US 2326198 A
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Au .10,1943. s. BRANDEL ETAL. 2,326,198
SHOE AND THE LIKE Filed Aug. 8. 1939 Patented Aug. 10, 1943 SHOE? AND THE LIKE Serge Brandel, Villefrancha-sur-Mar, Alpes- Maritimes, and Henri Perrot, Paris, France;
vested in the Alien PropertyCustodian implication August 8, 1939, Serial No. 239,028 In France May 22, 1939 2 Claims.
Our invention relates to shoes, sandals and the like. A primary object of the invention is to provide for a thorough ventilation of the foot.
By way of non-limitative examples, two embodiments of a shoe according to our invention have been shown in the accompanying drawing.
In said drawing: Fig. 1 is a side view of a first embodiment; Fig.2 is a transverse section of the shoe taken on line IIII of Fig. 1 at an intermediate point of the sole and looking towards the heel, and
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of another embodiment.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the shoe comprises a framework I, in this case in one piece, made of hollowed-out wood or of moulded plastic material, with which the heel 2 is also integral. Said framework is hollowed-out in the part corre-' sponding to the place for the sole of the foot and is composed at that spot of only a border 3 which follows the outer contour of the sole of the foot. On the upper face of said border 3 is fixed the perforated element 4 for supporting the foot, which element is in this case formed of plaited straw. On the under face of the border 3 and to form a surface for contact with the ground is fixed a leather covering 5 formed by a strip or by a plurality of superposed strips. The upper part of the shoe maybe constructed in any manner and has not been shown.
It will be seen further that in this example, all the interstices of the plaited element 4 open into a single common cavity .6 which communicates with the atmosphere. On the other hand,
the two sides of the border 3 are provided with holes 7 which open into said cavity 5. This cavity 6 acts as a common collector for said interstices.
In the embodiment shown in Fig. 3, the framework is similar to the one described above but is covered on the outside with sheets 8 of plastic material and the perforated supporting element is of the foot may also be formed by wickerwork similar to that of wicker seats, the border formed by said framework acting as the frame of said seats. A bearing element thus formed is very strong, light and inexpensive and enables the sandals to be cheaply constructed. It may also consist of perforated straps, strips, bands or plates somewhat spaced apart and fixed on said border of the skeleton.
The surface whereby said framework contacts the ground may be covered with leather, sponge rubber, crepe, cork or any other similar material that is generally used for this purpose. The outercovering of the framework may advantageously be made of lacquered rushes arrangedside'by side as shown in Fig. l at the heel part.
What we claim is:
1. In a shoe or sandal a relatively high heel, a rigid frame integral with an upper portion of vide a sole part for the shoe, said frame being relatively thick and hollow forwardly of the heel formed by a sheet 9 of plastic material, over the surface of which are distributed perforations ID.
The framework may also be made .of any appropriate material which is moulded, cut or so as to provide a rigid border shaped in accordance with the lateral contour of a foot, the upper edges of said frame being shaped like the bottom face of the foot, a yieldable apertured foot-supporting sheet extending across the hollow frame and secured to the upper edges of said border for yieldingly supporting the foot, and said border having relatively large holes extending transversely therethrough at spaced intervals around the frame.
2'. In a shoe or sandal a relatively high heel, a rigid frame integral withan upper portion of said heel and extending downwardly and forwardly from the heel in an arcuate shape to provide a sole part for the'shoe, said frame being relatively thick and hollow forwardly of the heel so as to provide a rigid border shaped in accordance with the lateral contour of a foot, the upper edges of said frame being shaped like the bottom face of the foot, a plaited straw sheet having relatively