US 3024543 A
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M. L. KLYM March 13, 1962 SLIPPER Filed Aug. 9, 1960 INVENTOR.
MPY KL YM United States Patent O 3,024,543 SLIPPER Mary L. Klym, Detroit, Mich. (16512 Woodward, Highland Park 3, Mich.) Filed Aug. 9, 1960, Ser. No. 48,440 3 Claims. (Cl. 369) This invention relates to the slipper art, and more particularly to a new and improved slipper adapted to be worn when a person is resting or sleeping for treatment of foot troubles such as rough, dry skin, corns, calluses, bunions and the like.
It is an object of this invention to provide a slipper which embodies a heel portion or heel guard which is made from a moisture proof material whereby the body moisture of the user is retained on the heel to soften rough, dry heels while the user sleeps or lounges. The moisture proof heel guard further permits the user to apply night cream to assist in the softening process. The slipper further embodies a toe portion which is connected to the heel portion by means of a strip of suitable elastic material which functions as an adjustable elastic instep or shank portion to fit different foot sizes. The toe portion is made from a double layer of nylon net material and is provided with a transverse strip of nylon net material which is adapted to hold various treatment pads, such as corn plasters and the like, against the various parts of the 'sole and toes of the foot which need treatment.
It is another object of this invention to provide an effective, inexpensive and readily washable slipper of the class described for the relief, treatment and prevention of foot troubles.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a slipper of the class described which is simple in construction, easy to manufacture, decorative in appearance and eflicient in use.
Other objects, features and advantages of this invention will be apparent from the following detailed description and appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of the specication wherein like reference numerals designate corresponding parts of the several views.
In the drawing:
FIG. l is an elevational perspective view of a slipper made in accordance with the principles of the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the slipper illustrated in FIG. 1, showing the heel portion in a collapsed position, and the upper side of the toe portion broken away to show the transverse nylon knit pad holder; and,
FIG. 3 is an elevational sectional view of the structure illustrated in FIG. 2, taken along the line 3-3 thereof and looking in the direction of the arrows.
Referring now to the drawing, an illustrative embodiment is shown which includes a heel portion or heel guard formed from the two parts generally indicated by the numerals and 11. The part indicated by the numeral 10 comprises the rear and upper side portions and the part indicated by the numeral 11 comprises the bottom sole portion and lower side portions. The heel guard parts 10 and 11 are joined together by suitable stitching along the seam line 12. The rear part 10 includes the inner layer of material 14 and the outer layer of material 13 which are joined along the upper edges thereof by any suitable means as by the stitching 15. The bottom heel guard part 11 comprises the outer layer of material 16 and the inner layer of material 17 which are joined by any suitable means along the front edges thereof as by the stitching 18. The inner layers of material 14 and 17 are preferably made from a suitable nylon plastic material or other moisture proof material.
2 The outer layers of material 13 and 16 may be made from any suitable decorative material as, for example, a nylon material.
As shown in FIGS. l and 2, the heel portion of the slipper is connected to the toe portion of the slipper by means of the elastic strip 19 which forms a shank portion. The strip of elastic material 19 or shank portion permits the slipper to be adjustable to fit various foot sizes. The elastic strip 19 provides an adjustable instep or shank portion and is connected at the rear end thereof to the sole portion 20 of the heel portion. As shown in FIG. l, the toe portion is indicated by the numeral 21. As shown in FIGS. l and 2, the slipper is provided with the pair of relatively long tie tapes 22 and 23.
As best seen in FIGS. 2 and 3, the toe covering portion comprises the toe covering part 24 and the sole part 25. The sole and toe covering parts 24 and 25 are preferably made from any suitable foldable material, as for example, nylon knit material. It is also preferable to make the parts 24 and 25 with a double layer of material. The sole and toe covering parts 24 and 25 are connected together by any suitable means as by the stitching 26. As shown in FIG. l, the toe covering 24 overlies the front end portion of the sole part 25 and forms a pocket therewith. The toe covering part 24 has a forwardly curving arcuate rear edge intersecting the side edges thereof. The toe portion 21 is provided with a bow 28. As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the toe portion 21 is provided with a transversely disposed carrier strip of net material for carrying a foot treatment element as a corn plaster or the like. The carrier strip is preferably made from a nylon knit material and is indicated by the numeral 29. The numeral 30 in FIGS. 2 and 3 indicates a foot treatment element as a corn plaster and so forth. It will be seen that the net material 29 is secured to the toe covering part 24 and sole part 25 by means of the stitching 26. It will be understood that the carrier net material 29 is flexible as well as the toe and Sole covering portions 24 and 25, so as to permit the user of this slipper to place his foot either above or below the net 29 depending on whether or not he wishes to treat the upper portion or top of his foot or sole of his foot. Experience has shown that the net material 29 is well adapted to maintain a corn plaster or the like in an operative engagement against the foot without the need for mounting the corn plaster directly on the foot. The slipper of the present invention is washable and it may be used as a lounging slipper to protect the hosiery of a user. When used as a night slipper, the heel guard will aid in the softening of rough, dry heels while 'the user sleeps since the heel portion is made from a moisture proof material so as to retain the body moisture for softening functions. The user may also apply night cream on the heel of his foot without danger of having the cream permeate through the slipper since the moisture proof material of the heel portion will guard against such action.
While it will be apparent that the preferred embodiment of the invention herein disclosed is well calculated to fuliill the objects above stated, it will be appreciated that the invention is susceptible to modification, variation and change without departing from the proper scope or fair meaning of the subjoined claims.
What I claim is:
1. A slipper, comprising: a toe portion being of a soft foldable material; a foot treatment carrier strip mounted in said toe portion and adapted to be disposed beneath or above a foot resting in the slipper; a heel portion; and, adjustable connecting means connecting said toe portion to said heel portion.
2. A slipper, comprising: a toe portion being of a soft foldable material; a foot treatment carrier strip being of a net material mounted in said toe portion and adapted to be disposed beneath or above a foot resting in the slipper; a heel portion being of a moisture proof material; and, adjustable connection means connecting said toe portion to said heel portion.
3. A slipper, comprising: a toe portion being of a soft foldable material; a foot treatment carrier strip being of a net material mounted in said toe portion and adapted to be disposed beneath or above a foot resting in the slipper; a heel portion being of a moisture proof material; a strip of elastic material adjustably connecting 4 said toe portion to said heel portion; and, a pair of tie tapes connected to said heel portion.
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