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Publication numberUS20060086005 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/035,132
Publication dateApr 27, 2006
Filing dateJan 12, 2005
Priority dateOct 25, 2004
Publication number035132, 11035132, US 2006/0086005 A1, US 2006/086005 A1, US 20060086005 A1, US 20060086005A1, US 2006086005 A1, US 2006086005A1, US-A1-20060086005, US-A1-2006086005, US2006/0086005A1, US2006/086005A1, US20060086005 A1, US20060086005A1, US2006086005 A1, US2006086005A1
InventorsRobin Yerian
Original AssigneeYerian Robin J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
High heel shoe insert
US 20060086005 A1
Abstract
The ‘High Hell Shoe Insert’ is to be used in conjunction with women's high heel shoes. The Insert sits under the ball of the foot, behind the toes, and in front of the arch of the foot. It is made of a clear, silicone gelatinous material. Silicone provides comfort and cushion to the ball of the foot, where women need it most while wearing high heel shoes. The clear color and unique shape, (that contours the ball of the foot), allow the insert to be undetectable when wearing open toed shoe styles, high heel sandals, evening shoes, and other revealing, fashionable high heel styles. The ‘High Heel Shoe Insert’ solves the problem of traditional pads used for close-toed shoe styles and traditional shoes. The size is small, it's clear, it provides more comfort, and it's designed to be very low-profile while wearing all sorts of revealing, open-toed, high heel shoe styles. It's thickness is approximately centimeter, just less than inch. It's top side is smooth and it's underside is more unfinished, rough, and sticky. (An adhesive tape strip may be used to help anchor the insert if necessary, but not necessary for most customers.)
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Claims(1)
1) What I claim as my invention is a ‘High Heel Shoe Insert’. See previously described product in paragraphs 1-4, above.
Description
  • [0001]
    This application claims priority of Provisional Application Ser. No. U.S. 60/622,103 filed on Oct. 25, 2004.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    Other previous foot inserts on the market have not been low-profile and could not be hidden under the ball of the foot when wearing revealing shoes—they were unseemly and could only be used in traditional close-toed shoe styles. In order to provide what is neceaary for an open toed revealing shoe style, the customer would have a project of cutting the insert to perhaps attain something that could be hidden. Therefore, they would not work for most high heel shoe styles that women wear today. Also, they were colorful, obvious to the eye, and the shape did not contour the ball of the foot specifically, but rather extended into the shoe to be worn with a traditional closed shoe type.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0003]
    My ‘High Hell Shoe Insert’ is to be used in conjunction with women's high heel shoes. The Insert sits under the ball of the foot, behind the toes, and in front of the arch of the foot and is made of a clear, silicone gelatinous material. Silicone provides comfort and cushion to the ball of the foot, where women need it most while wearing high heel shoes. Clear color and unique shape (that contours the ball of the foot) allow the insert to be undetectable when wearing open toed shoe styles, high heel sandals, evening shoes, and other fashionable high heel styles. My High Heel Shoe Insert solves the problem of traditional pads used for close-toed shoe styles and traditional shoes. The size is small, it's clear, it provides more comfort, and it's designed to be very low-profile when wearing all sorts of revealing, open-toed, high heel shoe styles. I have not found anything like it on the market. It's thickness is approximately centimeter, just less than inch. See drawings for more information on shape and size. It's top side is smooth and it's underside is more unfinished, rough, and sticky. (An adhesive tape strip may be used to help anchor the insert if necessary, but not necessary for most customers.)
  • BRIEF DECRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING
  • [0004]
    FIG. 1 shoes the left insert, view from the top.
  • [0005]
    FIG. 2 shows the right insert, view from the top.
  • [0006]
    FIG. 3 shows the insert, view from the side.
  • [0007]
    FIGS. 4 and 5 are photographs showing placement of Inert into shoe and clear silicone color.
  • [0008]
    All figures show a women's size 10-10 (women's size large). FIGS. 4 and 5 are color photographs, since the clear nature of the gel cannot be illustrated in drawings nor could it be shown in a black and white photograph.
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Referenced by
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US8490297Oct 10, 2008Jul 23, 2013Ginger GuerraIntegrated, cumulative-force-mitigating apparatus, system, and method for substantially-inclined shoes
US20090094856 *Oct 10, 2008Apr 16, 2009Ginger GuerraIntegrated, cumulative-force-mitigating apparatus, system, and method for substantially-inclined shoes
US20120227291 *Mar 7, 2011Sep 13, 2012Ori RosenbaumHigh-heeled foot apparel
US20130298423 *Dec 12, 2012Nov 14, 2013Theresa DaemHigh-Heel Shoe Insert
USD746568 *Jun 6, 2014Jan 5, 2016Sharone PiontkowskiInsole pads
USD747595Jun 10, 2014Jan 19, 2016Gavrieli Brands LLCSingle-sole shoe with stripe, midsole, blue sole, and contrasting upper
WO2010042221A1 *Oct 8, 2009Apr 15, 2010Ginger GuerraIntegrated, cumulative-force-mitigating apparatus, system, and method for substantially-inclined shoes
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/71
International ClassificationA43B19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/1445, A43B7/1425, A43B17/03, A43B1/0027, A43B19/00
European ClassificationA43B7/14A20M, A43B7/14A20B, A43B1/00C, A43B19/00, A43B17/03