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Publication numberUS2326776 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1943
Filing dateMay 5, 1941
Priority dateMay 5, 1941
Publication numberUS 2326776 A, US 2326776A, US-A-2326776, US2326776 A, US2326776A
InventorsGellman Benjamin
Original AssigneeGellman Benjamin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe
US 2326776 A
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Aug. 17, 1943. B. GELLMAN `I Filed Mey 5, 1941 Patented Aug. 17, :71943 UNI-reo maarre QFliiiE Af, I y

. .fr-*SHOE Y v "Benjamin Gellnian', Chicago, lll.V i f- 4 appiicationtraya, i941, serial sim-391,912'

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rlhis invention relatesto shoes, and'more particularly shoes of the type that are .buckled in place such as for instance, hockey shoes or other sports shoes. Y Y f It is one of the objects ofgthe present invention to provide a hockey shoev which may be quickly and easily buckled in place and wherein Y the stays along the sides of the tworrquarters will be held neatly and snugly in position.. v itis a `further object of the present'invention to provide a shoe of the above mentionedcharacter with reenforcing means underlyinggthe buckle straps and extending at approximately right angles thereto for preventing bulging of the top side stays betweenthe straps.v y

It is a still furtherfobjectof the `present invention to provide a shoe quarter forY a shoe of the above mentioned character, which quarter is so arranged as to permit ready flexing of the foot at the ankle without' producing corresponding bulging. .Y Y l It is a further object ofthepresent invention to provide a shoe of theabove mentioned character vwhereinrone ofthe straps is provided withV an enlargementor patch which se1ves--as The shoe l of the present'invention-isjfornied with the usual sole v 2 and'` includes twousiniilar quarters `3 and'fl stitched together,7a back stay v5 stitched to both quarters,,a tip 6, andea to ngue l Vwhich merges with 1 ;het ip jall formed of leatheii The tongue' l consists of apiece of Vleatherslit longitudinallyfrom thebottoin up-` ward about-half rway of its length, and the two. parts on opposite sldesofthe slit are then spread apart and sewed ybylines of stitching 8 3 `to a V-shaped projection vintegral with the tip 6 so that the projectionv and tongue constitute .one combination tongue. The tongue is provided with the usual. sheepskin lining.

-The' quarter 3 is'lforrnedof a il, suitablyreenforced on the 'inner` side Yby canvas or reenforcingfstrips, andby a soitfleather heel liner lilgas isfusual inftheart. A n'ankle strap I2 is sewed tothe piece 9 byalineof stitch; ing l; An ankle buckle strap i3 sirnilar t0.

l:theankle strapblZ is sewed to thequarter A.

a reenforcement for the shoe adjacent thel toes thereof and protects thev toesof the wearer;v It is a still further: object ofthe present: in-

Theankle buckle strap i3 terminates in a riital clasp it, ofzany-desired constructiomwhichfre-A ceives the strap i2.- A strap i6 having an 'over-I sized patch 'il atV oneend thereof is' secured'v to the forward part `of the quarter 3 by 'a line I of stitching i8. The ``strajg ll"'co,operate s'with vention to provide a shoe of the above men-v tioned character withgan impiOved tongue kconstruc-ted to cooperate with the side stays to prevent bucklingorwrinkling of the shoe at the tirne of flexing of the foot at the ankle.`

TheA attainment'of the Aabove and further obd Vjects of the Vpresent invention will be apparent from the following specification taken in ,con-

junction with the accompanying drawing forming a part thereof.

Inthe drawing: j Figure l is a perspective .view of the front and one side of a hockeyshoe embodyinglthe principles `of the present invention, certain parts Y of the shoe being broken away to illustrate the interior construction thereof; f Figure 2 is atop view ofthe shoeof Figure l;

i Figure 3 is a View of one of of the shoe of Figure 1; v

Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional viewftaken along the line 4 5 of Figrue 3; S i 1 .1 1,

Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional View. .taken along the line 5 5 of Figure 3; and" f vthe side quarters l Figure G is a sidefvievvofgthetongue when folded along the longitudinalcenter line thereof.. In thek drawing, like reference numerals indi- .cate corresponding parts in the `different figures.A

to the .quarter 3.1

-the back stay 5.

sewed together by a line of stitching 24% extending f centrally of the shoe and covered by-v the'back stay 5.- VThe quarter rhas'a top side stay ofleather sewed thereto bylines of stitching The top sideflstay extends from 'ad'jaf vcent the bottomof the quarterjindicatedat'jll,

a buckle lflat the endofa batch' 2', s `irnlar l to vthe Ypatch il, WhiChisSeWed'to the quarter in the saine manner that the`patch1l1 is sewed rlhe patches ll and Zrare Y formed of leather andV servev as protecting guardsI Vfor the'toes of the wearer. A top facing 22 is sewed to the piece 9 ofthequarter 3, and to the corresponding vp ieceoftheduartenl, by a line of s titchingr Whichals'o extends through IThe twoquarters are :also

tof Lthe top o f the quarter, indicated at 3l, vas

leather piece the spring steel 35.

the sole of the shoe'.

that the actual thickness of the spring steel is appreciably less than that shown in these figures, so thatthe spring steel produces only a very slight bulge of the top side stay 28, or no bulge atall. The tip 6 issecured to the quarters by y a line of stitching that extends upwardly from the sole 2 to the point indicated by the dotted stitching lines 49. A 'Y When the shoeis vin use it isrbuckled tothe foot of the wea-rer by passing the straps I2 and IB through'the buckles Il and I3, respectively.

