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Publication numberUS3913243 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1975
Filing dateFeb 20, 1975
Priority dateFeb 20, 1975
Publication numberUS 3913243 A, US 3913243A, US-A-3913243, US3913243 A, US3913243A
InventorsArnold Joyce P, Arnold Kenneth E
Original AssigneeLawrence Peska Ass Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf sandal
US 3913243 A
Abstract
A golf sandal is worn in combination with a golf shoe for the prevention of damage to a floor by the spike members of the golf shoe. The golf sandal consists of a lower flexible hard rubber sole joined to an upper soft rubber sole, wherein the combination has a forward sole portion, a shank portion, and a rearward heel portion. A top surface of the upper sole has a plurality of recessed openings therein, wherein the spike members of the golf shoe insert downward into the recessed openings as the sole section of the golf shoe engages the upper sole of the golf sandal. A mechanism is provided for securing the golf sandal to the golf shoe.
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United States Patent [1 1 Arnold et a1.

[ GOLF SANDAL [75] Inventors: Kenneth E. Arnold; Joyce P. Arnold, both of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

[73] Assignee: Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc., New York, NY. a part interest 22 Filed: Feb. 20, 1975 21 Appl. No.: 551,373

[52] US. Cl. 36/25 AN [51] Int. Cl. A43B [58] Field of Search 36/25 R, 2.5 AN, 2.5 AH, 36/75, 11.5

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,076,316 4/1937 Beals 36/2.5 AN

3,283,424 ll/1966 Struntz 36/25 AN 3,812,603 5/1974 Goodman 36/25 AN l 1 l 13 l0 12 271617 2? I2 24 Oct. 21, 1975 Primary ExaminerPatrick D. Lawson Attorney, Agent, or FirmRichard E. Nanfeldt [57] ABSTRACT A golf sandal is worn in combination with a golf shoe for the prevention of damage to a floor by the spike members of the golf shoe. The golf sandal consists of a lower flexible hard rubber sole joined to an upper soft rubber sole, wherein the combination has a forward sole portion, a shank portion, and a rearward heel portion. A top surface of the upper sole has a plurality of recessed openings therein, wherein the spike members of the golf shoe insert downward into the recessed openings as the sole section of the golf shoe engages the upper sole of the golf sandal. A mechanism is provided for securing the golf sandal to the golf shoe.

4 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures GOLF SANDAL SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION My invention relates to a unique andhjovelsandal An object of my present invention is to provide a golf I sandal worn in combination with a golf shoe, wherein the golf sandal protects a floor from damage by the spike members of the golf shoe.

A further object of my present invention is to provide a golf sandal, wherein a hard rubber lower sole of the golf sandal prevents the spike members from piercing through the golf sandal.

A still further object of my present invention is to provide a means of securing the golf sandal to the golf shoe.

Another object of my present invention is to provide a golf sandal of simple design.

Briefly, my present invention comprises a golf sandal having a lower flexible hard rubber sole joined to an upper soft rubber sole, wherein the combination has a forward sole portion, a shank portion, and a rearward heel portion. A top surface of the upper sole has a plurality of recessed openings therein, wherein the spike members of the golf shoe insert downward into the recessed openings as the sole section of the golf shoe engages the upper sole of the golf sandal. A mechanism is provided for securing the golf sandal to the golf shoe.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The objects and features of the invention may be understood with reference to the following detailed description of an illustrative embodiment of the invention, taken together with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 illustrates a side cutaway view of a golf sandal in combination with a golf shoe; and

FIG. 2 illustrates a top planar view of the golf sandal.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Turning now descriptively to the drawings, in which similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views, FIGS. 1, 2 show a golf sandal 10 worn on a golf shoe 11 having a plurality of spike members 12 extending downward from the lower section 13 of the golf shoe 11; wherein the spike members 12 are positioned on the heel portion 14, the forward sole portion 15 and rearward sole portion 16 of the sole section 13. The golf sandal 10 broadly consist of a composite of a planar lower flexible hard rubber sole 17 and an upper planar soft rubber sole 18 formed into a shape conforming to the lower section 13 of the golf shoe 1], wherein the composite has a forward sole section 19, a shank portion 20, and a rearward heel portion 21. The upper 18 and lower 17 soles are joined together by adhesive means, heat seal means or any other conventional used means. The outer peripherial sidewalls 21- of the golf s'a ndalj1l .is formed of flexible hard rubber as an integralextension Ofrthfi lower sole 1=7.=The=forwafdedge-22of the-sandall1 extends forwardly'of the forward fedge 23 of ther'gol fshoe 11, and the rear edge 24 of the sandal l0 exterlds rea-r-wardly of therar edge 2"5of the heel portion 14' .of 'the golfshoe 11. The top s urface 26 ofith'e upper sole 18 hasa-pl'urality ofreces sed openings 27 therein, wherein-thefispike members 12 insert into the openings 27 as the upper sole 18 of the sandal engages frictionally to the sole section 13 of the golf shoe 11. The top surface 26 of the upper sole 18 has a non-skid coating deposit thereon, wherein the non-skid coating frictionally engages the sole section 13 of the golf shoe 11 so as to prevent slippage of the golf sandal 10 on the golf shoe 11. A first strap assembly 28 consists of two strap members 29, wherein each strap member 29 is afflxed to the peripheral sidewall 21 on each side of the forward sole section 19 of the sandal 10. The free ends 30 of each strap member 29 have first Velcro tab elements 31 allowing the free ends 30 of the strap members 29 to be joined together on the upper toe section 37 of the golf shoe 11. A second strap assembly 32 consists of two strap elements 33, wherein each strap element 33 is afflxed to the peripheral sidewall 21 on each side of the shank portion 20 of the sandal 10. The free end 34 of each strap member 33 have second Velcro tab elements 35 allowing the free ends 34 of the strap members 33 to be joined together on the vamp 36 of the golf shoe 11.

Hence, obvious changes may be made in the specific embodiment of the invention described herein, such modifications being within the spirit and scope of the invention claimed, it is indicated that all matter contained herein is intended as an illustrative and not as limiting in scope.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

We claim:

1. A golf sandal in combination with a golf shoe having spike members extending downward from a sole section of said golf shoe, which comprises:

a. a lower flexible hard rubber sole;

b. an upper planar soft rubber sole;

c. a first means ofjoining said upper planar soft rubber sole onto said lower flexible hard rubber sole, and said upper and lower soles formed in a shape of a conventional shoe sole having a forward sole ,50 portion, a shank portion and a rearward heel portion;

d. a top surface of said upper sole having a plurality of recessed openings therein;

e. said golf sandal having an outer peripherial sidewall of flexible hard rubber integrally joined to said lower sole;

f. said sole section of said golf shoe engaging said upper sole of said golf sandal, wherein said spike members insert downward into said plurality of said recessed openings;

4. A combination as recited in claim 3. wherein said second strap assembly further comprises:

a. a strap element joined onto each side of said shank portion of said golf sandal on said peripheral sidewall; and

b. a second Velcro tab member contained on each free end of said strap element. =5

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/135
International ClassificationA43B5/18, A43B5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B5/185
European ClassificationA43B5/18S