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Publication numberUS2302596 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1942
Filing dateMar 27, 1941
Priority dateMar 27, 1941
Publication numberUS 2302596 A, US 2302596A, US-A-2302596, US2302596 A, US2302596A
InventorsAlbert Bigio
Original AssigneeAlbert Bigio
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe
US 2302596 A
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A. Blcslo Y Nov. 17, 1942.

SHOE

Filed March 27, 1941 Patented Nov. 17, 1942 UNlTED STATES PATENT UFFICI?.

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.uhm Bigio, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application Maron z'z, 1941, serial No. 385,505

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9 Claims.

This invention relates to shoes and to means for attaching uppers to soles and more particularly to apparatus and devices for interchangeably fitting various sizes and styles of uppers on the same sole, though it is noted that in some 'of the claims the invention is not limited to shoes, nor even to human foot wear.

One object of the invention is to provide an improved device or apparatus of this kind which enables a customer to obtain a suitably sized sole by seeing how the sole ts his foot and then select from a great variety, an upper for the sole which is especially suited to the contours of his foot so it may relieve cors and bunions and to suit the fancy of the customer.

Other objects of the invention are to provide an improved shoe of this kind which may be taken apart and packed into a small spaceand one which can conveniently and quickly be removed from or put on the foot.

Additional objects of the invention are to effect simplicity and efficiency in such an apparatus and to provide an extremely simple device or apparatus of this kind which is economical, durable, `and reliable in operation, and economical to manufacture.

Still other objects of the invention will appear as the description proceeds; and while herein details of the invention are described in the specification and some of the claims, the invention as described in the broader claims is not limited to l mean the difference between on time and late.

these, and many and various changes may be made without departing from the scope oi' the invention as claimed in the broader claims.

The inventive features for the accomplishment of these and other objects are shown herein in connection with a shoe having an upper divided vin the rear portion thereof and slide fastener means to close the rear portion and to attach the upper to the sole.

Such a shoe can be made up from a wide variety of uppers and soles so that the same soles may be employed with uppers for day wear or other uppers for evening wear. Persons may have various sizes of uppers on the same sole, thus enabling a customer to have the uppers as well as the soles fitted according to their particular foot shapes. The same uppers can be fitted with different types of soles such as spiked soles for golf wear and tapped soles for dancing, thereby resulting in great economy.

If the shoes get wet the uppers can be removed and spread out so that all parts of the shoe can be quickly dried without over heating to damage any part of the shoe. Should the shoes be put Soldiers will save time dressing so that they may get ready more quickly for their formations and other duties. Nurses can get shoes on babies feet much more easily since the foot need not be forced into the shoe the shoe being put around the foot instead. This feature makes this class of shoe also especially adapted for wear by animals such as dogs, horses and the like.

While the invention relates to shoes in general it is understood to relate to rubber over-shoes, boots, booties, galoshes, slippers and other forms of foot wear.

In the accompanying drawing showing, by way of example, three of many possible embodiments of the invention,

Fig. 1 shows one form of the invention applied to a shoe;

Fig. 2 shows a rear view of a shoe embodying another form of the invention;

Fig. 3 shows a modification of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 4 is a plan View of the sole of a shoe.v

The same reference characters are used to designate the same or corresponding parts in all figures.

In a shoe a sole portion I0 is provided with an upwardly projecting flange Il of leather, cloth, fiber, or other suitable material, attached to the sole portion by stitching, nailing, adhering or any other means. The rear part of the flange which may be integral with the forward part is extended upwardly to vform a counter I2. Il of the upper is made up of the toe, vamp, and top components Il, I5 andIS.

The detachable main part I3 of the upper is attached to the flange and counter by slide fastening means I 8 extending from the uppermost parts of the top I6 and the counter I2, downwardly and forwardly and then around the lower part of the upper part of the toe and backwardly on the other side of the shoe substantially symmetrically to the course just described.

The instep part of the top I6 may be laced in the usual manner to afford "adjustability, or a dummy lace may be used to simulate ordinary construction. In some instances the lacing may be omitted entirely and the instep left plain thereby facilitating shining or polishing the shoe,

The main part While the flange il is shown intermediate the soie portion ld and the removable'portion of the it, the flange may be omitted and the fastener means i8 may be extended down to the sole portion so that the upper i3 is attached directly to the sole, as shown in Fig. 3.

@ne modincation of the invention is shown ln 2, wherein the ilange l l is carried around the sole l@ at substantially the same height. The upper is divided at the rear of the counter into parts il@ and 2l. A slide fastener means i8 extends along the flange edge from a part in the rear thereof` around the shoe and then up the back o the counter thereby both attaching the upper to the sole and uniting the divided counter. The fastener, though shown to end at the lower part of the counter, might be started there.

