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Publication numberUS3925912 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1975
Filing dateJul 31, 1974
Priority dateJul 31, 1974
Also published asCA1021936A, CA1021936A1
Publication numberUS 3925912 A, US 3925912A, US-A-3925912, US3925912 A, US3925912A
InventorsFlorianne Martineau
Original AssigneeLawrence Peska Ass Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ventilated boot
US 3925912 A
Disclosed is ventilated footwear made up of a sole on which is secured a false sole holding front and back foot supports and an upper part covering the foot and the leg, above or below the knee. Ventilation of the foot and leg is obtained by making the upper section of knitted or crocheted. This section is held onto the leg by an elastically adjustable material secured into its top end.
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Unlted States Patent 1191 1111 3,925,912

Martineau Dec. 16, 1975 VENTILATED BOOT 1,677,683 7/1928 Parry 36/L5 Inventor: o an eau, St. Leona d 2,147,197 2/1939 Glidden 36/3 A Canada 0 Primary ExaminerPatrick D. Lawson [73] Ass1gnee: Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc., Attorney, Agent, or Slobod New York, NY. a part interest 22 Pl d: I 31 l 74 l l m y 9 [57 ABSTRACT [21] Appl. No.: 493,413

Disclosed is ventilated footwear made up of a sole on which is secured a false sole holding front and back UOS. R foot Supports and an upper part Covering the foot and [51] Int. Cl. A43B 7/06 the leg above or below the knee Ventilation f the [58] Field of Search 36/1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 R, 3 R, f t and leg is Obtained by making the upper Section 36/3 A of knitted or crocheted. This section is held onto the leg by an elastically adjustable material secured into [56] References Cited its top end.

UNITED STATES PATENTS 0 1,675,348 7 1928 Harvey 36/1.5 4 4 Drawmg F'gures US. Patent Dec. 16, 1975 3,925,912

VENTILATED BOOT BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention is concerned with novel footwear characterized by a ventilated upper part which is knitted or crocheted to give such ventilation and to provide various ornamental designs.

The footwear of the invention is of the half boot or boottype and gives ample support to the wearers legs.

2. State of the Art I-Ieretofore footwear of this type has been constructed of various materials such as leather, suede and plastic. To my knowledge, however, boots with knitted or crocheted leg-enclosing sections have not been made.

The principal object of this invention is to provide an article of this character which combines simplicity, eye appeal and durability in a high degree, together with inexpensiveness of construction.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.

In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown one of the various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention, wherein like reference character identify the same or like parts:

FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a boot embodying the features of the invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded view of same;

FIG. 3 is a detailed view of 3-3 of FIG. 1 showing attachment to the false sole; and

FIG. 4 is an exploded view in perspective of the foot supporting elements of the boot.

With reference to the drawing, there is shown and illustrated a boot constructed in accordance with the principles of the invention and designated generally by reference character 10. There is shown in the drawing a leg and foot encasing member 12 with a plurality of ventilating openings 14. Preferably, this member is crocheted as this makes it possible to obtain designs of practically unlimited variety. However, the member may be knitted on standard forms of knitting machines adapted to make tubular blanks with openings or in which it is possible to fashion a heel portion, although the heel may be otherwise fonned as found desirable.

In the example shown in FIG. 1, member 12 is formed with an open portion 16 in the front thereof at the beginning of the leg portion. A plurality of fasteners 18 are provided across the portion 16 to make the leg-encasing portion fit on the leg. The bottom of member 12 is secured to false plastic or rubber sole 20 by gluing or sewing and to which are already assembled front and back supports 22 and 24 by means of glue or adhesive cement 26. As shown on FIGS. 2 and 4, the previously made assembly is then secured to leather, rubber or other sole-heel member 28 by gluing. These supports are of leather or plastic.

FIG. 3 shows an embodiment of the invention wherein the foot encasing part of member 12 does not extend across the entire sole of the foot.

The upper part of member 12 has sewn or otherwise secured into it an adjustable elastic material or garter member 30, to hold the boot up. However, this can be omitted where the nature of the fibers used to make member 12 permits as in the case of the use of stretch fibers such as those marketed under the trade marked names of Spandex, Lycra and the like.

As above stated, the member 12 can be knitted or crocheted with the latter technique lending itself to forming of more varied, multi-colored and intricate designs. The following are the crocheting instructions for making the member 12 shown in FIG. 1 with a size 6 aluminum crochet hook. The instructions should be read in the context of the following abbreviations:

beg. beginning st(s). stitch(s) ch. chain ch st. chain stitch 5] st. slip stitch sc. single crochet hdc. half double crochet dc. double crochet tr. treble crochet inc. increase dec. decrease y.o.h. yarn over hook cro. crochet m.c. main color c.c. contrasting color CROCHETING INSTRUCTIONS Chain 36.

ROW. 1 (SC) for 36 stitches, chain I turn.

