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Publication numberUS1640301 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 23, 1927
Filing dateNov 30, 1926
Priority dateNov 30, 1926
Publication numberUS 1640301 A, US 1640301A, US-A-1640301, US1640301 A, US1640301A
InventorsAlberto Torchia
Original AssigneeAlberto Torchia
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Exchangeable sole for shoes
US 1640301 A
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Aug. 23, 1927.

A. TORCHIA EXCHANGEABLE SOLE FOR snom Filed Nov. so. 1926 nvvmvrozg I fl/ber yamma v y I TNEY Patented Aug. 23, 1.927.

ALBERTO TORCHIA, F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

EXCHANGEABLE SOLE FOR SHOES.

Application filed November 30, 1926. Serial No. 151,618.

This invention relates generally to remov-. able soles for shoes and the like, the invention having more particular reference to a novel type of removable sole. The invention has for an object the provision of an improved removable sole device of simple'construction and the novel arrangement of parts.

B For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the followi-n description and accompanying drawing, an to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

Fig. 1 of the drawing, is a perspective view of a shoe showing my improved removable sole device attached thereto.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view illustrating a modification of my improved device.

The upper 10, the inner sole 11, and the heel 12, are the elements of an ordinary shoe such as generally manufactured and marketed. It being understood that I do not necessarily limit the use of my improved device to the particular type of shoe above described, but to all classes and varieties of shoes such as commonlyworn.

As here embodied my improved removable sole device, comprises a retaining member 13, of frame-like construction, and of suitable contour to encase the sole 14. The sole 14, preferably of leather, rubber or, the like,

and provided with longitudinal. elongated slots 15', is adapted to cover that portion of the inner sole 11, as is generally covered by the ordinary sole of a shoe. The retaining member 13, is provided with a rear element 14, adapted to extend across the rear of the sole 14. The rear element 14' is provided with depending elements15, hinged at their free extremities, as at 16, by a pin or the like, to lugs provided in the plate 17. It being understood that the dependmg elements 15, are adapted to extend under the instep of the said shoe. The plate 17 is attached to the inner edge of the heel 12, The rear element isprovided with lugs 18, having axial apertures to slidably accommodate the engaging members 19, slidably positioned in the lugs 18. The engaging members 19 are provided with pointed extremities 20, adapted to engage the sole 14, and are provided with enlarged heads 21, preferably knurled. The latter described construction being such as will permit the pointed extremities 20 of the engaging memers 19 to be forced or pushed into the portion of the sole 14 adjacent to the rear element 14'. 7

The retaining plate 20, is attached, as at 21, by screws or the like, to ,the inner sole 11, at the forward end or toe portion thereof, and isformed or shaped so as to conform to the shape or contour of the toe of the said shoe. The retaining plate 20 is provided with an elongated slot, to slidably accommodate the engaging plate 22. -The retaining plate20 has its outer edge formed or bent upwardly therefrom, as at 22', at right angles thereto, sons to limit the en gagement of the engaging plate 22with the ortion of the sole 14, adjacent to the retainmg plate 20. The latter described construction being such as will permit the engaging plate 22 to be forced or pushed into the above mentioned portion of thesole 14 adjacent to the retaining plate 20. The rod 23 is positioned under the engaging plate 22, between the retaining plate 20 and the edge of the sole 14 adjacent to the said retaining plate. The rod 23 is provided with extended elements 24, adapted to slidably engage in transverse slots 25, formed in the sole 14, so as to secure the engagement of the engaging plate 22 with the sole 14.

Referring in particular to Fig. 4, of the accompanying drawing, in' which the retain-' ing plate 20, is somewhat thinner than the sole 14, so as to permit the said sole to extend forward and cover the retaining plate 20, as a means of eliminating the wearing down of the retaining plate 20 when the shoe is in use. 7

It'is obvious from the above that I have provided a means of attaching a 'sole to a shoe, and the like, so as to provide a ready means of removing the said sole, when worn, so as to permit a new solo to be attached tothe shoe.

While I have above described the preferred form, construction and arrangement of the several elements employed, it will be understood that the'device is, nevertheless,

susceptible of considerable modification therein, and I therefore reserve the privilege of resorting to all such changes as may be fairly embodied Within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to protect. by Letters Patents of the United States is as follows: 7

1. The combination with a shoe having an inner sole and a heel, of an outer sole covering the inner sole, a rear element ex tending across the rear edge of the outer sole, means for hingedly connecting the rear element to the heel, lugs projecting from the rear element, the lugs being provided with axial apertures, engaging members with enlarged knurled heads, slidzrioly engaged throughthe said axial apertures, and the ends of the engaging members remote from the enlarged heads, being forced into the rear edge of the outer sole, a retaining plate attached to the inner sole at the for- Ward end thereof, the said retaining plate being provided with an elongated aperture, and an engaging plate slidahly arranged in the said elongated aperture, and having one end forced into the front edge of the outer sole 2. The combination with ashoe having an innesole and a heel, of an outer sole covering the inner sole, a rear element extending across the rear edge of the outer sole, means for hingedly connecting the rear element to the heel, lugs projecting from the rear element, the lugs being provided with axial apertures, engaging members with en larged knurled heads, slidably engaged through the said axial apertures, and the ends of the engaging members remote from the enlarged heads, being forced into the rear edge of the outer sole, a retaining plate attached to the inner sole at the forward end thereof, the said retaining plate being pro.

ALBERTO TORCHlr-t.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4936028 *Feb 15, 1989Jun 26, 1990Posacki Roman JRemovable soles for shoes
US5353522 *Jul 19, 1993Oct 11, 1994Wagner Cameron BShoe having a removable sole portion
US6023859 *Jul 9, 1998Feb 15, 2000Bata LimitedShoe sole with removal insert
US6481121 *Oct 13, 2000Nov 19, 2002Montrail, Inc.Footwear and accessory device
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/15, 36/7.7, 36/62
International ClassificationA43B13/28, A43B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B13/28
European ClassificationA43B13/28