At that time the strap I2 overlies the lower part: of the spring steel 35, and the strap l5 overlies rihese springs are thus held' flat against the Vfoot or the wearei'and thereby prevent bulging of the stays v28 between the The stays 28 thus nt snugly along the Y straps. `contour of the foot. .l

The strap l2 engages the foot preferably at about the ankle., When the foot' is bent at the ankle there is no outward bulging ofthe top'side stay 28 centrally between the two buckles.- VTwo springs Siiare provided in lieu otono conright angles to each strap, a top side stay on each Vquarter, each stay overlying both springs of its quarter andrhaving a notch therein between the VVsprings and extending towards the sole of the shoe.

3. A shoe having two similar quarters on opposite sidesthereof, a pair of straps on one of the quarters located respectively at the toe and at the ankle portions of the quarter, apair of buckles on the other quarter cooperating with the straps to secure the shoe about the foot of a wearer, a side stay along the forward edge of each quarter,

, and separate flat springs at each side stay and Y to the straps.

,located one beneath each of the straps, said springs extending substantially at lright angles 4L A shoe Ahaving two similar quarters on opposite sides thereof, a pair of straps on one oi the quarters, a pair of buckles onthe other quarter cooperating with the Vstraps to secure; the'shoe about the foot oi a wearer, a side stay` along the forward edge of each quarter, saidstraps extendtinuous spring` because one continuous long spring A would prevent Vbending of thefoo-t the ankle;

'Ordinarily there would be a tendency for the' top side stay 23 tobulgevoutwardly betweenthe 'two -V springs 35i-3S when the foot is Vexecl Aat the ankle,A Outward bulging would take place prerdorninantly midway between the' ends `of the .springs ,E5-35 if the loop or cut-out portie-n 33 were not provided. Ii lthere were no cut-out at 33 then the material (which has been cut out) wouldv bulge' outwardly-*By -removingthis ina-.

terial the applicant eliminates any tendency for outward bulging of the top side stay between the buckles upon iiexing of the foot,Y

The V.tongue l isl ofgreater width opposite the jecting portion is4 opposite the cuteout 33. l As Va result the top side stay overlapsthe tongue along the'v entire length ci theA topi-'side stay, including fthe portion of the topside-stay 'Va-tithe cut-out ,portion 33. 1 Y 'i 1n' ,compliance patent statutes I have here shown and Vdescribed f Vwith'the requirements of the a preferredv en i'bodiinentv of my invention; It is,

l'cut-jou'tgportions 33, as indicated at 5S; v The proingover the stays and each of Ysaid Vstays being at -a substantial angle to the straps, the outer edge o feach stay being indented towards the sole of the shoefbetween the straps. l

f5'. A shoe having two similarquarters on opposite-'sides thereof, apair of straps on one'of the quarters located respectively atthe toe and at the `ankle Vportions of the quarter, a pair of lnrckles4A on the other' quarter cooperating with the straps' to secure the shoev about the foot of av wearer, a Side stay along the forward edge of each quarter, s'aidistrap's extending over the stays and each of said stays being at'a substantial angle -to-the strapst'ne' outer edge Vof each stay being indented towards the'sole of the shoe between the straps, and-'separate flat springs atv eachside Vstay andlooated'fone beneatheach ofthe straps,

said springs extending substantially `at right angles tothe straps.

however, t'o'bel understoodfthat the invention is e frat'e reenforcing members Ystiffening theedge of each quartergbeneath and extending at right anglesto each strap, a top side stay on each in between the members and extending towards Y ZAV shoe having twosirnilar Quartal-szon opposite sides thereof, astrap on'ono of the `quarters over the toe portion of the shoe, `a buckleon'the other quarterY cooperating with thestrapV to secure the shoe about'lthe toe of the wearer, a secY n u ond strap and cooperatingbuckleon the respec- V `tive gq'uarters. Yat the Y ankleV yportion of `the shoe",

separate dat reenforoing springsstifeniiig the edge of each quarter beneath and extending at Y 6. A shoe having two'simila'r quarters Von oppositelsidesthereof, a pair off straps on one of the quarters located respectively at the toe and at the ankle portionsoi the quarter, a pair'of buckles on the other quarter'cooperating with the straps to 'secure the shoe about the foot of a wearer, la

'side stay along theiorlward edge of each quarter, said straps extending over the stays and each of said stays .being 'at a substantial angle to. the straps, the outer edge ofeach stay being indented towards the solejof the shoeibetween the. straps,

the shoe having a tc-nguethe Vvedges or which: vare A quarter,Y each stay overlying bothm reenforcing A members of its quarter and having a'notchthereoverlaid bythe-'side stays`,thev tongue having outward projections along opposite sides thereof opposite the indentations inthe side stays.

