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Publication numberUS2139885 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 13, 1938
Filing dateJul 15, 1938
Priority dateJul 15, 1938
Publication numberUS 2139885 A, US 2139885A, US-A-2139885, US2139885 A, US2139885A
InventorsDe Gironimo Enrico
Original AssigneeDe Gironimo Enrico
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Removable heel
US 2139885 A
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Dec. 13, 1938.



Patented Dec. 13 3938 This invention relates to footwear, particularly to shoes adapted for womens use, and more especially to the heel construction,

Notwithstanding the known detrimental effects of high heel shoes, they are the fashion and vogue, and as such must be endured.

' Such heels are usually made of wood, in different shapes, varying in length according 0 the fancy of purchaser, and provided at their extremities with a plate'of leather, rubber or similar substance, known as the lift, which becomes quickly worn, or, as is frequently observable, becomes loosened and lost, requiring replacement. It is therefore an object of this invention to provide detachable securing. means whereby heels of selected variant heights may be firmly secured on shoes of any ordinary construction.

A further feature is in the provision of means facilitating the renewal of heel lifts and of positively preventing their displacement when adiusted.

Another purpose is to produce a heel lift composed partially or wholly of rubber, leather or other suitable material.

These and other valuable Objects, which will appear as the description progresses, are accom- Plished by the novel and practical construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing,

0 constituting a material component of this disclosure, and in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a conventional type of womens shoe, showing in section a heel madein accordance with the invention.

the heel omitted and heel retaining plate'shown;

Figure 3 is a top plan nector plate.

Figure 4 is a bottom plan view of the heel body. a

A thin metallic plate It is held to the sole l5 so by rivets I'I passing therethrough, over which is I disposed an inner sole iii.

The plate It is preferably formed with an angular projection i9 at its front edge extending in advance of the heel proper, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, and is provided, along its side and rear Figure 2 is a bottom plan viewof the same,

view of the heel con-.

The heel body proper 28, usually made of wood, I

is fitted to seat on the under surface of the plate 2| and contains an opening into which the boss 24 is tightly fitted to act as a dowel, while a plurality of screws 29, passing through the plate into 1' the heel'maintain it rigidly in place.

Fitted to the lower end of the heel body 28 is a metal washer plate 30 held securely, by screws 3| and dowel pins 32 thereon, this plate having in its lower side anequilateral triangular recess 20,

33 receptive of a correspondingly shaped projection 34 on a plate 35 which forms the foundation of a lift 36.

This lift may be composed entirely of leather, rubber or the like, but preferably is formed in two sections 3'|-38 each of a different kind of material for resisting .wear.

A countersunk hole 39 passes axially through the lift to permit passage of the .clamp screw 25, threaded into the boss 24, firmly binding the structure together.

Obviously the screw will vary in its length in conformity with the length of the heel body. 23, and must be removed whenever a fresh lift is to be substituted.

a 35 Although the foregoing is descriptive of the preferred embodiment of the invention, it will be apparent that minor changes may be made in its construction, without the exercise of invention or conflicting with the scope of the claims hereto 40 appended.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A shoe heel comprising a plate fixed to the sole of a shoe and having an inwardly inclined border flange constituting a socket, a second plate having a downreaching dowel securedin said socket, a heel body held to said second plate, a

heel, lift, means to prevent twisting of said lift relative to said body, and means to clamp said lift and body to said second plate.

2. A shoe heel comprising a socket fixed on the sole of a shoe, said socket having a forward extension, a plate secured in said socket and exis tending coincidently with its extension, a down reaching dowel on said plate, a heel body engaged by said dowel and secured to said plate, a washer fixed on the bottom of said body, said washer having a triangular opening, a lift fixed on said washer, a projection on said lift to engage in the mentioned opening, and a screw passing through the lift, washer and body to engagein said dowel..

3. Ashoe heel comprisingasocket flxedson the mmrcoipm GIRONIMO.

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US9220317Sep 20, 2010Dec 29, 2015Gabrielle GreenTransitional shoe with screw-on heel
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U.S. Classification36/42, 36/152, D02/965, 36/82, 36/36.00R
International ClassificationA43B21/00, A43B21/36
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/36
European ClassificationA43B21/36