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Publication numberUS1670468 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1928
Filing dateJul 31, 1926
Priority dateJul 31, 1926
Publication numberUS 1670468 A, US 1670468A, US-A-1670468, US1670468 A, US1670468A
InventorsL Hollier Leslie H, Martin Frederick H
Original AssigneeGoodrich Co B F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Slide-fastener boot and method of making the same
US 1670468 A
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May 22, 1928. 1,670,468



PATENT OFFICE- runnnicx n. min-rm m'nnsnm n. LHOLLIER, or AKRON, onio, nssrenons r THE B. r. soonmcn COMPANY, on NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION or NEW roan.

vsnrnn-rnscrizm11nnoo'jr AND mnrnon or guanine THE SAME.

Application filed July 31, 1926. Serial No. 126,120.

This invention relates to slide-fastener boots and its chief objects are to provide a slide-fastener boot adapted to be adjusted for fit in the leg portion and to provide a boot such that theslide fastener, mounted upon an insert which is laced into the boot, readily may be removed and the boot worn as .an ordinary laced boot if desired, while providinga structure in which the slide fas tener may be" openedand closed by the simplle (:peration of the slide without undesira their slackinthe-vicinity of the slide. An-.

other'object is conveniently and economically to provide these features in a boot having a rubber foot portion and a leather leg portion.

Of the accompanying drawings:

Fig. lis aperspective view of a preferred embodiment of our invention with the flies of the boot closed by the slide fastener.

' Fig. 2 is a fragmentary perspective view of the boot with t 1e slide-fastener'insert unone side. Referringto the drawings, the boot here shown comprises a foot portion ofrubber and a leg portion 11 of leather sewed there- 'to, although our invention is not wholly limited to this construction. The leg portion includes a bellows tongue 12. connecting the flies 13', 14 .of the boot, and the said flies are mayb provided with eyes"15,.15' such that they e laced together in the usual way when desired. o p

Sewed to the base of the bellows tongue between the flies is an upwardly. rojectin tab 16 formedwith eyes such as t e eye 1 tion 19 0 adapted to receive the boot-lace 18 by which i there is laced tothe flies and to the tab an insert com rising a U-sha ed marginalporf leather, provi ed with suitable eyes20, 20, 21, 21, and a slidefastener 22 of well-known construction having its jawanchoring strips'23, 23 sewed to the arms actuating The tab 16 is of such narrow width as to permit the base of the marginal leather strip of the insert to project beyond the tab, under the respective flies of the boot, at each "side for lacing of the said base to the flies.

The tab is adapted to hold the slide-fastener insert downward against the pull of rawin thelacings and concentrating We claim:

the slide 24 in the closing movement of the latter and thus to avoid such transmission of'the pull of the slide to the lace 18' as would excessively draw the lace through the eyes locally and cause an excessivelyloose fit at the lower part and an excessively tight fit at the upper part of the, leg, and would cause a bending upward of the lower corners of the flies and thus interfere with the proper functioning of the fastener. The provision of the tab thus permits various types of lacings to be employed satisfactorily, but we preferably employa chain-stitch lacing with a single lace as shown, so that running of the lace in the eyelets is resisted in the pulling downwardof the slide 251 to the lacing may be more or less slack according to the leg-size adjustment desired.

In the case of a rubber boot having a leather top, such as the one here shown, all of the permanently aflixed leather parts, comprising the leg 11, the bellows tongue 12 and the tab 16, may be sewed together, at a leather goods factory, for example, before bein sewed onto the rubber foot portion, whic it may be desirable to manufacture at a different locality, and thus in this type of boot our invention provides for convenience and economy in manufacture. The mounting of the tab on the leather portion also gives it a firmer mounting than it could readily be given'if mounted directly upon sad The slide-fastener insertreadily may be mounted in and removed from the boot at will, and yet when in place in the boot operates at least as well as if it were built thereinto.

Details of the boot may be modified without departure from the scope of our invention as defined in the appended claims.

1. A boot having vertical flies and a slide fastener having its two jaw-anchoring strlps secured to the respective flies for oining them together, the slide fastener being detachably so secured to the boot as to prevent vertical movement of the jaw-anchoring strips with relation to the flies in the upward, closing movement of the slide.

. the jaw-anchoring .cured at its lower end to the leather leg por- 2. A boot as defined in claim 1 in which strips are laced to the respective flies an are anchored to the body of the boot at their lower ends.

3. A boot comprising a rubber foot portion, a leather 1e portion secured thereto and having vertical flies, a slide fastener having its two jaw-anchoring stri s secured to the respective flies for joining them together, the slide fastener being detachably-so setion of the boot as to anchor it against the upward pull of the slide.

4. The method of making a boot which comprises forming a rubber foot portion, forming a leather leg portion having vertical flies and a slide-fastener-anchoring part under the lower ends of the flies, joining the foot portion and the leg portion, and detach ably mounting a slide-fastener insertbetween the flies and detachably securing it to' the said anchoring part.

' 5. In combination with an ordinary shoe whose upper is provided with the usual row of eyelets along each edge of its opening; a pair of detachable flexible strips arranged ro vided with the usual rows of eyelets alhng the edges of its opening; said attachment comprising two detachable flexible strips to lap the eyelet-carrying portions of the shoe upper and themselves havin eyelets correspending in spacin to'the s oe upper eyeletsto register with said eyelets when the device is applied and adapted to receive securing laces, and slide-controlled fastening means for connecting said strips with each other.

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 28th da of July, 1926.


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U.S. Classification36/50.1
International ClassificationA43B3/00, A43B3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/02
European ClassificationA43B3/02