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Publication numberUS2697886 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1954
Filing dateSep 15, 1951
Priority dateSep 15, 1951
Publication numberUS 2697886 A, US 2697886A, US-A-2697886, US2697886 A, US2697886A
InventorsSpinali Salvatore C
Original AssigneeSpinali Salvatore C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shin protecting boot
US 2697886 A
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SHIN PROTECTING BOOT Filed Sept. 15, 1951 11v ENTOR. Sa/mz /"e Sp/nal/ KMZM AGENT United States Patent Q SHIN PROTECTING BOOT Salvatore C. Spinali, San Diego, Calif.

Application September 15, 1951, Serial No. 246,804

1 Claim. (Cl. 36--4) My invention relates to a shin protecting boot, and more particularly to an improvement over my former application for Shin Protecting Boot, Serial No. 150,- 687, filed March 20, 1950, since abandoned, and the objects of my invention are:

First, to provide a shin protecting boot of this class having novel structure for maintaining a thick protective pad on the frontal shin covering portion of a conventional boot;

Second, to provide a shin protecting boot of this class having a thick pad on the outer frontal shin portion thereof, and which is normally straight on the interior of the frontal portion thereof, to conform with and provide freedom for the shin of the wearer;

Third, to provide a shin protecting boot of this class having a pad-retaining structure on the frontal side thereof, which effectively contains and seals a pad therein, so that it operates efficiently and does not hamper the wearer; or unduly change the functional operation or proportions of the boot;

Fourth, to provide a shin protecting boot of this class having a normal straight-walled frontal shin covering portion, and an outwardly and upwardly directed padretaining portion forwardly thereof, which is sealed at its outer edges to the side wall of the boot, providing a very secure and simple means for retaining the pad on the front of the boot, and which protects the pad from moisture or other foreign matter;

Fifth, to provide a shin protecting boot of this class having a smooth curved portion which extends forwardly and upwardly and which retains a shin protecting pad at the frontal portion of the upper of a boot, whereby the smooth curved transition of the pad-holding means at the front of the boot tends to keep the boot free of entanglements with various objects adjacent to which it may be moved by the wearer; and

Sixth, to provide a shin protecting boot of this class which is very simple and economical of construction, etfiecient in operation, and which will not readily deteriorate or get out of order.

With these and other objects in view, as will appear hereinafter, my invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts and portions, as will be hereinafter described in detail and particularly set forth in the appended claim, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the characters of reference thereon, forming a part of this application, in which:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of my boot, showing portions thereof broken away and in section to amplify the illustration; and Fig. 2 is a sectional View, taken from the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Similar characters of reference refer to similar parts and portions throughout the several parts of the drawings.

The boot 1 is preferably made of rubber or other suitable material, and the frontal shin covering wall 1a thereof is substantially straight and similar to conventional boots. Forwardly of this wall 1a is retained a thick pad 2, by means of the resilient fly 3, which may be made of rubber or other suitable material. This fly 3 is vulcanized or otherwise integrally connected with the boot 1, and retains the pad 2 in secure position at the frontal portion of the boot for protecting the shin of the wearer.

It will be noted that the fly 3 is arranged in smooth curved transitional relationship at its lower portion, providing a smooth outwardly and upwardly curved transition from the front of the boot 1 to the top thereof. The smooth curved transition which extends outwardly and upwardly from the frontal portion of the boot is so arranged that it will not become caught or entangled with various objects during movement of the wearer of the boot, and it provides for the support of a very thick pad 2, which is preferably made of sponge rubber or the like, forwardly of the frontal wall 1a of the boot, which is adjacent to the shin of the wearer when in use.

In operation, the frontal fly 3 withstands abrasion at the surface of a rail or the like with which the wearer of my boot braces himself. The pad 2 intermediate the rail and the frontal portion of the boot 1, provides a cushion which prevents bruising or damage to the shin of the wearer.

Though I have shown and described a particular construction, combination and arrangement of parts and portions, I do not wish to be limited to this particular construction, combination and arrangement, but desire to include in the scope of my invention the construction, combination and arrangement substantially as set forth in the appended claim.

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

In a shin protecting boot having a foot portion including an ankle part, a conventional upwardly extending leg-enclosing portion extending to substantially knee height, the frontal wall thereof being relatively straight and extending substantially vertically from the ankle to the top of the boot, a thick resilient pad forwardly of said leg-enclosing portion and contiguous therewith, the front face of said pad being substantially vertical and extending to the top of said boot and said pad terminating in a top face that is substantially horizontal in a foreand-aft direction, said pad extending only from substantially mid-height of the leg enclosing portion to the top of the boot and to substantially the widest part of the legenclosing portion, a pad cover enclosing said pad, the lower front face portion of said pad and said pad cover curving downwardly and towards said leg enclosing portion, the edges of said pad cover and pad forming a relatively smooth transition with the outer surface of said leg enclosing portion at substantially the widest part of the leg-enclosing portion and being sealed thereto, whereby extra protection for a wearer is afforded without intereference with the inner contours of a boot.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 374,106 Winter Nov. 29, 1887 1,022,994 Wyman Apr. 9, 1912 1,184,013 Pierce May 23, 1916 1,707,129 McMurchy Mar. 26, 1929 1,729,236 Wray Sept. 24, 1929 1,924,716 Ferrettie Aug. 29, 1933 2,449,410 Polinsky Sept. 14, 1948

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US3667140 *Sep 29, 1970Jun 6, 1972Hunderford Roy EProtective footgear for karate participants
US3827167 *Jun 1, 1973Aug 6, 1974Endicott Johnson CorpSafety boot
US4008531 *Mar 4, 1976Feb 22, 1977Genesport Industries LimitedProtective footwear
US4244121 *Apr 21, 1978Jan 13, 1981Chromalloy American CorporationWaterproof boot with knee protection
US4864742 *Jun 9, 1988Sep 12, 1989Grilliot William LFirefighter's boot mated to firefighter's trousers
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U.S. Classification36/4, 36/71, 36/72.00R, D02/910
International ClassificationA43B3/02, A43B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/02
European ClassificationA43B3/02