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Publication numberUS1890433 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 6, 1932
Filing dateMay 26, 1931
Priority dateMay 26, 1931
Publication numberUS 1890433 A, US 1890433A, US-A-1890433, US1890433 A, US1890433A
InventorsDavid Cohen
Original AssigneeDavid Cohen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ventilated shoe
US 1890433 A
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D. COHEN VENTILAT ED SHOE Filed May 26. 1951' Dal/2'0 o/2e22,

oftheiperforated box toe-2 the usual heavy Patented Dec. 6, i 1932 new 1) collinear- ROOKLYN, new YORK vnnrILArnn anon V tion, or more particularly acircula tion ofair through thesubstantially dead airspace surrounding the foot which will avoid the heat condition incident to theconfineinentof the foot within the leather covering. f

-1 It has been found bycontinued observation that the portionof the foot most-sub.-

jected-to perspiration is the underneath portion of the toes, for here the parts are-more closely confined by reason of the usual heavy ,3 leather box toe employed in shoes'andian'y air which may enter the shoe from the top while being worn doesnotfind its way to the "toe portion of the shoe; I r

The P'IlIIIaI'Y ObJBCt of the present inven- 2 tion is the provision of a ventilatingmea'ns for shoes in which "the usual heavytleather box toe is eliminated and in which there is substituted for such box toe alight metallic structure made up of two'independent'parts,

shaped to conhplete'the shape of the shoe at this point,and constructed and arranged to panying drawing, in WhlCll'Z- 7 Fig. 1 is a perspective -view, partly broken out, illustrating the application of the "in- 'vention'toashoe'. v 1 0 Fig. 2 is a broken longitudinal section n through thepe'rforated box-toe and theinsole cooperating therewith.

Fig. 3 is a plan view perforated box toe. a V, V: Fig. 4 is-aplan'viewof. the other'section 1.1, It isto be understoodthat leather box toe built into shoes is dispensed 7 withfor the; purpose of thepresent-invention, 559 andthat aszasubstitutethereisprovidedw,

Theinvention' is illustrated infthe acc om- I I Application and May 26, 1931. Serial in. 540,143.

Inetallic boa toe made up an iitr section 1 and an inner section 2. The outer: SBCtiQ b shown morepartlcularly in Fig. fl'is inaderu'p of a plate3 shapedto correspondwithgthe I shape and size of the toevof the hoe-,and 5 e formed, at the "forward end toqprovidejg'a rounded upstanding wall 4, ofioutlii1e she e corresponding to thetoe of the shoe; T e

plate portion is secured in" the shoe proper, a so that the toe portion 4ser-ves to'shapethe 5 completed; toe. This wall 4 is perforated throughout, vand the upper surface of the plate 3, is provided with upstandingribs 5, pr r b y Qf le Ou l ne a d e tend n from near the rear edgeto the forward edge 6 ofthe plate. p Z 'lhe inner section is of similar shape tothe outer section,- including a bottom plate 6'" .and;an upperwall 7, which'latter is analginally connected to the side edges ofdthef platefi, and is curved upwardly therefrom I to form a section corresponding tether de- 1 sired shape ofthe toeoftheshoei Thisinner section 2 is formed throughout its full I v i 7 area with a series of perforations, as 8, the I full area of the bottoxn plate 6 and upper wall .7 being perforated,"Theperforations "extend'i throughout the full area" of thissection,,the size and. relative locations j of the iperf ora tions-being unimportant, as'lon'gasthere is nosubstanti'al area free of perforations. provide for a more or less active circulation j ofair around and beneath the toes of the l,

wa l as: o ec o wi ha time? 6' of the innersection restingf on the ribsfif of the plate 3 of the outer section; 1 a

In connection with the toe box,thereiis' I provided an insole 9 having anloutlinesha e 1 to oorrespondwith thatof thepfo ot otter- 9 wearer, which insole is formedlwith fa series n 1 of ve1 1tilating perforations 1:0 throuighoutlits T oione section of the l'e This insolein its forwar grti n 1 ,llgisofless thickness that the reniainingpor-T i e g cu awas -as er de e'-:= @617 fi -i Q t m l i fi 1 1 6 KS tiQ Y :of the toe box, "thuscompensating forfthe thickness of the toe box in the fitof the in- The {i ner tarts? 2 an gtis ate ass ss? 190 j preferably covered by a fabric covering, such as linen 12, which covering is of course per- I forated in accordance with the perforations in the metallic section and in the insole. The

insole is preferably constructed of cork, and

the upper surface is to present'a smooth contact surface for the foot of the we el, even within-the toebox,

j The interior ofthe shoe proper is to be lined with" linen or "the like, 7 the primary idea of pthese coverings and linings being to provide against contact of the foot with the usualv leather, with the resultant heating incident to such contact.

