|Publication number||US2598782 A|
|Publication date||Jun 3, 1952|
|Filing date||Nov 4, 1949|
|Priority date||Nov 4, 1949|
|Publication number||US 2598782 A, US 2598782A, US-A-2598782, US2598782 A, US2598782A|
|Inventors||Gillis George H|
|Original Assignee||Gillis George H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (12), Referenced by (17), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
G. H. GILLIS 2,598,782
TRACK SHOE WITH CUSHIONED HEEL RECEIVING POCKET Y June 3, 1952 Filed Nov; 4. 1949 INVENTOR GEORGE H. GILLIS Patented June 3, 1952 TENT TRACK SHOE WITH RECEIVING POCKET- George H. Gillis, Fitchburg ltlass irlieeti nzllowmbc w e 'i e 2 m This invention relates to; athletic ShQfiSiflIld more particularly to shoes, constructed 1110'. meet the requirements oftrack athletes. Shoes for this service are subjected'at -timesto heavyjlpres sure at the heel portion; and laterally extended fasteners, such asstitches; ,or-the like; at' this portion of the shoe, which; present less yielding portions thanadj acent shoe "parts are. liable to cause discomfort to the wearer;
It is an object-of "the present'invention;there" fore, to provide a shoedevoid' of -such less yielding portions where the-heavy pressure isgexerted at the heel, andfurther td provide substantial cushioning means for the heel which will distribute the pressure over an extended area and will absorb sudden and severe shocks. To these ends the outersole of the shoe constructed in accordance with this invention is continued rearwardly beyond the sole portion of the shoe up the back of the foot in a continuous smooth curve, and inwardly of this curve there is positioned a cushioning pad of yielding material such as sponge rubber, or the like, which may be overlaid with a lining element to prevent direct contact of this pad with the foot, the central heel portion of the shoe being entirely devoid of stitches or other fastening elements.
For a complete understanding of this invention, reference may be had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a partially disassembled perspective view of certain of the shoe parts, portions being broken away.
Figure 2 is a view partly in side elevation and partly broken away of a shoe embodying the invention.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary elevational view looking rearwardly against the quarter linings and outer-sole and showing a cushion plug in position, certain other parts of the shoe being omitted.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary inverted plan view of the heel portion of the shoe showing the stitch lines.
Referring to the drawings, at i is indicated the quarters of the shoe upper which come together substantially centrally of the heel end of the shoe. The quarters are cut away and skived along their edges as at 3 below the top edge of the heel end of the shoe as shown in Figure 3. An outersole member It) may extend rearwardly in overlapping relation to the lower and forward extremities of the quarters, and about centrally thereof a rounded plug 5 of cushioning material such as sponge or foam rubber is seated to bridge 2 Claims. (Cl, 36 -25 across the low.ex=*';edges:.of thezquartersandtabOVe the rear end portion: of :ther outersolezel 6 as shown in Figures 2 and 3.
The outerside, iii Z-has -a rearwardextension-,1 which passes aroundtheheel-jend ofjihe shoecand up outside of thes quartersandafurnishesan oute side backstay portion 12. This; outersolev thus forms alongitudinallyand laterally. concave socket at the heel endof the ShOGWhiChfiSDYeI'rlaid substantially;centrally by;,-the' plug; 5; In engagement; with this plugmandrthe-itop faceiof the innersole}! may be placedone .;or more ;cus h-. ioning elements such as l5 which? alsomay be of sponge or foam rubber, or other suitable material, and overlying the cushion i5 is a short sock lining l6. This sock lining extends up within the quarters at the heel end as shown in Figure 4 and may be secured at its upper edge to the quarters as by stitches I1. This stitching I! may also pass through the outside backstay portion 12 of the outersole. The forward portions of the sock lining 16 and the cushion element I5 may be ccmented into the rounded socket and form therewith a cupped pocket to receive the heel of the wearer, this pocket being concaved both longitudinally and laterally. The lower edges of the quarters may extend between the inner and outersoles where these parts may be secured together as by the lines of stitching 20 shown in Figure 4. These lines of stitching preferably terminate somewhat short of the heel end of the shoe and lines of stitching 2| on opposite sides may secure the side margins of the extension II to the quarters. The cushioning element I5 is preferably cemented against the plug 5 and the innersole 4, and the forward end of the sock lining may be cemented to the cushioning element l5 and to the innersole 4.
It will thus be seen that a shoe has been pro vided in which there is no lateral stitching across the heel pocket and that the side stitching is well spaced from the central portion of the heel pocket and where it is not subjected to the severe pressures which are taken and absorbed by the cushioning elements l5 and 5. The pocket for the heel abovethe cushioning elements is concave both laterally and longitudinally and provides a socket for the heel of the wearer. This socket is heavily cushioned and is devoid of any fastening elements which might be uncomfortable to the wearer of the shoe-particularly when the wearer subjects the shoe to severe service.
From the foregoing description of an embodiment of this invention, it should be evident to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from its spirit or scope.
1. A track shoe having'an innersole, an outersole, and upper materials, said outersole extending about the heel portion of the shoe and upwardly toward the top edge of the shoe and outwardly of said'upper materials at the heel end. said upper-materials having their lower margins extending between said inner and outersoles, lines of stitching spaced from the central axis of the shoe securing said outersole extension to said upper materials, and lines of stitching on opposite sides of the shoe joining said upper materials and inner and outersole adjacent to the side margins of said soles, said outersole and upper materials and innersole forming a longitudinally;
and laterally concave heel-receiving pocket, a rounded cushioning plug seated and cemented substantially centrally in said pocket, and cushion material and a sock lining overlying said plug and said innersole and upper materials within said pocket.
2; A track shoe having an innersole, an outersole, and upper materials, said outersole extending about the heel portion of th shoe and upwardly toward the top edge of the shoe and outwardly of said upper materials at the heel end, said upper materials having their lower margins extending between said inner and outersoles, lines of stitching spaced from the central-axis of the shoe securing said outersole extension to said upper materials, and lines of stitching on oppo- *said concave pocket.
GEORGE H. GILLIS.
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|U.S. Classification||36/129, 36/37, 36/96, 36/45|
|International Classification||A43B5/00, A43B7/32|
|Cooperative Classification||A43B5/00, A43B7/32|
|European Classification||A43B7/32, A43B5/00|