Title:
Strap happy
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Strap Happy is a plastic strap on a shoe that secures the foot. It can be made from any kind of plastic depending on what the manufacturer wants to use. It needs to be pliable in order to attach to the platform of the shoe.



Inventors:
Grivas, Cynthia (West Palm Beach, FL, US)
Application Number:
10/445351
Publication Date:
03/31/2005
Filing Date:
09/26/2003
Assignee:
GRIVAS CYNTHIA
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A43B3/10; A43B3/12; A43B3/24; (IPC1-7): A43B3/24
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Primary Examiner:
KAVANAUGH, JOHN T
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CYNTHIA B. GRIVAS (WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US)
Claims:
1. I claim the application of the strap happy design for a shoe, as shown and described.

Description:

Strap Happy is the band that covers the top of the foot. It is clear and permanently attached to any style shoe base.

FIG. 4 shows the band itself.

It is permanently folded on all sides to secure different colors and patterns of fabric swatches. The swatches are inserted into the folds of the clear plastic. There are angled cuts for easy insertion of swatches. The folds hold them in place. When you change your outfits, you change your swatches to match; all with one shoe!

FIG. 1 is a wedge base.

FIG. 2 is a heal (high or low heal)

FIG. 3 is a flat shoe also showing two strap happy bands for a change of style.

FIG. 5 is an example of fabric swatches.

FIG. 6 is an optional hole which can be added in the heal of any shoe base for insertion of matching ankle laces.