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Publication numberUS2334133 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1943
Filing dateDec 29, 1941
Priority dateDec 29, 1941
Publication numberUS 2334133 A, US 2334133A, US-A-2334133, US2334133 A, US2334133A
InventorsShields Francis J
Original AssigneeShields Francis J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Closure for boots
US 2334133 A
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NOV. 9, `1943. F J, SHIELDS l 2,334,133

CLOSURE FOR BOOTS Filed DBU. 29V, 1941 y "3 l -49' 27 F i5. 5. INVENTOR.

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BY Arromv'v Ilma Patented Nov. 9, 1943 -K i z l Y iy Y UNITED N's'mrlzs PArENT VOFFICE- e 2,334,133?? f. crostini;` For. Boo'rs Francis lsiiields, Burnhayg-N. Application December 29, 1341, SerialNo. 424,719

p s Claims.

This invention relates' to new and useful improvements in a boot.

More specically, the invention proposes the construction of a boot or shoe characterized by a shoe body having a' flexible sole and upper,`

preferably constructed of sheepskin arranged in a'manner to have its fleecy material directed inwards to engage the surfaces of the foot when passed into the boot.

It is a further object `of thisinvention to pro-r vide the boot upper with a front opening adapted to be closed by means ofl a flexible tongue constructed of sheepskin material having its iieece material directed outwards to add "to the decorative appearance of vthe boot.

`Still further it is proposedlto provide the boot upper with a strap having one end attached to one side of the upper and engageable with a` buckle'mounted on the other side of the upper,

and arranged in aA manner to close the front' opening and 'simultaneously hold the tongue `in position thereLacross.

It is further proposed to provide a means for adjustablymounting the end of the strap and the buckle in position on the upper in such a4 manner that tlieposition of the beltrn'ay be adjusted upwards and downwards to engage V across thefro'n'tportion -of onesfoot at a desired position seas-not to interfere'l with normal walking' steps. 4

For further comprehensiony of this invention,

and of the "objects and advantages thereof, ref- Fig. 2 isa perspective View of theboot withA the closure strapand tongue movedr to an open position.

" Fig; 3'is` an enlarged "detailed View of the buck1e,per se;I

Fig. 4 "is a horizontal sectional view taken through the upper of a boot constructed in accordance with a modification of thisinvention.`

Fig. 5 is an elevational view looking in the direction of theline 5 5 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially on the line 6 6 of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the plate appearing in Fig. 6.

` of theV foot therein.

' of the strap to thebuckle I9.

(o1. sei-) Figs is an `@levenden view looking mthje direction 'of the line 8-3 of Fig. 4.5.

p The boot'according yto this invention, com- `upper I2 are preferablyconstructed of sheepskin having the fleeoy material; directed in"-` wards to engage the Y'surfaces -`of the footand provide greater warmth. The bottom facezof the sole II is provided with a layer of rubber I3 adding to .the strength of the'` sole construction and permitting the shoe to be worn uponthe street. The front of the upper I2 is providedwith an opening I4 which permits the'upper ofthe shoe to be opened to facilitate `the engagement A flexible tongueif has its bottoi'nmend curely attached to the vamp portion ofthe upper I2 andis normallyrprojected upwards over" the front opening I 4. The tongue I5 has its iieecy material directed outwards for thepurposelof adding *to `the decorative appearancefof the shoe Il). Y L V loop "Itrissecured to theback of theupper I2`and is adapted to be engaged `by ones linger for the purpose of providing a `grip to facilitate the pulling of the shoe4 into position on the foot.

"A strap IfI has `one of itsA ends securedA to the `openings I8. A conventional `buckle I3 `is mounted on the upper I2 on the"V opposite 'side `of the opening I il. `The buckle I9 has yalpivotally mountedtongue Zi-adaptedhto be selectively engaged with one `of Ythe openings I3 in theconventional manner for securing the end The buckle I9 is securely attached to apiece of leather 2| by means ofstitches `22on opposite sides ofthe tongue 2d? The piece of` leather 2I is then securely attached to the yside of the `upper I2. by means of'a line` of stitches 23 to securely mount the buckle in position.

It is l believedrthat the mannerl ofpositioning the shoe' upontheffoot is obvious and .further Vdetails'are not believed necessary. .I

` According to the modification of the invention shown in Figs.' 4-8the construction of the shoe is similar to that previously described, except

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US3735758 *Jun 7, 1971May 29, 1973M NovotneyFoot and ankle cast enclosure
US4370818 *Dec 15, 1980Feb 1, 1983Arthur SimoglouProtective footwear
US5775006 *Jun 16, 1997Jul 7, 1998Truckee Winter Sports, Inc.Insulated winter weather boot having an adjustable strap closure
US7290355 *Mar 29, 2004Nov 6, 2007Bauer Nike Hockey Inc.Skate boot comprising a tongue
US20050210707 *Mar 29, 2004Sep 29, 2005Ivan LabonteSkate boot comprising a tongue
U.S. Classification36/50.1, 36/54, 24/265.0BC
International ClassificationA43B3/02, A43B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/02
European ClassificationA43B3/02