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Publication numberUS2101761 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1937
Filing dateFeb 19, 1936
Priority dateFeb 19, 1936
Publication numberUS 2101761 A, US 2101761A, US-A-2101761, US2101761 A, US2101761A
InventorsJoseph E Stagl
Original AssigneeCharles Stagl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metatarsal rubber cushion rest
US 2101761 A
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Dec. 7, 1937. v .1. 1-:. sTAGL METATARSAL RUBBER CUSHION REST Filed Feb. 19, 1936 Patented 7, 1937 `uNiTiazD sTATEs PATENT oFFlc-E 2,101.761 METATABSAL RUBBER CUSHION BEST Joseph E. Stall, to


This invention relates .to footwear, and its general object is to provide a metatarsal support for a shoe or the like that can be applied in position for use, during or after manufacturing the shoe, and is fixed against casual displacement or removal, for adequately supporting the metatarsal bones, so as to facilitate walking as well as to bring about utmost comfort to the wearer.

A further object is to provide a metatarsal support in the form of a pad of yieldable material, such as rubber or the like, to be secured within a recess in the bottom of the shoe, provided by an opening preferably in the outer and middle sole thereof, so as to be positioned against the insole directly below theintermediate metatarsal bones to cushion the same.

Another object of the invention is to provide a metatarsal support that is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to apply and extremely efficient in use and service.

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arragement of the several parts, to be vh'ere- 4 inafter fuly described, illustrated in the accom-A panying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like charactersdenote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a shoe with my support secured thereto, and with parts in section to illustrate the arrangement of the support with respect to the soles.

Figure 2 is a bottom plan view showing the support in position for use.

Figure 3 is a top plan view of the support per Figure 4 is a side elevation thereof. Referring to the drawing in detail, the letter A indicates a shoe that includes the usual outer sole B, an intermediate sole C and an insole D. In preparingthe shoe for the application of my support, an opening is provided in the outer and intermediate soles, to provide a recess with its inner end 'closed by the insole asl clearly shown in Figure l.

The recess is shown as being arranged in the soles at the transverse center thereof and for disposal in a position at the basel of the metatarsal bones for a purpose which will be later apparent. The support is in the form of a pad formed from resilient flexible material such as rubber or the like to provide a substantially flat body I of Brooklyn, N. Y., assigner Charles Stagl Application February 19, 1936, Serial No.

substantial triangular in Figures 2 and 3,

as best shown formation as best shown and the body is tapered into the upper ends thereof,

Formed on and surrounding the body at the lower end thereof is a flange 2, and the bottom or ground engaging portion of the body is rounded outwardly as at 3 or the upper surface or convexed as at I.

The body is of a size of convexed formation, while is likewise rounded outwardly to snugly ilt the recess and is secured therein by any suitable securing means such as cement while the flange is likewise secured to the outer sole, as best shown in Figure l, which also illustrates that the convexed upper surface of the body raises the insole D above its normal height, and of lcourse the raised portion follows the shape of raised portion being metatarsal bones, as

the convexed upper end, the disposed at the base of the will be apparent, with the result the bones are adequately supported, and

cushioned to bring walking, as well as about tending to prevent the formation of calli or the like on utmost comfort during the bottom of the foot.

D118 t0 the COIlVeXed lower 0I' ground engaging surface of the pad, that smooth rolling it will be further apparent action takes place during the walking movement of the wearer, and as the bones are cushioned. the pad facilities proper walking action and allows the wearer great 'distance without tiring or ed. It is thought from to walk a relatively becoming fathe foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.

It is to be understood that changes may made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.

What I claim isz- In a shoe having a recess extending from the insole and through the underside of the outer sole thereof, a metatarsal supporting pad formed from yieldable material to provide a body secured within the recess for disposal at the base of the metatarsal bones, with its outer side exposed to provide a ground engaging or tread surface, said body having a convexed upper surface to raise the insole and a convexed tread surface, and a flange surrounding the body at the tread surface thereof and being secured to the outer sole.


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U.S. Classification36/145, 36/59.00A
International ClassificationA43B7/14
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/14, A43B7/1445
European ClassificationA43B7/14A20M, A43B7/14