Title:
Shoe wear
United States Patent 2207306


Abstract:
This invention eliminates an obvious deficiency in foot-wear in that it provides a means for quickly fitting to the foot a pair of shoes, particularly ladies' shoes. S In manufacturing ready-made foot-wear which is the one that predominates in number the models are made within wide limits...



Inventors:
Jacobo, Taaler
Application Number:
US20628438A
Publication Date:
07/09/1940
Filing Date:
05/05/1938
Assignee:
Jacobo, Taaler
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A43B3/26; A43B23/22
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Description:

This invention eliminates an obvious deficiency in foot-wear in that it provides a means for quickly fitting to the foot a pair of shoes, particularly ladies' shoes.

S In manufacturing ready-made foot-wear which is the one that predominates in number the models are made within wide limits following general lines, i. e., those that are most frequently repeated, this with a view to mould the greatest number possible. As regards foot-wear made to measure, a more effective fit to the foot is obtained since all precautions are taken to this end. attention being paid to a technique of better adjustment, to details of fitting and to the movement of the foot.

The present invention permits of disregarding these details which are important in connection with the good fitting and comfortableness of footwear.

It is believed that the accompanying drawings will clearly show the novelty of our system and make the invention readily understood. In these drawings: Fig. 1 is a longitudinal section in elevation of one type of the foot-wear as invented, Fig. 2 shows the leather portion thereof in case it is so constructed.

The three vital parts are shown in Fig. 3 as not making use of the middle portion illustrated 30on Fig. 2.

In Fig. 4 the heel and the parts that rest on its upper portion are shown.

Fig. 5 shows a heel and a joint cover-plate which appears as put in its place in Fig. 6.

SFigs. 7 and 8 illustrate two manners of securing the base-plate.

Fig. 9 shows the fixing holes in the sole and Fig. 10 is a view of the manner in which the latter takes the base-plate.

0 Fig. 11 shows five different ways of securing the plates.

Fig. 12 illustrates how the length is regulated and Fig. 13 is illustrative of the aspect of the inner surface of the sole.

SThe system comprises essentially two elements, i. e., one base-plate I and one mounting plate 2 as well as the pertaining accessory parts. These two elements in being united associate the heelportion 3 and the heel-piece portion 4 with the Stoe-cap portion 5.

To this effect it is not necessary for the shoe to be of a one-piece construction in which the sole 6 connects the heel-piece to the toe-cap wai the said sole included within the plates I and 2, it being sufficient for the heel-piece to correspond with either of the forms that have been foreseen and for the toe-cap to make provision for subsequent alternatives, when the system will have the proper elasticity.

Now then, in interposing the heel-piece and the toe-cap the plates I and 2 should be adjusted mutually and bring about the firmness of the heel; to this end, the base-plate provides various manners of obtaining the necessary security.

In the first place this plate is given the shape of an acute angle 7 which may end in a claw 8 intended to engage the hole 9 of the heel, the i5 bas-relief construction 10 contributing to the immobilization of this end of the plate I when applied.

In case the heel is clad with leather, etc., the joint cover-plate I with its barbs 12 covers the joint 13 of the heel.

The plates I and 2 are secured to the heel by means of a screw 14 which unites them and engages the hole 1.

The firmness may be enhanced by using the small nails 16 and the barbs 17 in the edges of the plate at its angular end 7.

At the opposite end it is preferred to give the plates I and 2 the shape of a fish-tail 18 in the sections of which provision is made for the var- so ious means intended to compress the toe-cap portion and which are shown in Fig. 11, viz: (a) Utilizing a rivet, (b) Utilizing a screw with nut soldered to the plate 2, (c) Utilizing a riveted screw, (d) Utilizing a riveted screw, and (e) Utilizing a screw with tubular nut.

What I claim is: 1. A shoe consisting of a toe portion, a heel, a counter, a pair of longitudinal plates, means for rigidly holding one end of the plates, the heel and the counter together, and means for adjustably securing the other ends of the plates to the toe portion, whereby the length of the shoes may be varied.

2. A shoe as claimed in claim 1, wherein the toe portion and the counter include sole portions, the ends of said plates being disposed on both sides of said sole portions. JACOBO TAALER.