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Publication numberUS2469708 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 10, 1949
Filing dateOct 29, 1946
Priority dateOct 29, 1946
Publication numberUS 2469708 A, US 2469708A, US-A-2469708, US2469708 A, US2469708A
InventorsCook Alexander Verna
Original AssigneeCook Alexander Verna
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sandal with pivoted-ring strap receivers
US 2469708 A
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May 10,'1949- v. c. ALEXANDER 2,469,708

i SANDAL WITH PIVOTED-RING STRAP RECEIVERS Filed oct. 29, 194e 2 sheds-she@y 1 ll: i g

CP Ml www@ May 10, 1949- v.4 c. ALEXANDER 2,469,708

y SANDAL WITH PIvoTED-RING STRAP 'RECEIVRS Filed Oct. 29, 17946 ZShQetS-Sheet 2 VERNA COOK ALEXANDER.

SWW/MM Patented May 10,y 1949 sANDAL WITH rIvo'rED-RING STRAP RECEIVERS Verna Cook Alexander, Spartanburg, S. C.v

Application October 29, 1946, Serial No. 706,466

3 Claims.

This invention relates to a sandal, and more especially to a sandal having a, plurality of eyelet members, pivotally secured in a pendant position along the side edges of the soles and whereby a lacing can be passed through selected ones of the eyelets and around the foot of the wearer to hold the sandal onto the foot, leaving the remaining eyelets in a pendant position to serve the double purpose of enabling the wearer to arrange the laces in any desired position which is most comfortable or most attractive to the wearer and allowing the other pendant eyelet members to remain in downwardly pending position to serve an ornamental purpose when not in use.

It is an object of this invention to provide a sandal having a plurality of pending eyelet members secured to the periphery of the sandal sole and through which lace or lacing members can be secured and passed over the foot of the wearer to hold the sandal on the foot and at the same time presenting an ornamental appearance from those eyelets in use by having the laces pass therethrough, as well as those which are remaining in pendant position.

Some of the objects of the invention having been stated, other objects will appear as the description proceeds when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is an elevation of a sandal shown on the foot of the wearer;

Figure 2 is an elevation 'showing a slightly modined form of sandal and a diierent method of lacing;

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view through a portion of the sole of the sandal and showing one method oi attaching the pendant eyelet members to the sole;

Figure 4 is a View similar to Figure 3 but showing another form of attaching the pendant eyelet members to the sole;

Figure 5 is a sectional plan View taken along the line 5-5 in Figure 3;

Figure 6 is a sectional plan view taken along the line 6 6 in Figure 4;

Figure '7 is an elevation showing a modied form of Sandal and a modied form of lacing;

Figure 8 is a top plan view of the sandal shown in Figure 7;

Figure 9 is a -rear view of the form of sandal shown in Figures 7 and 8;

Figure l is a vertical sectional View showing a modied form of attaching the eyelet members to the outer edge of the sole and which is applicable to all forms of the sandal;

Figure l1 is a top plan View of the modied form shown in Figure 10 but omitting the top covering member on the sole portion.

Referring more specifically to the drawings, the numerals I and I I indicate the two sole portions of the sandal which may have an additional sole I2 and a heel plate I3. Between the top and bottom sole members a plurality of eye bolts may be threadably secured and each eye bolt has loosel;7 mounted therein a ring member I6. These ring members are disposed entirely around the side portions and the heel portions and the toe portions of the sandal and are adapted to have passed therethrough suitable lacing members to be passed over the foot of the wearer to hold the sandal on the foot. This type of mounting of the rings I is shown in Figures 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, whereas Figures 1, 2, 4 and 6 a liat metallic or rigid mem.- ber I8 is disposed between the top and bottom soles Ill and I I, each has a suitable tack I9 in each of these to secure it in position and to prevent its pulling out from between the soles I0 and I I. In the form shown in Figures 10 and l1, a suitable set of leather straps 2l may be secured by a line of stitches 22 and, if desired, these soles I0 and II can be much thinner and as is usual and a Isuitable wear sheet or insole 24 may be secured on top of the top sole I I.

Any desired form of lacing may be employed, such as in Figure 1, where a pair of handkerchiefs and 3| may be knotted around the foot after being passed through certain eyelets. In this form of invention, the handkerchief is pa'ssed through an eyelet on the front end of the sandal and the two end portions of the handkerchief are then passed through eyelets on the side of the sandal and knotted above the foot of the wearer, while the handkerchief 3| can be passed over the foot of the wearer and through eyelets on opposite sides of the heel portion and then knotted ontop of the foot of the wearer.

In Figure 2 a, suitable cord 34 may be passed over the toe portion of the wearer for several times and through several of the eyelets I6 and then knotted into a bow knot on top of the foot of the wearer to serve to hol-d the toe portion of the sandal onto the foot of the wearer. An additional cord or lace may be passed through one or more eyelets on the side of the heel portion of the shoe and then brought around the ankle of the wearer and knotted to hold the heel `of the sandal onto the heel of the foot of the wearer.

In Figure 7 a lace 40 may be brought over the foot o-i the wearer and passed through two or more of the eyelets and then knotted on top of the foot of the wearer to hold the top portion of the sandal in position, while a cord 4I, may be passed around the heel portion of the sandal and through an eyelet on opposed side of the heel of the sandal and then up back of the foot and crossed and knotted in front of the ankle to anchor the heel of the sandal on the foot of the wearer.

It is thus seen that I have provided a sandal having a plurality of pendant members mounted entirely .around the sandal so that suitable 'laces can be passed over the foot of the wearer and through a portion of the pendant eyelet members to secure the sandal onto the foot andai; thesametime leaving the other eyelet members in a pendant position to present an ornamental ap,-

pearance, yet being useful for' reoept'ion` of laces ing eyelet'members from 4touching theV surface-"on which the sandal may `rest `and adapt-ed te normally hang downwardly, some of said eyelets being vadapted vto receive a lace member which is adapted to be passed over the foot oi the wearer and through some of `said eyelets and then having its. ends secured together for holding the sandal on the foot'.

2. A sandal having a sole, a plurality of ring members pivotally mounted at spaced intervals around the side edges of the sole and at a point disposed between the top and bottom edges of the sole, the size of the ring members being such as to prevent their lowermost portions, when in depending position, from extending to the bottom edge of the sole, and a lace member adapted to be through some of thev ring members on `opposed side edges of the sole and over the foot of the wearer to hold the sandal on the foot of the wearer.

3. A sandal having a sole, a plurality of ring members pivotally mounted at spaced intervals f around the side edges of the sole and at a point dis-posed between the top and bottom edges of the sole',l the lsize of the ring members being such as to prevent their lowermost portions when in depending position from extending to the bottom edge of the sole, and a lace member adapted to be passed through some of the ring members on :opposed side edges of the sole and over the foot of the weanerv to hold the .sandal on the foot of the: wearer, and; a second lace member adapted to be passed through ring members on opposed sides of the heel portion of the sandal and around the ankle of the wearer.

VERNA COOK ALEXANDER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of'this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number' Name Date D. 94,638 Stritter Feb. 19, 1935 2395-567 Sutcli'e Feb. 26, 1946

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/11.5, 24/713.6, D02/916
International ClassificationA43B3/24, A43B3/12, A43B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/24, A43B3/122
European ClassificationA43B3/12A, A43B3/24