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Publication numberUS3051971 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1962
Filing dateOct 15, 1959
Priority dateOct 15, 1959
Publication numberUS 3051971 A, US 3051971A, US-A-3051971, US3051971 A, US3051971A
InventorsWestberg Esther A
Original AssigneeWestberg Esther A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Infant's turned shoe
US 3051971 A
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Sept. 4, 1962 E. A. WESTBERG 3,051,971

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ESTHER A. WESTBERG ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,051,971 INFANTS TURNED SHDE Esther A. Westberg, Winnetka, Ill. (140 Linden Ave., Glencoe, Ill.) Filed Oct. 15, 1959, Ser. No. 846,747 3 Claims. (Cl. 12-142) This invention relates in general to an article of footwear and method of making same, and particularly to an article of footwear adapted to be worn by infants.

The shoe of the present invention is primarily useful for non-walking infants, although it may be appreciated that other uses and purposes may be employed within the scope of the invention. The shoe includes generally a onepiece vamp and quarters having an outer sole secured along its lower margin, a binding and ribbon trim secured along the upper margin, and a fastener having coacting elements mounted on the upper margin of the one-piece vamp and quarters. A filler sole is secured within the shoe and onto the wrong side of the outer sole, and a sock liner is, in turn, secured on top of the filler sole. Further, a heal reinforcement is secured on the wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters in the heel area.

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide an improved shoe having a minimum number of components that may be easily and quickly assembled at a minimum of labor cost.

Another object of this invention is to provide a method of making a shoe having a one-piece vamp and quarters and the minimum number of additional components requiring a minimum amount of gluing operations and sewing operations.

Still another object of this invention is in the provision of a shoe adaptable for infants wear having a minimum number of components for assembly, including a onepiece vamp and quarters, a binding and binding ribbon trim, an outer sole, a heel reinforcement, a filler sole, a sock liner, and a fastener.

Other objects, features, and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following detailed disclosure, taken in conjunction with the accompanying sheets of drawings, wherein like reference numerals refer to like parts, in which:

FIG. 1 is a pattern layout illustrating the various components employed for construction of the shoe of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the assembled shoe according to the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view of the shoe shown in FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a top plan View of the shoe and illustrating the fastener in open position and having a portion broken away to illustrate underlying construction for purposes of clarity;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged detail sectional view, taken substantially along line 5--5 of FIG. 4; and

FIG. 6 is an enlarged detail sectional view taken substantially along line 6-6 of FIG. 4.

Referring now to the drawings and particularly to FIG. 2, the shoe of the present invention includes generally an upper 10 and outer sole 11, wherein the upper is provided generally with a toe section 12 and a heel section 13. A fastener, generally indicated by the numeral 14, is mounted on the upper for purposes of permitting opening and closing of the shoe. Note FIGS. 2 and 4.

The components which are employed in the construction of the shoe are shown in FIG. 1 and include a onepiece vamp and quarters 15, a heel reinforcement 16, a binding 17, a binding ribbon trim 18, a fastener including an elastic loop 19, a fastener ribbon trim 20 and a "ice button 21, an outer sole 22, a filler sole 23, and a sock liner 24.

Preferably, the one-piece vamp and quarters 15, the binding 117 and the sock liner 24 are constructed of a flexible and soft leather having one side smooth and polished to a desired color for defining the outside surface, and the other side as rough and unfinished. The binding is preferably of the slightly less thickness than the one-piece vamp and quarters. Although the heel reinforcement may be of the same leather with a finished and unfinished side, it need not have a finished side inasmuch as it is desirous of having a rough surface for engagement with the heel of the wearer. The binding ribbon trim 18 and the fastener ribbon trim 20 may be of any conventional decorative type such as grosgrain or the like, of any desired color, and serves the purpose of decorating the shoe and enhancing its esthetic value. Preferably, the outer sole is welt soling leather, although other leathers may be utilized. The filler sole is constructed of a leather which is stiffer than the leather of the outer sole or sock liner in order to generally maintain the proper shape of the shoe.

In the following explanation of assembling the cornponents of the shoe, the term right side when referred to a side of a piece of leather, defines the finished side there-of, while the term wrong side defines the unfinished side thereof.

As seen in FIG. 1, the one-piece vamp and quarters includes an upper margin 25, a lower margin 26, an upper toe portion 27, an under toe portion 28, and a heel portion 29. Pattern marks or notches are provided along the upper and lower margins of the one-piece vamp and quarters for facilitating assembly of the shoe, and these notches include upper and lower notches 30 and 31 defining the center of the heel portion 29 for placement of the heel reinforcement 16 and the outer sole 22. Also provided in the upper margin 25 are a binding strip notch 32 of about inch in depth spaced inwardly a slight distance from the end of the upper margin at the under toe portion, and fastener positioning notches 33 and 34 of about inch in depth. Notches 35 and 36 are provided in the arcuate portions of the lower margin 26 for aligning ends of the one-piece vamp and quarters together when securing the outer sole along the lower margin.

The first step in assembly of the components of the shoe comprises positioning of the heel reinforcement on the wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters as shown in full lines in FIG. 1. The heel reinforcement has a vertical center'line defined by upper notch 37 pro vided in an upper margin 38 and a lower notch 39 provided in the lower margin 40. The wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters 15 is facing upwardly, as shown in FIG. 1, and therefore the heel reinforcement 16 is positioned thereon so that the margin 38 of the heel reinforcement substantially coaligns with the upper margin 25 of the one-piece vamp and quarters, and the upper notch 37 of the heel reinforcement mates with the upper notch 30 of the one-piece vamp and quarters. Likewise, the lower notch 39 will be arranged along a line on the one-piece vamp and quarters extending between the upper notch 30 and the lower notch 31. The heel reinforcement is then sewn to the one-piece vamp and quarters with a line of stitching 41. In order to temporarily hold the heel reinforcement to the one-piece vamp and quarters prior to sewing, a dab of glue may be placed on the one-piece vamp and quarters, which would hold the heel reinforcement in proper position.

