US 3213551 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 26, 1965 K. KRAuss 3,213,551
NESTED SHOES Filed July 51, 1963 s sheets-sheet 1 INVENTOR.
KARL KRAUSS oct. ze, 1965 K, KRAUSS' 3,213,551
NESTED SHOES Filed July 3l, 1965 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. KARL KR AU SS wmf@ Oct. 26, 1965 K. KRAUss 3,213,551
NESTED SHOES Filed July 3l, 1963 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVENTOR. KA Rl. K RAU SS United States Patent O 3,213,551 NESTED SHOES Karl Krauss, Bronx, NX. (65--60 98 St., Rego Park 74, Long Island, N.Y.) Filed July 31, 1963, Ser. No. 293,889 2 Claims. (Cl. 36-2.5)
This invention concerns a novel nested shoe construction.
According to the invention, there is provided a shoe assembly including an outer shoe and inner slipper. The outer shoe has an upper made from a single piece of leather held in folded position by a drawstring. An outer sole is cemented to the upper and a heel is secured lto the sole. The slipper lits removably inside the outer shoe and forms part of the upper thereof as well as providing an inner sole for the outer shoe. The slipper can be pulled out of the outer shoe and worn alone. The outer shoe can be worn alone without the slipper.
It is therefore one object of the invention to provide a shoe assembly including a shoe with an inner removable slipper, the shoe and slipper being wearable together or separately.
Another object is to provide a novel outer shoe construction, having a one-piece upper land drawstring closure.
A further object is to provide a shoe assembly as described, wherein the slipper has one portion forming part -of the yshoe upper and another portion serving as Ian inner sole.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIG. l is a side elevational view of a shoe assembly embodying the invention.
FIG. 2 is a top plan View of the shoe assembly of FIG. 1.
FIG. FIG. 2.
FIG. 4 is a perspective view on a reduced scale of the outer shoe alone.
FIG. 5 is a sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on line 5 5 of FIG. 4.
FIG. 6 is a plan view of a leather blank from which the upper of the shoe of FIGS 4 and 5 is made.
FIG. 7 is a perspective View of the slipper employed in the assembly of FIGS. 1-3.
FIG. 8 is a sectional view taken on line 8 8 of FIG. 7.
FIG. 9 is a perspective View of another slipper.
FIG. l0 is a perspective View on a reduced scale of another shoe assembly according to the invention.
FIG. 11 is a top plan view on an enlarged scale of the shoe assembly of FIG. 10.
FIG. 12 is a sectional View taken on line 12-12 of FIG. 1l.
FIG. l3 is a plan View on a reduced scale of a leather blank from which the upper of the outer shoe in FIGS. -12 is made.
FIG. 14 is a perspective view of the outer shoe alone of FIGS. 10-12.
Referring first to FIGS. 1-3, there is shown `a shoe assembly 2t) including an outer shoe 22 and inner slipper 24. The outer shoe is also shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, and the slipper is shown in FIGS. 7 and 8. The outer shoe has a. one-piece upper 26 with a closed toe end 3 is a sectional View taken on line 3-3 of Patented Get. 26, 165
28 and open heel end 30. Holes 32 are provided around the rim of the upper at the toe end in which is a lace `or cord 34. Slits 36 are cut in the opposite sides of the upper near its upper edge. In these slits is engaged a strap 37 which extends around the back end of the shoe upper. The strap has two portions 38A, 38B adjustably secured together by a buckle 40. Free forward ends of the strap portions have holes in which are engaged knots 42 formed at the crossed ends 34 of the cord 34. By adjusting the buckle tongue 43 in holes 44 of strap portion 38B it is possible to tighten the shoe around the foot of the wearer by drawing opposite sides of the shoe over the instep.
The underside of the upper defines an inner sole 46 which may be cemented to a leather outer sole 4S. A heel 49 may `be secured to the rear end of the sole 4S.
FIG. 6 shows a flat leather blank 50 from which the outer shoe 22 is made. It has a rounded forward end 51 in which are peripheral holes 32. Notches 33 formed at opposite edges of the blank facilitate folding the blank ov-er a form, last or shoe tree F indicated in dotted lines in FIG. 6. Edges of the notches are sewed together at seams 33. The rear end 53 of the blank forms the rear end of the sole lportion 46. Two V-shaped notches 55 define outer fingers 56 which form parts of an upper heel strap of the outer shoe and two inner fingers 58 form part of a lower heel strap at the he-el end of the shoe 22. The free ends of fingers 56 are secured together in a sewed seam 60 and the free ends of lingers 58 are secured together in a sewed seam 61. Inner edges 62 of fingers 58 are secured by stitching to the rear end of the sole portion 46.
