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Publication numberUS20020174569 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/863,335
Publication dateNov 28, 2002
Filing dateMay 24, 2001
Priority dateMay 24, 2001
Publication number09863335, 863335, US 2002/0174569 A1, US 2002/174569 A1, US 20020174569 A1, US 20020174569A1, US 2002174569 A1, US 2002174569A1, US-A1-20020174569, US-A1-2002174569, US2002/0174569A1, US2002/174569A1, US20020174569 A1, US20020174569A1, US2002174569 A1, US2002174569A1
InventorsMao-Cheng Tsai
Original AssigneeMao-Cheng Tsai
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe with changeable styles
US 20020174569 A1
Abstract
A shoe with changeable styles comprises a sole having a plurality of positioning holes; an insole being installed above the sole, a plurality of positioning nail being installed below the insole and peripherals at two sides of the insole being formed with embedding holes; and a vamp firmly securing above the insole, and a periphery of the vamp being installed with retaining surfaces bending inwards. By aforesaid structure, the positioning nails at the insole are engaged with the positioning holes of the sole. The shoes are assembled easily and quickly. Furthermore, the vamp can be pulled out easily. The user may update the color, shape and style of the shoes as desired.
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Claims(6)
What is claimed is:
1. A shoe with changeable styles comprising:
a sole having a plurality of positioning holes;
an insole being formed above the sole, a plurality of positioning nail being installed below the insole and peripherals at two sides of the insole being formed with embedding holes; and
a vamp firmly securing above the insole, and a periphery of the vamp being installed with retaining surfaces bending inwards.
2. The shoe with changeable styles as claimed in claim 1, wherein each positioning nail has an annular trench, and each positioning hole has a rib, as the trench is buckles to the rib, then the positioning nail is buckled to the positioning hole.
3. The shoe with changeable styles as claimed in claim 1, wherein the retaining surface has a plurality of through holes.
4. The shoe with changeable styles as claimed in claim 1, wherein the positioning nail is made in advance and then is placed in a mold of the insole; after the insole is injected, part of the nail is enclosed, while body of the nail is exposed so that the positioning nails and insole are made integrally.
5. The shoe with changeable styles as claimed in claim 1, wherein between the positioning nails are formed with connecting pieces for connecting the nails so that the positioning nails are arranged continuously.
6. The shoe with changeable styles as claimed in claim 1, wherein water-proof trenches are installed above the sole near an inner side of the periphery thereof.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a shoe with changeable styles, wherein shoes are assembled easily and quickly. Furthermore, the vamp can be pulled out easily. The user may update the color, shape and style of the shoes as desired.

[0002] In the prior art shoes, the vamp 1 is seamed to a predetermined position on the insole 2 (referring to FIG. 1) and then is combined with the sole 3. However, the seaming work is performed by a professional worker having experience of several years so as to have a perfect and comfort shoe. However, this causes a burden in the labors. If the seaming work is not good, it is possible that seaming wires are exposed from the surface of the sole 3. Furthermore, since the vamp 1 is curved surface so that the seaming speed is low and thus the cost in manufacturing is high. The seaming wire is easily broken due to wear. Furthermore, as the vamp 1 is destroyed, it can not be updated.

[0003] Furthermore, the style, such as colors, pattern, etc. of the vamp 1 can not be changed. Therefore, the manufacturer must product shoes of different styles and therefore, various molds are necessary. This causes that the cost is high.

[0004] Therefore, there is an eager demand for a novel shoe which has a changeable style.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] Accordingly, the primary object of the present invention is to provide a shoe with changeable styles, wherein the assembly detaching and updating works can be performed quickly. In using the user may update with different colors and styles. No seaming work is necessary so that time and labor are saved. Moreover, the present invention has a beautiful outlook.

[0006] To achieve above objects, the present invention provides a shoe with changeable styles comprising a sole having a plurality of positioning holes; an insole being above the sole, a plurality of positioning nail being installed below the insole and peripherals at two sides of the insole being formed with embedding holes; and a vamp firmly securing above the insole, and a periphery of the vamp being installed with retaining surfaces bending inwards.

[0007] By aforesaid structure, the positioning nails at the insole are engaged with the positioning holes of the sole. The shoes are assembled easily and quickly. Furthermore, the vamp can be pulled out easily. The user may update the color, shape and style of the shoes as desired.

[0008] The various objects and advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood from the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the appended drawing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0009]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a prior art shoes.

[0010]FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the first embodiment in the present invention.

[0011]FIG. 3 is a schematic view showing the assembly structure of the insole and the positioning nail in the present invention.

[0012]FIG. 4 is a schematic view showing the positioning holes of the first embodiment of the present invention.

[0013]FIG. 5 is the perspective view of the first embodiment in the present invention.

[0014]FIG. 6 is an assembled cross sectional view of the first embodiment in the present invention.

[0015]FIG. 7 is an exploded view of the second embodiment in the present invention.

[0016]FIG. 8 is a schematic view showing the trench and positioning hole of the second embodiment in the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0017] In order that those skilled in the art can further understand the present invention, a description will be described in the following in details. However, these descriptions and the appended drawings are only used to cause those skilled in the art to understand the objects, features, and characteristics of the present invention, but not to be used to confine the scope and spirit of the present invention defined in the appended claims.

[0018] Referring to FIGS. 2 to 8, the present invention mainly comprises the following components.

[0019] A sole 10 has a plurality of positioning holes 11 at a periphery thereof near an upper surface of the sole 10. The positioning holes 11 are arranged along an outline of the sole 10. Each positioning hole 11 has an inverse round tapered shape but not penetrating the sole 10. An annular rib 111 is formed neat a lower end of the positioning hole 11.

