US 2269815 A
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Jan. 13, 1942.
B. B. GOODMAN sHoE Filed Jam.v 11, 1939 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Jan. i3, 1942. B B, GOODMAN 269,815
Filed Jan. 1l, 1939 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 FIG- 4- Jan. 1.3, 1942. BQB. GOODMAN 2,269,815
sHoE l -F'iled Jan. l1, 1939 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 Patented Jan. 13, 1942 SHOE Benjamin B. Grooclnriang'1 Baltimore, Md., assigvnor of one-half to Harry Scheinberg, Baltimore, Md.
Application January 11, 1939,y seri-aim. 250,409.
2 claims. 1 (o1. :i6-a5) Myinvention consistsin a new and useful improvement inshoesand is designed to produce as hoe tobe worn by persons undergoing treatment'fonsuch deformities of the foot as talipes varus. and. talipes valgus, in which thev foot is inverted or evertedfrom the normall position. Under the method of treating such deformities, asI now practiced, the'foot structure is sodisposed as to effecta certain-desired relationship between the Vseveral parts, which relationship must be maintainedduring a denite period. Thereupon furthertreatment; produces a new relationship of theparts .which isY maintained through a definite period.v Such periodic changes in the relationship ofr` the parts of the foot structure may be numerous. `Since the patient requires the use of Va shoe onv the treated foot during the several periods of. treatment, it is Aobvious that there must be adequate provision for a-shoe which preciselycorresponds in its contour with the particular Condition. of the footin each period of the treatment. Toobviate the necessity of. providing a separate shoe designed. for the condition of the foot' in each period, I have devised my improved'shoe which is so constructed as `to be capable of manipulation to produce the proper contour suitable for the foot in each period of treatment. Since the treatment produces variations in the relation of the fore foot to the hind foot, my improved shoe is designed to provide relatively movable fore and hind portions. The structure of the sole andupper of my shoe is such that the fore and hind portions thereof can be manipulated to assume any one of a plurality of relations, to produce a shoe having the precise contour demanded by the peculiar relationship of the parts of the foot structure produced at any particular period of treatment. To effect this result, the fore and hind portions of my shoe are pivotally related at a point on the vertical aXis L passing through the calcaneo-cuboid joint of the foot for which the shoe is made.
The particularly novel and useful features of my improved shoe are the bi-partite sole and bi-partite upper mounted thereon, and the means for pivotally relating the two portions of the sole. My shoe comprises a two part outsole, a two part insole, with pivotally related connecting members mounted between the respective outsole and insole of each sole portion, a quarter attached to the posterior portion of the sole, and a vamp attached to the anterior portion of the sole, the quarter and Vamp having overlapping portions and means, such as eyelets and lacing, for temporarily connecting the `quarter and vamp. The connecting members ,of the.sole are provided with Ilocking means.. whereby they may be retained in', determined relations.
Il'have illustrated inthe drawings led herewith, and have hereinafter fully described certain specific embodiments of myinvention', but i1; is to be distinctlyunderstoodthat I donot consider my invention.toV be'liinited to said specific embodiments, butrefer forvits scope to the claims appended hereto.
vIn thedrawings: Y V Fig. 1 is a longitudinal verticalsection of my shoe.. I' I .1 Fig..2 is atranslerse vertical section on the line 2"-j2 of Fig. 1.` *y Fig. 3 is a longitudinalhorizontal section on the line 3-3 of Figfvl. i
Fig. 4 is a top plan viewfof thesole of my shoe,
illustrating the relation of the outsole, insole and pivotedconnecting members. Fig. 5Y is a top plan View of the outsole with the pivoted connecting members applied thereto.`
Fig.` 6 is 4a view similar Vto Fig. 5, illustrating the adjustment of the parts for van everted foot. Fig. 'T-isy a View similar to Fig. 5, illustrating the adjustment ofV theparts for an inverted foot. Fig 8 isa top plan View of one of the pivoted connecting members, and a bottom. plan View ci the other member.
Fig. 9 is a view similar to Fig. 5 of a modified form of my improved shoe.
Fig. 10 is a side elevation of the modified form of shoe.
