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Publication numberUS2219123 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 22, 1940
Filing dateMay 5, 1938
Priority dateMay 5, 1938
Publication numberUS 2219123 A, US 2219123A, US-A-2219123, US2219123 A, US2219123A
InventorsSamuel Wold
Original AssigneeAlfred Johnson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ice skating shoe
US 2219123 A
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oct. 22, 1940.

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Patented Oct. 22, 1940 UNITED STATES ICE SKATING SHOE Samuel Wold, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Alfred Johnson, Chicago, Ill.

Application May 5, 1938, Serial No.` 206,114

1 Claim.,

This invention relates to skating shoes in general andv particularly to an ice skating shoe whereby the ice skates `are permanently fastened to the shoes.

` The primary object of the present invention is to provide an ice skating shoe with a reinforcement to maintain the shoe in proper position with respect to the skate during all positions ofthe skate on the ice; to prevent the counter of the 10 shoe from bending, becoming permanently displaced or becoming weakor bulgy; to reinforce the connection between the shoe and the skate whereby the shoe will remain in proper position with respect to the heel plate of the skate and 1l prevent the shoe from deforming laterally during use; to provide a reinforcement in the shoe with respect to the skate so as considerably to reduce deterioration of the joints and stitches due to continuous wetting and drying of the skate during use; to rigidly support the shoe with respect to the skate but at the same time permit a suflicient amount of exibility, which a good skate shoe should have.

Numerous other objects and advantages will be g5 apparent throughout the progress of the following specification.

'Ihe accompanying drawing illustrates a selected embodiment of the invention and the views therein are as follows:

Fig. 1 is a detail elevational view of a shoe, parts being broken away for the sake of clearness Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the improved 35 strengthening member;

Fig. 4 is a detail perspective View thereof; and Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view on the line 5-5 of Figs. 3 and 4.

'Ihe combined ice skate and shoe herein shown 40 for the purpose of illustrating the invention comprises a skate I upon which there is rigidly mounted a shoe II. The skate I0 comprises the longitudinal tubular portion I2 to which the runner I3 is rigidly fastened. A tubular portion 45 I4 is attached to the tube I2 and rigidly supports a sole plate I upon which the sole of the shoe is fastened. A rear tube I6 is also xed to the tube I2 and carries a heel plate I'I which supports the heel structure of the shoe II. The tube I6 is 50 higher than the tube I4 so as to maintain the heel portion of the shoe at a higher elevation than the sole portion as is customary in all shoes, the tubular section I6 taking the place of the conventional leather heel in ordinary walking 55 shoes, thereby maintaining the proper relation- (Cl. 36-Z.5)

ship in the ice skating shoe asregards the heeled walking shoe. I The shoe II comprises a sole portion I8 which extends continuously from the toe of the shoe to the end of the heel in the usual manner, as clear- 5 ly shown in Fig. 1. The body portion or sides II9 of the shoe extend inwardly and are arranged on top of the sole I8, as indicated at 2D, being reduced at 2 IV so as to eliminate bulkiness inside of the shoe. The counter 22 ofthe shoe extendsv in- 10 wardlyon top of the inturned edge of the side' portions, as indicated at 23, also being'reduced in thickness to a thin edge, as indicated at'24. Any inner sole 25 is arranged on top of the inturned portions 20 and 23 of the outer portion and 15 counter. In conventional ice shoes it has been the practice to pass rivets through the metal plate I1, the outer sole I8, and the inner sole 25 to maintain the parts in position. However, it has been found that this conventional arrangement is insucient to stand the abuses to which ice skating shoes are subjected, and therefore the present invention contemplates the use of a strengthening member 26 to render the skate and shoe more rigid but at the same time per- 25' mitting the flexibility required.

The reinforcing member comprises a heel portion 2l which is thinner at its inner edge 28 and increases in thickness toward the rear, as indicated at 29, there being an integral upstanding so flange 30 which decreases in thickness from its juncture 3l to its upper edge 32. This reinforcing member 26 is arranged inside of the shoe and rests upo-n the upper surface of the sole 25, as clearly sho-wn in Fig. 2.

Rivets 33 pass through the metal heel plate I1, the outer sole I8, the portions 20 and 23 of the shoe sides and counter, respectively, and also through the base portion 29 of the reinforcing member 26. Other fastening or supporting means, such as stitching 34, also pass through all the aforementioned parts with the exception of the metal heel plate Il. The rivets 33 have their upper surfaces 35 properly clinched and pressed into the leather body 29 of the reinforcing member 26 so as to be smooth on the inside of the shoe. Stitching 36 passes through the outer body I9 of the shoe, the counter 22, and the upstanding ange 3U of the reinforcing member 26, and, inasmuch as the reinforcing side soles 30 taper to a relatively sharp point 32, there is no bulkiness or corners or sharp edges to bother the feet of the wearer.

It has been found in actual practice that the fastening of a reinforcing member inside of an ice skating shoe in the manner herein taught considerably strengthens the shoe, gives the shoe longer life, and causes the shoe to be more rigidlyattached to the skate, but at the same time allows a certain amount of flexibility. The reinforcing member may be cemented, sewed, stapled, riveted. or otherwise secured to the inside of the shoe to reinforce the insoles, outsoles and counters at the most critical point of the shoe. The reinforcing member is particularly desirable in a shoe which requires strength and durability in the counters.

It has been found that by using metal wire for the stitching 36 the life of the shoe has been considerably enhanced and `increased over the use of non-metal stitches because non-metal stitching would deteriorate in use because of the alternate and continuous wetting and drying to which the shoe is subjected during use.l

The invention, therefore, provides means for reinforcing and rigidly fastening a shoe to a skate, and reducing deterioration to a considerable extent without in any way affecting the comfort of the skate. In fact, the addition of the reinforcing member as well as reinforcing the shoe adds additional comfort to the shoe, not only because of the comfort provided but because it prevents the shoe from shifting in an .i angular position during the skating stride.

By the term leathen as employed herein, is included artificial and imitation leather having the general properties of leather for use in the present art.

Changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacriicing any of its advantages and the right is hereby reserved to make all such changes as fairly fall within the scope of the following claim.

The invention is hereby claimed as follows:

A skating shoe and attached skate construction comprising a heel plate for thev skate, an outer sole for the shoe, an inner shoe sole arranged above the outer sole, a shoe body, a counter, the counter and shoe body having their lower edges contacting and arranged between the Vinner and outer soles, a reinforcing member mounted within the heel portion of the shoe and upon the inner sole and comprising a unitary continuous leather heel receiving sheath having a continuous lower wall disposed upon the upper surface of the inner sole, continuous, integral, upwardly extending flange portions formed about the sides and rear of said lower wall, said reinforcing member being locatedcompletely interiorly of said inner sole and counter, spaced rows of fastening means extending through the body portion, the counter and the flange ofthe reinforcing member at the sides thereoffadjacent the sole portion' and. fastening means extending through said heel plate, said inner' sole, said outer sole and the lower 'Wall 'of said SAMUEL woLD.

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U.S. Classification280/11.3, 280/11.12, 36/68, 36/115
International ClassificationA43B5/16
Cooperative ClassificationA43B5/1641
European ClassificationA43B5/16S