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Publication numberUS2678506 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1954
Filing dateMay 1, 1953
Priority dateMay 1, 1953
Publication numberUS 2678506 A, US 2678506A, US-A-2678506, US2678506 A, US2678506A
InventorsNina Baroumes
Original AssigneeNina Baroumes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cushion and shock resistant shoe sole
US 2678506 A
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May 18, 1954 N. BARouMEs 2,678,506

CUSHION ANO SHOCK RESISTANT SHOE SOLE Filed Maig' 1, 1955 Klim! A 7- -ro @NE Ys Patented May 18, 1954 CUSHION AND SHOCK RESISTANT SHOE SOLE Nina Baroumes, Juneau, Territory of Alaska Application May 1, 1953, `Serial No. 352,448

4 Claims. l

This invention relates to a cushion and shock resistant shoe sole.

An object of the present invention is to provide a shoe sole of the cushion or shock resistant type.

Another object of the invention is to provide a shoe sole of the cushion or shock resistant type which has a balancing member for causing the foot of the wearer to be evenly distributed over the shoe sole surface.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a shoe sole which is soft and pliable. and which is of sturdy construction.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing wherein.

Figure l is a bottom plan view, with parts broken away, of the shoe sole of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a sectional View taken on the line 3--3 of Figure l.

Figure 4 is an exploded view of the shoe sole of the present invention.

Referring to the drawing, the shoe sole of the present invention comprises a main pliable layer or core I shaped to a complete shoe sole, and a balancing member consisting of a subsidiary layer II which is of a thickness less than that of the layer I0 and is secured to the under face of the latter layer I0. 'Ihe subsidiary layer II has one end portion I2 conforming to the toe part of the main layer I0 and has the other end portion I3 conforming to the heel part of the main layer I0 with only a part I4 conforming to and extending along the small toe side of the layer IU. Each of the layers I 0 and II is fabricated of shock resistant material selected from the group consisting of foam rubber, sponge rubber, felt, leather.

The face carrying the subsidiary layer II is covered by a facing layer I5, as shown in Figure 4, which is shaped to conform to the main layer I0 and has an upstanding flange portion I6, the latter portion embracing the main and subsidiary layers I0 and II assembly. The upper face of the main layer I0 is also covered by another facing layer` I'I which is secured to the flange portion I6 of the facing layer I5 by means of a cord I8 which is laced through openings I9 formed in the upper end of the flange portion I6 and the openings formed in the facing layer I1 adjacent the bounding edge thereof. The facing layers I5 and Il are fabricated of a material selected from the group consisting of soft animal skin leather like reindeer skin, elk skin, sealskin, caribou skin, felt, fabric-like knit or Woven fabric. As shown in Figures 2 and 3, the facing layers I5 and I1 are each made of soft skin leather or felt. Preferably the facing layers I5 and Il are made of soft animal skin leather and of either of the aforementioned kinds of leather.

The thus described shoe sole is particularly adapted for use in the production of slippers, sandals, moccasins. Also, the balancing member on the sole enables the foot of the wearer to be evenly distributed over the shoe sole surface.

Having fully described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A shoe sole comprising a main pliable layer shaped to a complete shoe sole, and a balancing member consisting of a subsidiary pliable layer of a thickness less than that of said main layer and secured to the under face of said main layer, said subsidiary layer having one end portion conforming to the toe part of said main layer and having the other end portion conforming to the heel part of said main layer with only a part conforming to and extending along the small toe side of said main layer, each of said main and subsidiary layers being fabricated of shock resistant material.

2. A shoe sole comprising a main pliable layer shaped to a complete shoe sole, a balancing member consisting of a subsidiary pliable layer of a thickness less than that of said main layer and secured to the under face of said main layer, said subsidiary layer having one end portion conforming to the toe part of said main layer and having the other end portion conforming to the heel part of said main layer with the only part conforming to and extending along the small toe side of said main layer, each of said main and subsidiary layers being fabricated of shock resistant material, and a facing layer covering the face carrying the subsidiary layer, said facing layer being fabricated of material selected from the group consisting of soft animal skin leather, felt, fabric.

3. A shoe sole comprising a main pliable layer shaped to a complete shoe sole, a balancing member consisting of a subsidiary pliable layer of a thickness less than that of said main layer and secured to the under face of said main layer, said subsidiary layer having one end portion conforming to the toe part of said main layer and having the other end portion conforming to the heel part of said main layer with only a part conforming to and extending along the small toe side of said main layer, each of said main and subsidiary layers being fabricated of shock resistant material, and a facing layer covering the face carrying the subsidiary layer and the upper face of said main layer, said facing layer being fabricated of material selected from the group consisting of soft animal skin leather, felt, fabric.

4. A shoe sole comprising a main pliable layer shaped to a complete shoe sole, a balancing member consisting of a subsidiary pliable layer of a thickness less than that 0f said main layer and secured to the under face of said main layer, said subsidiary layer having one end portion conforming to the toe part of said main layer and having the other end portion conforming to the heel part of said main layer With only a part conforming to and extending along the small toe 4 side of said main layer, each of said main and subsidiary layers being fabricated of shock resistant material, and a pair of facing layers covering the face carrying the subsidiary layer and the upper face of said main layer, said facingr layers having the bounding edges connected together and each being fabricated of material selected from the group consisting of soft animal skin leather, felt, fabric.

References Cited in the le 0f this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS .Number Name Date 1,210,066 Hara Dec. 26, 1916 1,820,747 v Krausz Aug, 25, 1931 2,342,882 Melt'zer Feb. 29, 1944 2,412,623 Maling Dec. 17, 1946

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/28, 36/30.00R, 36/178
International ClassificationA43B13/18
Cooperative ClassificationA43B13/18
European ClassificationA43B13/18