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Publication numberUS2252315 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1941
Filing dateDec 2, 1939
Priority dateDec 2, 1939
Publication numberUS 2252315 A, US 2252315A, US-A-2252315, US2252315 A, US2252315A
InventorsSilvia Doree
Original AssigneeSilvia Doree
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Scuff
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S. DOREE Aug.'12, 1941.

SCUFF Filed Dec 2, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOB 5/1. W!) 00955 BY 2 J/GATTORNEY S. DOREE Aug. 12, 1941.

SCUFF Filed Dec. 2, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR, 6/2 WA DOQEE BY W ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 12, 1941 UNITED STATES" PATENT OFFICE QU I Silvia Dore, New York, N. Y.

Application December 2, 1939, Serial No. 307,243 g 7 Claims. 501. 36-9) This invention relates to scuffs or slippers.

An object of this invention is to provide a scuff or slipper which will fit various sized feet and which is provided with means to retain the scuff on the foot.

Another object of this invention isto provide a scuff having water-proof sole and heel portions, and which is soft and foldable, so that the entire scuff may be rolled into compact shape.

Yet another object of this invention is to prO- vide a scuff in which the front or vamp portion is connected to the rear or counter portion by a flexible, resilient shank portion, to permit extension of the length of the scuff, and also to permit the counter portion to be folded about said shank portion forwardly into the vamp portion, so that the scuff may be compactly packed.

Still another object of this invention is to provide'a scuff having a counter portion with a strap at the front, and means at the instep portion of the vamp adapted to be engaged by the strap, to retain the scuff on the foot.

Still a further object of this invention is'to provide a'scuff which will accommodate feet of various Widths.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a strong and durable scuff of the character described, which shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, comfortable to wear, attractive in appearance, easy to don and doff, and yet practical and efficient to a high degree in use.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplifled in the construction hereinafter described,

and of which the scope of application will'be indicated in the following claims,

In the accompanying drawings, in which is shown various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of ing the invention, on a foot;

Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view scuff;

Fig. 3 is an elevational, cross-sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 2; N

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view 5-5 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 1-1 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 7a is a view similar to Fig. '7, but showing a scuff, embody% of the improved taken on "line the seam between the outer cover and lining at the vamp when the scuff is on a large foot;

Fig. 8 isa side elevational view of a scuff embodying the invention, and illustrating a modified construction, suitable particularly for a mans foot;

Fig. 9 is'an elevational, cross-sectional view ,of the. scuff shown in Fig. 8;

1 is a cross-sectional view taken on line Ill-I0 of Fig, 8; and

Fig. 11 is a cross-sectional view taken on line H-H of Fig, 8.

Referring now in detail to the drawings, l0 designates a scuff or slipper embodying the invention. The same comprises generally of a front or vampv portion II, and a rear or counter portion l2 interconnected by a shank portion [4.

The vamp portion H comprises an under-sole portion l and an inner-sole portion l6, stitched together all around by stitching H. The sole portion I5 may be made of Fabriko'id, or the like flexible, water-proof material.

The inner-sole portion I6 is preferably made of a soft woven plush, preferably having a high nap. I

Stitched to the sole by the stitching I1, is an outer cover l8 and an inner lining l9 therefor. The outer cover may be made of knitted velvet, and the inner lining of any suitable cloth such as knitted fluif. The lining I9 is stitched to the outer cover l8 by a line of stitching 20, extending around the rear edges of said lining and. cover, the thread used. for the stitching preferably being elastic.

.The outer cover I8 is shirred or gathered by a line of elastic stitching 2| across the instep and below the upper edge 22 of the vamp. The outer ends of the line of stitching 2| meet the line of stitching on opposite sides of the instep. Stitched to the portion 23 of the vamp, bounded by the lines of stitching 2| and. 20, and disposed above the line of stitching 2 I, are a pair of pompoms24, or other decorative articles, located at the instep.

The counter portion l2 comprises a bottom or under-sole 30., likewise made of Fabrikoid, or the like flexible, soft, water-proof material, and an inner sole 3| of woven plush having ahigh nap. The under-sole is stitched to the innersole 3| by a line of stitching 32. Stitched to the under-soleyand innersole, by said line of stitching 32, is an outer counter portion 33 and an inner lining 34 therefor. The lining. is stitched to the outercover 33 by vertical lines of stitching 35 at the front of the counter; and a top line .ofstitchingiifi extending all around the rear of the counter.-

'I'heouter cover 33 is likewise preferably made of knitted velvet or the like soft, flexible mathe counter portion, is an elastic strap 4|, likewise preferably made of chenille elastic webbing.

When the scuff is worn on the foot, the strap 4| is pulled over and beneath the pomepoms 24, to

keep the vamp from coming off the foot.

