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Publication numberUS1888609 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1932
Filing dateDec 31, 1931
Priority dateDec 31, 1931
Publication numberUS 1888609 A, US 1888609A, US-A-1888609, US1888609 A, US1888609A
InventorsSankey Clinton E
Original AssigneeSankey Clinton E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foot protector
US 1888609 A
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Nov. 22,1932. E, AN EY 1,888,609

FOOT PROTECTOR Filed Dec. 31, 1931 [menl'oyv I Patented Nov. 22, 1932 UNITED STATES CLINTON E. SANKEY, OF ELLWOOD CITY, PENNSYLVANIA FOOT PROTECTOR Application filed December 31, 1931. Serial No. 584,240.

This invention relates to foot protectors intended for application to shoes worn by men engaged in work involving the risk of foot injuries.

V The inventors objects include the provision of a protectorthat may be easily and quicklyremoved, that will not greatly retard the mobility of the wearer and will adequately protect his toes. Other objects will be made apparent by the following disclosure.

A protector constructed according to this invention is characterized by a rigid body shaped for application to a shoe and pror vided with resiliently releasable means for holding it on. If the wearer of such a protector has a heavy weight fall on his toes he will be able to erk his foot away, leaving the protector caught. Also, if the protector is constructed to cover only the toes, he will be able to easily detach the same should it be deformed by a blow, a feat very difficult when the protector is built in the shoe or is made to cover the maj or portion of the foot. Preferably, this body is made with an upwardly flared edge portion towards the wearer to afford comfort to him and strength to the protector.

A specific example of a foot protector constructed according to the foregoin description is illustrated by the accompanylng drawing in which Figure 1 is a top plan;

Figure 2 a side elevation; and

Figure 3 a rear elevation.

The rigid body 2 is as described, the flared portion 3 being easily seen in Figure 2. The resiliently releasable means for holding it on a shoe here consists of a wire frame 4 having its ends fixed to the body 2 and shaped to substantially follow the shape of the shoes sole back to its instep portion and having a cross bar 5 under the sole at this point with spaced inwardly and upwardly looped portions formed therein to grasp the sole.

This specific example is shown in accordance with the patent statutes and not with the intention of limiting the scope of the invention thereto, except as defined by the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A foot protector comprising a body constructed for application to a shoes toe por-' tion and a wire frame having its ends fixed to said body and shaped to substantially fol my hand.


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U.S. Classification36/72.00R
International ClassificationA43C13/00, A43C13/14
Cooperative ClassificationA43C13/14
European ClassificationA43C13/14