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Publication numberUS2015479 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1935
Filing dateMar 5, 1935
Priority dateMar 5, 1935
Publication numberUS 2015479 A, US 2015479A, US-A-2015479, US2015479 A, US2015479A
InventorsHarry Koomruian
Original AssigneeHarry Koomruian
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sandal
US 2015479 A
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p 1935. H. KOOMRUIAN 2,015,479

SAND'AL Filed March 5, 1935,

Patented Sept. 24, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

This invention relates to sandals and has special reference to that type of sandal which has straps extending over the instep and forward portion of the foot, such sandals being preferably known as strap sandals.

such as a buckle, button or the like. However,

even such arrangements are not wholly efficient because if tongue buckles be used the spacing between the holes is apt to be such that when the tongue is engaged in one hole the strap will be too loose and when engaged in the next it will be too tight. Clamp buckles are generally too large and clumsy to produce a neat appearance and buttons cannot be moved from one position to another without leaving unsightly scars.

One important object of the present invention is to provide a novel strap sandal having an improved construction of straps which will automatically fit properly in their places over the foot.

A second important object of the invention is to provide a novel form of strap sandal having its straps formed of highly elastic material.

Even when the straps of such a sandal are formed of elastic gartering it is advisable, for ease in putting on the sandal as well as for beauty in appearance to form each strap in two parts connectible by a button sewed on one part and a button hole in the other part. Elastic gartering is, however, in itself not an entirely suitable material in which to form buttonholes since they are apt to tear out and become rough.

A third important object of the invention is to provide for a sandal having elastic material serving as straps straps which are in two parts, novel reinforcing means whereby a buttonhole may be formed in one of the parts without danger of its edges tearing out or becoming rough.

With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in general of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specially claimed.

In the accompanying drawing like characters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a sandal constructed in accordance with this invention.

Figure 2 is a plan view thereof.

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail plan of the connection portion of a strap showing the reinforcement for attachment of a button.

Figure 4 is a section on the line 44 of Figure 1.

It is to' be understood that the embodiment 5 of the invention shown in the accompanying drawing is to illustrate constructional features and that many different styles of ornamentalsandals may include these construction features.

In the construction'here shown there is disclosed a sandal having the usual sole l0 and heel! I. An instep strap l2 has its forward end attached to the toe portion of the sole l0 and extends rearwardly and upwardly therefrom. For purposes presently to be described this strap I2 is provided with pairs of slots l3, the several pairs being spaced longitudinally of the strap [2.

A front ankle strap consisting of a long section H5 and a short section l5 each of which has an end secured between the forward portion of the heel H and the adjacent portion of the insole. These ankle straps extend forwardly and upwardly from the points at which they are secured and the long section l4 extends through the rearmost pair of slots and then downwardly and rearward- 1y so that it may be connected to the free end of the short section l5 by suitable means such as the buckle I 6. A rear ankle strap I! is formed preferably in one piece and has its ends secured to the sole ID at points opposite each other and at the forward arch portion of the sole. This strap l1 extends from these points rearwardly and upwardly so as to pass around the ankle just above the wearers heel.

These instep and ankle straps are made of any suitable material and may be lined or not as desired.

Pairs of strap sections l8 made from elastic straps are arranged to overlie the instep and toe portions of the foot. The sections l8 of each pair are sewed at one end of each section to opposite points of the sole l 0, the several pairs having their securing points spaced longitudinally of the sole I0. These sections extend forwardly and upwardly from the points at which they are secured and pass at their free ends through the slots l3. On the free end. of one of eachpair of sections l8 there is sewed a button l9 while the other section of each pair has sewed thereon a reinforcement 20 of thin leather or other suitable material. Through the reinforcement 20 and the strap beneath the reinforcement there extends a buttonhole 2| to receive the button I 9. Thus, the ends of each pair of sections I8 may be connected and disconnected at will and the reinforcethe lengths of such straps may be made such that they will fit snugly over the forward parts of the foot when the wearers foot is in normal position as in standing upright. It will also be plain that these elastic straps will stretch when walking or dancing to thus permit free movement of the foot without the unpleasant binding attendant on the use of inelastic straps at these places.

There has thus been provided a simple and efficient sandal construction of the kind described and for the purpose specified.

It is obvious that changes may be made in the form and construction of the invention without departing from the principles involved. It is not therefore desired to confine the invention to the exact form herein shown and described but it is desired to include all such as come within the scope claimed.

What is claimed, is:-

1. A sandal having a sole, straps of elastic gartering arranged in pairs spaced longitudinally of the sandal, the straps of each pair each having an end connected to the sole with the points of connection for each pair disposed opposite each other, said straps being positioned to extend over the instep and toe portions of a wearers foot, a reinforcing piece of inelastic material sewed to the free end of one strap of each pair and having a buttonhole formed in the reinforcing piece and through the strap, a button fixed 5 on the free end of the other strap of the pair, and an instep strap having one end secured to the forward end of the sole and being provided with spaced pairs of slits through which the free ends of said straps extend from underneath the instep 10 strap with the buttons and buttonholes overlying said instep strap whereby the buttons are exposed to View.

2. A sandal having a sole, straps arranged in pairs spaced longitudinally of the sandal, each of 15 the straps of each pair having an end connected to the sole with the points of connection for each pair disposed opposite each other, said straps being positioned to extend over the instep and toe portions of a wearers foot, a fastening element 20 attached to the free end of one strap of each pair, said fastening element adapted to engage the free end of the other strap of each pair, and an instep strap having one end secured to the forward end of the sole and being provided with spaced 5 pairs of slits through which the free ends of said straps extend from underneath the instep strap with the said fastening elements overlying said instep strap.

HARRY KOOMRUIAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/11.5
International ClassificationA43B3/12
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/126
European ClassificationA43B3/12L