The next step involves placing the ribbon trim '18 on the right side of the binding 17 so that the upper edge 42 of the ribbon trim coaligns with the upper edge 43 of the binding. A line of stitching 44 is provided along the lower edge 44a to secured the trim to the binding.

The ribbon trim should be cut so that approximately A inch extends beyond the opposite ends of the binding.

The binding with the ribbon trim thereon is then placed on the Wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters so that the wrong side of the binding is facing upwardly and the lower edge 45 co-aligns with the upper margin 25 of the one-piece vamp and quarters, the end of the binding 17 positioned along the under toe portion 28 mating with the binding notch 32. A line of stitching 46, FIG. 5, is then provided along the upper margin 25 of the onepiece vamp and quarters and the lower edge of the binding 17 thereby securing the binding and the one-piece vamp and quarters together.

The binding is then folded upwardly and over the upper margin 25 of the one-piece vamp and quarters and arranged on the right side of the one-piece vamp and quarters, and a line of stitching 47 is provided along the upper edge 42 of the ribbon trim 18 and the upper edge 43 ofthe binding 17 to secure the ribbon trim, binding and one-piece vamp and quarters together.

The fastener may now be secured to the onepiece vamp and quarters and binding, whereby the button 21 may be sewed to the right side of the binding at the fastener positioning notch 33, while the elastic loop '19 may be positioned within the folds of the ribbon trim 20 and sewed to the right side of the ribbon trim 18 at the fastener positioning notch 34. The fastener positioning notches 33 and 34 are of sufficient depth so that the sewing of the binding 17 on the upper margin of the onepiece vamp and quarters does not completely conceal the bottom ends of the notches.

The next assembly operation involves bringing the right side of the under toe portion 28 into overlapping and engaging position with the wrong side of the upper toe portion 27 with the wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters facing outwardly so that the notches 35 and 36 align with each other, and the arcuate edge portions of the lower margin 26 coalign. For production purposes, the ends of the one-piece vamp and quarters may be sewed together prior to the positioning and sewing of the outer sole thereto, although this is not necessary.

The outer sole 22 is then positioned so that its periphery mates with the lower margin 26 of the one-piece vamp and quarters, whereby a forward notch 48 in the outer sole aligns with the notches 35 and 36, and a rear notch 49 aligns with the lower notch 31 of the onepiece vamp and quarters. The wrong side of the onepiece vamp and quarters is matched with the wrong side of the outer sole and, with the wrong side of the onepiece vamp and quarters facing outwardly, a line of stitching 50 is provided along the periphery of the outer sole and the lower margin of the one-piece vamp and quarters to thereby secure the one-piece vamp and quarters and outer sole together. The stitching is preferably applied approximately /s inch inwardly from the aligning edges of the outer sole and one-piece vamp and quarters.

The filler sole 23 is then glued in position onto the wrong side of the outer sole 22 by means of a layer of glue 511, as seen particularly in FIGS. and 6. The onepiece vamp and quarters and sole are then turned right side out.

The shoe is then lasted in the conventional manner with the fastener 14 in closed position, and finally the sock liner 24 with the right side facing upwardly is glued within the shoe to the filler sole 23 by means of a layer of glue 52, as seen in FIGS. 5 and 6. The sock liner is larger in size than the filler sole and therefore conceals the stitching 50 by overlapping the edges of the onepiece vamp and quarters as seen in FIGS. 5 and 6.

It will be understood that modifications and variations may be effected Without departing from the scope of the novel concepts of the present invention, but it is understood that this application is to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.

The invention is hereby claimed as follows:

1. The method of making an infants turned shoe having an elongated one-piece vamp and quarters comprising the steps of, securing a heel reinforcement to the wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters at the central portion thereof, positioning the right side of a binding having a ribbon trim secured along one edge thereof against the wrong side of the one-piece varnp and quarters so that the other edge of the binding aligns with one edge of the onepiece vamp and quarters, securing the binding to the one-piece vamp and quarters, folding the binding over the one edgeof the onepiece vamp and quarters, securing the one edge of the binding to the right side of the one-piece vamp and quarters, positioning a substantial part of the ends of the vamp portions in overlapping relationship to define the entire toe end of the shoe when the wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters is outermost, securing the periphery of an outer sole to the other edge of the one-piece vamp and quarters with the wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters matching the wrong side of the outer sole, and turning the shoe right side out.

2. The method of making an infants turned shoe having an elongated one-piece vamp and quarters comprising the steps of, securing a heel reinforcement to the wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters at the central portion thereof, positioning the right side of the binding having a ribbon trim secured along one edge thereof against the wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters so that the other edge of the binding aligns with one edge of the one-piece vamp and quarters, securing the binding to the one-piece vamp and quarters, folding the binding over the one edge of the one-piece vamp and quarters, securing the one edge of the binding to the right side of the one-piece vamp and quarters, positioning a substantial part of the ends of the vamp portions in over- I lapping relationship to define the entire toe end of the shoe when the Wrong side of the one-piece vamp and quarters is outermost, securing the periphery of an outer sole to the other edge of the one-piece vamp and quarters With the wrong side of the one piece vamp and quarters matching the wrong side of the outer sole, securing a filler sole to the wrong side of the outer sole, and turning the shoe right side out.

3. The method as defined in claim 2, and securing a sock liner Within the shoe and onto the filler sole.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification12/142.00A, 36/19.00R, 36/48, 36/57
International ClassificationA43B9/00, A43B9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA43B9/08
European ClassificationA43B9/08