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Publication numberUS1773688 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 19, 1930
Filing dateAug 21, 1929
Priority dateAug 21, 1929
Publication numberUS 1773688 A, US 1773688A, US-A-1773688, US1773688 A, US1773688A
InventorsHenry H Mcphaul
Original AssigneeHenry H Mcphaul
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Arch support
US 1773688 A
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Aug. 19, 1930. H, H, McPHAUL 1,773,688

*ARCH SUPPORT Filed Aug. 21, 1929 Snventor EE me Hmz I Gttorney Patented Aug. 19, 1930 limitar n, MCEHAUL, or Yuma,- Amz'onn non surronm i Appueatioli fueaaugust 21, i929. sentano, 387,432;

10 and inwhich the perspiration of the foot will be absorbed and a comfortable and sanitary f of'two Vpiecesof skin 19 andQO; 'The piece 2O condition promoted throughout the shoe.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will be more fully described hereinafter, and will be more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto. n

In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, o

Figure 1 is a perspective view with parts broken away of an improved arch support constructed in accordance with the presenti in-` vention. p Flgure 2 1s a side view of the same.

on the line 3-3 of Figure 1. i

Figure 4 is a cross section taken on the line 4 4 in Figure 1. Y

,f5-5 also in Figure 1, and v Figure 6 is a perspective view showing a slightly modified form of the invention.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 10 designates an insole of the outline and form of a shoe in which the device is to be utilized.

This insole is preferably formed of goat or sheep skin, in which the skin side is indicated at 11 and the wool side at 12'. The insole with the skin side down is adapted to be placed in the shoe, so that the wool 12 is presented to the foot.` The heel is preferably built up of a cushion of rubber 13 placed-upon the wool 45. layer 12 and supporting thereupon a heel piece of skin 14 vand wool 15. The rubber 13 is preferably provided with perforations 16 to ventilate the same and permit of the passage therethrough of any moisture which might tend to collect on the rubber. Morevbyfthreen groups iof stitching522, one such Figure 3 is a longitudinal section taken.

Figure 5 is a similar view taken on the linev over, the perforations admit the wool 12 and assistthe center rubberpiece in place. The top' heel piece 15 is secured to the rubber and to theinsoleinanyappropriateway, as 'by the use-of stitchesksecured atthepoints 17 55 and Y18. It is only necessarytofapply these stitches atftheforvva1.^d and rear'central por! tions ofthe' heel, but other fastening'fmeans at various other points mayy be" 'employed' if desired. 4" f L f )"Uff@ 60 The arch portion of thelde'vic'e isc'omlosedx isY of substantially the same width or slightly lesswidththan vthe archv portion of the insole, 1 and'it' isiplaced upon the insole 'preferably' with-the'woo'l side 21 down. A v

v Appropriate fastening means is employed,

to hold the piece `20to the insole, and I have shownthe ksame stitchedwalong its rearedge group Ybeing centrally andthe othergroupsf at the corner portions of? the strip. In a simiy lar waytheforwardfcdgeiofthepiece120isy p secured by groupswof stitching23 to the in!V f sole'. vThe intermediate portion of'the'piece 5 20* is not initiallysecured to the'.4 insole but'` anfarch strip `19`is firstl threaded laterally f through the space V'between the insole` and the piece 20,'and'it 4is ,solocated that its central part-liefs throughthepiecevor strapQO, The stitching 24 may then'bemade"throughl the three thicknesses of material,b` namely@ Y through the insole, thefpiece or'strap '20'and the 'intermediate portion of the 4lateral strip 19.U Thereafter, theend portions of the lat 853 eral strip 19, which projectout beyond the strapQO and the insole are `overturned upon one another and upon the strap 20 in the manner indicated in'Figurel. Inother words, `v

one end 25 is turned over uponthe strap 20;, 90'

the arch supports 25 and 26, form steppeddown shoulders for receiving the adjacent` under portions of the foot and avoid the creation of any voids immediately before and behind the arch support which would leave the foot unsupported. Stitching 27 and 28 passes through the end portions 25 and 26 at the sides of the arch support, so that they will not be disagreeable to the foot and by so binding the parts of the arch support at only two points, the parts are free to accommodate themselves to the peculiarities of any particular foot. Y

The rubber pad at the heel, in combination lwith the woolen sheep skin portions, relieves thebody from all jar in walking `and minimizes soundv in walking over lhard surfaces, thus relieving `inflammatory nerve conditions, such asneuritis and musculartroubles that would; apt to be aggravated by such Vshocks. The device is adjustable to any particular foot by raising or lowering both theheel restandthe arch support with additionalf material. y c Y The material employed is durable, flexible and readily cleansed by thek simplest processes. -Italso dries quickly and may be ready foruse: in a comparatively short time which giveslit great advantage. overy woven fabric ofwooluor cotton and other like materials which absorb and holdmoisture much longer.

The insole may be made independently from the shoe and slipped into same.

With regard to Figuref, a modified form of the invention is shown in which the insole strip 19', while made of the same material is reversed, so that the skin side is uppermostrand presented to the foot while the wool side lies downwardly. y

It 1is Aobvious that various changes and modiications'may be made in the details of construction and design ofthe above specifically describedembodiment of this invention without departing from the vspirit thereof, such 'changes 'and modifications being restricted only bythe scope of the following claimsu l Y What isfclaimedisz- `l.`An improved arch support comprising 503I ansinsole of animal skin having the wool adhering thereto and presented to the foot, astrap of the same material secured at its forwardand rear ends across the instep portion of the insole and forming a lateralx p'ocket, and an arch supporting strip also of the 1 same material threaded through the pocketand having its end portions folded over upon one another and upon the strap and'secured together, said arch supporting strip being ynarrower thanA the strap is'long toprovide stepped shoulder portions at oppositesidesof the arch support.'

`2.k An improved arch support comprising aninsole'of animal skin having wool adher- 65 111g thereto and presented upwardly to' the foot, a strap of similar material placed with the wool side down and being of substantially the same width as the arch portion of the insole and laid thereon, means to secure the forward and rear portions of the strap to the insole leaving a transverse pocket between theintermediate portion of the strap and insole, and an arch supporting strip narrower than the strap is long having its intermediate portion engaged in said pocket and secured 'therein and said strip having its end portions folded over upon one another in opposite directions and upon the strap and secured to one another at the side portions of the insole.

l In'testimonyV whereofl aiiix my signature.


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US7415782 *Dec 5, 2002Aug 26, 2008Carroll Iii Lester ErwinShoe providing vertical/horizontal heel pressure diminishment
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U.S. Classification36/159, 36/37
International ClassificationA43B7/22
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/142, A43B7/144, A43B7/22, A43B7/141
European ClassificationA43B7/14A20A, A43B7/14A10, A43B7/14A20H, A43B7/22