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Publication numberUS1717122 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 11, 1929
Filing dateNov 14, 1927
Priority dateNov 14, 1927
Publication numberUS 1717122 A, US 1717122A, US-A-1717122, US1717122 A, US1717122A
InventorsSchaff George M
Original AssigneeSchaff George M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined arch support and heel cushion
US 1717122 A
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June 11, 1929. G, M SCHAFF v 1,117,122 I COMBINED ARCH SUPPORT AND HEEL CUSHIdN Filed Nov. 14, 1927 Patented June 11-, v

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Anon surron'r AND HEEL ousmon. Application filed Itovember 14, 1927, Serial 110. 233,198;

The objects of the invention are topro- 'vide a cushioning and supporting attachment to a shoe that will enable the foot torest in a natural and relaxed manner therein, without distortion of,'or strain-upon any part of .the foot, thus permitting the foot to func: tion in" a .natural manner and forming the shape of the shoe -to the conformation of thefoot.

The particular objects of the invention are to provide an improveme nt;in cushion. heels combined with'a'n arch support forvthe arch of the foot, which is integrally formed with a hollow projectionin one extremity that entersthe'he'el'. L

This projection forms a cavityorrecess 1 that constitutes a seat or contalner for a resilient substance such as rubber,.cotton or heel of the wearer rests.

This container being embedded in the heel ofthe shoe also serves to prevent the dis; placement of the cushion seated therein, and

felt, that form's the cushion upon-which thealsoserves as a fastening forthe arch sup-.

"extendlng over the arched portion of the port; The-device is also so designed asfnot to interferewith the construct-ion of astandard shoe, and is of a simple-and. practical construction, and also adds little to the initial described, illu'strated inthe accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the cost of the shoe. a The invention is hereinafter-more fully claims. i 1.,

In the "accompanying drawings Fig. 1, is'

a longitudinal ,sectionof the shoe showing the manner of :placing the device in the shoe, Fig. 2, is a plan 'of the integral sheet"v metal container and 1 arch support, Fig. ,3,

is aside elevation thereof, Fig. 4 is a plan of a modified form showing a lateral arch supporting: attachment, Fig. 5, 'is an end elevation thereof, Fig. 6, is/a transverse section of the cushion'element, In these views'A, is the heel of the shoe, B, is the sole, 0, is the instep,;or arch.; i The heel of the shoe is\provided with a cavity D, in its upper face in which is inserted the shallow container '13, which is inte-- grally connected with the spring arch sup- ;port F, which .lies under the arch of the foot,

" and is curved to correspond with the curvature, of the arch. This is adapted for use" with either theright or leftfoot.

A cushion K, is' provided with a part which is seated inthis'recess. Thecushion extends over the arch F, and openings G, G,

'ployed to connect may be made in the arch for the insertion of fastening nails,'or screws if desired.

The insole H, covers the cushion and metal arch F from contact with the sole of the foot and binds all the-parts in place. As shown the flat portion of the cushion extends .be-

tween the outsole andthe lining or insole at the heel and the parts are secured by nails N outside the margin of the metal plate.

I In Figs. 4 and 5 an upwardly curved lateral extension 1 is shown on .the inner edge of the metal arch which is employed where the arch of the foot is unusually weak. This will be adapted for. both the right and left shoeand over the heel said heel being provided with a recess, and said plate provided with ta corresponding depression, the inner edge of said depression beingflanged and also provided with nail openings, a cushion mounted upon'the heel portion of said plate,

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provided with nail openings, said plate being said cushion having a'projection entering the; cavity in said plate, and also having a laterally extended upper portion and a covering means for said cushion and sole and heel. a v r 2. In combinatiomga shoe having a heel and encombined arch and. heel cushion there .for, the latter comprising a sheet metal plate extending over the arched portion of the shoe and over the\heel, said heel being provided with a recess,and said plate provided with a correspondingdepression, the inner edge of said depression being provided with nail openings, a cushion mounted upon the heel portion of said plate, said cushion hav ing a projection entering the cavity in said plate, and also having a laterally extended upper portion and a covering means forsaid cushion and .sole and heel,- said covering means being secured to said heel and cushion, externally of the margin of said plate.


In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

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U.S. Classification36/37
International ClassificationA43B21/00, A43B21/32
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/32
European ClassificationA43B21/32