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Publication numberUS1934092 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 7, 1933
Filing dateJun 23, 1932
Priority dateJun 23, 1932
Publication numberUS 1934092 A, US 1934092A, US-A-1934092, US1934092 A, US1934092A
InventorsGiuseppe Rigante
Original AssigneeGiuseppe Rigante
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe heel
US 1934092 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov.. 7, 1933.

G. lRIG'ANTE- SHOE HEEL Filed Jne 25, 1952 JZGSQ.

lBNVENTOR @M550/D5 90A/V75 g BY@ f 9 ATTORNEYS.

Patented Nov. 7, 1933 UNITED STATES OFFICE 4 Claims.

rThis invention relates to new and useful improvements in shoes and vmore particularly it pertains to an improved heel construction for ladies shoes of the high heel type.

It is the object of the invention to improve the construction of heels of the afore-mentioned character and to provide a novel fastening means therefor.

A feature of the invention resides in the provision of novel means whereby high heels may be rigidly secured to the shoe proper.

A further feature of the invention resides in the provision oi novel means wherebya heel lift may be readily removed from the heel for purposes of replacement or repair.

Other features of the invention relate to certain novel and improved constructions, arrangements and combinations of parts hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims, the advantages of which will be readily understood and appreciated by thosel skilled in the art.

The invention will be clearly understood from the accompanying drawing illustrating the invention in its preferred form and the following detailed description of the constructions therein shown.

In the drawing:

Figure l is a side view partly in elevation and partly in section illustrating a shoe of the type mentioned constructed in accordance with the present invention,

Figure 2 is a detail perspective view of one of the elements of the shoe,

Figure 3 is a distended perspective view of the heel of the shoe, and;

. Figure 4 is a detail perspective view of a shoe shank stiifener.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the shoe is designated generally by the reference character A. The shank of the shoe is designated B and C designates the heel thereof.

The shoe may be of any preferred style and consists of an upper 10 and a main sole 11.` The main sole extends rearwardly and is divided as at 12, to provide two wings 13 and 14.

The heel C preferably consists of a metallic shell l5 of any desired shape which is provided or formed at its upper end with forward and rear bosses 16 and 1'7 respectively. The metallic shell member 15 is adapted to be lled by a heel member`18 preferably formed from wood and this heel member 18 is held in position within the metallic shell 15 by means of a plate 19 which engages the top face 21 of the heel as at 22 in the drawing. The reference numeral 23 designates a shank ((Dll. 36-245) yof the shank stiiiener is split as at 26 tov provide two arms 27 and 28. The arrn 27 is preferably longer than the arm 28 and is bifurcated as at 29 for a purpose to be hereinafter explained. This shank stiilener is mounted within the shoe and the arm 28 thereof extends through the sole 11 as at 30 in Figure l, the free end of the arm 28 passing through an openingT 3i in the metallic shell and projecting into the heel body 18 as at 32. The other arm 27 of the shank stiiener overlies the wing 14 of the main sole 11 as indicated by the reference numeral 33 in Figure 1.

YThe reference numeral 34 designates an insole which extends throughout a portion only of the length of the shoe bottom preferably Ifrom the point'designated 35 to a point 364 adjacent the rear portion of the counter 3'? of the shoe, this insole overlying the arm 27 of the shank stiffener. Mounted upon this insole 34 at a point above the heel there is a clamping plate 38. This clamping plate is more clearly illustrated in Figure 2 and comprises a body portion 39 of a shape to conform to the general Ashape of heel seat ofthe shoe. in which it is to be used. The body portion is provided with two openings 40 and a plurality of openings 41 the latter being disposed around its edge. Projecting from the rear end of this clamping plate there is a tongue 42 which has a portion 43 extending substantially parallel to the body portion of the plate and which terminates in an angularly disposed free end 44. 'Ihis free end 414 is adapted to passthrough an opening in the wing 14 of the sole 11 and is received in a recess 45 in the top face of the heel body 18 as best illustrated in Figure 1.

Passing through the openings 40 of the clamping plate, the insole 34, the wing 14 of the sole 11 and the shoe body 18 there are bolts 50 of which. two are illustrated in the present embodiment of the invention. These bolts are each formed with a head 5,1 at one end and the opposite end is formed with an internally screw threaded recess 52 and an external threact. The heel body 18 is recessed as at 54 to receive nuts 55 which are adapted to lhave threaded engagement with the external threads 53 ofthe bolts 50, to secure the heel in position upon the shoe, the same being clamped between the heads 51 of the bolts 50 and the nuts 55. It is-to be understood that this clamping action is also effective upon the shank stilencr 24 since the bolts 5d pass through the space between the furcations or the bifurcated end 29 of the shank stifiener.

