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G. ANSON Feb' 67 SHOE Filed May 19, 1943 2 Sheets sheet l ams Geo/ye jmsp/pl JMW 1 M Feb. 6, 1945. Q ANSON 2,368,960
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Patented Feb. 6, 1945 UNITEDl STATES PATENT OFFICE SHOEA 'George Anson, Island rai-n n. Y. Application Mayv 19, 1943, Serial-No 487,637v
This invention relates tofshoes and-more particularly to a construction of `shoe which will be durable, economical to manufacture and will permit the shoe to-be easily andquickly` rebuilt when the sole and heel become worn.
Another object of 'this-invention isth'e provision of a shoe construction which provides quick attachable means forthe sole and heel conveniently operable by anyone not skilled in shoe making so that the sole or heel or both may be renewed when worn byreplacements or renewal parts substituted therefor without the possibility of injury to the stitchings or any parts which go to make up the shoe.
With these and otherobjects-in view as will become more apparent as thel description proceeds, the invention consists Ain certain novel features `of construction, `combination 'and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
For a complete understanding -of my invention, reference is vto be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a side-elevation illustrating a shoe constructed in accordance with-my invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary 'longitudinal' sectionall View illustrating the quick detachable means of securing the sole and heel in place on the midsole of the shoe- Figure 3 is a bottom plan view illustrating the midsole equipped with the parts of the quick detachable means which remain as a part of the midsole at all times.
Figure fi is a plan view illustrating the outer sole and the parts of the quick detachable means carried thereby.
Figure 5 is a plan view illustrating the part of the quick detachable means carried by the lower part of the heel construction.
Figure 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 6--6 of Figure 5.
Figure 7 is a transverse sectional view taken through the midsole and outer sole showing the quick detachable means.
Figure 8 is an exploded sectional view showing the connecting plates employed between the outer sole and the midsole.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 5 indicates the shoe upper, B the inner sole, 1 the welt which protrudes not less than inch beyond the upper, 8 the midsole, 9 the outer sole and I0 the heel construction including upper and lower sections Il and l2.
The upper is of a conventional construction and design and is secured to the welt by stitching. The midsole 8 is secured to the welt by stitching arranged exteriorly of vthe upper. The upper section Ill of the heel construction is securedto the midsole -8 byiasteners I4. The fasteners Ill may be ofV any suitable construction, preferably in the form of rivets.
The quick detachable means for the outer sole tothe midsole and the lower section to the upper section of the heel construction lll, is indicated generally by the character l5.' Said yquick detachable means l5 will permit anyone unskilled `in shoemaking toeasily a-nd quickly attach and detach the outersole and the lower heel section when Worn so that likerenewal parts may be substituted therefor, rebuilding` `or reconditioning the shoe for further practical use.
The quick detachable means employed between-the outer sole and midsole includes plates I6 and I1 of metallic construction. Fasteners I3 secure the plate I6 to the midsole, while rivets or like-fasteners I8 secure the metallic plate I1' to the outer sole, the rivets 'I8 being countersunk in the outersole.
The plate H5` is provided with slots I9 and pockets '20 partially overlying said slots. The pockets `and slots are preferably three in number andare arranged in the plate IE, `as shown in Figure 3, with the pockets opening tow-ard the toe of the midsole with one of the slots opening outwardly through an edge of said plate IS at the toe of the midsole.
vThe plate I 1 is provided with slots 2l to receive the pockets 2U of the plate I6 and the plate I1 has struck therefrom tongues 22 aligning with the slots 2| and extending in the direction of the heel of the shoe so that in the application of the plate I1 to the plate I6, the plate I1. is moved rearwardly or in an endwise direction toward the heel of the shoe bringing the` tongues 22 into the pockets 20 and the latter into the slots 2|, thereby. efciently anchoring the plates I6 and l1 together.
To prevent the tongues 22 from moving out of the pockets by an endwise movement of the outer sole with relation to the midsole, fasteners 23 are employed and are located at 'the instep of theshoe and extend through the outer sole and midsole. The fasteners 23 are in the form of threaded headed studs kerfed to receive a suitable tool and are threaded into nuts or similar elements 24. A metallic reinforcing strip 25 is arranged across the outer sole with the fasteners 23 extending therethrough.V
Thus is will be seen that in order to remove the'outer sole, it is only necessary to remove the fasteners 23 and slide the outer sole endwise to` Ward the toe of the shoe relative to the midsole so that the tongues move out of the pockets'of the plates I6 and I1.
As clearly shown in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings the plates I5 and I6 do not extend the full lengths of the outer sole and the midsole and the space resulting therefrom will be lled by a ller strip of leather r any other suitable ma-` terial and is secured in placevin any Well known manner. v
The quick detachable means I employed in the heel construction consists of metallic platesyV The metallic plate 21 has struck` 21 and 28. therefrom a plurality of tines 29 embedded Ain the lower section I2 heel construction. One of the tongues is adapted to pass through a slot 32 'provided in they plate 28 and is slotted, as shown at 33, the other tongue 3| interlocking With the plate 28 by entering the forward end of the channel or groove 30 when the heel sections I I and I2 are assembled by sliding the heel section I2 rearwardly With respect to the heel section I I.
Suitably secured in the channel or groove 3B is a retainingnut 35 in which is threaded a fastener 33 constructed similar to the fasteners 23. The head 0f the fastener 36 is `countersunk in the outer heel section and passes through open` ings provided in the plates 21 and 28. The fastener 36 prevents endwise movement of the lower heel section relative to the upper heel section, consequently maintaining the tongues of the plate 21 in interlocking connection with the plate 28 preventing separation of the heel sections, Therefore, it will be seen that to remove'the heel section i2, it is only necessary to remove the fastener 36 and slide the heel section I2 forwardly relative to the section II. V
A shoe constructed in` accordance with the foregoing will be extremely serviceable and can be rebuilt by anyone having replacement-parts of the heel construction., The plate 28 is secured to the upper heel sectionr without the knowledge of shoemaking. The reconditioning of the shoe due `to its construction can be carried out without danger of injury to any of the unworn parts of the shoe such as the upper, Welt and midsole and upper heel section of the heel construction.
While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that minor changes in construction, combination andv arrangement of parts may be' made Without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
.- A Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
1. In a shoe construction including a welt of an upper and' a midsole, stitching securing the midsole to the welt exteriorly of the upper, an outer sole for'the midsole, metallic plates arranged between the outer sole and the midsole, fasteners securing one of said plates to the midsole, fasteners securing the other plate to the outer sole both of said plates having openings therein, pockets formed on one of said plates at one edge of 'the openings therein and adapted to enter the openings of the other plate, and tongues struck from the other plate adjacent the openings therein and bent upon the plate partially over the adjacent openings to t in said pockets.
2. In a shoe construction including a Welt of an upper and a midsole, stitching securing the midsole to the welt exteriorly of the upper, an outer sole for the midsole, metallic plates arranged between the outer sole and the midsole, fasteners securing one of said plates to the midsole,y fasteners securing the other plate to the outer sole both of said plates having openings therein, pockets formed on one of said plates at one edge of the openings therein and adapted to enter the openings of the other plate, tongues struck from the other plate adjacent the openings therein and bent'upon the plate partially over the adjacentopenings to fit in said pockets, and removable fasteners extending through the midsole and outer sole tov prevent the midsole from moving lengthwise Aof the midsole and vallowing the pockets.