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Publication numberUS1994508 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1935
Filing dateJan 5, 1934
Priority dateJan 5, 1934
Publication numberUS 1994508 A, US 1994508A, US-A-1994508, US1994508 A, US1994508A
InventorsGiuseppe Filippelli
Original AssigneeGiuseppe Filippelli
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1994508 A
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March 19, 1935. G. FILIPPELLI HEEL Filed Jan. 5, 1934 INVENTOR Gamay a? f1 dope/[t M ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 1 9, 1935 UNITED" STATES PATENT OFFICE Giuseppe Filippelli, BrooklymN. Y. Application January" 5, 1934, seri No. 705,319

, f Claims. (01. 364.2

The present invention relates to heels,- and more particularlyto the type which is removable, replaceable or interchangeable.-

The principal objectof this invention is to pro- 5 vide novel and improved means whereby heels may be attached to shoes in such a manner as to be easily capableof being removed,'replaced or interchanged by the wearer withoutthe need of any special skill.

Another object of my present invention is to provide novel and improved means of the type described, whereby the heel of any shoe may be conveniently detached therefrom and attached to another shoe.

A further object hereof, is to provide a novel means of improved construction, whereby any single pair of shoes, as for instance, a pair of ladies fancy pumps, may be fitted with any of many pairs of heels of different styles or designs as the occasion may dictate.

Another object is to provide novel and improved connecting means for facilitating secure mounting of the heel onto the shoe body.

Another object is to provide means of the class described, improved and novel in construction, which is cheap to manufacture, easy to use and efiicient and well adapted for the purpose intended.

To attain these objects, in an embodiment of my prevent invention, I provide a slide member adapted to fit into and to be conveniently re-. movable from a channel member.- The former is provided with sidewise. extending tongues, while the latter is provided with a series of correspondingly positioned yieldable sockets, into which the tongues set and become engaged; one of said members being secured to the shoe body, and the other being secured to the heel.

This invention is capable of numerous forms and various applications without departing from the essential features herein disclosed. It is therefore intended and desired that the embodiment shown herein be deemed illustrative and not restrictive, and that the patent shall cover whatever features of patentable novelty exist in the invention disclosed; reference being'had to the appended claims rather than to the specific description herein to indicate the scope of the invention- In the accompanying drawing, forming part of this application, similarcharacters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the slide member.

Fig. 2 is ,a similar view showing the channel member.

Fig. 3 is a perspective View showing the slide member mounted upon the heel seat of a shoe body.

Fig. 4 is a similar view showing the channel member mounted upon a heel which is to be detachablysecured to the shoe body.

Fig. 5 is a section taken at line 5-5 in Fig. 3, butshowing the heel secured to the shoe body 10 with .the slide member within the channel member. V

Fig. 6 is a section taken at line6-6 in Fig. 2.

In the drawing, the numeral 10 designates generally a slide member which isadapted toreceive 15 thereon a channel member which is generally designated by the numeral 11.

The slide member 10, preferably of sheet metal, consists of a substantially elongated trapezoidal plate portion 12, pointed at its narrower end 13, 20 having pairs of sidewis'e extending tongues 14 and 15 and provided with opposite pairs of perpendicularly extending spacer elements 16, which terminate in nail portions 1'7. This member 10, is secured to the shoe body 18, at the exterior heel 25 region called the heel seat thereof, with point 13 towards the heel end of the shoe body 18. In the construction shown, the spacer elements are cut in and bent up to leave the marginal flange portions 19.

The channel member 11, also of sheet metal, is shaped to admit the plate portion 12 within its up-and-in turned ends, in particular, the channel segments 20, which receive the flange portions 19, and the segment 21 for the admission 35 of the pointed end 13, while in the yieldable and resilient sidewise extending sockets 22 and 23, snap the tongues 14 and 15, serving thereby to lock the member 10 within the member 11, whereby the heel 24, onto which the member 11 4,0 is secured within the recess 25, becomes attached to the shoe body 18. 7

With not too much force, the heel 24, can be readily detached by sliding it away from the toe end of the shoe body 18, for upon so doing, the tongues 14 and 15, will free themselves from the grip of the sockets 22 and 23 respectively.

In the manner above set forth, any number of heels of different design and character, each having mounted thereon a member 11, can be chosen'from, to be easily attached and detached to and from a shoe body fitted. with a member 10.

To secure this member 10, referring to Fig. 5, thernail portions 17 thereof are driven through the shoe body outer component 26, and through its inner lining 2'7, over which the pointed projecting ends of said nail portions 17, are bent;

' perfect contact with the shoe body 18.

It is tio be riotfedgtliat theso'chet segments?) and 23", are independent of the channel segments 20, to give the former greater elasticity, which condition is further enhanced by the slits Also note, that the leather tongue 31, in being. pasted over the breast surface of the heel 24', serves to hide the members 10 aiidll, by closing their compartment in the combination setiorth.

Having described my invention, I'claimz- 1. In combination, a shoe body, a heel body, a slide member secured to one of said bodies "providedwith a sidewise extending tongue, and a channel member within which the slide member is positiohed, s'ecured to the other of said bodies; said channel member being proyided with a sidewise extending yieldable socket within whilchj th e slide member tongue his 2. In combination a shoe body, a slide member secured to theshoe body at its external heel region and spaced therefrom, said slide member beingpro'vided with tongues on either side thereof 'eirt'e'nding towards the side of the shoe body, a heel, and a channel member within which the slide member is' positioned, secured onto thehe'el;

said channel member being provided withyieldable s'bcket's"extehding towards each side of the heel,within which the slide member tongues fit.

3. In a shoe heel attachment structure of the body being provided with sidewise extending tongues, and a channel member within which the slide member is positioned, comprising a sheet body having its side ends 'in segments bent over upon themselves forming a pairof channel components wherein the slide member rests as aforesaid, and aipair of yieldable sockets within which the slide member tongues fit; one of said members being adapted to be'mounted upon the heel ,rest'o'f ashoe'body, and the other of said mem-' bers being adaptedto be secured upon a heel;

4. Iii ashoe heel attachmentstructure of the class described, a slide member comprising a,

trapezoidal sheet body having spacer elements extending perpendicularly from fone face'thereof,

and'sidewise' extending=tonguep0rtibns nearieach vertex thereof, and a cha'nnelinember within which: the slide 'member is positioned, comprising 'a similar shaped body sheet portionihaving sidewiseextending yieldable socket elements near 'each of its verticies within which the slide memer tonguesvfit, and apairi'of channel segments intermediate said socket elements wherein the slide memberrestsas aforesaid; one of sai'd'mem- 'bers being adapted to. be-mounted upon a heel

Referenced by
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US2795867 *Jul 31, 1956Jun 18, 1957Miller & Sons Inc IShoes
US8112906Oct 27, 2008Feb 14, 2012Nike, Inc.Article of footwear with interchangeable heels
USD732281Mar 15, 2013Jun 23, 2015Kimberly Morris ThillShoe with interchangeable heel
U.S. Classification36/42
International ClassificationA43B21/37, A43B21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/37
European ClassificationA43B21/37