The slipper 24 has a closed toe end 65 forming the body of the slipper. This toe end tits snugly into the toe end of shoe 22. Outer edges 59 of the toe end 65 are turned inwardly and secured -by cementing between lateral edges of an inner sole portion 67 and an outer sole portion 68; see FIGS. 7 and 8. The notched upper end portion 69 of the toe end forms part `of the body of the Shoe assembly and is visible at the instep when the s1ipper is assembled in the outer shoe. The toe end then serves as a lining for the outer shoe. The sole portions 67, 63 serve as an inner sole for the outer shoe; see FIGS. 2 and 3. Sole portions 67, 68 are cemented together.
It will be apparent from an inspection of FIGS. 4 and 5 that the outer shoe 22 can be worn alone as a casual shoe. The slipper 24 as shown in FIGS. 7 and 8 can be worn alone as a house or bedroom slipper. Together, the outer shoe and slipper form a neat, attractive, complementary assembly 20 suitable for street wear.
FIG. 9 shows a modified form of slipper 24A in which the toe end 65a has a cutout 70 so that the slipper has an open toe. Other parts of slipper 24A are the same as in slipper 24 and corresponding parts are identically numbered.
FIGS. l0, 1l and l2 show a shoe assembly 20A in which slipper 24A is removably disposed. The outer shoe 22A is similar to outer shoe 22 and corresponding parts are identically numbered. rIhe outer shoe 22A has a closed back or heel end 71 reinforced by an outer layer 72 which overlays the back of the outer `shoe and inner center seam 75. A loop 74 is secured to the shoe back to facilitate pulling the shoe on to a foot.
The cord 34A alone serves to draw opposite sides of the shoe upper together. Strap 37 is omitted. The free ends of the cord or drawstring 34A can be tied together in a knot 34 over the instep of the wearer; see FIG. 1l.
FIG. 14 shows the outer shoe 22A alone with the drawstring 34A removed from holes 32. Piping 76 can be secured by stitching 78 to reinforce the upper free edge of the upper 26a of the outer shoe.
FIG. 13 shows the at leather blank 50A from which the shoe Lipper 26a is made. This blank is similar to blank 50. The notches 55 are omitted so that fingers 82 form parts of the closed shoe back 71 when ends 83 are secured together by stitching to form Vseam '75. The underside of the sole portion 46A is secured by a suitable cement to the upper side of outer sole 48A.
In both shoe assemblies 20 and 20A the slipper and outer shoe complement each other when worn together. They can be worn independently of each other to increase the versatility and utility of the construction. The shoe assemblies will be found valuable in traveling. When in a vehicle the wearer can take off the outer shoes and wear the inner slippers alone for comfort. Also the slippers can be worn alone indoors at home, in a hotel room, etc. The outer shoes can be worn alone as casual shoes for informal occasions. Other uses for the assemblies and their several components will readily occur to users thereof.
Instead of leather, the several parts of the outer shoes and slippers can be made of plastic or composition matenais.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I d-o not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. A shoe assembly, comprising an outer shoe, a slipper removably fitted in the outer shoe, said outer shoe having an upper formed from a single flexible piece of sheet material defining an integral inner sole, toe end, sides and back, said toe end having spaced free edges and spaced holes at said edges, a drawstring slidably extending through said holes and having free ends at opposite sides of the upper; said slipper having a toe end inserted in the toe end of the outer shoe and an upper extending upwardly beyond the upper of the outer shoe and between said free edges, said slipper having a sole portion overlaying the inner sole of the outer shoe, and a strap having two portions adjustably engaged by a buckle, said two portions having free ends engaged with free ends of the drawstring, said upper having pairs of closely spaced slits in opposite sides thereof, said strap portions slidably passing through said slits, for tightening the upper around the instep of the wearer.
2. A shoe assembly, comprising an outer shoe, a slipper removably fitted in the outer shoe, said outer shoe having an upper formed from a single flexible piece of sheet material defining an integral inner sole, sides, toe end, and back, said toe end having spaced free edges and spaced holes at said edges for receiving a drawstring, an
outer sole secured to said inner sole; said slipper having a toe end inserted in the toe end of the outer shoe and an upper extending upwardly beyond the upper of the outer shoe and between said free edges, said slipper having a sole portion overlaying the inner sole of the outer shoe, a heel secured to the outer sole of the outer shoe, a drawstring engaged in said holes and having free ends extending outwardly at the sides of the outer shoe, and a strap having two portions adjustably engaged by a buckle, said two portions having free ends engaged with free ends of the drawstring, said upper having pairs of closely spaced silts in opposite sides thereof, said strap portions slidably passing through said pairs of slits for tightening the upper around the instep ofthe wearer.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,683,465 9/28 Hill 36-50 2,226,110 12/40 Bass 36-9 2,422,410 6/ 47 Gross 36--10` 2,439,341 4/48 Hlobil 36-11 2,536,723 1/51 Carpenter 36-11.5 2,682,713 7/54 Eiger 36-11 2,776,500 1/57 Gonsalves 3:610
FOREIGN PATENTS 730,844 5/32 France.
954,422 6/ 49 France.
549,290 10/ 5 6 Italy.
JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.