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Publication numberUS1785808 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 23, 1930
Filing dateAug 10, 1929
Priority dateAug 10, 1929
Publication numberUS 1785808 A, US 1785808A, US-A-1785808, US1785808 A, US1785808A
InventorsLeonardo Cipollina
Original AssigneeLeonardo Cipollina
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Heel-attaching device
US 1785808 A
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Dec. 23, 1930. CIPOLLINA HEEL ATTACHING DEVICE Filed Aug. 10 1929 ;;@f a. 9 m 8 f Leonardo (#:W;

a I v 75min MW Ill Patented Dec. 23; 1930 A UNITED STATES LEONARDO GIPOLLINA, OF GULFPORT, HISSISSIPPI HEEL-ATTACHING DEVICE Application filed August 10, 1929. Serial 110. 885,007.

This invention relates to means for securing the heels of shoes in'position against detachment. Objects of the invention are: the provision of means for attaching a heel to a shoe sole; the provision of a novel structural element insertable between the soles of a shoe for attaching a heel in service-position and providing a means for stifienin the insole;

the provision of a novel heel an heel attaching structural arrangement for shoes; and

generally the provision of a novel arch supporting means and anchorage for heels of shoes.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation, partly in section, of a shoe as equipped with this invention.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of a heel as prepared to' receive the attaching device of th invention. I

- Figure 3 is a top plan view of the attaching device.

Fi re.4 is a section taken on the line 44 of Figure 3.

The device is'shown as applied between the inner sole 10 and the outer sole 11 of a shoe 12 having a heel 13 of the French type. Considerable difii'culty is ex rienced in maintaining high heels proper y attached to shoes. It is in order to overcome the objectionable feature of accidental tearing away of a heel from the shoe that this invention has been developed.

The attaching meansicomprises a flexible steel shank 14 adapted to lie along'the' arch of a shoe between the inner and outer soles thereof and which carries at its forward end downturn'ed lips 15 which have a biting engage nent into the leather of" the sole and provide an anchorage which retains the forward portion of the shank against movement lon 'tudinally of the shoe.

a he rear orheel end of the shank, 14 is formed with an enlarged circularhead 16 formed with countersunk screw holes 17 surroundin a larger countersunk screw hole 18 dispose at the center of the head. At the center screw hole 18 the 'underface of the head 16 is rovided with an annular flange 19 as best i1 ustrated in Figure 1.'

60 In practice the to}: face of a heel 13 is suitaheel through the holes 17 of the shank head 16 and the inner sole 10 of the shoe is then laid over the upper face of the shank and its head 16. A large screw 25 is then engaged 85 with the heel through the countersunk hole 18 of the head 16- an through the flange 19 at the under-face of the head. As this bolt extends 'for considerable distance into the material of-the heel it is evident that it provldes a rigid means for attaching the heel in position.

By reason of the grooved formation of the heel at its upper face and the engagement of the shank 14 and the head 16 in this groove aswell as the engagement of the flange 19 in the body of the heel, there is provided in addition to the attaching means com rising the various screws, a rigid stop member operatin to resist lateral movement of the heel re ative to the body of the shoe. The general shape, of the shank 14 serves to strengthen an support the shoe at the arch thereof and the extension of the shank between the soles of the shoe gives an additional anchorage to It'is to be understood that the invention as described is a preferred form but does not resist any tendency toward detaching strain. which may be imparted to the heel.

constitute the only embodiment of the underlying principles. The invention may be carried out in various modifications of structural detail.

I claim:

'1. In combination, a shoe, a heel, a metal shank having a portion thereof embedded in the sole of the shoe and extending beneath the heel portion, thereof, and enlargement formed on said shank, said heel having a recess formed to receive said enlargement and :8

communicating groove to receive the shank, and attaching elements engaged throu b said 1gnliargement with the material of t e heel 2. The combination with a shoe of a heel having a shallow groove formed in the up er face thereof opening at one end to the orward heel edge and opening at its opposite endinto an enlarged recess also formed in the heel face, a retaining member including a shank adapted to lie in said groove and anchored in the shoe sole assembly, said member having an enlarged head shaped to seat in said heel recess, and threaded attaching means passed throu h the shoe sole and enlarged head for em edding in the body of the heel.


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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2449914 *Feb 21, 1947Sep 21, 1948Harvey SimonettiDetachable heel
US4922631 *Jan 18, 1989May 8, 1990Adidas Sportschuhfabriken Adi Dassier Stiftung & Co. KgShoe bottom for sports shoes
U.S. Classification36/34.00R, 36/76.00R, 36/42, 36/82
International ClassificationA43B23/22, A43B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/22
European ClassificationA43B23/22