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i 0, 1954 D. E. LEVIN SHOE HAVING THE UPPER SECURED TO THE OUTSOLE BY A SEPARATE STRIP 0F MATERIAL HAVING A LASTING ALLOWANCE Filed July 7, 1950 E Dan-62 E 12;
BY dab; M I
Patented Apr. 20, 1954 UNITED STATES ATENT OFFICE David E. Levin, Brooklyn, N .Y., assignor to Evins, Inc., New York, N. Y., a. corporation of New York Application July 7, 1950, Serial No. 172,500
3 Claims. 1
This invention relates to shoe construction and more particularly to shoes which have outsoles which project upwardly and form at least part of the upper of the shoe, for example as in a shoe having an outsole which is molded to provide an upwardly extending peripheral part forming the upper or a part thereof or overlying the upper or a part thereof.
The primary object of the present invention is to provide a shoe of the above described character without requiring the use of a molded outsole, so that such shoes are less expensive and easier to manufacture.
The above and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be fully understood in connection with the following description considered in conjunction with the illustrative drawings.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a side view of a shoe embodying the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a perspective View thereof on a smaller scale;
Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional View, similar to Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a side view of a shoe, showing another form of the invention;
Fig. 6 is a side view of a ladys high-heel shoe made in accordance with the present invention.
The present invention may be utilized in connection with mens, women's and childrens shoes. Without limitation Figs. 1 and 2 may be considered as illustrative of a mans or boys shoe and Figs. 5 and 6 may be considered as illustrative of shoes for women and girls. Although the invention will hereinafter be described in its details with respect to the shoe shown by Figs. 1 and 2 it will be understood that where applicable the description will also apply to the shoes shown by Figs. 5 and 8, unless otherwise stated.
Referring now to the drawings in detail and first with particular reference to the shoe shown by Figs. 1 and 2, the latter comprises an upper i ll which may be made of any suitable shoe upper material, an outsole [2 having a bottom l4 and a peripheral part I6 on the upper, said part being formed of the same material as the outsole l2 and being of substantially the same thickness as said outside. Part It performs the same function in the shoe as an integral extension on the outsole. Also, as shown said shoe is provided with a heel H3. The upper ID has an outer layer 20 of any suitable shoe upper material, 1. e., leather or cloth or any other shoe upper material, and a cloth or other suitable lining 22. As illustrated in Fig. 4, the lining 22 extends downwardly beyond the outer layer 26 and is cemented to part 16 and lasted in and secured to the marginal edge portion of the insole 24 as indicated at 28. It will be noted also that as shown in Fig. i the upper edge portion of the peripheral part it of the outsole is stitched to the upper H) by one or more lines of stitching 26. It will be understood, however, that the lining may be omitted, and if desired layer 2E may extend downwardly and have a lasting allowance.
In accordance with the present invention, the outsole !2 which as stated above includes the bottom l4 and the peripheral part [6 is formed initially of two separate pieces of sole leather, instead of being molded from one piece of sole leather. In the shoe manufacturing operation, pursuant to the present invention the part it is first stitched to the upper l0 and in fact forms a part of the upper separate from the bottom it of the outsole. and said upper which includes said part it is then lasted and secured to the insole 24, the lasting allowance of the composite upper being cemented or otherwise secured to the marginal edge portion of the insole 24. It will be understood that the grain side of the part It is on the outer surface of the shoe and that likewise the grain side of the outsole bottom I4 is on the outer surface of the shoe. The outsole bottom it is tapered in thickness at its marginal edge portion, as indicated at 30 in Fig. 4 and this tapering thickness is provided by skiving the inner or flesh side of the outsole bottom [4 so that the outer or grain side thereof is unaffected by the skiving or tapering operation and matches the grain side of the part [6 which therefore appears as an uninterrupted continuation of the outsole bottom l4 when the latter is secured in position. Pursuant to the present invention, the upper marginal surface 3| of outsole bottom I4 is stitchlessly secured, as by being cemented to the marginal edge portion of the part l6 and is also cemented to the insole 24. If desired or necessary a thin layer of filler (not shown) may be disposed between the confronting inner surfaces of the insole 24 and the outsole bottom [4.
In the form of the invention iliustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 the part It terminates near the breast of the heel [8, while as illustrated in Fig. 5 the part Ilia which corresponds to the part l6 of Figs. 1 and 2 extends completely around the shoe. In other respects the shoe shown in Figs. 5 is or may be of the same construction as that shown in Figs.
1 to 4, except as to matters of style or appearance. In Fig. 6 the invention is shown applied to a high-heel type ladys shoe, and the part lBb which corresponds to the part [6 of Figs. 1 to 4 terminates near the forward part of the shank portion 32 of the shoe.
It will be understood'that the variations in the several forms or styles of shoes illustrated by the accompanying drawings are merely a few of the forms in which the present invention may be embodied. For example the peripheral part l6 or lfia or I61) may extend further toward the top of the shoe and may even extend, if desired, to the top edge of the shoe so that the upper or the corresponding part thereof is constituted thereby, the outer layer of shoe upper leather or other upper material 29 in such part being then omitted. In any or all forms of the invention, the part 16 may be of the same thickness as the outsole bottom l4, although formed of sole leather or its equivalent, or said part i6 may be of less thickness than that of the outsole bottom !4.
Thus it is seen that shoes made in accordance with the present invention are well adapted to accomplish the objects of the latter. It is to be understood however that various changes in the details of construction and in the form and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the underlying idea or principles of the present invention within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A shoe comprising an upper and an outsole, said upper having an initially separate side part depending downwardly to said outsole and merging therewith, said side part having a lasting allowance lasted in the shoe as part of the upper, said outsole having an outer marginal edge portion overlying and concealing said lasting allowance of said side part, said marginal edge portion tapering toward the outer peripheral edge of the outsole and merging into the outer surface of the lower peripheral marginal edge of said side part along a line in the region of the outer edge of the bottom of the shoe whereby to simulate a molded outsole construction.
2. A shoe comprising an upper and an outsole,
said upper having an initially separate side part 59 depending downwardly to said outsole and merging therewith, said side part having a lasting allowance lasted in the shoe as part of the upper, said outsole having an outer marginal edge portion overlying and concealing said lasting allowance of said side part, said marginal edge portion being skived on its inner surface and thereby tapering towards the outer peripheral edge of the outsole and merging into the outer surface of the lower peripheral marginal edge of said side part, and stitchless means securing said outsole and said side part whereby to simulate a molded outsole construction.
3. A shoe comprising an upper and an outsole, said upper having an initially separate side part depending downwardly to said outsole and merging therewith, said side part having a lasting allowance at a lower peripheral marginal edge portion lasted in the shoe as part of the upper, said outsole having an outer marginal edge portion overlying and concealing said lasting allowance of said side part, said marginal edge portion being skived on its inner surface and thereby tapering towards the outer peripheral edge of the outsole and merging intothe outer surface of said lower peripheral marginal edge portion of said side part along a line in the region of the outer edge of the bottom of the shoe, said side part being formed of the same material as said outsole and being of substantially the same thickness as said outsole, and stitchless means securing said outsole and said side part whereby to simulate a molded outsole construction.
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