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Publication numberUS3208164 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 28, 1965
Filing dateNov 5, 1963
Priority dateNov 5, 1963
Publication numberUS 3208164 A, US 3208164A, US-A-3208164, US3208164 A, US3208164A
InventorsHoyt Jr Dolph G
Original AssigneePrinciple Plastics
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Overshoe
US 3208164 A
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Sept. 28, 1965 D. G. HOYT, JR

OVERSHOE Filed Nov. 5, 1963 INVENTOR. 004 P 6. #077; m

ATTO/QA/EVS United States Patent 3,208,164 OVERSHOE Dolph G. Hoyt, In, Los Angeies, Califi, assignor to Principie Plastics, Gardens, Cali, a corporation of California Filed Nov. 5, 1963, Ser. No. 321,517 Claims. (CI. 3650) This invention relates to an overshoe or boot and more partciularly to a unique closure which pulls the top opening of the boot together to form a snug fit around the leg of the wearer and yet because of the elastic nature of the closure allows legs movement without the closing ball slipping out of position.

it is a feature of this invention that because of the elasticity of the closure the boot heel is held tight against the heel of the wearer while walking which avoids flopping of the heel and a general uncomfortable feeling when used.

These and other objects, features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the annexed specification in which:

FIGURE 1 is a side view of a boot embodying the present invention with parts broken away for clarity of illustration;

FIGURE 2 is a section taken along the line 2-2 of FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 3 is an enlarged fragmentary section through a top edge of the boot showing the attachment of the trim, the grommet and one end of the closure; and

FlGURE 4 is an enlarged perspective elevation of the ball or button used with the closure of this invention.

Referring now more particularly to the invention, there is shown a boot overshoe indicated generally by the numeral and having a trim 11 attached thereto as by stitching 12. The boot is open at the top 13 and presents two side walls 14 and 15. Side wall 14 is pierced and a grommet 16 is afiixed therein as indicated and side wall is likewise pierced and has a grommet 17 aflixed therein as indicated. An elastic button 18 is provided having an opening 19 therein as particularly shown in FIGURE 4. An elastic cord 20 is provided having its ends passing through the grommets 16 and 17 and secured thereto by forming knots 21 and 22 in the ends of the cord to prevent the same from being drawn through the grommets. The cord 2!) is passed through the opening 19 of the button 18 and a knot 23 is tied in the cord to prevent the same from being withdrawn through the opening 19 in the button 18. The cord 20 has a snug fit in the opening 19 and due to the elasticity thereof will tend to remain fixed in any position. In use the wearer will insert his foot through the opening 13 of the boot and then draw on the cord 2% pulling the button 18 downward which serves to close the boot pulling the edges 14 and 15 together to form a snug fit around the ankle of the wearer.

As stated hereinabove the elastic nature of the cord 20 allows complete freedom of leg movement without the button 18 slipping out of position. It also permits the pulling together of the sides 14 and 15 to form a snug fit all around the leg and also tends to pull the entire boot together so as to cause the heel to fit snugly to prevent flopping.

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While there has been described what is at present considered a preferred embodiment of the present invention, it will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications can be made therein Without departing from the essence of the invention and it is intended to cover herein all such changes and modifications as come within the true spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A boot comprising: a shoe having an open throat and two opposed sides: a grommet in each of said sides; an elastic draw string having its ends extending through said grommets and affixed therein; a bead having an opening therein, said draw string being folded upon itself and passing through said opening; said head being slidable on said draw string to pull said slides together to close said boot on the foot of a wearer.

2. A boot comprising: a shoe having an open throat and two opposed sides: a grommet ineach of said sides; an elastic draw string having its ends extending through said grommets and afiixed therein; a bead having an opening therein, said draw string being folded upon itself and passing through said opening; said bead being slidable on said draw string to pull said slides together to close said boot on the foot of a wearer and means to prevent said head from coming off of said draw string.

3. A boot comprising: a shoe having an open throat and two opposed sides: a grommet in each of said sides; an elastic draw string having its ends extending through said grommets and aflixed therein; a bead having an opening therein, said draw string being folded upon itself and passing through said opening; said bead being slidable on said draw string to pull said slides together to close said boot on the foot of a wearer, the folded strands of said draw string being knotted together adjacent the free end thereof to prevent said bead from coming off of said draw string.

4. A boot comprising: a shoe having an open throat and two opposed sides: a grommet in each of said sides; an elastic draw string having its ends extending through said grommets and affixed therein; a resilient bead having an opening therein, said draw string being folded upon itself and passing through said opening; said bead being slidable on said draw string to pull said slides together to close said boot on the foot of a wearer.

5. A boot comprising: a shoe having an open throat and two opposed sides; and elastic draw string having its ends fixed respectively to one or the other of said sides; a resilient bead having an opening therein, said draw string being folded upon itself and passing through said opening; said head being slidable on said draw string to pull said slides together to close said boot on the foot of a wearer.

References tilted by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 509,707 11/93 Vachon 36-50 X 1,088,067 2/14 Forbes 36-50 2,63 6,236 4/53 Peterson 24266 X 2,832,116 4/58 Clevett et al. 24-115.8 X

FRANK I. COHEN, Primary Examiner.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US509707 *May 9, 1893Nov 28, 1893 Henry vachon
US1088067 *Apr 3, 1911Feb 24, 1914Edward ForbesLaced boot or shoe.
US2636236 *Mar 17, 1951Apr 28, 1953United Carr Fastener CorpCord slider
US2832116 *Feb 23, 1954Apr 29, 1958Brown John SBag closure fastener
Referenced by
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US4624060 *May 8, 1985Nov 25, 1986Maxwell Susan MSystem for attaching mated pairs of shoes together
US4967454 *Feb 17, 1989Nov 6, 1990Elieff Paul JFor a lace tied shoe
US4991273 *Jul 24, 1989Feb 12, 1991Huttle Carolyn JShoelace fastenings, and shoes and sneakers including the same
US5131108 *Jan 3, 1992Jul 21, 1992Wolverine World Wide, Inc.Intact shoe lacing system
US5150536 *Jan 9, 1990Sep 29, 1992Molly StrongWinter weather footwear article
US5553399 *Nov 14, 1994Sep 10, 1996Strong; MollyLightweight footwear article providing improved traction
US20120311768 *Jun 8, 2012Dec 13, 2012Lina LadyzhenskayaSock with pairing device
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/50.1, 36/7.10R, 24/712.2
International ClassificationA43B3/16, A43C11/00, A43C11/22
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/16, A43C11/22
European ClassificationA43C11/22, A43B3/16