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Publication numberUS2460493 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1949
Filing dateMay 11, 1945
Priority dateMay 11, 1945
Publication numberUS 2460493 A, US 2460493A, US-A-2460493, US2460493 A, US2460493A
InventorsFred J Diamant
Original AssigneeFred J Diamant
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe with innersole providing arch supporting flap
US 2460493 A
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F. J. DlAMANT 2,460,493

SHOE WITH INNERSOLE PROVIDING ARCH SUPPORTING FLAP I Feb. 1, 1949.

Filed May 11, 1945 Q flllll M w I ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 1, 1949 UNITED I PLA EENT ZAtQAE FEE] Fred}. Diamant, New York; N. Y. App'fiwit i ofi May 1945', Serial N6. 593,121 Claims.- (Cl. 33 -815) This invention relates to shoe construeticns and:

inners'ole having. a 'fiap integral therewith adapted" v to form a support for a foot arch and a member secured to the innersol'e adjacent the fiapto provide a continuous stit'chingmargin and a pocket for resilient fillermaterial; and to provide a shoe construction comprising a novel foot arch sup.- porting;innersole.--

- These and other objects-,advantages andnovel features of the invention will become apparent from the following description and the accompanying drawing In the drawing Fig.1 1 is-a top plan view-ofashoeinnersole constructed in: accordance" with the invention:

Fig: 2' is a s'i'dee-levationalview of theinnersole' shown in Fig;- I

F-ig. -3 is-a bottom plan vi'ew'of theinnersole shown i Fig; 1. v

Fig. 4 isa top lan'- viewi partl'y broken away; of

' a-sho'e embodying the innersoie construction shown in Figs. l 2 and 3.

I Fig. 5 1s an inside elevation view of the" shoe il-lustratediri'Fig 4:

Fig; 6is ajsecti'oria-l view of the'line G -BofFiQ;

Figl '7' is a; sectional View on the line' 'l-=-1 of Fig;

' Generally sneaking'accordihg to: thepres'ent" invention-a Shd in'I-iiSOle iS' Clit'ifififii leather," composition, or any other suitable" material in such manner as to providea stitching margin'oi substantial width extending around the major portion oi the perip 'eryoffthe innersole. Adjaeent the inside-of the shank portionof the sole,

the'stitching -margin' iscutback and-a flapis formed, integ-ral with the sole," extending. out wardly-and upwardly to-form asupport-for-a footar'ch. To complete the stitching. margin for the sole-adjacent such flap; a piece of 'suitablel material such'asleather', compos'i'tiomor other ma terial, is secured to the underside of the innersole adiacentfthe flap and suitable filler. Preferably, a shank stiffener is made-functionally conttguoiis vritli thesol er Cushioning'material is:-

2 inserted between the bottom of the innersole and the piece' of material secured thereto.

Io-form w-stitched' down shoe, a shoe" upper is'secu'red to the innersole by having an outwardly turned -fiap thereon stitched to the stitching margin of the innerso'l'e: A welt may be secured to the upper' surface of su'ch outwardly turned flap. In

the: completed shoe,- the upper edge of the flap rests against tne instep'po'rtion of the upper to form afoot'coi-iformingsupport for the foot arch. Referring to Figs; 1'; 2 and 3 of the drawings, an

innersoie I6 is illustrated asprovided with a continndus stitching margin; the inner edge of which is indicated by the dotted line"l Sole W has a toe'portion I 2; a'sha-nk portion l3 and-a heel portion Hi A-novel-featureof' my invention resides irithe cavities molded or otherwise formed into thesole and heel portions thereof. Thus, the cavities 1'2 and M"; are formed in the'sole l0 shaped to accommodate the corresponding ball or curved portions of the sole and'heel of the foot.

This, incombination with'the raised shank portion I"! of theinn'ersole, as will be described, cons'titiit'es form fitting and comfortable innersole construction for the shoe. shankportion is cutaway as indicated at is and idand'afiap' [T is formed integrally and extending" outwardly and upwardly from sole l0. Flap ll isb'evelled outwardly from its junction with sole" l0; as indicated more particularly at 31 in Fig. 'f'oi the drawing.

To'conipl'ete' the stitching margin for the inners'oleadiacent the cut away portion, a piece of s'uitablemateri'al 20, such as leather or composition; is secured to theun derside of the sole adjacent'the inside o'fshan'k portion i3. Piece 20 is suitably bevelled as indicated at 2! in Fig. 7, andlias an outerp'eriphery 22 which serves as a contini'iationofthe stitching margin of sole lil. 's'oiemem'ber 2G is secured to sole it by any suitable means, such as being adhesively secured thereto, andis thereby ma'dea functionally integral-part of thesoi'e;

Preferably; a", piece OfllSlii'Oillfig material 25, siich as sponge rubber; .is 'secur'edto the under side of flap l1"; witliits" inner edge between member 25 and flap" H or'sole' 'i c. Desir- Eeferringto Figs. 4 through 7, a shoe upper 36" offl'exibl materialgsuch as leather or similar material; is provided withan out turned flap 3'! extending.- around. itsentire lower periphery.-

Flap 3] is placed in juxtaposition with the stitch- The inner side of the extending ing margin 1 l of sole l and a Welt 32, extending completely around the shoe, is placed on top of flap M. An outer sole 35 is then placed against the underside of innersole l0, and flap 3 l', welt 32, innersole it and outer sole 35 are then secured together by suitable means such as stitching indicated at 36.

