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A. CARLSON May 7, 1929.
SLIPPER INSERT Filed Aug. 23
YZberT 6527180714 1 wi 1 M 3 Offlq) Patented May 7, 1929.
ALBERT CABLSON, OF IBRINGETON, ILLINOIS.
Application filed August 23, 1928. Serial No. 301,497.
This invention relates to an improved device for use in association with footwear, the
same being in the form of a special heellining for slippers, shoes, pumps and the like.
The purpose of the invention is to provide fix a dependable means whichfunctions to prevent up or down slipping of the heel portion of the shoe while the wearer is walking.
In carrying out the invention, I provide a simple and inexpensive device made up of a combination of leather and rubber or equivalent material, the same being shaped and designed to fit comfortably into the heel portion of the shoe and to fulfill the requirements in,
a dependable and eificient manner.
In the drawings Figure 1 is'a fragmentary view in section and elevation, showing the manner in which the device is positioned in a heel of'a slipper.
Fig. 2 is atop plan view of the same.
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the device removed vertically spaced stays 8. On opposite sides of the-stays are pockets 9, each of which are constructed to accommodate a sponge rubber filler or inset 10. The inset is of general circular design and has a pendent portion 11, at
'its'bottom. Itseffective surface is disposedinwardly so that it may rest in contact with.
the heel portion of the stocking.
It is to be noted from Fig. 4, that the inset functions as an elastic cushion and is tapered downwardly toinsure comfort and etiiciency. The end p'ortionsiofthe babies 6 terminate in extensions or wings 12, which better conform to the interior of the slipperas shown in Fig.
1. Also the lower edge portion is in the form of .a flap 13- which is turned in and disposed beneath the insole.
The invention when in place, as shown in the drawings, acts as a filler, and the spongelike cushions literally cling to the stockings of the wearer, and because of the shape and location, the appliance prevents loose movement or up and down slipping of otherwise improperly fitted shoes.
Attention is invited to the fact that the invention may be in the form of a separate insert for footwear or it may be a permanent part of the footwear, built in at the time of manufacture. It is thought that by considering the description of theldrawings in connection with thedrawings, a clear understanding of the construction and advantages of the invention will be had. Therefore, a more lengthy description isregarded unnecessary.
Minor changes in shape, size, and rearrangement of features may be resorted to within the field of the adjoined claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is 1. As a new product of manufacture, a shoe lining device of the class described comprising an elongated flaxible body including a pair of half-sections hingedly connected together, the lower edge portion of the body being formed to provide a flap for disposition beneath the insole, portions of the body on opposite sides of the hinge being formed into pockets, and a pair of substantially circular sponge rubber insets disposed in said pockets to function as cushions and anti-slipping a flap for disposition beneath the insole, portions of the body on opposite sides of the hinge being formed into pockets, and a pair of substantially circular sponge rubber insets disposed in said pockets-to function as cushions and anti-slipping means.
, In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.