Title:
Womens shoe that transforms from a high heel shoe to a flat type shoe
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Women's footwear (shoes) that can be worn/used as both a high heel (pump) type shoes as well a flat heel type shoe. Model number one of the transformable shoe feature a raised heel that the raised heel part of the shoe clips on and off the back (heel) part of the shoe by way of a slot clip. When the raised heel is clipped into the heel part of the shoe body they product can be worn/used as a high heel type shoe. When the raised heel is unclipped from the heel part of the shoe body the product could then be worn as a flat heel type shoe. When the raised heel is unclipped from the shoe body the shoe then collapses to a flat type shoe but still keeping the size of the shoe wearer constant and still looking attractive. The shoe conforms from a fitting pump type shoe to a fitting type flat heel type shoe by way of the plastic/rubber/nylon type material that makes up the exterior and interior body of the shoe(s). The outer body of the shoe is made up of an expandable, retractable, plastic, rubber material that is covered by an expandable, retractable, fabric material. The inner sole of the shoe is composed of a harder, bendable, expandable, retractable, rubber, plastic, material that conforms its size and shape when switched from a high heel type shoe to a flat heel type shoe. The clip for the raised heel is similar to the type of belt clips used for several devices but it dose not swivel. The raised heel is clipped onto the heel part of the bottom of the shoe and held into place by way of slots and tong grooves. The top of the raised heel has raised tongs that slide into indented slots in the left and right sides of the heel part of the shoe body. This feature is how the heel clips into the bottom of the shoe and is held into place. Because of this design technique the raised heel locks into the heel part of the shoe and remains steady. The inner sole part of the shoe(s) that is made up of the harder, more supportive, bendable, retractable, and expandable material is cushioned by way of foam, cushioning, and/or cotton material that is wrapped/covered with an expandable, retractable, fabric material. The bottom part of the shoe is comprised of strategically placed patches of durable, harder, gripped surface, rubber. The gripped texture is rough and ridged in order to provide grip and control when wearing, walking, running; skipping, etc . . . The patches are strategically placed on the bottom of the shoe in order to not interfere with the transformation process from pump to flat type shoe. These portions of the bottom rubber material are adequate for support and function of the shoe(s). The patches of the durable rubber are raised off the bottom of the shoe with a depth of a quarter inch to two inches in depth. The fabric material that covers the body of the shoe is held on by a rubber, expandable, retractable type adhesives.



Inventors:
Palmeri III, John G. (Maywood, NJ, US)
Application Number:
11/208181
Publication Date:
01/18/2007
Filing Date:
10/26/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A43B21/36
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Primary Examiner:
KAVANAUGH, JOHN T
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
John G. Palmeri III (Maywood, NJ, US)
Claims:
The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:

1. In the women's transformable shoe, the heel of the shoe on both the left and right shoe is able to clip on and off the shoes by way of a metal weather proof slide clip and side divots (tong and groove manner) to hold the heel in place.

2. The combination function as described in claim 1, wherein the heel itself contains a metal slide/swivel clip head, that fits into a locking slide clip harness on the heel of the shoe body itself and is secured by divots/tongs on the side the left and right sides of the harness. The clips are held onto the top side of the heel by way of small screw/fasteners that holds on, connects, attaches, and supports the clip tong part of the heel.

3. The women's transformable shoe of claim 2, in combination with the described heel clip and unclip/divot/tong control function works in conjunction wherein the women's transformable shoe expands/retracts fitting/exact size of the wearer depending upon the state of the shoe.

4. The combination defined in claim 3 wherein the said expansion/retraction of the women's transformable shoe will perform in the previous described manner because of sewn elastic to the front and rear portions of the shoe in conjunction with hard bendable, expandable, retractable, supportive, rubber, plastic material that will be used on the bottom of the elastic in order to provide traction, protection and support to the bottom of the foot (heel, sole, ball, and toes).

5. The women's transformable shoe of claim 2 described wherein the heel portion of the shoe can be attached or removed to the back portion of the shoe as described in claim 2.

6. The women's transformable shoe of claim 4 contains elastic with the hard bendable, expandable, retractable, supportive, rubber, plastic material attached to the center of the bottom portion of the shoe in which is attached/sewn to the front portion/designed part of the shoe body is attached/sewn to the rear portion/designed part of the shoe body.

7. The combination defined in claim 3, wherein the women's transformable shoe expands/retracts to fit the fitting/exact size of the wearer depending upon the state of the shoe. When the women's shoe has the heel connected it is fitting for the wearer in high heel function and when the heel is removed the women's transformable shoe is in the flat type shoe function it is fitting for the wearer as well.

8. The combination defined in claim 7, wherein the women's transformable shoe is in reality transformable between the flat type and high heel type can be worn in a comfortable manner by the wearer.

9. The women's transformable shoe has a heel portion as described previously that clips and un-clips from the bottom/heel portion of the designed part of the shoe body. This portion/part of the shoe body is connected to the front/designed portion/part of the shoe body by way of sewn/attached elastic material that is supported by hard bendable, expandable, retractable, supportive, rubber, plastic material that will be used on the bottom of the elastic in order to provide traction, protection and support to the bottom of the foot (heel, sole, ball, and toes).

