|Publication number||US2189489 A|
|Publication date||Feb 6, 1940|
|Filing date||Feb 14, 1939|
|Priority date||Feb 14, 1939|
|Publication number||US 2189489 A, US 2189489A, US-A-2189489, US2189489 A, US2189489A|
|Inventors||Fritz John J|
|Original Assignee||Fritz John J|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (15), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 6, 1940. FRITZ 2,189,489
ANTISLIPPING SHOE Filed Feb. 14, 1959 Patented Feb. 6, 1940 UNITED ySTATES PATENT OFFICE 'y y .-2,1s9,4s9 ,l ANTisLIrrINGvsHoE John J. Fritz, Bradford, Pa. Application February 14, 1939, serial No. 256,354
This invention relates to an antislipping shoe,
and it is an object of the invention to provide a device of this kind which can be readily worn in connection with a shoe and which provides means to effectively protect the wearer against slipping on 1ce.
It is also an object of the invention to provide an article of this kind embodying means whereby the same is effectively maintained in applied position and wherein the sole or heel portion or both are provided with an outer lamination of a character which will not slide or slip upon ice.
'I'heinvention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved antislipping shoe whereby certain important advantages are attained and the article rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.
In order that my invention may be the better understood, I will now proceed to describe the 25 same with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein- Figure 1 is a view in top plan of an antislipping shoe constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention; I
Figure 2 is a view in side elevation of the device as illustrated in Figure 1 and in applied position upon a shoe;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary bottom plan view of the sole portion of the device as herein disclosed;
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 1;
Figure 5 is a fragmentary view in top plan of the heel portion of the article as herein comprised.
.As disclosed in the accompanying drawing, my improved antislipping shoe is of a sandal type andv comprises an inner sole I of rubber fabric or the like and which is of required configuration. The forward or sole portion of the member I has adhesively or otherwise secured thereto an outer antislipping lamination 2 which, as herein disclosed, comprises a series of overlapping ylayers of woven fabric, such as canvas, held together by the rows 3 of stitching. The rear or heel portion ofthe sole member I initially is of a size greater than the heel portion of the shoe S and said heel portion of the sole member I is provided with a substantially U-sh'aped slit 4 having its ends inwardly disposed. The portion 5 of the member I defined by the slit A'I underlies the heel of the shoe and the outer face of such portion 5 has adhesively or otherwise secured thereto the antislipping lamination 6 similar to the lamination 2 hereinbefore referred to. l
The slit 4 provides an elastic holding loop 1 8 which is adapted to be engaged over and around the heel portion of the shoe as shown in Figure 2 to provide effective means for holding the anti-` slipping `shoe or sandal in position. 'I'he central part of the strap 1 has suitably secured thereto the outer end portion of an elasticv strap' 8, the opposite end portion of which is suitably secured to the rear extremity of the heel portion 5 at the transverse center thereof. This strap 8 serves to effectively maintain the heel portion 5 close 15 against the under surface of the heel of the shoe.
The forward -or toe portion of the member I has secured to the opposite marginal portions thereof the elastic loop 9 in which the toe of the shoe S is inserted whereby the forward portion of the member I is effectively maintained in position. It is also of advantage to have suitably secured to the central portion yof the loopI member 9 the extremity of an elastic toe strap I0 which extends forwardly from the loop 9 and secured to the forward extremity of the member I at the transverse center thereof.
The heel portion 5 of the member I is provided at its side portions with the upstanding positioning members Il. As illustrated in the accompanying drawing, these members I I compris-e wire loops each substantially in the form of an inverted U. These loops are suitably secured between the heel portion 5 and the applied lamination 6 although, if preferred, these upstanding members Il may be molded as part of the heel portion 5.
From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that an antislipping shoe constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and `it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification without departing from the principles yand spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention lin practice except as hereinafter claimed. y
1. An antislipping overshoe comprising an inner sole member, the rear portion of the member being provided with an elastic loop to engage over and around the heel portion of a shoe, a toe receiving strap carried by the forward portion of the member, a lamination of antislipping material secured to and disposed over the under face of the forward portion of the sole member, said sole member having a rear portion to underlie the heel of the shoe, a strap connecting the rear portion of the heel portion of the sole member and the loop for holding said heel portion in position upon the shoe when said loop is disposed over and around the heel, and an antislipping lamination overlying and secured to the under face of said heel portion.
2. An antislipping overshoe comprising an inner sole member, the rear portion of the member being provided with an elastic loop to engage over and around the heel portion of a shoe, a. toe receiving strap carried by the forward portion of the member, a lamination of antislipping material secured to and disposed over the under face of the forward portion of the sole member, said sole member having a rear portion to underlie the heel of the shoe, a strap connecting the rear portion of the heel portion of the sole member and the loop for holding said heel portion in position upon the shoe when said loop is disposed over and around the heel, an antislipping 1amination overlying and secured to the under face of said heel portion, and upstanding retaining members carried by the opposite sides of the heel portion.
JOHN J. FRITZ.
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|International Classification||A43C13/00, A43C13/02|