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Feb. 7, 1928. 1,658,405
c. o. cRlsTALuNl ARCH SUPPORTING SHOE Filed April 25, .192,6 Sheets-Sheet 1.
Feb. 7, 1928.
C. O. CRISTALLINI ARCH SUPPORTING SHOE 1 n Filed April 25, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.
Patented Feb. 7, 1928.
UNITED STATES- PATENT OFFICE.,
CHARLES O. CRISTALLINI, OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO PECK SHOE COMPANY, OF
Application ledAprl 23, 1926 Serial No. 104,192.
This invention relates to a shoe having permanently mounted therein Ameans for holding an arch 1n position.
The principal objects of the invention areV to provide a; shoe having integral means therein for holding the arch support in place, to provide a construction in which the cushion can be adjusted transversely of the sole of the shoe by the wearer or a shoe salesman and in which it can be removed and replaced with another of a different size and shape without cutting or tearing any part of the shoe or otherwise injuring the shoe, especially the in-sole. f
The invention is of yadvantage to the manufacturer, the retailer and tlie wearer.4
Fig. 4 is an edge View of the in-sole by] itself showing how the arch eushionis inserted;
Fig. 5 is a sectional View on an enlarged scale on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6`is a plan of a pad or cushion used in this construction;
Fig. Y is an edge View of kthe same; and
Fig. 8 is a plan of the insole in position to be used Ashowing the arch j supporting cushion in dotted lines. 1
Although this invention is capableof use with other types of shoes I have shown it as applied to a shoe constructed in accorcance with my prior Patent No. 1,631,919, granted June 7, 1927. For this purpose I have shown, especially in the first three iigures, the manufacture of a shoe of that type modified for this purpose. In these figures the in-sole 10 is smoothed down between rollers in the usual way and the inner channel 11 is formed as usual, leaving an inwardly extending flap 14. I out off the outer flap, leaving a horizontal ledge 12, all the way around the in-sole except at the heel. This furnishes a projection of uniform thickness as thin as may be convenient. It has an inner vertical Wall 13. The side of the in-sole shown in Fig;y 2 is its bottom Which preferably is the grain side of the leather.
I complete the infsole by past-ing to the upper surface of the toe portion beyond the dotted line 9,a surface lining 16 ofcalf-r4 skin. This is not pastedbetween this line 9 and the heel. It has a flange 17 project-- ing beyond the in-sole 10 and around they toe. portion only and beyond the'line 9.
In the manufacture of the shoe, the upper 18 and its lining, if used, are applied toy the .in-sole as described in my above mentionedapplication and where the flange 17 is located they are in contact withrit.V They are brought down around the edge of the insole and sewed to the outer surface and the welt 20 by a line stitching 19 from kthe channel 1l. The Welt is secured to the outer sole Q3 in the usual Way withv a lining 22 on top of the out-sole, if desired.
This description so far relates largely to the toe part of the shoe, although the rest of it is manufactured in the same way so far' as possible in the absence of the yflange 17. Now this calf-skin 16 on which the flange 17 islocated is made of the usual shape back ofthis flange.` As stated, it is not cemented to thein-sole 10 inthe rear and center parts but lies in the shoe over these parts. It is secured at the rear by a separable fastening 25 of any desired type-, This fastening is let into recesses 26 in the'in-sole and 27 in the part of the out-sole which extends over the heel 28 so that it will not cause a projection that would malte the shoe uncomfortable at the heel. The separable fastening is formed of two parts, one of which is secured to the lining 16.
It Will be seen therefore that this lining can be attached kat the rear and brought upwardly as shown in Fig. 4. This permits of the insertion of an arch supporting cushion 20. This may be of any desired kind or type. I have shown it in the form of a single piece of felt of a general triangu-V lar form with rounded points and with a Hat upper surface and inclined sides, but these cushions can be formed of any material and made in any shape to suit the wearer.
The cushionV is inserted near the shoe at the particular joint where it is needed. It is moved from the rear up toward the point where the lining 16 is cemented to the in-sole WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, .a CORPORATION or MAssA- j and that forms the line 9 along which it can be adjusted sidewise for most patients. lf it is not found to be in exactly the right place after being tried, the lining 16 can be raised and the cushion moved over from one side to the other.
A practical advantage of this shoe is that the shoe itself does not have to be made with the arch support in position, but is sent to the retailer Without any support Whatever. The retailer then fits his customer right in the store by trial and the customer does not take the shoe until he has the arch support in the position which seems to be the proper one. lf after wearing it a short time he finds it is not exactly in the right place, he can either adjust the cushion himself or take it back to the store and have it adjusted for him. This may be done asmany times as may be necessary without injury to the shoe and Without the necessity7 of re-shaping the support or detaching it with difficulty and then trying to paste it in again in the right place.
It will be seen therefore that this constitutes a great convenience to the wearer and enables the retailer to buy shoes of each size all alike and then to lit them to any customer who has arch trouble with a metatarsal arch. The retailer can correctall mistakes or any difficulty that may arise later from the shifting of the pad, although the latter is not likely to happen as the lining is held down tightly by the fastening at the heel. It is, of course, possible to paste the cushion on the top of the iii-sole and paste down the lining along its edges, if it is desired so that one may be sure that there will be no shifting of the pad after it is worn. This should be done only after a proper trial, although by simply pasting the iii-sole along its tivo edges, it can be detached very readily and pasted over again if desired. If it is to be pasted, it is possible to leave out the fastening at the heel but if constructed in the preferred form as described above, this will not furnish any projection that would cause any discomfort to the wearer and it is preferred to use it.
It will be seen therefore, that this arrangement is of advantage to the manufacturer, salesman and wearer and that it can be produced at substantially the same expense as the corresponding shoe without il.
Although l have illustrated and described only a single form of the invention I am aware of the fact that it can be applied to any type of shoe other than the one described and that modifications can be made by any person skilled in the art Without de partii'ig from the scope of the invention as expressed in the claims. Therefore I do not wish to be limited in this respect, but what I do claim is l. As au article of manufacture, a shoe having a lining over the in-sole provided with an integral flange around the toe portion secured in position under the edge of the upper all around the toe portion to help hold it in position and permanently free from the in-sole from the rear end of said flange to -the extreme rear of the shoe.
2. A shoe having a lining over the in-sole provided with a flange around the toe portion secured in position under the edge of the upper at the toe of the shoe, the lining being secured to the in-sole along their contacting surfaces around the toe portion up to a straight line across the shoe at the front end of the metatarsal arch and free at the rear of said line to provide a space in which an arch supporting cushion can be located under the lining and to limit the forward position of the cushion.
In testimony whereof l have hereunto affixed my signature.
CHARLES O. CRISTALLINI.