'7. A shoe having two similar quarters on opposite sides thereof, a strap on one yof thev quarters overV the toe portion of the shoe, aA buckle on the other quarterV cooperating with the strapto sevcure the' shoe about the Vtoe of theiwearen aseoondstrap and cooperating buckl'ejon'the respec- .tive quarters at -tl`i`e' ankl`e piorti'onorl the shoe, separate reenforcing.members-stitening the edge ofv veach quarter beneath. andextending at Yright 4angles to each strap, a `top side stay( o-neach quarter, each stay overlyingk both 1eenforeing l* memberszoi its quarterand having a notch: there-V in A* between the members and. extending Y towards the sole Vofthe. shoe, the strap at the toef portion of the shcelhaving. 'anenlargernentv at the lower K tend thereof/constituting a 'toepatclL the strap at the anklelfporitio'n: extending `downwardly and' rearwardly along the side ofthe quarter towards the heel portion of the shoe and terminating sub-V stantially at the bottom of the quarter;

8. A shoe having two similar quarters on -opposite sides thereof, a strap on one of the quarters over the toe portion'of the shoe, a bucklev on the other quarter cooperating with the strap to secure the shoe about the toe of the wearer, a sec- 0nd strap and cooperating buckle on the respective quarters at the ankle portion of the shoe, separate reenforcing members stiffening the edge of each quarter beneath and extending at right angles to each strap, a top side stay on each quarter, each stay overlying both reenforcing members of its quarter and having a notch therein between the members and extending towards the sole of the shoe, the shoe having a tongue between the quarters which tongue is overlaid byv the side stays and has outwardly extending projections along the opposite sides thereof-at the notches in the side stays, said projections extending beneath the side stays at the notches.

9. A shoe having two similar quarters on opposite sides thereof, `a strap on one of the quarters edge of each quarterand located one beneath each strap when the straps are inl engagement with the buckles, said springs extending substantially at quarters, a pair of buckles onv the other quarter cooperating with the straps to secure the shoe over the toe portion of the shoe, a buckleonthe other quarter cooperating with the strap to secure the shoe aboutthe toe of the wearer, a 'second strap and cooperating buckleon `the respective quarters at the ankle portion or" the shoe, separate reenforcing members stiffening the edgeof each quarter beneath and extending at right angles to each strap, atop side'stay on each quarter, each stay overlying both reenforcing members of its quarter and havinga notch therein between the members and extendingtowards the sole of the shoe, the two quarters terminating at the sole of the shoe and being spaced from one Y another at the toe part of thesole of the shoe,

a tongue extending tothe'sole of the shoe between the quarters and joining the foremost lower parts of the quarters, said tongue being overlaid by theV side stays and having outwardly extending projections along the opposite sides thereof kvat the notches in the side stays, which projections extend beneatlith'eside stays at the notches. 1

10. A shoe having two similar quarters on opposite sides thereof, a pair of straps on one of thequ'arters located respectively adjacent the toe and about the foot of ra wearer, aside stay along the forward edge of each quarter, said straps extending over the stays and each of said stays being at a substantial 'angle to the straps, the outer edgeV of each stay being indented towardsthesoleof the shoe between the straps, the shoe having a dentations. Y

12. A shoe having two similar quarters on opposite sides thereof, a strap on one of thequarters over the toe portion of the shoe, a buckle on the other quarter cooperating with the strap to secure the. shoe about the toe of the wearer, a'second strap and cooperating buckle on the respective' quartersv at the angle portion oi the shoe, separate-reenforcing members stifenng `the edge of each quarter beneath and extendingat right angles to .each strap, the forward edge oi each quarter having a notch therein between the reenforcing members, said notch extending towards the sole of the shoe. Y,

13. A shoe having `two similar quarters onopother quarter cooperating with the strap to secure the shoe abouty the toe'` of the wearer, a secondA strap and cooperating buckle on the respective quarters at the ankle portion 'of the shoe, separate reenforcing membersstifening the edge Yof each quarter beneath and extending at right angles to each strap, the forward edge of: each@ quarter having a notch therein between the reenforcingl members, said notch extending towards y' between and overlaid by the vtwo quarters, said tongue having projections onl opposite sides thereof at the notches and extending beneath the quarters'vat the notches. s Y BENJAMIN

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US20090249646 *Apr 3, 2009Oct 8, 2009Michel SylvestreFootwear for sporting activity having tightening belts
DE1014462B *Jul 5, 1955Aug 22, 1957Adolf DasslerSportschuh, insbesondere Rennschuh
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/99, 36/106, 36/50.1
International ClassificationA43C11/14, A43B5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA43C11/14, A43B5/025, A43B5/02
European ClassificationA43B5/02B, A43B5/02, A43C11/14