As indicated in Figs. 4, 5 and '7, the upper thin edge 31 of flap i'i rests against the instep portion 38 of upper 39, to form a support for a foot arch. The purpose of the support for the foot arch is not to lift the foot from theinside to the outside, but to provide a firm support for the foot which is molded according to the contour of the foot. tion with the sole and heel cavities i2fand i4 provide particularly healthful and comfortable foot support. It is feasible to utilize'other materials than leather for the innersole til, as for example, a composition or plastic material.

Hitherto, it has been diflicult or costly to provide an innersole support of the nature afiorded by the present invention in a shoe of the stitched on type or in a slip lasted shoe, as the provision of the foot arch'support prevented forming a complete stitching margin around the innersole. However, by the provision of member Ell continuing the stitching margin of sole It adjacent shank portion 13, the present invention provides sucha foot arch support for fabrication into the shoe by conventional methods. The resultant shoe is a healthful, foot supporting shoe of attractive appearance.

While a specific embodiment of the invention has been described to illustrate the application of the principles thereof, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that the invention may be otherwise embodied without departing from such principles.

What is claimed is:

l. Ashoe innersole having toe, shank and heel portions and a stitching margin of substantial width and uniform thickness around its entire periphery, and a tapered flap projecting .outwardly and upwardly from the inner edge of said stitching margin at the inside of said'shank portion to form a support forthe foot arch integral with the sole, said flap having a base thickness substantially equal to the thickness of said innersole and tapering in thickness outwardly from its base; and a tapered sole member secured to the underside of said shank portion and underlying only said flap and a part of said shank portion, the outer edge of said member providing a continuation of said uniformly thick stitching mar gin along the inside of said shank portion.

2. A shoe innersole having toe, shank and heel portions and a stitching margin of substantial width and uniform thickness around its entire periphery, and a tapered flap projecting outwardly and upwardly from the inner edge of said stitching margin at the inside of said shank portion to form a support for the foot arch integral with the sole, said flap having a base thickness substantially equal to the thickness of said innersole and tapering in thickness outwardly from its base; a tapered sole member secured to the underside of said shank portion and underlying only between said sole member and said shank portion Such arched support, in combinainwardly of the inner edge of said stitching margin.

3. A shoe innersole having toe, shank and heel portions and a stitching margin of substantial width and uniform thickness around its entire periphery, and a tapered flap projecting outwardly and upwardly from the inner edge of said stitching margin at the inside of said shank portion to form a support for the foot arch integral with the sole, said flap being bevelled inwardly, and having a base thickness substantially equal to the thickness of said innersole and tapering in thickness outwardly from its base; and a sole member secured to the underside of said shank portion and underlying only said flap and a part of said shank portion, said member providing a continuation of said uniformly thick stitching margin along the inside of said shank portion; said sole member being bevelled along its inner edge for juxtaposition with the juxtaposed portion of said sole, whereby the thickness of said sole is substantially not increased by said sole member. 7

a. Ashoe comprising, in combination, an innersole having toe, shank and heel portions, and a peripheral stitching margin of substantial width and uniform thickness, said stitching margin being cut away at the inside of said shank portion in such a manner as to provide a bevelled flap projecting outwardly and upwardly from the inner edge of said stitching margin at the inside of said shank portion," said flap having abase thickness substantially equal to the thickness of said innersole and tapering V in thickness outwardly from its base; a tapered sole member secured to the underside of said shank portion and underlying only'said flap and a part of said shank portion, said member providing a continuation" of said'uniformly thick stitching margin along the inside of said shank portion; and an upper stitched to such stitching margin around its entire periphery; the upper edge of said bevelled flap engaging the instep portion 'of said upper to form a curved support for the footarch.v

5. A shoe comprising, in combination, an innersole having toe, shank and heel portions, and a peripheral stitching margin, of substantial width and uniform thickness around its periphery, said stitching margin being cut away at the inside of said shank portion in such amanner as to provide a bevelled flap projecting outwardly and upwardly from the inner edge of said stitching margin at the inside of said shank portion, said flap having a base thickness substantially equal to the thickness of said innersole and tapering in thickness outwardly from its baseysaid sole being bevelled'outwardly from such cut away sec-.

its inner edge for juxtaposition with the bevelled portion of said sole, whereby the thickness of said sole is substantially not increased by said sole member; an upper engaging such stitching margin around its entire periphery; and stitching uniting said stitching margin and said upper; the upper end of said bevelled flap engaging the instep portion of saidupper to form a curved support for the foot arch.

. FRED J. DIAMANT.

(References on following page) 7 Number REFERENCES CITED 1,850,977 The following references are of record in the 2,065,290 file of this patent: 2,282,934 UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 Number 1 Name Date Number 975,576 Sexton Nov. 15, 1910 374,776 1,466,386 Smith Aug. 28, 1923 895,716 1,608,125 Jones Nov. 25, 1926 19 544,041

Name Date Musebeck Mar. 22, 1932 Rigandi Dec. 22, 1936 Calderazzo May 12, 1942 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date Great Britain June 16, 1932 Great Britain July 10, 1933 Germany Feb. 15, 1932

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/172, 36/80, 36/16
International ClassificationA43B7/22
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/142, A43B7/1425, A43B7/22, A43B7/144
European ClassificationA43B7/14A20H, A43B7/14A20B, A43B7/14A20A, A43B7/22