' Theouter portion of the shoetoe to be 7 covered "with the usual' tip 13, which is stitched to the vamp. in the usual manner,

and is formed'jwith perforations 14, suchas -aiecusuallyf'employed asornamental features ofthej tips; These perforations in theipresent' use, however, are designed to "serve as means for admitting air to the'mterior of the toe for ventilating purposes. If the us'ualitip' edge perforations are; used, those nearest the vamp are to be sealed on the innerside of H h' e"ttip fbyya suitable strip, to prevent ent itranceofwater. 1 1' The sections ofthe'toe boxfare intercon- 'nectediby fitting the rounded wall? of the innersectioni into the rounded wall 4 of the outersection. The inner sectionisprovided with a projection 25 on itheforwardfsu'rface fof the wall 7 which'in contacting with-the innersurface of the wall f the outer section to maintain thesewalls 4 and? inspaced relation except'the junction at the free edge T of the wall 4, as clearly shown in Fig;,2; The

i wall of the section 2 is formed with an I a elongated'opening'16'serving to permit a edge of the upper to hold section 2 in-place,

- the stitches passingreadily through the opening 16. 1: 5* I The ir admitted through the openings in the tip is'ca'used to circulate through the sewing connection as by stitches, withf the channels provided by: the ribs 5', between the 7 plates 3 and" 6 and-up through the perforactionsiofthe walls 7, meanwhile passingbetween and around the toes of the wearer. ;;Th is lcirculationis a constant-one}an djmain- F ftain's' the toes free of'perspiration or undue heat and insures comfortanddry feet.

. The meta'llic parts are constructed'of alui minum to save weight; "without sacrificing toml 'teria'l i r I I strength, though the invention contemplates. anyappropriate material for these purposes. j: ff By the use of the term jshoe here-in, it is obvious'ly intended a ndishouldbepnderstood 1f as Q covering all types footwear to; which a T the invention is} applicable, and that no, Tre' if 's i lf e ntem d' fs ifiel rmsa ,7 1. A "ventilated shoe including aj' metallic I bx w including a} beam; perr rat dmu,

conforming to the. shape of the'toe ofrthe the metallic'box toe and; t

v a rounded perforated upper wall, the outline shape .of -the box conforming to that of the toe of 'the shoe, and a perforated insole for k usein the vshoe andrecessed to receive the bottom of the box-toe, said-box toe} and insole 7o being covered with fabric formed :Wlth continuations of the perforations in the box-toe and insole, and aperforated metallic section part fromsaid upper wall ,the bottom of' theboxtoe resting upon the ribs to define chan- .nelsbeneath said box toe; 9 1 I 4. A shoe including a metallic box toe recei-ving section having a'shoe toe conforming 7 perforated upper. wall-and anim-perforate bottom formed with -spacing ribs, and;a per 'forated box toecseated: within and spaced in apart from .said uppenwalhfthe bottom of the i'forated'box toe seated within-and-sp'aced 1111: i

box toecresting upon thevribs to define chan- 0 nels' beneath said box toe, the box toe being perforated throughout its area toadmit entry of air through the channels provided by the toe section. to the: interior of the, box toe.

, 5.;A'shoeincludinga metallic box mere-53 cfeiving sectionhavingj a shoe toe conforming erforated jupperawall and an imperforate a, ottom formed withsp'acing ribs, a perforated box-toesea-tedf withinand spaced in part 5 from said upper'walhthe-bottom of the box T toeresting, upon" the ribs. to define channels bencathrsaid boxtoe, the box toe'being per forated throughout its area to admit entry of air through the channelsiprovided by the toe section} ofjthe; interior ofthe .box toe, jand a perforated insole interfitting withthebox i toe and having a perforated portion to over lie the perforated 'bottomof the box toe.

' 6.' Ashoe'including ametallic boix toe;com'

tion, each. section-comprising bottom plates,

Y spacing the bottom plates when the sections; I a

passage of "air through the 'sectionsf 7; shoe includinga'metallicjboxetoe V V r eluding an outer *section ih'a'ving j a'-lb'ottom" prisinglan 1' outer section and an inner secif and the sections interfitting in use, meansfor I are interfitted, and'means forpermitting free 'p c' e'i fi"ep tail i i fi ed w tii inne sectionhaving:abottomjplate tofoverg lie: the bottom plate-of the? outersection and 1130 f an upstanding wall to fit within the upstanding wall of the outer section, the upstanding walls of both sections being perforated and spaced apart throughout the greater portion of their areas, and means carried by the bottom plate of the outer section tospace the bottom plates of the sections apart for air passage. c-

8. A, shoe having a conforming metallic box toe having the bottom wall formed with perforations and a top wall formed with perforations, the shoe including a metallic tip overlying and receiving the box toe, saidtip having animperforate bottom wall underlying the bottom wall of the box toe and spaced therefrom, said. tip having an upper wall overlying and spaced from the top wall of I the box toe and of less length than said top wall of the'box toe. I V i g 9. A shoe having a conforming metallic box toe with a perforated bottom wall and a perforated top Wall, ametallic tip overlying and receiving the box toe said tip having an imperforate bottom wall substantially of the length and width of the bottom wall of the box toe, the bottom wall of the tip being spaced from the bottom' Wall of the box toe,- said tip having a perforated upper Wall of less dimension lengthwise of the shoe than its bottomwall.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

- DAVID COHEN. '[L- a]

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U.S. Classification36/3.00A, 36/77.00R, 36/3.00B
International ClassificationA43B7/06, A43B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/06
European ClassificationA43B7/06