US 20080271343 A1
The invention relates to a dismantable shoe comprising two parts (1 and 2) which are independent of each other, but which can be fixed to one another using press-fastening elements (7 and 8) which can be combined with other fixing elements (9 and 10) such as Velcro strips. One of the aforementioned parts (1) comprises the corresponding sole (3) and the upper (4) of the shoe, while the other part (2) forms the heel (5) together with an insole comprising an integrated shank (6). The above-mentioned fastening elements (7 and 8) which are used to fix the two parts (1 and 2) to one another are provided on the sole (3) and on the insole (6), preferably at the waist of such elements.
1. A dismantable shoe, preferably being provided to comprise a woman's shoe, including a high heel or a low heel or flat or even a sandal, comprising:
a first part and a second part which are physically independent of each other, the first part comprising a corresponding sole and an upper while the second part comprises a heel with an insole of the shoe, said first part and said second part having complementary fastening means for fixing both parts together with the ability to be dismantled, allowing multiple combinations by simply having a set of parts of each type.
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The present invention relates to a dismantable shoe, basically formed by two parts which are physically independent of each other, one forming the sole and the corresponding upper, while the other part forms the heel together with the insole of the shoe, all carried out such that the two parts can be assembled and dismantled, allowing changing either of them and thus adapting at all times to clothing.
An object of the invention is to provide a dismantable shoe, preferably and essentially provided for women, being shoes with a high heel, flats, or even sandals which, in its formation and having a set of parts of each type (sole-upper and heel), allows multiple combinations so that the upper combines with different types of clothes, bags, etc.
Generally, women usually combine their shoes, or at least the color of their shoes, with the corresponding bag or clothes, so every time a woman changes bags, she needs to change her shoes, and vice versa.
This involves a considerable amount of money if the combination between at least bags and shoes is to be maintained, not to mention between shoes and clothes.
The shoe that is herein proposed has been conceived to solve the previously described problems by means of a simple but highly effective solution based on the fact that the shoe is formed by two parts or completely independent parts, one part forming the sole along with the upper and the other part forming the heel, insole with shank and heelpiece, such that these two parts are fixed to one another by means of press-fastening elements, which are concealed in the coupling and allow making the two parts independent so that the user, i.e. a woman, can by merely having a set of parts of each type, perform multiple combinations so that, for example, the upper combines with different types of clothes, bags, etc.
The heel will preferably form part of the corresponding shoe insole, although the two parts are fixed together quickly, providing suitable structural rigidity at the level of the waist, since it is precisely here where the press-fastening means are located, which fixing means can be complemented with other adherence means and/or VelcroŽ strips, which will be arranged at the level of the sole of the foot, assuring a strong and effective fixing and allowing a fast and easy assembly/dismantling.
As previously stated, the shoe can have a high heel, a low heel, it can be flat or a sandal, completely closed, open at the back, etc.
To complement the description being made and for the purpose of aiding to better understand the features of the invention according to a preferred practical embodiment thereof, a set of drawings is attached hereto in which the following is shown with an illustrative and non-limiting character:
As can be seen in the mentioned figures, the shoe of the invention basically comprises two parts (1) and (2), which are physically independent of each other, the first part comprising the sole (3) with the corresponding upper (4), the latter possibly being closed, open, sandal-type, etc., while the second part comprises the heel (5) combined with an insole (6) incorporating the shank, such that at the level of the waist both the sole (3) and the insole (5) corresponding to the two parts have press-fixing means (7) and (8) respectively, which can be formed by hook and eye type elements or the like,
The fixing by means of press-fasteners (7) and (8) provides suitable structural rigidity at the level of the waist of the shoe, which fixing can be complemented with VelcroŽ strip type means (9) and (10) provided precisely on the sole (3) and on the insole (6), logically participating in fixing the two parts together but nevertheless allowing a fast and easy assembly/dismantling of the two parts (1) and (2).
The press-fastening means (7) and (8) can be made not only in the area of the waist as depicted in the figures, but in other areas, such as the actual sole of the foot, in which case the previously mentioned adhering means (9-10) provided could be eliminated, these latter means (9-10) even being able to be provided in the area of intersection between the sole of the foot and the waist, etc.
Accordingly there are multiple embodiments in relation to the fixing means for fixing the parts (1) and (2) to one another, and there are multiple embodiments relating to the upper (4) and to the heel (5), which can be as depicted in the figure, the first one closed in the front and open in the back, and the second one forming an integral part of an insole with a heel, or it could have an open upper, etc.
It has additionally been provided that instead of forming a non-removable part of the insole (6), the heel (5) and insole (6) can be independent elements independent as depicted in
With a set of parts (1) and a set of parts (2), i.e. of upper-soles and heel-insoles, multiple combinations are possible by simply assembling and dismantling one part to and from the other in order to thus be adapted and obtain the combination of the upper (4) with different types of clothes, bags, etc.
Fixing means for directly fixing the heel to the back part of the sole corresponding to part (1), or complementary means both in the back part of said sole and in the front part of the heel, can also be provided to define a complementary retaining means of the corresponding heel for the purpose of immobilizing the latter in relation to the sole.