10. The combination defined in claim 9 wherein the shoe is transformable and supportive the hard bendable, expandable, retractable, supportive, rubber, plastic material that will be used on the bottom of the elastic portion of the shoe will also be used for the bottom of the front and rear portions of the shoe. The metal clip function as described previously in claims, 1,2,3,4,5,7 and 9 is molded within the hard bendable, expandable, retractable, supportive, rubber, plastic material.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates generally to the field of apparatus for a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe. Moreover it pertains specifically to such apparatus for women's footwear (shoes) that can be worn/used as both a hih heel (pump) type shoe as well a flat heel type shoe.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the limitations now present in the prior art, the present invention provides a new and useful women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe. Which is simpler in construction, more universally usable and more versatile in operation than known apparatus of this kind.

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a new womens shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe. device that has many novel features not offered by the prior art apparatus that result in a new women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe device which is not apparent, obvious, or suggested, either directly or indirectly by any of the prior art apparatus

Women's footwear (shoes) that can be worn/used as both a high heel (pump) type shoes as well a flat heel type shoe. Model number one of the transformable shoe feature a raised heel that the raised heel part of the shoe clips on and off the back (heel) part of the shoe by way of a slot clip. When the raised heel is clipped into the heel part of the shoe body they product can be worn/used as a high heel type shoe. When the raised heel is unclipped from the heel part of the shoe body the product could then be worn as a flat heel type shoe. When the raised heel is unclipped from the shoe body the shoe then collapses to a flat type shoe but still keeping the size of the shoe wearer constant and still looking attractive.

OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly several advantages and objects of the present invention are:

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe that will overcome the deficiencies of the prior art devices.

An object of the present invention is to provide a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe device that can be switched from each type of formentioned shoe easily and frequently as desired

Another object of the present invention is to provide a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe device that is comfortable and attractive.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe device that is the first ever of its type.

It is intended that any other advantages and objects of the present invention that become apparent or obvious from the detailed description or illustrations contained herein are within the scope of the present invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The following drawings further describe by illustration the advantages and objects of the present invention. Each drawing is referenced by corresponding figure reference characters within the “DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION” section to follow.

FIG. 1. is a perspective view of a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe according to the present invention.

FIG. 2. is a bottom view of a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe according to the present invention.

FIG. 3. is a raised heel (side/top view) view of a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe according to the present invention.

FIG. 4. is a raised heel (rear view) view of a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe according to the present invention.

FIG. 5. is a front view of a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe according to the present invention.

FIG. 6. is a rear view of a women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe.

Cross sectional views are included within the figs. Drawings.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring now descriptively to the drawings, the attached figures illustrate a High heel to flat heel type transformable shoe.

FIG. 1 illustrates a High heel to flat heel type transformable shoe. According to the present invention, the shoe can be worn/used as both a high heel type shoe and/or a flat heel type shoe.

Women's footwear (shoes) that can be worn/used as both a high heel (pump) type shoes as well a flat heel type shoe. Model number one of the transformable shoe feature a raised heel that the raised heel part of the shoe clips on and off the back (heel) part of the shoe by way of a slot clip. When the raised heel is clipped into the heel part of the shoe body they product can be worn/used as a high heel type shoe. When the raised heel is unclipped from the heel part of the shoe body the product could then be worn as a flat heel type shoe. When the raised heel is unclipped from the shoe body the shoe then collapses to a flat type shoe but still keeping the size of the shoe wearer constant and still looking attractive.

FIG. 1, A). Rubber, plastic, bendable, expandable, retractable material that makes up a large percentage of the shoe(s) body.

FIG. 1 B). Inner sole of shoe(s).

FIG. 1C). Outer part of the shoe(s), exterior

FIG. 1D). Cross sectional of (fore described) special fabric material.

FIG. 1E). Inner section, interior, wall of shoe.

FIG. 2F.) Rubber grip pads on the bottom of the shoe(s). Fore described.

FIG. 2G.) Same as Letter C FIG. 1.

FIG. 2H). Bottom of the shoe(s).

FIG. 2I). Basic view of letter K.

FIG. 2 J). Slot clip for the raised heel tong clip to slide into as seen for Letter L FIG. 3.

FIG. 2K). Recessed grooves that for Letter N FIG. 4 to slide into.

FIGS. 3,4L). Swivel, tong clip that slides into the item described in Letter J FIG. 2.

FIG. 3a, side view of raised heel,

FIG. 3b, top view of raised heel.

FIGS. 3,4M) Raised Heel

FIGS. 3,4N). Tong/raised lip of top of the raised heel to help for stability. (top view)

FIG. 3O). Small screw/fastener that holds on, connects, attaches, and supports the swivel clip tong part of the raised heel. For (FIG. 3. Letter L).

FIG. 1P). Interior sole cross sectional of the harder, bendable, expandable, retractable, supportive, rubber, plastic material.

It will also be understood that, in addition to women's shoe that transforms from a high heel to flat type shoe (Duplicity) the device can be used to reduce the amount of different types of shoes worn in any reasonable period of time.

It is further intended that any other embodiments of the present invention that result from any changes in application or method of use or operation, method of manufacture, shape, size, or material which are not specified within the detailed written description or illustrations contained herein yet are considered apparent or obvious to one skilled in the art are within the scope of the present invention.