upper stock forming the", sides or upper of the shoe, 4

with reduced extensions 12, 12 which ter minate contiguous to the toe portion of the sole S, but Hire' preferably separatedby a substantial space. The vliront( edges of, saidl sides are lreenforced b leather strips 1 3, 13, which are rovi ed 'with vthe usual y.lacing eyelets, an the bottom ,edges of thel sides are reenforced by leather side braces or .strips 14, 14,"the topedges of which are i stitched as lindicated to the ysaid sides 10, 10, the lower edges thereof being turned in v and sewed to the sole Sftogether with the contiguous ed es 'of the saidside pieces, in a manner -wel runderstood in the art. It

5 will be noted that the toe ends wof the leather Ystrips 13,I 13"- are curved down-v piece, so as to insure a shapely appearanceand use the same, `and will summarise inV the claims', the novel features of construe.

which are provided at v.their forward ends',


i GEORGE r. zr'omprson, ormmrcorr, New lyon1;


Wardly, and overlap the contiguous ends of the `reeforcin'g.,side braces or strips 14, 14.-, the adjacent portions of theI sides 10, 10a, and strips 13, 13" and side braces` 14, 14a

"being vsecured to .the adjacent rportion of the toe 17 by'suitable stitching 1'6.

The meeting edges of thesides '10, 10a at Mthe rear of the 'shoe are joined together and reenforced by an overlapping leatherbackstay' v18, which is stitched to the adjacent portions gf manner.' -f

The toe'of the shoe is -constructed-of an independent piece of leather 17', having its the sides 10, 10 in the lusual' front edge suitably shaped tp conform to the toe edge lof the sole S, and lastedto ltheI said sole in the same manner that'the (side pieces are lasted thereto. T he stitching16-also serves to attach the contiguous ends 'of strips 13, 13, and 14, 14a, to the free side edges of the toe piece 17. A sub-A sta'ntlal` portion of `the toe piece, indicatedr at 17 a is extended rearwardlyin a position to be overlapped by the free edges of eX- tensions 12,v 12, said vextension 17 -being'ffree, and having attached thereto a. tongue 19.' f

n Any desired type of 'sole may be employed. It`is preferred' however, to congether, I provide a row) of spaced nails 2:6,

around the4 edge of the sole of the shoe, Jsaidjnails passing through the three above mentioned soles, and firmly securing the same together, to lessen. the strain on the` sole stitchings.

If desired, however, any method vof fasvtening the rubber sole 20. tol thev middle leathexnsole 21 may be used, and the fastening nails 26 may be dispensedv with; for example, the outer" vvrubber sole 20 may be cemented tothe middle leather sole 21, or vfastened' insome other mannerthan by the nails 26, fand if cemented, the middle sole 21 would be secured to the inner sole 22 in any desired'manner. The particular manner in which the sole is applied to the shoe does not form any partof the present invention.

In practice, the toe piece lis so shaped that when the shoe is applied to the wearer, the extension 17a will be raised to a posi tion to be overlapped and engaged by the freevedges of the sides 10 and 10a. in such a manner that the usual lacing -will draw the opposed free edges of the sides together. Thus they will be maintained in a close overlapping contact-with the toe 17 and tongue 19 so as not only to provide a weather-proof joint, but also to insure a neat appearance.

The advantages of the invention will be understood by those skilled in the art to which it belongs. By constructing the toe pieces so as to be over-lapped by the extensions of t-he side' piece, the usual vamp is dispensed with7 a finished appearance is attained, and a weather-tight shoe provided. B v doing away with the vamp, and sustituting the side extensions and independent toe piece, the cost of manufacture will be much less than that of the vamp-type shoe.

My novel shoe combines the desired qualities of a leather .outing shoe with those of a canvas rubber soled shoe; also the qualities of lightness, and long-wearing, and can be repaired Alike an ordinary leather bottom shoe.

Having thus explained the nature of the invention and the manner of constructing the same, although without attempting to set forth all of the forms in which it may be made, what I claim is:

v 1. A shoe of the character described comprising a sole, side pieces secured thereto and provided with forward extensions separated at the toe end of the shoe, a toe piece having one edge secured to the sole between said extensions and having a portion extending rearwardlly in a position to be overlapped by the free edges of said end of said toe piece, and reenforcing leather strips secured to the lower edges of the side pieces and to Athe sole, land having their forward ends secured to said toe piece.

2. A shoe of theicharacter described' comprising a sole, Side pieces secured thereto and provided with forward extensions separated at.the toe end of theishoe, ai toe piece having oneedge secured to the sole between the said extensions and having a portion extending rearwardly in a position to be overlapped by the free edges of the side extensions, a tongue secured to the free end of said toe piece, reenforcing leather strips secured to the lower edges'of the side pieces and to the sole, and having their for.-

ward ends secured to the sides of'said toel piece..l and leather .eyelet strips secured to the forward edges of the side pieces, and

having their toe ends attached to the toe piece and the contiguous ends of said reenforcing strips.

3. A shoe of the character described comprising a sole, side pieces secured to the sole at their lower edges and having forward extensions terminating contiguous to the toe end of the sole, said extensions being separated by a substantial space, reenforcing strips secured to the lower portions of the side pieces and also attached to the sole, lacing strips secured to the front edges of the side pieces, and comforming tothe conf tour of said edges, a toe piece located in the space between said extensions and .having one edge secured to the sole, said toe piece having a rearwardly extended free portion located in a position to be overlapped by the said side extensions, the contiguous ends of the reenforcing strips and lacing strips being secured to each other and to contiguous free edges of the toe piece, and a tongue secured to the free end of the toe piece.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing 90 I affix my signature.

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U.S. Classification36/50.1, 36/114, 36/45, 36/14, 36/71
International ClassificationA43B1/00, A43B1/02, A43B23/08, A43B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B1/02, A43B23/081
European ClassificationA43B23/08T, A43B1/02