The outer cover I8 is preferably cut largerthan the inner lining I9, to permit rolling of the seamededge 20 which connects the lining to the outer cover, when a relatively large foot is put into the Vamp. Since the outer cover and lining are both madeof soft, flexible cloth, the seamed portion may roll, as illustrated in Fig. 7a of the drawings. Furthermore, both the lining and the outer cover being made of knitted fabric, have elasticity to permit stretching; and the elastic stitching 20, as well as the shirred stitching 2|, provides for expansion, so that the foot is snugly gripped around the arch and instep.

It will be obvious that the elastic vamp l4 may be stretched to permit the scuff to be worn by feet of Various lengths.

In Figs. 8, 9, 10 and 11, there is illustrated a scuff Illa, embodying a modified form of the invention, and suited more particularly for men.

The scuff Illa comprises likewise a vamp portion 50 and a counter portion 51 interconnected by an elastic shank portion 52, preferably made of chenilleelastic webbing. The vamp portion 50 comprises likewise an under-sole 54 of Fabrikoid, or the like flexible, water-proof material, and an inner-sole 55 of woven plush having a high nap.

Stitched to the under-sole and inner-sole, is an outer cover 59 and lining 60 therefor, constructed substantially similarly to the outer cover 18 and inner lining l9, and they are stitched together by an elastic seam 60a. The outer cover is'gatheredat the instep, as at 60b, by elastic thread. In the slipper Illa, however, the pompoms may-beomitted and the shank 52 extends not only at the bottom, but around the arch of the foot. The shank portion 52 is thus of substantially semi-circular or curved crosssection. Furthermore, the outer cover 65 and the lining 66 of the counter portion are made of the same materials as the counter of scuff l0, and are stitched together by an elastic seam 61 at the upper edge of the counter.

The scuff Illa will remain on the foot because of the gathered portion 601) on the vamp, the elastic seam 60a at the rear edge of the vamp, and the elastic seam 61 at'the upper edge of the counter.

It will be noted that the scuffs l0 and Illa are entirely soft and contain no stiff or rigid parts. The vamp may be rolled or folded about the elastic shank portion, so that the counter portion may be tucked into the vamp portion, for packing or for shipping purposes.

The scuffs are extremely comfortable to wear and fit sizes of various lengths and widths and will not come ofi the feet.

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which [the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various gaging portions spaced from each other, and a stretchable section interconnecting said fore and rear portions, the fore portion including a vamp having its instep engaging portion gathered by an elastic thread.

. 2. A scuff comprising fore and rear foot engaging portions spaced from each other, and a stretchable section'interconnecting said fore and rear portions, the fore portion including a vamp having its instep engaging portion gathered by an elastic thread, an elastic strap interconnecting the sides of the rear foot engaging portion, and means on the vamp to be engaged by the strap to'keep the scuff on the foot.

3. A scuff comprising fore and rear foot engaging porticns spaced from each other, and a stretchable section interconnecting said fore and rear portions, the fore portion including a vamp and the rear portion having sides interconnected by an elastic strap, and means on the vamp to be disengageably engaged by an intermediate portion of said strap to hold the strap in direct engagement with the vamp and to retain the scuff on the foot.

4. A scuff comprising fore and rear foot engaging portions spaced from each other, and a stretchable section interconnecting said fore and rear portions, the fore portion including a vamp comprising an inner lining and an outer cover, the rear edge of said inner lining being stitched to the rear edge of the outer cover, and said vamp having its instep engaging portion gathered by an elastic thread forming a line of stitching disposed across the instep engaging portion.

5. A scuff comprising fore and rear foot engaging portions spaced from each other, and a stretchable section interconnecting said fore and rear portions, the fore portion including a vamp comprising an inner lining and an outer cover, the rear edges of said outer cover and inner lining being stitched together to form a seam, said outer cover and lining being made of soft flexible material, and said outer cover being cut larger than the lining,

6. A scuff comprising fore and rear foot engaging portions spaced from each other, and a stretchable section interconnecting said fore and rear portions, said fore portion including a vamp comprising an outer cover and inner lining therefor, the rear edges of said outer cover and inner lining being stitched together by an elastic thread, said vamp having its instep engaging portion gathered by an elastic thread forming a line of stitching spaced from the seam which attaches the rear edge ofthe cover to the rear edge of the lining.

'7. A scuff comprising fore and rear foot engaging portions spaced from each other, and a stretchable section interconnecting said fore and rear portions, the fore portion including a vamp having its instep engaging portion gathered by an elastic thread, said fore and rear foot engaging portions being made of soft flexible material.

SILVIA DoRE'E.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/9.00R, 36/58.5, 36/97, D02/921, 36/102
International ClassificationA43B3/10, A43B3/26, A43B3/00, A43B3/24
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/101, A43B3/26, A43B3/24
European ClassificationA43B3/26, A43B3/24, A43B3/10B