' Another modication of the invention is shown in `Fig. 3. An ankle brace 22 of stift suitable macrial such as heavy leather or steel is securely mounted on the rear part of the sole lo, with its edges directed laterally. The brace may be covered with leather or cloth so that the hooks or the slide fastener means i8 may he attached at the edges. The two portions d, 2i of the counter are attached to the respective edges of the brace and to the sole by the slide fastener means be ginning at the top or" one edge ci the brace and extending downwardly to the so-le portion at the heel. around the shoe and up along the other edge oi the brace to the top thereof. Such a shoe is especially desirable for atheletes as the brace 22 revents many turned ankles while the counter halves Eil, 2i may be o soit material to allow tree movement of the ankle. Should any accident to the foot befall the wearer, the shoe can be removed by opening the upper and removing the sole with a minimum of injury to the foot.

The ange il shown in Figs. 1 and 2 may be used with the Inodication in Fig. 3 and also may he omitted from Figs. l and 2 as shown in Fig. 3.

Soft flexible strips of leather, fabric, rubber or other suitable material may be secured to the margins adjacent to the fastener means so as to cover the means and give the shoean appearance of having a continuous surface as though no fastener means were present, as an original ordinary shoe.

Having thus described my invention what is claimed is:

l. A shoe comprising a sole portion; an upwardly projecting strip having laterally directed edges and mounted on said sole portion a removable upper adapted to nt on said sole portion and to t to the edges of said strip, and a slide fastener means for attaching said upper to said sole portion and to said strip and extending from the upper end of one edge downwardly to said sole portion around said sole portion, and back to upper end of the other edge of said strip.

2. A shoe comprising a sole portion; a flange mounted on the upper face of the marginal portion and around said sole portion; a counter integral with said flange; an upper portion complementar' to said ange and counter and a slide fastener for attaching said upper portion to said flange and counter.

3. ,a shoe comprising a sole portion; a ange mounted on the upper face of the marginal portion and around said sole portion; and provided with an integral upwardlyprojecting strip in the part of the counter region; a removable upper complementary to said iiange and strip and divided in the rear portion of the counter of said upper, and slide fastening means for attach lng said upper to said strip and flange and extending from the top of said strip downwardly and along the counter, vamp and top portions of the ange back to the top of the other edge of said strip. Y

4. A shoe comprising a, sole portion; an upwardly projecting ankle brace mounted on the rear of-said sole portion andhaving laterally directed edges; an upper extending to meet the edges of said brace, and slide fastener means for attaching each rear edge of the upper to the respective edges of said brace and to said sole portion.

5. A shoe comprising in combination a sole having a heel portion; a substantially symmetrical upwardly projecting ankle portion mounted on said heel portion; an upper having the rear thereof of substantially the same height as said ankle 'portion and complementary thereto; and continuous slide fastener means for attaching said upper to said sole and to said ankle portion; said means beginning at the upper edge of said ankle portion and continuously extending downwardly and forwardly around and adjacent said sole then symmetrically up the ankle portion; whereby the' shoe may present a substantially conventional appearance; and the upper may be disposed on a foot normally resting on said sole without adjustment of the upper and the fastener means united at the starting point thereof with the upper engaging the ankle portion or sole at no other point and the upper attached to the remainder of the shoe to snugly t the foot of a wearer by the operation of only one set of slide fastener means.

6. A shoe comprising in combination, a sole portion; an upwardly projecting ankle brace mounted on the rear portion of said sole portion and having laterally directed edges; an upper extending rearwardly to meet the edges of said brace; and slide fastener means for attaching said upper directly to the marginal portions of said sole portion and to the edges of said brace; said means beginning at the upper end of said brace and continuously extending downwardly down one of the edges then forwardly and around the marginal portions of the sole portion and then up the opposite edge to the top of the brace; whereby when the foot of a wearer is normally disposed on said sole portion said upper may be disposed on the foot andv attached to the sole portion and brace.

7. A shoe comprising in combination s. sole having a heel portion; an upwardly projecting ankle portion mounted on said heel portion; an upper having the rear thereof of substantially the same height as said ankle portion and complementary thereto; and a continuous slide fastener means for attaching said upper to said sole and said ankle portion; whereby said upper may be laid over a foot disposed on the sole portion and attached to said ankle and sole portion with only one series of slide fastener means.

8. A shoe comprising in combination a sole having a heel portion; an upwardly projecting ankle portion mounted on said heel portion; an upper having the rear thereof of substantially the same height as said ankle portion and complementary thereto; and slide fastener means for attaching said upper to said sole and said ankle portion.

9. A shoe comprising in combination a sole having a heel portion; a narrow upwardly projecting ankle portion permanently mounted on the rear of said heel portion; an upper having moese@ 3- ront laces end having the rear thereof of subr-` stentially the seme height as said ankle portion and complementary thereto to form e complete upper; and e. continuous slide fastener means passing along one edge of the ankle portion, thence around the lower part of the upper et the sole and thence along the other side of the ankle portion, for attaching seid upper to seid sole end said enizle portion; whereby said upper may be completely removed from the foot of e wearer while maintaining the laces laced and then leid 5 ont let in stecke.

ALERT H1610.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/101, 36/12
International ClassificationA43B3/24, A43C11/00, A43B3/00, A43C11/12
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/24, A43C11/12
European ClassificationA43B3/24, A43C11/12