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Publication numberUS1691219 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1928
Filing dateMar 4, 1927
Priority dateMar 4, 1927
Publication numberUS 1691219 A, US 1691219A, US-A-1691219, US1691219 A, US1691219A
InventorsWinn Adelbert D
Original AssigneeWinn Adelbert D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Buckle overshoe
US 1691219 A
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Nov. 13, 1928. 1,691,219

A. D. WINN BUCKLE OVERSHO Filed March 1927 Patented Nov. 13, 1928.


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Application fil ed March 4,1927. "SeriaTNo 172,792; a

My invention relates generally to improvements in overshoesg'but more particularly to the type known as buckle overshoesf which are designed to be worn overthe ordinary 5 walking shoe.

It is a well known fact that difiiculty is experienced in properly fitting shoes of this character. An overshoe of adequate sole dimensions for a given sized walking shoe can-not be worn with comfort owing to the fact that the instep portion of the overshoe tongue is too tight. Therefore, the wearer is obliged to geta larger overshoe than he really needs in order to be free of the discomfort of the binding of the tongue section across the instep.

It is, therefore, the primary object of this invention to provide an elastic insert section, which is so positioned between the lower in- ?0 ner edge portion of the tongue section and the sole section as to be substantially concealed by the lateral spreading of the tongue section when a shoe encased foot is inserted in the overshoe; and which elastic F 5 insert section will relieve the instep of the binding of the tongue section; the same elastie insert further facilitating the operation of putting on or removing the overshoe and further giving the tongue section a smooth and unwrinkled appearance when in use.

The objects stated are attained by means of a novel combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter described and claimed, and in order that the same may be better understood reference should be had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and which shows the now preferred embodiment of the invention.

In the drawing,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of an overshoe illustrating the application of my invention thereto; 7

Figure 2 is a cross sectional view illustrating the inconspicuous position of the insert when the shoe is in use and showing how the foot presses the tongue portion outwardly to substantially conceal the insert; and,

Figure 8 isa group perspective view illustrating a fragmentof the shoe and the insert section ready for application, the tongue portion of the shoe having been slitted inwardly slightly from its rearinostend at the inside of the shoe.

Referring specifically to the drawing whereingthe same reference characters desig nate the same parts in all views, numeral 5 designates the rubber sole portion of the overshoe which is provided with a fabric upper -whichincludes a rear portion 6 and a forward portion 7LTl-ie rear end ofithe for- 3 wardportion of the overshoe upper terminates in what might be said to be a tongue section 7; T he sections Bend-7, which-comprise the upper are adhesivel-y or otherwise secured by overlapping the edges of the sole portion thereupon.

In carrying out the invention the rear portion of the section 7 is slitted at its inner side from its rear edge for a substantial difference along the line of the sole section 5 and at the junction of the sole section 5 and the upper section 7. The slitting as aforesaid provides a substantially V- shaped opening 8 between the section 7 and the sole section 5 and in this V-shaped opening 8 is sewed the elastic insert section 9, which is also of triangular form. As shown, the V-shaped section 9 is stitched to the edge of the upper section 7 and to the adjacent marginal portion of the sole 5 as indicated at 10.

Particular attention is invited to the fact that the insert section 9 of elastic material is located in such a position as to be substantially concealed by the outward spreading of the instep of the foot, the sole section 7 being curved or inclined inwardly toward the axis of the sole at this point, as is typical of overshoes and other footwear as well.

The use of this insert section 9 enables a person to secure an accurate fit in overshoes as well as comfort due the lack of binding upon the instep. The shoe may be conveniently put on and removed and the section 7 will lie snugly over the instep and be free of wrinkles. Theinsert section 9, particularly facilitates the putting on'and removing of the overshoe.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is i 1. In an arctic overshoe comprising a sole section, and an upper made up of a rear section and a forward section having its rear extremity extending over the instep and providing a tongue, the combination of an elastic insert section, the instep side of said forward upper section being free of attachment with said sole section for a substantial distance forwardly fromits rear edge, ad-

jacent the rear edge of the forward upper section, said elastic insert section being connected to the sole section and side edge of the forward upper section beneath the instep at the inner side of the shoe whereby to relieve the instep of the binding action of the for- Ward section of the upper, said elastic in-' sert section being substantially concealed by the lateral flexing of the forward upper section by the instep of the foot when the overshoe is in use.

2. In an arctic overshoe eoinprisinga sole section and an upper made up of a rear section and a forward section, the forwardsection extending over the instep and providing a tongue, and a rear section overlapping a portion of the forward. section and having means to fasten the overshoe upon the foot,

the combination of an elastic insert section,

the inner or instep side of the forward section of the upper being unattached'to said sole section from its rear end in a forward direction for adistance beneath the instep of hold the same in place, the insert section being entirely beneath the instep of the overshoe and substantially concealed by the outward or lateral pressure of the foot upon the 1 forward section of the upper when the overshoe is in use. e

In testimony whereof I eaflix ny s1gnature.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4811500 *Feb 6, 1987Mar 14, 1989L. A. Gear, Inc.Article of footware having an adjustable instep supporting insert
US5337493 *Jun 30, 1992Aug 16, 1994K-Swiss Inc.Shoe with a tongue extending from a liner
U.S. Classification36/7.3, 36/51
International ClassificationA43B3/16
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/16
European ClassificationA43B3/16