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Publication numberUS1670747 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1928
Filing dateSep 22, 1927
Priority dateSep 22, 1927
Publication numberUS 1670747 A, US 1670747A, US-A-1670747, US1670747 A, US1670747A
InventorsSestito Joseph A
Original AssigneeSestito Joseph A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spring shoe
US 1670747 A
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May 22, 192s. v 1,670,747

J. A. sESTlTo SPRING SHOE Filed Sept. 22, 1927 Patented May 22, v192e.

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JOSEPH A. SESTITO, OF NEW YORK, 'N'.Y. l

SPRING SHOE.

Application filed September 22, 1927. Serial N o. 221,187.

'Ihis invention relates to shoes With particular reference to such enabling easy Walking. n

Heretofore, attempts have been made to relieve the strain caused by the pounding of the feet upon the ground but have proven unsuccessful and expensive. Y

It is therefore the main object of this invent-ion to provide a shock absorbingvdevice for the soles and heels of all kinds of shoes, which will eilectuallyl take up the strain caused by Walking, running, etc.

A further aim is in the provision of an initially inexpensive article', which is readily replaced after Wear, so as to also keep the cost of upkeep at a level below present prices.

These objects are attainedby the novel construction, combination and arrangement of few and simple elements, hereinafter described and illustrated in the associated drawing, constituting an important component of this disclosure, and in Which:-

Figure 1 is a side elevational vieW of a shoe made in accordance With the preferred embodiment of this invention.

Figure 2 is a bottom planl View of the same.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary, partial longitudinal sectional, partial side elevational view taken on line of Figure 2 drawn to an increased scale.

Figure t is a side elevational 7ieW of t-he shock absorbing elements shown as unassembled.

In the drawing, the shoe illustrated consists of a sectional sole sectional heel (5, counter 7, upper 8 leading to the toe 9. and

top 10, provided with lace openings 11,` or

any other fastening means.

The sole 5` is made up of a main, inner layer 12 to which is secured a metal plate 13 covered by an outer layer 14 and seem-eu thereto by rivets 15, the member 14 beingV provided with a plurality of openings -16. The heel 6, also sectional, consists oit a main, inner block 17 to which is fixed a metal plate 18, covered'by an outer lift 19 provided with openings similar to the apertures 16. f

and y Secured to the plates 13 and 18 and extending through the openingsfin the layerV y 14 and lift 19, are one of the ends of a plurality of expansion, coil springs 9.0 of a length exceeding their diameters audhaving engaged in their lower ends, sleeves 21 iu Which are fixed the stem portions 22 of rub* ber buttons 23.

For vvomens shoes, Where the heel is very narrow, only one of the springs andbuttons need be employed, While three may be used for mens and childrens shoes.

Thus, it is obvious that because of the cushion effect brought about by the springs and rubber buttons, the usual shock of the contactof the feet with the ground during Walking, etc., is eliminated.

It is to be further noted that by means of the sleeves 21, the buttons are interchangeable and readily replaceable `at small exf" pense: y V

It 1s understood that changes in construction and details thereof may be made Without departing from the spirit and scope oJ" the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. The combination with a shoe having a' free extending end of each of said springs, a

rubber button having a stem removably engaged in each of said sleeves. In Witness whereof I have aflixed kmy signature. 1

Josnrn A'. susriro.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/28, 36/38, 482/77
International ClassificationA63B25/00, A63B25/10
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2208/12, A63B25/10
European ClassificationA63B25/10