|Publication number||US1864999 A|
|Publication date||Jun 28, 1932|
|Filing date||Apr 19, 1929|
|Priority date||Apr 19, 1929|
|Publication number||US 1864999 A, US 1864999A, US-A-1864999, US1864999 A, US1864999A|
|Inventors||Harry J Gluckman|
|Original Assignee||William Gluckman|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (13), Classifications (14)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
June 28, 1932} H. J. GLUCKMAN FOOT APPLIANCE Filed April 19. 1929 n 2 INVENTOR.
will be described in invention.
Patented June 28, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HARRY J. GLUCKJEAJS', OF BBOOEYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR 01' ONE-HALF TO WILLIAM GLUCKMAN, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK roo'r arrniancn Application filed April 19, 1929. Serial No. 856,412.
/ This invention relates to foot appliances.
An object of this invention is to provide a device of the character described which will support the arch of the foot, relieve pressure from the metatarsus and ball of the foot, and prevent the foot from sliding forward within the shoe.
A further object of this invention is to provide a simple and compact deviceof the character described which shall be cheap of manufacture, easy to apply to a shoe and yet practical and efficient to a high degree.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the followin claims.
Tn the accompanying drawing, in which is shown one of the various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,
Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a pad embodying the invention shown applied to the sole of a foot;
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the pad taken on line 22 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a cross=sectionalview of the pad taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a side View. of thepad in inverted position;
Fig. 5 is a top plan view of the pad gig. 6 is a side elevational view of the pad; an
Fig. 7 is a top plan view of a shoe for a light foot having a pad embodying the invention fitted therein.
Referring in detail to the drawing, 10 designates the right foot and 11 a pad embodying the invention applied to the sole of the foot in the position the pad assumes when fitted within a right shoe, 12, as shown in The pad for the left foot being of course symmetrical with said ad 11, the latter alone etail to illustrate the W Said pad 11 may be made of leather, fabric or any other material and comprises generally a heel. portion 14 and a tongue portion 15 extending therefrom. As shown in Fig. 7,
the tongue 15 is disposed adjacent the inner side 12a of the shoe 12. Said heel portion 14 is provided with a diagonal thinned or reduced portion 16 extending from the front edge 17 of the portion 14 toward the rear inner edge 18 t ereof. On one side of said diagonal portion 16 is a thick outer heel portion 19, which ta ers gradually toward the front thin edge 1; On the op osite side of said diagonal portion 16, the pa is thickened illustrated in Fig. 1. To this end the ed e portion 21 preferably overlaps the'inner si e wall of the shoe, the thickened portion 20 thus being curved upwardly to conform to and support the arch of the foot, the tongue 15 however extending downwardly over the arch portion of' the foot. The upwardly curved portion 20 of said pad together with the thick portion 19 thereof form a cup shaped section 14 for receiving the heel of the foot.
It'will be noted that due to the cup shape of the heel portion 14 of the pad, the heel of the foot is firmly and steadily positioned and movement of the foot such as slipping thereof forwardly or rearwardly in the shoe is prevented. The portion 20, being curved upwardly serves to support and elevate the arch of the foot, thus aiding to retain the heel of the foot in its position in the cup shaped portion 14. Since said portion 20 serves to elevate the arch, pressure on the metatarsus and ball of the foot is substantially relieved.
The thickened portion 19 of the pad serves to press upwardly on the outer side of the heel to prevent side rolling thereof, thus insuring correct upright posture of the foot.
The pad 11 may be retained within the shoe in any suitable manner. I have found however, that tacking the pad adjacent the edges 17 and 22 thereof as at 17 a and 22a respectively serves'to firmly retain the pad in place within the shoe. Obviously, the pad may be incorporated into the shoe structure as an integral part of the shoe construction.
It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having thus described 7 my invention I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A foot pad comprising a heel portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly therefrom and disposed only on one side thereof, said heel portion having a longitudinal thinned portion, the rear outer edge portion of said heel portion being relatively thick to prevent side rolling movement of said foot.
2. A foot appliance comprising a shaped member comprising a heel portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly therefrom and disposed on the inner side only of said heel portion, said heel portion havin a substantially longitudinal thinned mid le portion, and a thickened portion on one side of said middle thinned portion.
3. A foot pad adapted to be fitted within a shoe comprising a heel portion and a portion extending forwardly therefrom and disposed on one side of said heel portion, said latter portion being relatively thick along the central portion thereof and having relatively I thin edge portions.
4. A foot pad adapted to be fitted within a shoe comprising a heel portion and a portion extending forwardly therefrom and disposed on one side of said heel portion, said heel portion having. a substantially central thinned portion, said other portion being relatively thick at its central portion and tapering toward the edges thereof.
5. In combination, a shoe having an insole and inner and outer side wall portions, a pad made of a single piece of flexible material for said insole comprising a heel portion and a forwardly extending tongue portion adjacent said inner side wall only, said heel portion being thinned at its central portion and thick at the side edges thereof, and havin a side forwardly extending tongue portion adjacent 1 edge portion overlapping said inner side wall.
6. In combination, a shoe having an insole and inner and outer side wall portlons, a pad made of a single piece of flexible material for said insole comprising a heel portion and a
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|U.S. Classification||36/176, 36/80, 36/37|
|Cooperative Classification||A43B7/142, A43B7/144, A43B7/1415, A43B7/141, A43B7/22|
|European Classification||A43B7/14A20A, A43B7/14A20, A43B7/14A10, A43B7/14A20H, A43B7/22|