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Publication numberUS2801477 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1957
Filing dateMay 17, 1956
Priority dateMay 17, 1956
Publication numberUS 2801477 A, US 2801477A, US-A-2801477, US2801477 A, US2801477A
InventorsAdams James Doe, Harry J Kunze
Original AssigneeAdams Brothers Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental attachment for shoes
US 2801477 A
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Aug. 6, 1957 J. D. ADAMS ETAL 2,801,477

ORNAMENTAL ATTACHMENT FOR SHOES Filed May 17, 1956 knew]! my ,D. fld'am E gel K 1y air Q Fatented Aug. 6, 1957 ORNAMENTAL ArTAcnMENT non snons James Doe Adams, Plttsiicld, N. l-I., and Harry J. Kunze, Baldwin, N. Y., assignors to Adams Brothers, 1110., Pittsfield, N. H., a corporation of New Hampshire Application May 17, 1956, Serial No. 585,435

2 Claims. (Cl. 36-25) This invention relates to shoes and has for its principal object to provide ornamental attachments for shoes, which will be of a distinctive and decorative character and which have interchangeable parts for use in accordance with one's individual preference in taste or dress. Other objects are to provide an ornamentation for a shoe which may be applied thereto without modifying the structure of the shoe or adding significantly to its cost of manufacture.

As herein illustrated the ornamentation is applied preferably to an oxford type shoe, although not limited thereto, and comprises a transparent patch-like pocket attached to the upper. The pocket has an opening along an edge for reception of a flat plaque which is adapted to be inserted through the opening behind the patch for display therethrough, the plaque being interchangeable at will, shaped to fill the pocket and adapted to carry ornamentation of a distinctive character. Preferably there are two such pockets, one at each side of the shoe, which are sub stantially coextensive with the instep portion of the upper. If the upper is stitched across the instep or has a saddle the pocket patches are shaped so that the edges parallel the stitching or the edges of the saddle and the top and bottom edges parallel respectively, the line of the lace eyelets and the sole. The opening is in the form of a slit made through the substance of the patch parallel to its rear edge with its opposite ends teminating short of the top and bottom.

The invention will now be described in greater detail with reference to the accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a saddle oxford with the ornamentation applied thereto;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the shoe;

Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 3--3 of Fig. l, omitting the lining;

Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. I, omitting the lining; and

Fig. 5 is a plan view of the plaque or insert.

Referring to Figs. 1 and 2, the shoe is in the form of an oxford having an outsole and an upper constituted by a vamp 12, quarters 14 and a saddle piece 16, the latter carrying the eyelets 18 for the lacing.

In accordance with the invention a pocket 20 is applied to each side of the shoe which is substantially coextensive with the saddle piece at that side. Each pocket is comprised of a patch 22 of transparent material, for example a plastic which is conformable to the contour of the shoe and will hold stitching. The patch is quadrilateral, having side edges 24 and 26 which substantially parallel the corresponding edges of the saddle, an upper edge 28 which substantially parallels the line of eyelets and a lower edge 30 which substantially parallels the bottom of the shoe. The edges of the patches are attached to the saddle piece by a continuous line of stitches 32 which may extend entirely through the upper material if the patches are applied after the shoe is manufactured or only through the saddle piece it they are stitched to the saddle piece prior to completion of the shoe. Near the rear edge each patch has a slit 34 which is parallel thereto, the ends of which terminate short of the stitching at the top and bottom. The slit 34 provides an opening through which a plaque or insert 36 (Pig. 5) may be introduced into the pocket behind the patch so as to be visible through it. Such a plaque or insert, as shown in Fig. 5, is also quadrilateral and so dimensioned as to be insertable through the slit 34 and to substantially fill the space behind the patch (Fig. 1). The plaque is preferably comprised of a thin sheet material such as plastic which is opaque so as to conceal the underlying upper material and is colored to give a distinctive color to the shoe and may in addition bear indicia in the form of a letter, number or figure. The plaque 36 is flexible enough to be bent both transversely and longitudinally to assist in inserting it and to fill the space after insertion. Obviously, by providing a number of different colored plaques one may change the color scheme of the shoe from one day to the next to correspond with the dress or with his individual taste as the case may be.

it should be understood that the present disclosure is for the purpose of illustration only and that this invention includes all modifications and equivalents which fall within the scope of the appended claims.

We claim:

1. In combination, a saddle oxford shoe, a tough, flexible transparent patch pocket stitched to the saddle at each side of the shoe with its side edges paralleling the lateral edges of the saddle, top edge paralleling the line of the lacing eyelets and the bottom edge paralleling the sole so that the patches cover the predominant part of the saddle, each patch having a slot-like opening along its rear edge and substantially parallel thereto, through which access is had to the space between the patch and the saddle, and a thin fiat flexible colored plaque seated within the pocket behind the patch, said colored plaque occupying substantially the entire area behind the patch and being visible therethrough so as to impart a dominant color to the saddle area of the shoe.

2. A shoe according to claim 1, wherein the plaque is opaque and has on it definitely colored indicia.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/636, D02/976, 36/45, 36/136, 36/100
International ClassificationA43B23/24
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/0078, A43B3/0031, A43B23/24
European ClassificationA43B3/00P, A43B3/00S80, A43B23/24