|Publication number||US2068946 A|
|Publication date||Jan 26, 1937|
|Filing date||Aug 28, 1935|
|Priority date||Aug 28, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2068946 A, US 2068946A, US-A-2068946, US2068946 A, US2068946A|
|Original Assignee||Robert Ferguson|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (19), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
' Jamas, 1937. R FERGUSON 2,068,946
ATTACHMENT FOR FOOTWEAF.
Filed Aug. 28, 1955 ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 26, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to attachments for foot wear, and'has for an object to provide a cap which may be detachably mounted on the shoe and cover the toe of the shoe and also the vamp of the shoe to give -a novelty effect to the shoe.
A further object is to provide a cap which will be iiexible so as to hug the shoe snugly when applied and will take up very little room when detached so as to be conveniently carried in a handbag, brief case, pocket oi the automobile or otherwise.
A further object is to provide a one piece cap including a toe portion and Wings forming a vamp portion, both portions having snap fasteners clisposed around the marginal edges for attaching the cap to a shoe.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that various modiiications may be resorted to Within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the 'spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention. l
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe equipped with a cap constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is an enlarged cross sectional view through the shoe and cap.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, Ill designates a shoe, and in carrying out the invention the shoe is preferably equipped with studs II extending around thetip I2 and the vamp I3 of the shoe contiguous to the welt Il of the shoe, one of the studs being disposed at the top of the vamp contiguous to the lowermost eyelets I5 in which the shoe lace IE is laced.
The cap Il is preferably formed of a single U-shaped blank of thin leather, although other material may be used, and comprises a toe portion I8 adapted to conform to the contour of the tip I2 of the shoe, and a vamp portion I9 having rearwardly extending wings 20 adapted to conform to the contour of the entire vamp of the shoe and extend nearly to the counter 2| of the shoe. The tip is provided around the entire marginal edgewith sockets 22 ad-apted to snap over the studs II, one of the sockets being disposed to engage the stud I I below the lacing eyelets I5.
The cap I1 may be colored in any desired shade, or the vamp portion 20 may be colored one shade to the toe portion, and the latter colored a different shade, so that a two tone effect is presented on opposite sides of the tip deiining line 23 on the c-ap. Shoes, slippers, or other foot wear having an upper of one color and a vamp of another color may thus be converted through the use of these caps into foot wear of a novelty or sport type. Also these caps may be used in emergency for covering up a soiled surface of the shoe should the shoe itself become soiled in use.
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.
What is claimed is:
The combination with a laced shoe, of studs extending all the Way around the toe and the vamp of the shoe at the welt, a stud disposed on the vamp contiguous to the lowermost lacing eyelets of the shoe, a U-sh-aped blank of flexible material of different color than the shoe comprising a toe portion adapted to conform to the contour of the toe of the shoe. a vamp portion, rearwardly extending wings on the vamp portion, said vamp portion and wings being vadapted to conform to the contour of the entire vamp of the shoe and to extend to about the front edge of the heel counter of the shoe, sockets on the lower marginal edge of the toe and on the entire lower marginal edge of the vamp and wings of said blank adapted to snap over the studs of the shoe at the welt, and a socket on the upper marginal edge of the vamp of the blank adapted to engage said stud located below saidlacing eyelets.
i ROBT. FERGUSON.
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|U.S. Classification||36/1, 36/17.00R, 36/101, 36/72.00R|
|International Classification||A43B23/00, A43B23/20|