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Publication numberUS2468573 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1949
Filing dateJul 21, 1945
Priority dateJul 21, 1945
Publication numberUS 2468573 A, US 2468573A, US-A-2468573, US2468573 A, US2468573A
InventorsJohn Rimer
Original AssigneeJohn Rimer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sandal with intermediate sole of less size than the outer or inner sole
US 2468573 A
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April 26, 1949. 2,468,573

SANDAL WITH INTERMEDIATE SOLE OF LESS SIZE THAN THE OUTER 0R INNER SOLE Filed July 21, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor John Rime'r April 6 1949. J. RIMER 2,468,573

SANDAL WITH INTERMEDIATE SOLE 0F LESS SIZE THAN THE OUTER OR INNER SOLE Filed July 21, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor John Rimer Patented Apr. 26, 1949 SANDAL WITH INTERMEDIATE SOLE OF LESS SIZE THAN THE OUTER OR INNER SOLE John Rimer, Marblehead, Mass.

Application July 21, 1945, Serial No. 606,308

1 Claim.

This invention relates to footwear of the type known as cross strap or like sandals.

Heretofore, in the construction of cross strap or like sandals, it has been the common practice to provide a bottom composed of inner and outer soles marginally stitched together, and to attach the ends of the cross straps of the upper to and against the under side of the inner sole by means of staples passing through the straps and the inner sole. The staples were clinched against the upper surface of the inner sole and often caused discomfort and injury to the wearer's foot, or tearing of the stocking.

The primary object of the present invention, therefore, is to improve thev construction of cross strap or like sandals so that the ends of the cross straps may be securely anchored by stapling without passing the staples through the inner sole.

In carrying out the present invention, I provide a shoe bottom comprising an outer sole, and an inner sole, and an intermediate sole, at least the inner and outer soles being marginally stitched together, and cross straps passing through marginal slots in the inner sole and having the ends thereof secured to and against the under surface of the intermediate sole by stapling. The intermediate sole thus forms an anchor plate for the cross straps of the sandal and permits the use of strong staples without fear of them coming through the inner sole to the foot, the staples merely going through the intermediate sole or anchor plate which is secured between. the inner and outer soles. The staples are thus invisible and efiectively prevented from contact with the foot or the ground when the outer and inner soles are stitched together.

The exact nature of the present invention will become apparent from the following description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a side perspective view of a sandal constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2 is a developed view somewhat similar to Figure 1 showing parts of the sandal in the act of assembly before application of the outer sole and heel of the sandal.

Figure 3 is an enlarged bottom plan view of the construction shown in Figure 2, and

Figure 4 is a bottom perspective view with the parts of the sandal disposed in a manner somewhat similar to that shown in Figure 2, but illustrating a modification of the invention.

Referring in detail to the drawing, the present sandal includes a shoe bottom B, an upper U composed of toe or forward straps 5, 6 and l and a rear quarter or heel strap 8 attached to the bottom, an instep strap 9 attached to the rear quarter or heel strap 8, and a tongue member Hi, the forward straps and the instep strap being passed through slots provided in the tongue member ill. The specific construction of the upper may of course widely vary, the essential characteristic being that the same embodies a plurality of cross straps attached to the bottom.

The-bottom B includes an outer sole l i, an inner sole l2 and an intermediate sole or anchor plate l3 interposed between the soles ll and l2, at least the soles l l and i2 being marginally stitched together as at it.

In the embodiment of Figures 1 to 3 inclusive, the intermediate sole i3 is of slightly smaller size than the inner and outer soles, the latter being of similar size and configuration. The inner sole i2 is provided at opposite sides with marginal slots it: through which the ends of the cross straps 5, t, l and 8 are passed. The ends of the cross straps are then inturned beneath the in= termediate sole or anchor plate l3 and secured to the latter by staples as at It. The staples pass through the ends of the cross straps and through the intermediate sole, but they are completely covered and concealed by and between the inner and outer soles. The intermediate sole or anchor plate i3 is preferably made of strong cloth or equivalent readily penetrable flexible material, and it afiords an efiective means for anchoring the ends of the cross straps by means of strong staples without danger of the latter contacting the ground or the foot. The slots in the tongue member H] are indicated at H, and a suitable heel or heel lift it may be nailed or otherwise secured to the heel portion of the outer sole H.

In the modification of Figure 4, the intermediate sole or anchor plate l3a is of the same size and configuration as the inner sole l2, the ends of the cross straps 5, 6, I and 8 being passed through marginal slots IQ of the intermediate sole or anchor plate 13a, as well as through the marginal slots l5 of the inner sole l2. The inturned ends of the cross straps are secured to and against the underside of the intermediate sole or anchor plate l3a by means of staples I6 as described above in connection with form of Figures 1 to 3 inclusive. The only difierence in the construction of a completed sandal embodying the modification of Figure 4 and that constructed in accordance with Figures 1 to 3 inclusive, is that the inner, outer and intermediate soles of the modification will all he of the same size and configuration and will all be marginally stitched to gether and thnt the intermediate sole also has slots to receive the straps of the upper. In both cases, however, the ends of the cross straps will be securely anchored by the use of strong staples to an intermediete sole or anchor plate so that the staples are efiectively covered and concealed and prevented from contact with the ground or the foot.

From the ioregoing description, it is believed that the construction and advantages of the present invention will be readily understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art. Minor changes may he made in details illustrated and described, such as fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What I claim is:

In a sandal, the combination of a bottom including an outer sole, an inner sole of the same the intermediate anchor sole.

configuration es the outer sole, a one-p ece interg3 mediate anchor sole arranged between the inner sole and the outer sole and made of strong readily penetrable flexible material, and a. line of stitches uniting the outer sole and the inner sole adjacent their edges, said inner sole having slots at opposite sides thereof inwardly of the stitches, cross straps extending through the slots in the inner sole and having their ends inturned against the undersurfece of the intermediate anchor sole, w

and staples extending through the ends of the cross straps and the intermediate anchor sole for securing the ends of said cross straps to the bottom, said inner sole overlying the staples and being of a, nature to prevent the staples. from causing discomfort and injury to thewearers foot and tearing the wearer's stocking. said intermediate anchor sole being of iessersize than the outer sole and the inner sole, the stitches being located outwerclly beyond the intermediate anchor sole, and the cross straps being inturned about the edge of some nmnncns errm UNITED STATES PAWS Number Name Date 2,057,072 Sullivan Oct. 13, 1936 2,112,884: Gillette Apr. 5, 1938 2,169,377 Bein "May 30, 1989 FORHGN PATENTS Number Country Date 651,827 Germany Oct. 20,1937 668,945 France July 23, 1929 729,750 France May 2, 1932

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/11.5
International ClassificationA43B3/12
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/122
European ClassificationA43B3/12A