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Publication numberUS910505 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1909
Filing dateAug 24, 1908
Priority dateAug 24, 1908
Publication numberUS 910505 A, US 910505A, US-A-910505, US910505 A, US910505A
InventorsTimothy Corcoran
Original AssigneeTimothy Corcoran
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe for runners.
US 910505 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 26, 1909.

Application filed August 24, 1908. Serial No. 449,991.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, TIMOTHY CoRooRAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brockton, in the county of Plymouth and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoes for Runners; andI do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable othersskilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention contemplates the construction of an improved shoe for runners and is particularly designed to resist the stretching of the various parts due to severe use.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as Will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side eleva tion of my improved shoe; Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof; Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view on line 3 3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail cross sectional view through a portion of the upper sections on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2 showing the construction of the seam which fastens said sections together below the foot.

My improved runners shoe comprises a right upper section 1, a left upper section 2 and a sole 3. The upper sections 1 and 2 are sewed together at their bottom edges and the sole 3 is sewed to the front bottom edges of the right and left upper sections. The edge of one of the upper sections is arranged to overlap the edge of the other section and to be sewed thereto at a distanceslightly removed from the securing seam so as to prevent the edges from unraveling andthe seam from opening up. The edge thus overlaping is preferably shaved so as to smoothly ie against the upper section to which it is connected. 4

The upper edges of the upper sections 1 and 2 are reinforced by a strip or tape i which extends exteriorly around said edges to which it is sewed either on the outer or inner sides thereof and terminates at the toe of the shoe. The instep portion of the shoe is provided with a reinforcing strip 5 whichv is sewed over the reinforcing plate 4 on the upper section and terminates with said reinforcing tape at the toe of the shoe. Both the reinforcing strip and the reinforcing tape are tucked under the uppers and sewed with the sole to said upper sections, thereby preventing any unraveling or breaking of the toe of the shoe.

I/Vhen in use my improved runners shoe is adapted to withstand severe strains due to the exertions incident to sportive contests. It has been found that the ordinary shoe will break in the back at the instep portion, and at the toe, as a result of the great stress placed upon it. By means of the continuous tape 4, which embraces the upper edges of the upper sections and which is exteriorly secured to the instep portions, and tucked under the toe, together with the bifurcated reinforcing strip 5 secured to the toe portion of the upper, the points that ordinarily give way are efliciently reinforced without rendering the shoe uncomfortable to the wearer. Owing to the seamless and unbroken arrangement of the reinforcing tape, which is formed of textile material, the same is not likely to weaken at any given point, and tends to equalize the stress applied on the shoe.

It will be seen from the foregoing description taken in connection with the drawings that the seam of my improved shoe will not readily open up and the upper edges as Well as'the instep portion and the toe of the shoe will not readily break under the excessive strain due to the runners efforts.

Various changes in the form, proportion and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention, as defined in the appended claim.

I claim as my invention A runners shoe comprising a pair of upper sections longitudinally sewed at their inner edges, a continuous textile strip embracing the upper edges of the upper sections and extending forwardly over the instep and the toe portion on the upper sections and under said toe portion, a bifurcated instep reinforcing strip secured over the continuous reinforcing tape, and a sole secured to the upper sections overlapping the ends of the reinforcing tape and the end of the reinforcing instep piece.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




Cooperative ClassificationA43B5/06