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Publication numberUS1974456 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 25, 1934
Filing dateMar 2, 1933
Priority dateMar 2, 1933
Publication numberUS 1974456 A, US 1974456A, US-A-1974456, US1974456 A, US1974456A
InventorsCharles Goldzwcig
Original AssigneeAbraham Unger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1974456 A
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Sept 25,1 1934. c. GoLDzwElvG 1,974,456


Filed March 2, 1953 ATTORNEYS Patented Sept. 25, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIC SHOE Application March 2, 1933, Serial No. 659,259

1 Claim.

This invention relates to improvements in shoes and has particular reference to a Ventilating means therefor. y

The principal object of this invention is to pro- 5 vide a shoe which will have circulation of air therein for the purpose of reducing perspiration of the foot and prolonging the life of the shoe, particularly the inner linings thereof which are ordinarily quickly worn out because of the effects of excessive perspiration. n

Another object of this invention is to provide a shoe that is inexpensive to manufacture and simple in construction, and will reduceA foot ailments arising from the inflammation attendant on eX- cessive perspiration of the feet.

The above, and other objects, will appear more clearly from the following detailed description, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Figure l is a side elevation of a shoe embodying my invention, part of the shank section being broken away.

Figure 2 is a bottom plan view of the shoe.

Figure 3 is a transverse section through the shank oi the shoe.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral 4 indicates a shoe, having the usual outersole 5, innersole 6 and sock lining '7.

As shown, the shank portion of the shoe, in-

cluding the elements 5, 6 and 7, is provided with holes or perforations 8. While these holes are shown triangular in shape they may be round or of other conguration. By means of these holes 8 air enters and circulates in the inside of the shoe Ventilating the same and diminishing perspiration. Hollow reinforcing sleeves in the form of rivets 9, of any suitable material, are used to-.bush the holes or perforations 8 to thereby reinforce the same and reduce the possibility of their becoming clogged with dirt. These rivets 9 enter the holes 8 from the bottom of the outer sole 5 and extend partially through said holes. By means of a punch or suitable tool the inner ends (Cl. Sti-3) rivets within said holes and forming an additional 60 anchoring means by which the outer and inner soles are held together at the shank of the shoe.

ln the drawing the shoe 4 is shown provided with a comparatively 'high heel l0 and ten holes or openings 8. Where the heel is low a smaller number of openings 8 are provided, the number being in proportion to the size or height of the heel.

It will be apparent that this invention permits the unobstructed passage of air through the shank and into and out of the shoe'when the wearer is in motion. The movement of the foot causes the heel of the shoe to move upward and downward with respect to the forward part of the sole portion, sucking in and expelling air through the openings. This air tends to cool and ventilate the interior of the shoe reducing perspiration and the continued use of a shoe constructed in accordance with the present invention will gradually diminish the amount of perspiration leading to its elimination in many cases.

What is claimed is:

A shoe comprising outer and inner sole portions and a sock lining affixed in superimposed relation and constituting all the elements which combine to form the entire shank of the shoe, said portions and lining having aligned holes therein providing a permanently open channel through which air may pass into and out of the shoe, and a single sleeve-like reinforcing member having an unobstructed opening therethrough, said member being inserted into the outer end of said channel so as to extend entirely through said outer sole and only partially through said inner sole, and being swaged at one of its ends to engage 95 the outer surface of said outer sole and at its inner end so as to be imbedded in said inner sole.


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U.S. Classification36/3.00R
International ClassificationA43B7/06, A43B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/06
European ClassificationA43B7/06