As illustrated in the drawings, my improved shoe comprises the bi-partite sole consisting of the posterior portion A and the `anterior portion B, and the bi-partite upper consisting of the separate quarter C and vamp D. Each of the portions A and B comprises the usual outsole and insole. The outsole l of the posterior portion A has its forward edge 2 formed as an arcuate concavity and the outsole 3 of the anterior portion B has its rear edge 4 convexly arcuate to correspond with the edge 2. The outsoles l and 3 have suitably embedded therein and riveted thereto the co-acting pivotally related members 5 yand 6 respectively. The member 5 and the member 6 are provided with co-acting knurled faces 'l and 8 on their upper and lower surfaces respectively. The screw pivot-pin 9 is threaded in the member 5 and its slotted head I0 bears on the member 6. It is to be noted (Fig. 5) that the members 5 and 6 are so disposed relative to the outsoles l )and 3 that the member 5 extends forwardly of Athe junction of the edges 2 and 4, over the outsole 3. The insole II of the posterior portion A is mounted on the outsole I and member 5 and extends forwardly over a portion of the outsole 3, and its forward edge has an arcuate concavity I2 spaced slightly from the head I0 of the pivotpin 9, and rearwardly inclined shoulders I3. The insole I4 of the anterior portion B is mounted on the outsole 3 and the member 6 and its rear edge has an arcuate cavity I5 spaced slightly from the head I of the pivot-pin 9, and forwardly inclined shoulders I6. The heel I-I is suitably attached to the posterior portion A.
The vamp D is attached in the usual way to the anterior portion B, its lower rear edges I'I extending slightly rearwardly of the meeting edges 2 and 4 of the outsoles I and 3.' The'quarter C is attached in the usual way to the posterior portion A, its forward edges I8 extending over the rear of the vamp D somewhat forwardly of the pivot-pin 9, thereby causing the forward portion C' of the quarter C to overlap the rear portion D of the vamp D., It is to be noted that the lacing eyelets I9 in the portions C' and D' are disposed in registering positions. A single loose inner sole I overlying the portions A and B may be provided.
In Figs. 9 and 10, I have illustrated a modified form of my improved shoe. In this form, the forward edge A-I of the posterior portion A of the sole and the rear edge B-I of the anterior portion B of the sole are correspondingly beveled, thereby providing overlapping areas A-2 and Bf-2 of the posterior and anterior portions A and IB' respectively, the pivot-pin 9 being centrally disposed relative to these overlapping areas A-Z and B-2. In this modified form of my shoe, I have shown the rear portion D' of the vamp D enclosing the forward portion C of the quarter C.
From the foregoing description of the details of construction of my improved shoe, its operation and use will be obvious. Removal of the loose inner sole I renders access to the slotted head Ill of the pivot-pin 9 which maybe rotated by any suitable tool, thereby relieving tension between the faces 'I and 8 of the members and 6. The anterior portion B with vamp D may then be manipulated, relative to the posterior portion A and quarter C, so that the shoe assumes the desired configuration. The pivotpin 9 is then rotated by the head I 0, thereby locking the parts to maintain their determined relation. The inner sole I is replaced, and the shoe is ready for use.
Having described my invention, what I claim is:
l. In a shoe, the combination of a posterior outsole portion having a concave forward edge and a longitudinal recess in its inner face extending rearwardly from said edge; an anterior outsole portion having a convex rear edge received in the concavity of the posterior portion. and a longitudinal recess in its inner face extending forwardly from said convex edge, the two recesses being aligned; a lower hinge member disposed in the recess of the posterior portion and a portion of the recess of the anterior portion and fixed to the posterior portion; an upper hinge member disposed in the remaining portion of the recess in the anterior portion and fixed to the anterior portion; and a pintle pin pivotally relating said hinge members.
2. In a shoe, the combination of a posterior outsole portion having a concave forward edge and a longitudinal recess in its inner face extending rearwardly from said edge; an anterior outsole portion having a convex rear edge received in the concavity of the posterior portion, and a longitudinal recess in its inner face extending forwardly from said convex edge, the two recesses being aligned; a lower hinge member disposed in the recess of the posterior portion and a portion of the recess of the anterior portion and fixed to the posterior portion; an upper hinge member disposed in the remaining portion of the recess in the anterior portion and fixed to the anterior portion; a pintle pin pivotally relating said hinge members; a posterior insole portion attached to said posterior outsole portion and extending forwardly over a portion of said anterior outsole portion; and an anterior insole portion attached to said anterior outsole portion, the two insole portions having adjacent faces formed to provide a substantially circular passage for said pintle pin and V-shaped recesses projecting laterally from said passage.
BENJAMIN' B. GOODMAN.