ROW. 2 (SC) in first st. (decrease in next st.) repeat to end. (24sts.)

ROW. 3 Crochet even for 24 sts. (ch. 1 turn.)

ROW. 4 (SC) in 4 sts. (dec. 1 in 5th. st.) 19 sts. (CH. 1 turn.

ROW. 5 Crochet even. Chain 1 turn.

ROW. 6 Crochet even. End off. Sew middle together.

ROW. 7 Crochet even around outside.

ROW. 8 Crochet even around outside, Ch. 31.

ROW. 1 of second chain, (sc) chain 1 turn.

ROW. 2 (SC) chain 1 turn.

ROW. 3 (SC) in next 5 sts. (Inc. 1 in 6th. st.) Repeat 5 times. 35 sts.

ROW. 3 Do not chain 1 at end of row, Slipstitch in first row of first part.

ROW. 4 Crochet even chain 1 turn.

ROW. 5 (SC) in next 4 sts. (inc 1 in 5th st.) Repeat 7 times 4l sts.

ROW. 6 Crochet even. End off. Sew ends.

Mark off 5 sts. on each side.

Begin crochet on 6th. st. for 32 sts. Chain 4 join with $1. st. ch. 1.

ROW. 1 (SC) in next 2 sts. (dec. l in next st.) Repeat 8 times (SC) on ch. 4

ROW. 2 Crochet even.

ROW. 3 Chain 2, y.o.h. in lst. stitch catch yarn pull through, yarn over again, through 2 loops, y.o.h. through 2 loops, ch. l.y.o.h. in 2nd st. catch yarn, repeat, turn.

ROW. 4 Crochet even. (SC) in top of ch. 2.

ROW. 5 Chain 2 y.o.h. in 2st. dc. y.o.h. in 2st. dc. ch. 1 turn.

ROW. 6 Chain 3 (y.o.h. twice) in 2 st. y.o.h. triple crochet.

ROW. 7 CR. even.

ROW. 8 Ch. 2, h.d.c. ROW. 9 Ch. 2, h.d.c. even. ROW. 10 Inc. 5 (l9 sts.)

ROW. 11 Even ROW. 12 Triple crochet.

ROW. 13 Even.

ROW. 14 Cro. 3. inc. in next 1. increased 4 (23) sts.

ROW. 15 Even.

ROW. 16 TRIPLE cro.

ROW. 17 Even.

ROW. 18 Dec. 4. (sc. in 3) dec. in 4th. 19 sts.

ROW. 19 Triple cro.

ROW. 20 Even.

ROW. 21 Even.

ROW. 22 Triple cro.

ROW. 23 Even, Continue ch. 10. Join with S1. st.

ROW. 24 Even ROW. 25 Even ROW. 26 Even, slip st. at end of row. Plus 1 even.

ROW. 27 Chain 3 h.d.c. all around join 51. st.

ROW. 28 Chain 4 triple cro join sl. st.

ROW. 29 Even ROW. 30 Chain 4 triple cro.

ROW. 31 Even.

ROW. 32 With C.C. Sc. all around. End off.

ROW. 33 With main color sc. all around.

ROW. 34 Even.

ROW. 35 Even.

ROW. 36 Even.

ROW. 37 With C.C. sc.

ROW. 38 With CC. 51. st. End off.

With main color cro. in sc. around outside of foot for 2 rows. End off.

With main color cro. in sc. around inside of opening.

With C.C. cro. once around in sc.

With C.C. cro. once around in 5]. st. End off.

BUTTONS Chain 7. sc. for 2 rows. End off.

With CC. go around in sc. Chain 5 or 6 for button hole.

Chain sc. 1 row, do not turn continue around, end off.

4 With C.C. go around once in sc. Ch. 5 or 6 for button hole.

Chain 9 Repeat as above. Line buttons. Cut one-fourth in elastic, (same color as boot) to size 5 of leg, or thigh. (depending on length of boot) Sew elastic inside top of boot.

Line if desired.

The boot of the invention has been thoroughly tested in actual use conditions and found to be completely successful for the accomplishment of the above stated objects of the invention.

It will thus be seen that there is provided an article in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. Footwear comprising, in combination, a sole-heel member; a false sole secured on top of said sole-heel member; front and back foot support members secured on top of said false sole and a ventilated foot and leg encasing member secured about the periphery of said false sole and covering said front and back support members; said foot and leg encasing member having a plurality of spaced openings therein and being formed by crocheting.

2. The footwear of claim 1 having a garter band in the upper part of said foot and leg encasing member.

3. The footwear of claim 1, wherein said foot and leg encasing member has an elongated hole in the front thereof and fasteners across said hole.

4. The footwear of claim 1 wherein said foot and leg encasing member is made of stretch fibers.

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U.S. Classification36/3.00R
International ClassificationA43B7/08
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/08, A43B1/04
European ClassificationA43B1/04, A43B7/08