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Publication numberUS278302 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1883
Filing dateApr 6, 1883
Publication numberUS 278302 A, US 278302A, US-A-278302, US278302 A, US278302A
InventorsWilliam H. Wood
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Insole ror boots
US 278302 A
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SPECIFIGATIONformingpart-of Letters Patent N0. 278,302, dated May 22, 1883.

Application filed April 6, 1883. (No model.)

Be it known that I, WiLLIAM: H. Woon, of

'Rochester,Monroe county, New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Insoles forjBoots; and I do'hereby declare that the following isa full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 isa plan of the blank from which the insole is formed. Fig. Zis a perspective view. of the insole. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the same.

My improvement relatesto insoles for boots, particularly rubberboots, and it is first cut out of leather-board, leather, or some other suitaconsisting of the sole or, two side Wings, 11 b, and a straight rear projection on extension, 0, as exhibited in Fig. l. The blank thus formed is bent at the rear end of the sole, so that the sole stands horizontally, andthe extension 0 stands vertically, but. inclined considerablying under the sole and forming p which backward, as shown in Fig. 2. The side wings, I) b, are bent and turned inward, the ends resthowever, .arenot fastened to the sole, but are loose, and allow theheel of the insole to spread or expand laterally when the heelof the wearer is inserted therein.

formed and arexof such length that when 3 turned under the sole, as described, their junctiou withthe soleextends fully to the instep,

and their sides or edges ff form inclosed sides consists in pointing the side wings, I) b, back- ,ward instead of forward, so that when the blank is fashionedinto the insole said'side wings will lap behind the heel instead of under the sole. The same result is produced, I however, as alleel socket is made to receive Fig. 4 is a bottom view. Figs; 5, 6, and 7 are views similar 'to Figs. 1-, 2, and i 3, but showing a modification.

The side wings are so I the heel of the wearer, and the lapped ends are loose, so that the heel of the insole can expand or contract laterally. The object of this invention is to provide an insole for boots made from a single piece of stock, so formed in the blank and then fashioned into shape that a heel socket with in-' closing sides is produced, and this socket can expand or contract to tit the heel of the wearer.

Insoles of a somewhat similar form have before been known, but, so far as I am aware, none with expansible heels. In one case a cork 6o sole is attached to a stiff counter or heel, the twopartsbeingmadeseparate. Inanothercase the sole, with the back extension made in one piece, with small flaps turned under and sebutin such case no inclosing heel or counter is produced and no expansion is given to the sides.

This invention is adapted to all kinds of boots, but especially rubber boots. The sole 7o fits the bottom of the boot, the'curved vertical rear extension fits the hollow in the leg above the heel, while the counter or heel of the insole by being expansible allows the heel of the wearer to easily enter, and it then closes on the 7 5 heel and takes up the lost space which always exists in the heel of rubber boots. The heel of the insole thus produces a fit to the heel of the wearer similar to that in a nicely fitting boot or shoe, and obviates the loose action and the friction that almost invariably occur in the use of rubber boots.

The insole is formed, after the blank is out, by molding in anysuitable manner.

The top of the insole is lined by cotton-fiannel, cloth, paper, or thin leather or fabric of any suitable kind. v

' Having described my invention, whatI claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent,

. l. A blank for insoles of boots, consisting of. a sole, a straight extension in the rear of the sole, and side wings on opposite sides of the sole, at its rear, and extcnding beyond the for the purpose specified.

cured to the bottom of the sole,has been used; 65

width of the sole, as shown and described, and 5 a 2. An insole for boots, consisting of a. sole,

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed an extension in the rear turned upward and my name inthe presence of two subscribing backward to fit the leg, and two wings-0ne witnesses. on each side of the sole-lappeddownward W. H. WOOD. 5 under the sole or backward behind the heel Witnesses:

and unattached, so that the heel is expansible, I I R. F. OSGOQD, as set forth. Z. L; DAVIs.

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US4322893 *Apr 3, 1980Apr 6, 1982Halvorsen Norrine MIndependent insole assembly
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Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/144