Improvement in instep-supporters for boots and shoes
US 180819 A
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INSTEP-SUPPORTERS FOR BOOTS AND SHOES.
No. 180,819. Patented Aug.8,1876.
WITNEEEEE 'INWENTEIR- W fi Z ATESL P N OFFICE REGlNALD suns, or LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN.
mrnevsms'n'r m lNSTEP-SUPPORTERS FOIRBOOTS AND SHOES.
Specification forming part'of Letters latent No. 180,819, dated August 8, 1876; application filed r January 29,1876;
:1'0 all-whom it may Be it known that I, linemen) Arms, of London, in the county of Middlesex, in the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, have invented a new and useful device designed for the supportofithe hollow of the foot, or that portion under the instep, and which device I term an instep-Supporter, the same be ingti'ullihelhfflrihiin. the following-specification: 1 .l
The object of my invention is to provide a device for p'reventingstrains upon the instep, and at the same time to afford a firm and.
elastic heal-lug for the hollow of the foot; and the invention consists of a piece of sheet metal or other elastic material bent into a. ihepe to conform with the hollow of the foot and placed in the boot or shoe, but having no as tobe fiadily adapted to .the right or left foot by simply turning it end for end.
Referrin'gto the drawings, Figure l represen a perspective view .of my device.) Fig. 2 represents, in full size, the shape in which the sheet metal 'iscut before bending. Fig. 3 rep nts'insection-my device in its application to thefoot. A
p in; carryiiig' out my invention I first cut from chm wearer-elastic material apiecein thefi ah'oi'vhiii F-igi2 of any desired size. 'llhepieceis then placed in a mold'or former,
Tflkld connection with the same, and so shaped and pressed into the shape shown in Fig. 1, so as to fit as nearly as possible the hollow of the foot, as shown in Fig. 3. The ends B B are slightly curved in a reverse direction from the main portion A, so as to readily adapt it to the inner sole as a hearin g. The inner edge a of the device conforms nearly its whole length to a plane, the outeredge b forming eensiderableof' a curve.
- What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent. is-
As anew article of manufacture, a reversihle instep-supporter of metal or other s u itable elastic material, constructed as described, and adapted to be applied in a boot or shoe beneath the arch of the foot, substantially as specified.
. REGINALD AMES. Witnesses:
J osEPn F. Tommy, BENJ. Data. 4