The reference character 5d designates a heel lift and said lift is secured in position upon the heel by means ci screws or similar iastenings which pass through the lift and have threaded engagement with the internal threaded recesses of the bolts 5o. Thus to renew the lift, it is only necessary to loosen the screws 57, or ir these screws have become so damaged, as by wear, that they cannot be removed in the ordinary manner, the lift can be cut therefrom and the screws backed out of their respective recesses whereupon a new lift may be attached as heretofore described.

Thc reference numeral 60 designates a full insole which preferably extends throughout the length of the shoe and which may be folded baci:- wardly as indicated in dot and dash lines in Figure l in order that the several parts of the heel may be accessible during the attachment or removal of the heel. This full insole, after the heel has been attached, is adapted to be positioned as shown in full lines in Figure l and secured in such position by a suitable adhesive or other means, to provide a smooth interior finish to the heel seat to prevent contact of the stocking of the wearer with the various parts of the heel fastening. The shank stiener 23, the insole 3ak and the full insole are preferably secured together by stitching, rivets or other means as at 63.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that the present invention provides a new and novel form ci heel fastening for shoes in which the heel will be rigidly attached, yet capable of ready removal and in which the lift is capable of removal without disturbing the fastening of the heel.

The invention has been herein illustrated in its preferred form but it is to be understood that the invention is not to be limited to the particular construction herein shown and that it may be practiced in such other forms as rightfully fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, and what it is desired to secure l by Letters Patent of the United States, is;

-tioned arm of said shank stiffener, a heel seat plate, a tongue projecting from the heel seat plate and engaging in a recess in the heel, and means passing through the heel seat plate, one arm of the shank stiifener, the clamping plate and the heel to secure the several parts together in a unitary structure. l

neaaoaa 2. .A heel construction for shoes comprising in combination, a shoe, a heel, a metal casing therefor, means including a plate for securing the heel within the metal casing, a shank stiener having two arms one ofwhich passes through an opening in the heel casing into engagement with the heel, the other arm overlying the heel seat'fcf the shoe, a clamping plate overlying the second mentioned arm of said shank stiener, a heel seat plate, a tongue projecting from the heel seat plate and engaging in a recess in the heel, and means passing through the heel seat plate, one arm of the shank stifener, the clamping plateand the heel to secure the several parts together in a unitary structure, said last mentioned means comprising a plurality of bolts and nuts threaded on said bolts and seated in recesses in the tread end of the heel.

3. A heel construction for shoes comprising in combination, a shoe, a heel, a metal casing therefor, means including a plate for securing the heel Within the metal casing, a shank stifener having two arms one of which passes through an opening in the heel casing into engagement with the heel, the other arm overlying the heel seat of l0() the shoe, a clamping plate overlying the second mentioned arm of said shank stiflener, a heel seat plate, a tongue projecting from the heel seat plate and engaging in a recess in the heel, and means passing through the heel seat plate, one arm of 105 the shank stiiener, the clamping plate and the heel to secure the several parts together in a unitary structure, said last mentioned means comprising a plurality of bolts and nuts threaded on said bolts and seated in recesses in the tread ll@ end of the heel and a heel lift securing means having engagement with said bolts for securing a heel lift to the heel.

4. A heel construction for shoes comprising in combination, a shoe, a heel,`a metal casing therefor, means including a plate for securing the heel within the metal casing, a shank stifrener having two arms onek of which passes through an opening in the heel casing into engagement with the heel, the other arm overlying the heel seat of the 120 shoe, a clamping plate overlying the second mentioned arm of said shank stiffener, a heel seat plate, a tongue projecting from the heel seat plate and engaging in a recess in the heel, and means passing through the heel seat plate, one arm of the shank stiiener, the clamping plate and the heel to secure the several parts together in a unitary structure, said last mentioned means comprising a plurality of bolts and nuts threaded on said bolts and seated in recesses in the tread 130 end of the heel and a heel lift securing means having engagement with said bolts for securing a heel lift to the heel, said'means comprising screws passing through a lift and having threaded f engagement with said bolts.

GIUSEPPE RIGANTE.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2728151 *Jan 4, 1954Dec 27, 1955Smith Arthur EShoe heel and sole
US3162961 *Jun 25, 1963Dec 29, 1964Milligan Jess RShoe and heel assembly
US4272897 *Nov 13, 1979Jun 16, 1981Ponce Gerald JSteel shank support for molded unit sole
US4404757 *May 13, 1981Sep 20, 1983Swenco LimitedHeel filler and assembly for boots
US5720117 *Dec 3, 1996Feb 24, 1998Ariat International, Inc.Advanced torque stability shoe shank
US7152341Jun 1, 2004Dec 26, 2006Nine West Development CorporationFootwear having a heel and heel breast
DE1211970B *Sep 23, 1960Mar 3, 1966Helene Brunet Geb BrunetAbsatz fuer Damenschuhe
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/24.5, 36/34.00R, 36/76.00R, 36/41, 36/82
International ClassificationA43B13/34, A43B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B13/34
European ClassificationA43B13/34