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Publication numberUS2005007 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1935
Filing dateJan 19, 1935
Priority dateJan 19, 1935
Publication numberUS 2005007 A, US 2005007A, US-A-2005007, US2005007 A, US2005007A
InventorsJacob Sandler
Original AssigneeJacob Sandler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2005007 A
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J. SANDLER Jun 18, 1935.


Filed Jan. 19, 1935 Patented June 18, 1935 SHOE Jacob Sandler,

Brookline, Mass.

Application January 19, 1935, Serial No. 2,454

2 Claims.

This invention more particularly relates to a shoe of the so-called moccasin type, which, although similar in many respects to an ordinary shoe, has a particularly low cut quarter and 5 vamp, and no lacing opening, or similar means at the front for drawing the vamp portion of the shoe tightly over the instep, so that difculty is encountered in securing the shoe to the foot in a manner which will prevent slipping at the heel and will hold the shoe as firmly in position on the foot as an ordinary shoe which, for example, is laced tightly over the instep.

The object of my invention is to provide a form of lacing for a shoeoi the type above referred to which will enable the shoe to be rmly attached to the foot, so that the lacing will practically have the eiect of a shoe having an ordinary laced vamp, which extends over the instep and which has a counter portion of suiiicient height to grasp the heel rmly.

I accomplish this object by providing a shoe of the type above referred to having a lacing which is inserted at the back of the shoe and is extended along each side to the vamp or tongue portion and through the latter portion at each side, from which point each lacing end portion is extended across the instep of the foot and reengaged with the shoe at the front ends of the heel stiffener, or counter, so that said end portions may then be drawn over the instep portion of the foot at a higher point and.

tied together.

For a more complete disclosure of the invention reference is now made to the following speciiication, in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan View and Fig. 2 a side elevation of a shoe embodying my invention.

Figs. 3, 4 and 5 are detail sectional views at lines 3 3, 4 4 and 5 5, respectively, of Fig. 2.

In the drawing a shoe I of moccasin type is illustrated, having a continuous tongue, or vamp extension 2 attached to the Vamp at the front of the shoe.

According to my invention a series of lacing eyelets 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, and 8, are placed at intervals in each side of the shoe from the back to a point adjacent the edge of the tongue 2 and a pair of eyelets 9 and I0 are placed in the tongue 2 adjacent eachside edge thereof, the eyelets 3 to 8 in the sides being preferably placed in a trimming strip II, as shown on Fig. 4, which overlaps the outer side of the upper and is stitched thereto at its edge forming a pocket at each side edge of the shoe, and the eyelets 9 and IIJ being passed entirely through the tongue 2.

Also, an eyelet I2 is placed in each side of the shoe adjacent the front end of the heel or counter portion and slightly below the vline of the eyelets 3 to 8, the eyelets I2 being passed entirely through the strip I I andthe upper to the inner side of the shoe, as shown in Fig. 5.

A lacing I3 is provided, equal portions of which are iirst passed through the rear eyelets 3 at each side and through the pocket formed by strip I I, as in Fig. 3, then out and in successively through the side eyelets 4, 5, 6, 'I and 8, then inward through the eyelets 9 and out through the eyelets I0. From this point each lacing portion is passed over the instep of the foot (indicated in dotted line outline), so that said portions cross at the front thereof and then they are passed outward through the side eyelets I2 and drawn up over the foot above the'point where they are crossed, and drawn tight and then tied together as indicated.

As thus arranged the lacing firmly grasps the instep of the foot adjacent the top end of the tongue and at a point a distance thereabove, se-

curely drawing the top portion of the tongue down onto and about the instep and at the same time the lacing by engagement with the eyelets I2 and the oblique strain, towards the front of the foot, acts to draw the heel portion snugly against the heel of the foot, so that slipping up and down at the heel is eiiectively prevented,

I claim:

1. A shoe having a lace-receiving pocket extending along the top edge of the upper at each side from the rear end to the vamp portion at the front of the shoe opening, and a lacing having each half portion thereof extended through said pockets at each side from the rear to the front, then through said vamp portion, then obliquely crosswise and rearward and through each side of the shoe upper adjacent the iront of the heel portion, to permit the lace end portions to be drawn forwardly and tied together at the front of the foot of the wearer.

2. A shoe having a series of lace-receiving apertures at each side adjacent the -top edge and extending from the rear end to points'adjacent the vamp portion and at each side of the vamp portion adjacent the shoe opening, and a lacing having each half portion thereof extended through said side apertures from the rear towards the front and through said vamp portion apertures, then obliquely crosswise and rearward through each side of the shoe upper adjacent the front of the heel portion, to permit the end portions to be drawn forwardly and tied together at the front of the foot of the wearer.


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US2820308 *Jun 10, 1952Jan 21, 1958Handcraft Company IncArticle of footwear
US3135060 *Apr 10, 1962Jun 2, 1964Sebago Moc CompanyMoccasin type shoe
US4619058 *Apr 30, 1985Oct 28, 1986Gumbert Jerry FFootwear corresponding to physiology
US4942678 *Aug 8, 1988Jul 24, 1990Gumbert Jerry FFootwear
WO1992000021A1 *Jun 27, 1990Jan 9, 1992Gumbert Jerry FFootwear
U.S. Classification36/58.5, 36/11, D02/924
International ClassificationA43C11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C11/004
European ClassificationA43C11/00C