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Jan. 24, 1933. L. w. BROWN ET AL 1,894,939
ARCH SUPPORTING SHOE Filed March 10, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 lzo yd Wfirowm,
Jan. 24, 1933.
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Patented Jan. 24-, 1933 PATENT ()FFICE LLOYD w. BROWN, or nocnns'rnn, NEW YORK, AND HERMAN T. woozo, OF CAMP HILL,
' PENNSYLVANIA ARCH-SUPPORTING SHOE Application filed March 10, 1932. Serial No. 598,048.
This invention relates to what may be termed an arch supporting shoe, and the priinary object of the invention is to provide a low-cut shoe with an archsupport which embodies a flexible non-metallic arch-supporting element, which will efiectively support the arch and rock the foot outwardly, and which includes means to adjust the arch supporting element to suit the wearer and secure the shoe on the foot.
Other objects and features of the invention will become apparent from the following description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of an arch supporting shoe embodying the present invention, looking at the inner side of the shoe, and with the shoe proper partly broken away and in section.
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1, with the arch support in section.
Figure 3 is a horizontal section on line 33 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a transverse section on line 4-4 of Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a view similar to F igure 4-, showing a modification of the invention; and
Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 4, showing a further modification.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the shoe'proper is of the low-cut type embodying an outer sole 5, inner sole 6, heel 7 vamp 8, and quarters 9.
In accordance with the present invention, a strap 10 is positioned upon the inside of the shoe so as to extend across the insole under the arch of the foot and then upwardly along the inner side of the foot to a point above the inner quarter 9 where its adjacent end joins with an upward strap extension on the upper edge of said inner quarter to form a loop 11. The other end of the strap 10 is connected to the outer side of the shoe, and an adjustable connection 12 is provided between the inner and outer quarters 9 of the shoe adapted to extend across the instep of the footto secure the shoe on the foot,
y the loop 11 being slidable through one end of the connection 12 so that when the latter is shortened the arch supporting element or upper edge 01"- the outer quarter 9 having-a buckle 15 secured thereon intermediate its ends, and a slotted plate 16 in which the loop llis slidably engagechthe free end portion of the strap extension 14 being also slidably inserted through the plate 16 and extended backwardly upon itself for adjustable engagement with the buckle 15. I
In Figure 5, the strap extension 14a is shorter and has a buckle 15a attached to the free end thereof, a strap 17 being attached at one end to the plate 16' and adjustably engaged at its other end portion with the buckle 15w.
In Figure 6,.the outer end portion of the arch supporting strap 10a extends upwardly along the outer side of the foot and connects with an'upward strap extension on the upper edge of the outer counteril to form a second loop 11a slidably engaged in a second slotted plate 16a. In this'instance, the connection 12 consists of a strap l8 attached at one end to the plate 16 and carrying at the other end a buckle 15b, and a second strap 19 attached at oneend to plate 16m and having its other end portion adjustably engaged with buckle 15?). This embodiment is suitable for cases in which the outer side of the arch of the foot requires elevation and support, as well as the inner side of the arch In use, the outer side of the strap 10a will be adjusted as to elevation by sliding the 100p 1164 outwardly through plate 16a after which the connection 12 is adjusted-while holding the loop 11 a against movement through plate 16a, whereby the innerside of the arch is elevated to rock the foot outwardly and properly support the arch. l
It-will be seen thatthe present invention 100 2 f p 1,s94,9se
provides a simple and inexpensive arch sup- 1 sport for low-cut shoes which is efiicient-in use, and which maybe used'without discomfort. Minor changes may be made in details of construction without departing from the spirit of thejnventionas claimed. a What we claim as new is 2' 1. A low-cut arch-supporting shoe comprising a sole and hee1,a vamp, quarters, anarche supporting strap'positioned upon the inside of the shoe so as to extend under the arch of the foot and upwardly along the inner side- I of the foot to aipoint above the inner quarter,
across the instep to" secure the shoe on the foot, said loopfbeingslidable through one end ofs'aid adjustable connection so thatthe 'arch-supportingstrap'will be pulled upward- T l'y at theinner side of the shoe when said con-' tur'es;
shoe,'and an adjustable connection between the inner and outer quarters adapted to ex tend across the instep to secure the shoe on the foot, said loop beingslidable through one end of said adjustable connection so that the arch-supporting strap will be pulled upward 1 ,1y at the inner side of the shoe whensaid connection is shortened to raise and support the arch of'the foot'and rock thefoot out-J war'dly; said other end of the arch-support in'g strap extending upwardly 'along the outer side of the foot and joinedto the upper edge ofthe outer quarter to form a second loop, said second loop being slidable through the other end of said adjustable connection In testlmony whereof we afiix our signa- HERMAN T nection is shortened'to raise and supportthe 1 arch ofthe footand rock the foot outwardly. 2. 1 low-cut" arch-supporting shoe' comprising a sole and heel, a: vamp, quarters, an
archesupporting strap positioned upon the inside of the shoe so asto extend under the I arch'of thefoot and upwardly along the in- 1 ner side of the foot to apoint above the inner quarter, an upward strap extension, on the inne'r quarter oinedto the adjacent upper end of the arch supporting strap toform a loop,
a the other end of said'archsuppOrting'strap V r being connectedto the outer side of the shoe, an adjustable connection-betweenthe inner and outer quarters adapted toextend across the instep to secure theshoeon the foot, said loop beingslidable through one endoi' said I (LLOYD w; BROWN.
adjustable connection sothat the arch-sup-r J inner side-of the shoe when said connection is shorten'edto raise an the footand rockthe foot outwardly, said a porting strap will bepulled upwardlyat the V d support the arch'of' adjustable connection consisting of an instepstrap having one part connected to the top of the outer quarter and another part provided with a slotted member through Y which said loop slidably passes, and meansto adjustably'connect said parts of the instep ,strap.-
3. A low=cut arch supporting shoe comprising a sole and heel, a vamp,- quarters, an
arch-supporting strap positionedjupon the inside of the shoe so as to extend under the arch of the foot and upwardly along the inner side of the foot to apoint abovethe ininner quarter joineditothe adjacent upper ner quarter, an upward strap extension on the end of the arch-supporting strap to fornifa 5 loop, the other end of said arch supporting strap being connected-to the outer side of'the r