[0020] An insole 20 is installed above the sole 10. A plurality of positioning nails 21 are installed below the insole 20, which are arranged at positions with respect to the positioning holes 11 of the sole 10. Between the positioning nails 21 are formed with connecting pieces 211 for connecting the nails so that the positioning nails 21 are arranged continuously. By the positioning nail 21 to be embedded into the positioning hole 11, the sole 10 is combined with the insole 20. A distal end of the positioning nail 21 has an annular trench 212 at position with respect to the rib 111 of the positioning hole 11 so that as the trench 212 and the rib 111 are buckled, the positioning nail 21 is retained in the positioning hole 11. The positioning nail 21 is made in advance and then is placed in a mold of the insole 20. After the insole 20 is injected, part of the nail is enclosed, while body of the nail is exposed (referring to FIG. 3) so that the positioning nails 21 and insole 20 are made integrally. At peripheries of two sides of the insole 20 are installed with embedding holes 22 which is exactly at a periphery of the positioning nails 21 and insole 20.

[0021] A vamp 30 is firmly secured above the insole 20. Two sides at a periphery of the vamp 30 are installed with inward bending retaining surfaces 31. Each retaining surface 31 is formed with a plurality of through holes 32 being positioned with respect to the positioning nails 21 of the insole 20 so that the retaining surfaces 31 pass through the embedding holes 22. Meanwhile the through holes 32 exactly embeds in the positioning nails 21 for fixing. By aforesaid components, in the present invention, since the positioning nails 21 are made in advance, and then is placed in the mold body of the insole 20. After the insole 20 is injected, part of the nail is enclosed, while body of the nail is exposed so that the positioning nails 21 and insole 20 are made integrally. Therefore, as it is desired to assembly the present invention, it is only necessary to pass the retaining surfaces 31 through the embedding holes 22 and meanwhile, the through holes 32 of the retaining surfaces 31 are exactly embedded into fixing positions on the positioning nails 21 (referring to FIG. 5). Then, the insole 20 is pressed downwards to the sole 10 so that the positioning nails 21 are embedded into the positioning holes 11. Since the trench 212 is buckled to the rib 111 the positioning nails 21 are buckled to the positioning holes 11. Therefore, the sole 10 and the insole 20 are combined as an integral body and meanwhile the retaining surfaces 31 of the vamp 30 are clamped between the sole 10 and the insole 20 to be formed as an integral body.

[0022] In using the present invention, since the trench 212 is buckled to the rib 111, other than the insole 20 is combined with the sole 10 as an integral body, and further, the weight of the user acts on the palms so as to apply a force to the present invention, thereby, causing the positioning nails 21 to be fastened in the positioning holes 11 not being necessary to care about that the sole 10, insole 20 and vamp 30 will decompose.

[0023] If different styles or colors are desired to be used, then the user may pull the insole 20 from the sole 10 so that the positioning nails 21 are separated from the positioning holes 11, and then the through holes 32 are separated from the positioning nails 21. Then, it is pulled out from the embedding holes 22. Thus, the vamp 30 and insole 20 can be updated.

[0024] Moreover, a whole mask vamp 30 illustrated in FIG. 7 can be used in the present invention. The periphery of the bottom has inward bending retaining surfaces 31′. The periphery of the bottom thereof is installed with inward bending retaining surfaces 31′ and a through holes 32′ are installed.

[0025] The sole 10′ has a part which is identical to the aforesaid structure. The sole 10′ has a plurality of positioning holes 11′ at a periphery thereof near an upper surface of the sole 10′. The positioning holes 11′ are arranged along an outline of the sole 10′. Each positioning hole 11′ has an inverse round tapered shape but not penetrating the sole 10′. An annular rib 111′ is formed neat a lower end of the positioning hole 11. However, in this embodiment, water-proof trenches are installed above the sole 10′ near an inner side of the periphery thereof and near an outer side of the positioning holes 11.

[0026] An insole 20′ is installed above the sole 10. A plurality of positioning nails 21′ are installed below the insole 20′. Between the positioning nails 21′ are formed with connecting pieces 211′ for connecting the nails so that the positioning nails 21′ are arranged continuously. The positioning nail 21′ to be embedded into the positioning hole 11′. The positioning nails 21′ are arranged continuously.

[0027] Therefore, by aforesaid assembly steps, the retaining surface 31′ in the whole mask vamp 30′ is bent downwards and the positioning nail 21′ is embedded into the through holes 32′ to be further combined with the positioning holes 11′ of the sole 10′. In separation, the vamp 30 is detached from the sole 10′ of the insole 20′.

[0028] The present invention has the following advantage:

[0029] 1. By the positioning nails 21 and 21′ and positioning holes 11, 11′, the vamps 30 and 30′, insoles 20 and 20′ can be assembled, detached and updating easily.

[0030] 2. Since in the present invention, trench 212 is installed in the positioning nail 21, which is buckled to the rib 111 in the positioning hole 11, the insole 20 is firmly secured to the sole 10.

[0031] 3. The present invention can be assembled easily and rapidly.

[0032] Therefore, the detaching work can be performed quickly. In using the user may update with different colors and styles.

[0033] 4. In the present invention, no seaming work is necessary so that time and labor are saved. Moreover, the present invention has a beautiful outlook.

[0034] 5. In the present invention, water-proof trenches 12 are installed above the sole 10′ near an inner side of the periphery thereof and near an outer side of the positioning holes 11.

[0035] The present invention is thus described, it will be obvious that the same may be varied in many ways. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the spirit and scope of the present invention, and all such modifications as would be obvious to one skilled in the art are intended to be included within the scope of the following claims.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/101, 36/11.5, 36/100
International ClassificationA43B3/10, A43B3/24
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/103, A43B3/246, A43B3/24
European ClassificationA43B3/24D, A43B3/24, A43B3/10B1A