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Publication numberUS1650466 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1927
Filing dateOct 16, 1926
Priority dateOct 16, 1926
Publication numberUS 1650466 A, US 1650466A, US-A-1650466, US1650466 A, US1650466A
InventorsRighter James B
Original AssigneeRighter James B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cushion lift for shoes
US 1650466 A
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22, 1927. LSA J. B. RIGHTER CUSHION LIFT FOR SHOES Filed OQt. 16. 1926 Patented Non'. 22. W2?.

. naar JAMES B. RIG-HEUER, 03F RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN.

CUSHION LXFT FOR SHES;

Application ledOctober 16, 1926. Serial No. 142,059.

provision of a novel and improved means l0 for attaching the lift to theshoe.

rlfhese and other objects l attain by the construction shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention and wherein Figure l is a bottom plan view of a shoe having lifts constructed :in-accordance with my invention applied thereto;

Figure 2 is a section on the vline 2-2 of Figure l;

Figure 3 is a section on the line 3 3 of Figure l;

Figure 4 is afragmentary top plan view of one ofthe lifts partially broken away to show the arrangement of the cords therein.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the numeral 10 generally designates a sole and l1 aheel lift for a shoe constructed in accordance with myy invention. Each lift 10 or 11 conforms to the shape of that portion of the shoe to which it is to be attached and is preferably made 'slightly smaller than the assoeiated'portion of the shoe, so that when properlyapplie'd thereto,

the margin l2 is provided about the body of the lift. The body B of the lift lis formed of soft rubber having embedded therein either cordsl 13 or fabric 14 or a combination of these elements. The use of these elements prevents the lift from stretching and enables it to retain its proper position with relation to the sole or the heel of the shoe.

This bodywhas vulcanized thereto a` hard or Yas brads or screw nails.

lu constructing the lift for the sole7 the body B is preferablymade of the same size as that portion of the sole which directly underlies the shoe whilethe flange underlies that portion of the sole which extends beyond the edges of the shoe. ln Aatmching the flange, the outer edge of the lift l() or ll is preferably provided with a rini li? of less depth than the lift and of the same material as the flange l5. rl`his structure provides a broad att-aching base for the flange and at thel same time does not interfere in iny way with the cushioning effect of the iee Since the construction hereinbefore set forth is capable of a certain range of change and modification without materially depart' ing from the spirit of the invention, l do not limit myself to such specific structure except as hereinafter claimed.

l. A cushion lift comprising a continuous flange member of semi-hard material, said flange member having angularly disposed upper and inner portions, a body of soft 4 elastic material bound within the inner portion of the flange member and having an upper surface lying in the same plane as that in which the upper Vsurface of the upper portion lies, the lower surface' of said bodyr llying in a plane spaced below the plane in which the lower edge of the inner portion lies, and-reticulated cords embedded in the body and disposed between the opposite sides of the inner portion of the flange.

2. A cushion lift comprising -a continu-Y ous flange member of semi-hard material, said flange member havmg angularly disposed upper and inner portions, a body of? soft elastic material bound within theinner portion of the flange member and having an upper surface lying in the same plane as that in which the uppersurface of the upper portion lies, the lower surface of saidbody lying in a plane spaced below the plane in which the lower edge of the inner portion lies, and groups of reticulated cords embedded in thebody and disposed between the opposite sides of the inner portion of the flange, one group of cords being disposed abovethe lower edge of the flange and the other group disposed below the lower edge ofthe flange.

3. A cushion lift comprising a continuous flange member of semi-hard material, said flange member having angularly disposed upper" and inner portions, a body of soft elastic material bound within the inner portion of the flange member and having an upper surface lying in the same 4plane as that in which the upper surface of the upper llO portion 1ies,tl1e lower surface of said body lying n a plane spaced below the plane in which the lower edge of the inner portion lies, groups of reticulated cords embedded 5 in the body and disposed between the opposite sides of the inner portion of the flange, one group of cords being disposed above the lower edge of the flange and the other group disposed below the lower edge of the flange, and a piece of fabric embedded in the body 10 and lying between the groups of cords.

In testimony whereoll I hereunto afix my signature.

JAMES B. RIGHTER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4297796 *Jul 23, 1979Nov 3, 1981Stirtz Ronald HShoe with three-dimensionally transmitting shock-absorbing mechanism
US4724622 *Jul 24, 1986Feb 16, 1988Wolverine World Wide, Inc.Non-slip outsole
US7146752Jul 30, 2004Dec 12, 2006Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.Footwear outsole including star shapes
US7207125Nov 26, 2003Apr 24, 2007Saucony, Inc.Grid midsole insert
US8745893Aug 10, 2011Jun 10, 2014Gavrieli Brands LLCSplit-sole footwear
DE3338557A1 *Oct 24, 1983May 2, 1985Dassler Puma SportschuhSportschuh mit einer stossdaempfenden laufsohle und verfahren zur herstellung eines derartigen sportschuhes
WO2005055754A1Oct 21, 2004Jun 23, 2005Aaron AzevedoGrid midsole insert
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/32.00R, 36/35.00R, D02/957
International ClassificationA43B13/02, A43B13/12, A43B13/18
Cooperative ClassificationA43B13/181, A43B13/12
European ClassificationA43B13/12, A43B13/18A