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Publication numberUS1970157 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 14, 1934
Filing dateDec 14, 1932
Priority dateDec 14, 1932
Publication numberUS 1970157 A, US 1970157A, US-A-1970157, US1970157 A, US1970157A
InventorsWilliams Arthur A
Original AssigneeWilliams Arthur A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Boot and shoe
US 1970157 A
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Aug. 14,1934.

A. A. WILLIAMS BOOT AND SHOE Filed Dec. 14, 1952 Patented Aug. 14, 1934 V I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BOOT AND SHOE Arthur A. Williams, Holliaton, Mass. Application December 14, 1932, Serial No. 647,169 11 Claims. (01. 36-77) The present invention relatesto boots and shoes connected parts of the upper being assembled suitable for workmen and others requiring an upon the last with the pliable toe in temper, armored or protected toe, and in particular rethe metallic box inserted, and the whole lasted lates to the type of shoe disclosed in my Patent in the usual manner, the lasting operation mold- 3 No. 1,823,924, dated September 22, 1931. With ing the pliable box to the exact contour of the the construction shown in this patent, a memetallic box, and the latter embedding itself tallic box is engaged and held in a pocket formed in the outer and surrounding cushion as the toe by the toe portion of the upper and the seam concap is drawn tautly over theentire assembly, pronecting the upper to the shoe sole. ducing a shoe with a smooth, unbroken exterior w The present invention has for its object a conand interior, and with the metallic cap proper- 6.; struction which not only improves the appearly located and unable to become displaced in the ance and wearing qualities of boots and shoes ordinary usage of the boot or shoe. provided with the reinforced toe, but in addi= The accompanying drawing illustrates the prep tion permits the incorporation of this feature in ferred form of my boot or shoe in elevation, par- Ee shoes or relatively lighter and more flexible contially broken away to show the toe portion in struction. longitudinal section.

With this object primarily in view, it is proposed The shoe shown in the illustrated embodiment to engage the metallic protecting box at one of the invention, except for the improved toe conside with a formed, stiffened box of non-metallic struction, is otherwise of conventional character 95? construction capable of connection to the shoe and may be made as a welt shoe or otherwise acupper through the usual stitched seam, and to cording to the circumstances. This shoe is prothe shoe sole if so desired. This non-metallic vided with an upper portion indicated generally box is normally lasted into the shoe in a fiexat 10 and including vamp and toe portions, and ible or pliable condition to cause it to conform a sole 12. The upper portion is provided with a 355 closely to the shape oi the inflexible metallic short vamp 14 terminating at the rear edge or the box, and to virtually embed the latter therein toe cap, and has connected thereto through the in the course of the lasting operation. Preiseam 16 a pliable box 18, a toe cap 20 and an erably the non-metallic, formed box is located interposed cushion 22 of material generally softer beneath the metallic box, and may be connected and more yielding than the toe cap. In addi- 39 to the upper prior to lasting, and is then formed tion, a lining as is connected to the upper back 35 to the metallic box during-the lasting operation, of the toe cap seam, and is intended to underlie the outer portion or the upper being pulled therethe molded toe cap in the finished shoe. As will over in a taut condition. In addition, it is desirbe particularly evident, the advanced portion of able to provide a cushion between the opposite the vamp connected to the toe is beveled or skived,

35 side of the metallic box and the upper, which and projects beneath the pliable box to avoid the 9 may be in the nature of an intermediate cap formation of an abrupt seam or shoulder within of yielding material, or a second pliable formed the shoe. The inflexible metallic box 19 is located box if so desired. Obviously, the desirability between the pliable box 13 and the cushion. The of such a cushion will depend to some extent on metaiic box is not connected to the toe cap seam,

49 the character and thickness of the toe portion of but is retained within the pocketformed by the the upper, and is less desirable and necessary with opposing materials. It will be noted that the toe a relatively thick and heavy toe cap than with portion oi the upper materials are connected at a toe cap of thinner and more flexible material. their base about the toe through a conventional In either event, however, the cushion tends to seam 26.

obliterate the edge of the metallic toe cap, and Obviously the above-described construction may ma provide a smooth exterior inasmuch as the toe be altered within the scope of the invention, which can is shorter than the pocket in which it is reis essentially concerned with the provision of a ceived, and the rear edge is slightly advanced non-metallic formed box underlying the metallic from the toe seam extending across the top of box, the metallic box being virtually received in 50 the shoe. a pocket formed of the toe of the shoe, whether In actual practice I have found that a short this pocket be constituted in part by the nonvamp terminating at the junction of the toe cap metallic box or by the upper and lining materials and connected by a stitched seam to a separate which may and preferably do encompass both toe cap, a pliable cap portion, and a. second cap boxes at opposite sides. In certain cases the 55 of cushion material, works satisfactorily, the metallic box may be engaged at its upper side-by a layer ofv flexible or What is claimed is:

1. A boot or shoe comprising an upper, an inflexible metallic box located at the toe and underlying the toe portion of the upper, and a nonmetallic formed box engaging with the metallic box and molded into close contour therewith.

2. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having a toe portion, a metallic box underlying the toe portion of the upper, a non-metallic formed box underlying the metallic box and molded closely to the contour of the metallic box, and a lining within the shoe and underlying the upper and formed box at the toe.

3. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having a toe portion, a metallic box underlying the toe portion of the upper, and a non-metallic box molded closely to the contour of the metallic box and engaging therewith, the non-metallic box being connected with the upper at the rear of the metallic box to provide a connection between the metallic box and the upper material.

4. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having a toe portion, a metallic box located within the toe portion of the upper, a non-metallic and molded box engaging with the metallic box and molded thereto, and a layer of cushioning material engaging with the metallic box at the side opposite from the non-metallic box.

5. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having a. toe portion, a metallic box located within the toe portion of the upper, a non-metallic box molded to the contour of the metallic box, and a cap portion of cushioning material, the cap portion and non-metallic box being connected rearwardly of the metallic box to the upper and engaging with opposite sides of the metallic box.

6. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having a vamp portion and a toe cap portion separately connected thereto, a metallic box underlying the toe cap, a non-metallic box engaging with the metallic box and molded to the contour of the metallic box, and a seam connecting the nonmetallic box, toe cap and vamp portion of the upper together rearwardly 01' the metallic box.

7. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having a vamp portion and a toe cap portion separately connected thereto, a metallic box underlying the toe cap, a non-metallic box engaging with the pliable cushioning material.

metallic box and molded to the contour of the metallic box, and a seam connecting the nonmetallic box, toe cap and vamp portion oi. the upper together rearwardly 01' the metallic box, with a portion of the vamp projecting forwardly beneath the rearwardly projecting and connected edge of the formed box.

8. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having a vamp portion and a toe cap portion separately connected thereto, a metallic box underlying the toe cap, a non-metallic box engaging with the metallic box and molded to the contour of the metallic box, and a seam connecting the non-metallic box, toe cap and vamp non-metallic box.

9. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having a vamp portion and a toe cap portion separately connected thereto, a metallic box underlying the toe cap, a non-metallic box engaging with the metallic box and molded to the contour of the metallic box, a seam connecting the non-metallic box, toe cap and vamp portion of the upper together rearwardly of the metallic box, with a beveled and reduced edge of the vamp projecting forwardly beneath the connected edge of the non-metallic box, and a lining connected to the upper and underlying the vamp portion and nonmetallic molded box.

10. A boot or shoe comprising an upper, an inflexible metallic box located at the toe and underlying the toe portion of the upper, and a. nonmetallic formed box underlying the metallic box and molded into contour therewith, the non-metallic box being connected to the upper at its rear portion behind the metallic box.

11. A boot or shoe comprising an upper having toe and vamp portions, a metallic box underlying the upper at the toe portion, a non-metallic formed box underlying the molded to the contour of the metallic box and connected to the upper at the rear of the metallic box to provide a pocket therefor, and a lining within the shoe and underlying the upper and formed box at the toe.

ARTHUR A. WILLIAMS.

Referenced by
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US2740209 *Jan 28, 1954Apr 3, 1956Endicott Johnson CorpImproved liner for safety toes
US2756519 *Mar 11, 1955Jul 31, 1956Hill Bros CoBox toe for safety shoes
US2988829 *Jul 2, 1958Jun 20, 1961Johnsen Cortland WSafety shoe
US3805419 *May 14, 1973Apr 23, 1974Uniroyal IncSafety footwear and manufacture thereof
US4102062 *Jul 18, 1977Jul 25, 1978Chromalloy American CorporationSafety boot with metatarsal protection
US4257177 *Dec 21, 1978Mar 24, 1981Management Operations LimitedSafety footwear
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/77.00R, 36/83, 36/72.00R
International ClassificationA43B23/08, A43B23/00, A43B7/32
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/32, A43B23/082
European ClassificationA43B23/08T4, A43B7/32