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.13.11.19, 1932. E C. BYRNE ET AL 1,841,710
OVERSHOE FOR USE IN SPORTS Filed Dec. 6, 1930 A TTORNEY.
Patented Jan, 1e, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT orricn EDWARD c. um .um ALFRED J. xnmonr., or scorn BEND, I'nDrnmi` OVEBS'HOE FOR 'USE IN SPORTS Application led 4IJcoemher 8,l 1880. Serial No. 500,514.
The invention relates to` overshoes for use in sports, and` has for its object to provide light weight, low cut overshoes having spiked soles, which may be readily slipped over and a removed from a regular pair of shoes, saidV overshoes ti 'htly fitting over regular shoes to convert t em into spiked shoes and thus rlplace comparatively expensive spiked sport s oes.
A further object is to provide an ovgershoe of this character which 1s formed of rubber whereby the sole thereof will not be destructive` to a. playing field or course; the upper of said overshoe being highly elastic andof a construction to permit the overshoe to be worn over shoes of varying sizes and lasts, within limits, whereby overshoes made in two or three diderent sizes only will sutlice to fit all sizes and shapes of shoes, and thus greatly reduce the number of sizes necessary to be carried by a dealer to meet the requirements of the trade.. Y
A further ob'eet is to provide a rubber overshoe of this c uracter in which a layer of leather forms a part of the sole thereof to provide means to which the shanlis ofspikes may be clinched to-securely hold said spikes to said overshoe.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention residesin the combination and arrangementof parts as hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings, described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
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Figure l is a side view of our overshoe as wornv over a regular shoe. f
Figure 2 is a longitudinal vertical sectional view of our improved overshoe taken on line 2-2 of Fi re 3.
Figpre 3 is a top plan view of our improved oversi yoe illustrating in dotted lines the manner in which the upper thereof may be stretched to lit` shoes of varying sizes and shapes Figured is a fragmentary vertical sectional view of our overshoe winch illustrates the manner in which the upper thereof may be stretched.'
Referring to the drawings, which illustrate the preferred embodiment' of the invention, the numeral 10 designates the upper 55 of the overshoe, and the numeral 12 the solo thereof. The upper l0 is preferably formed of` thin, highly elastic, um rubber which is adapted to constrictive y engage the edges of the soles and the lower portion of the upw per of the shoe to hold the overshoe thereon, Y said upper comprising a narrow front portion la and a wide rear portion 16 adapted to fit over the heel of the shoe. The upper 10 is preferabl vulcanized to the rubber out- @d sole 18 at t e marginal edges thereof, said outsole being formed yof a heavier and tougher rubber than the upper.
Mounted on the inner side of the outsole 18 are a leather inner sole 20,`anda leather 22 'Zt at the heel thereof, said leathers 20 and 22 being preferably formed of a single layer of sole leather. The outsole and leathers 20 and 22 are preferably adhesively secured to f gether in face contact, but the outer margins To of the outsole engaging the leathers V20 and 22 have no connection therewith, for purposes to be hereinafter set forth. A suitable insole 24, preferably of buclrram or gum rubber, is thenadhesively secured to the leathers 2O and 22, and to the outsole 18 at the shenlr or instep thereof. y
Spikes or cleats 26 are carried by the sole 12 and project from the bottom thereof. The cleats 26 maybe of' any desired type and are preferably provided with a large circular ange or shoulder 28 which engages the outer surface of the outsole. The Shanks 30 out the cleats extend through the rubber outsole 18 and the leathers 20er 22, the end 32 of each shanlr being clinched to the leathere The buckram insole 24 then covers the e clinched ends 32 of the cleats, and any clinched end proiectin above the surface of the leather can wor into the buckram whereby dprotulferances on the insole are eliminate lt will thus be seen that a spiked overshoe is rovided which is of light weight, sind winch may be easily carried 1n a grip or golf pair of shoes when starting to play a game,
thus eliminating a change to uncomfortable and ill fittin ex ensive spiked shoes. The
upper, being i h y elastic, may be stretched to constrictive y engage shoes of various sizes, and the outer margin of the outsole 18, which is not vulcanized to the leathers 20 and 22 and is therefore free to move relative thereto, may be distorted or bent as shown in 'dotted lines in Figure 4 to facilitate the wearing of the overshoe on shoes of substantially larger size. The overshoe is flexible at theV shank where its sole is formed only of the rubber outsole and buckram insole, and it may therefore be bent double whereby it requires only a minimum of space when carried or stored. The leathers 2O and 22 rovide means for securely anchoring the c eats to the overshoe, and the outsole 18 constrictively engages the Shanks of the cleats to further support them and render the sole of the overshoe water roof. The weight of the overshoe is reduce to a minimumfconsistent with a construction having the purposes and advantages described. The insole, which is formed of buckram, gum
v rubber or the like, engages and clings to the sole of the shoe on which theovershoe is worn, and, in combination with the upper, holds said shoe against movement relative therto, so that the overshoe becomes a substantially unitary part of the shoe on which it is worn from the stand oint of function because the shoe cannot s ide about in the overshoe. f
It is to be understood that various changes in the specific construction of the overshoe may be made. Thus it is obvious that the leathers 20 and 22 may be replaced by metal plates, such as aluminum or other light weight metal, which will serve to securely carry and support the Shanks of the cleats in proper position. Also, the shape and material of thevupper may be changed if desired.
The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as new and useful is: Y
1. An overshoe comprising an unlined upper formed of elastic rubber, a flexible out-A sole, an adhesive insole, substantially rigid members inte osed between said insole and outsole at the sole and heel portions of the overshoe, said outsole having it edges rolled upwardly around the ed of said rigid members and insole and Joined to said upper above said insole the rolled edges of said outsole bein extensible away from the edges of said rigi member and insole upon-flexing o f said upper to t over shoes of various sizes; A.
2. An overshoe comprisingan unlined upper formed of elastic rubber, a rubber outsole, an adhesive insole, adapted to prevent sliding of a shoe sole relative thereto, leathtures. e
EDWARD C. BYRNE. ALFRED J. KLINGEL.