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Publication numberUS1751991 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 25, 1930
Filing dateSep 3, 1929
Priority dateSep 3, 1929
Publication numberUS 1751991 A, US 1751991A, US-A-1751991, US1751991 A, US1751991A
InventorsGilkerson James F
Original AssigneeGilkerson James F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cushion shoe
US 1751991 A
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March 25, 1930.

J. F. GII- KERSON CUSHION SHOE Filed Sept. 3, 1929 2 SheebS-Sheeh l gm" o M March 25, 1930.

1 1,751,99 KERSON I J. F. GIL

` CUSHION SHOE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 29 Filed Sept. 5, 19

,Patented-Mar. 25.193@

. UNITED STATES 'parent orma j JAMES Ef GILKERSQN, F EILWAUEETI, WSCN C'USEEON e .application filed September 3, Serial lio. 390,181:

The invention relates to shoes 'and more particularly to Goodyear welt shoes having sewed heel seats.

The general object of the invetnion isto provide a cushioned sole shoe of the Goodyear welt type having sewed heel seats and heels secured thereto by nails or similar fastening devices, which may be expeditiously produced without special changes in factory equipment 1o or lat a materiallyincreased cost over that re-` quired for the manufacture of the usual Goodyear welt shoes and produce a very comfortable and long-lived shoe. l v A further lobject of the invention is to provide a cushion member of soft rubber' that Lis interposable between the inner and outer soles of a Goodyear welt ty e shoe havingv sewed Y heel seats that takes t e place of the usual relatively nonyieldingbottom filler at the heel seat portion of the/shoe. v The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof. `In the drawings Fig. 1 is a bottom plan view of a shoe embodying the invention, parts A of the -outsole being broken away;

` Fig. 2 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a detail secti the line 3--3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a detail view taken generally 1n section along the line 4--4 or Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the cushion sole embodying the invention.

As previously noted, this invention relates to Goodyear welt shoes in which the heel seat is sewed and as such the shoe includes the usual upper 7, which may have alining 8 and counter 9 associated therewith, these parts being secured in the usual manner to the flange `portion 10 of the insole 11 and to the welt 12 byl the inseam stitching 13, the 'Welt 12 extending about the entire shoe. p

According to the present invention afterl the inseaming operation thecushion sole 14 1s secured in place. This sole'lt, of sc ft rubber, preferably molded sponge'rubber, 1s formed to rovide a heel portion and a yflexible shank o an sble portion 15 and fromFig. 2 and 5 onal view taken on it will be noted that the heel portion includes a cushion part 16 which extends up into the space formed between the inseam ridges 17 and the bottom of the insole l1 and includes the part 18 which formsva. cushion heel that projects beyond the cushion part 16 forming a flange 19 which extends over the inseam ridge 17 at the heelseat. It will also be noted from Figs. 1, 3 and 4 that lthe iexible shank and sole portion 15 is disposed in the space between the inseam ridges 17 and the bottom of the yinsole in the space usually occupied by the relatively unyielding bottom filler so that 4it provides not only a cushioned shank, but a cushion for the ball of the foot. It may extend over the entire sole but inasmuch as the greater pressure comes on the ball of the foot thesame stops short of the toe in the present instance and this space is filled with the usual bottom filler 20. This solev 14 is placed in position after the inseaming operation and secured against the insole and the inseam by suitable cement or adhesive.

Thereafter the outsole 21 is secured to the shoe by stitching 22 extending through the welt and outsole around the entire shoe, the heel seat portion of said outsole being recessed or hollowed out, as indicated at 23 in Figs. 2 and 4, so that a substantial heel cushion of the soft rubber may be obtained and so that this cushion may project over the inseam ridge and yet not interfere with the stitching of the outsole to the welt at the heel seat.

Thereafter a heel 24 of the usual rubber or leather type is secured to the heel seat portion of the shoe by nails 25 or similar fastening means which pass through the outer sole and find anchorage therein, principally in the thicker parts of the heel seat portion of said sole. VIn the present instance the heel 24 is shown as a rubber heel and the nails 25 pass through the outer sole adjacent the inseam ridge. v. i

The cushion sole 1 4 constructed and arranged as previously described does not alter the outer appearance of the finished shoe, but does provide an extremely comfortable and lasting cushioning construction at only a '100 small increase in cost over the usual unyielding Goodyear welt ty e shoe.

I desire it to be undrstood that this invention is not to be limited to any, particular form or arrangement of parts except in so far. as such limitations .are specified in the claims.

What li claim as my invention is: k

' )1. In a Goodyear Welt shoe having a sewed heel seat, the combination with the inner sole, lo the Welt, the inseam ridge and the outer sole,

, of a cushion sole interposed between the inner and outer sole comprising a soft rubber member having a cushion portion extending under theiinsole between the inseam ridges oit the heel and shank of the shoeand securedthereto and having a heel portion extending under the inseam ridge, stitchings'eenringthe Weltl and outer sole directly together at the outer edge of the heel seat portion of the shoe,:\ a 2@ heel, and fastening means for said heel attached to said outer sole. A 2. In a Goodyear welt shoe having a seWe heel seat, the combination with the inner s ole,V the Welt, the inseam ridge andthe outer. sole, 25, of a soft rubber cushion sole interposedbetween the outer and innersoles and lling the space between the inseam lridges and secured to the inner sole, saidl cushion soleextending 'over the heel and shank portions of. .3@ the Shoe and having a heel portion of greater thickness than the height of the inseam ridge, the outer sole being recessed at the heel portion, stitching securing the Welt and outer sole directly together at the outer edge of the heel seat portionof the shoe, a. heelyand fastening means for said heel attached to said outer sole. Y

3.1In a Goodyear welt shoe having inner and outer soles and a Welt inseamedto the 40: upper materials at .the heel seat, the combination o f a cushion sole of sponge rubber interposed between the inner (and outer sole' and having a cushion portion extending under the insole between the inseamjridges of the heel and' shank of the shoe and secured thereto, 'the outer sole lying against saidcushion sole,` stitching securing the welt andl outer sole directly together at the'outer edges A l thereof. and around the shoe, a hee1,`and fas-4 tening means for said heel attached to said outer sole. l 1 4. Iri a Goodyear welt-'shoe having inner and outersoles and a welt inseamed-to the" upper materials at the heel seat, a heel conf4 f j struction comprising a cushion'member of*y soft rubber in'terposed betvveenthe inner and outer soles at the heel seat and providing a cushion heel portion and having a Bangedh part extending under' the inseam ridge,

to` stitching securing the welt and outersole directlytogether 'at the uteredge offthe heel seat, la, heel, and fastening means for said 5' heely attached'to said outer sole. y i t in testimony whereof, I affix my signature.


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US2439172 *Mar 13, 1946Apr 6, 1948Albert L La ChapelleShoe forepart bottom filler
US2989812 *Jul 14, 1959Jun 27, 1961Lemon Russie SCushion shanks for footwear
US5245766 *Mar 27, 1992Sep 21, 1993Nike, Inc.Improved cushioned shoe sole construction
US5469639 *Dec 2, 1994Nov 28, 1995Sessa; Raymond V.Shoe sole having insert with graduated cushioning properties
U.S. Classification36/17.00R, 36/30.00A, 36/28
International ClassificationA43B9/06, A43B9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B9/06
European ClassificationA43B9/06