Circulation shoe
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The Circulation Shoe can be made of Leather, canvas or other synthetic material, It can be washed in a washing machine. The sole of the shoe is made of rubber or leather. The thickness of the sole should be made in various thicknesses depending on the patients needs.

Richardson, Frances (Polk City, FL, US)
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A43B3/12; A43B21/00
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Frances H. Richardson (Polk City, FL, US)
1. I, Frances Richardson do hereby claim that the Circulation Shoe is my own invention and no one else's.

Leonardo da Vinci once called the foot “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Having 26 bones and 33 separate joints, the foot moves in an infinite variety of ways, from flexing and flattening to pointing and springing. When walking, the feet valiantly soak up the body's weight with each step. With jogging, they absorb even more—up to four times the body's weight. People with active and busy lives may take about 10,000 strides each day, or a lifetime equivalent of four laps around the world! As a result, foot ailments can become quite common. In fact, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association, three-quarters of Americans experience some kind of foot pain. Furthermore, women have roughly four times the trouble with their feet as men do, mostly due to the type of shoes they wear. While spike heels and sling backs can cause a laundry list of ailments, even the most orthopedicly designed Doc Maartens or Birkenstocks can still lead to hammer and claw toes, bunions and bumpy heel growths, bone spurs, boot bite, and pump bump. While ill-fitting and uncomfortable shoes account for most foot ailments, they do not carry all the blame. Working in a job that requires standing or walking for long hours and straining the feet while exercising or playing sports can also result in foot pain and discomfort, particularly the formation of blisters on the back of the heel. Receiving the brunt of foot trauma, the heel is also susceptible to more serious ailments such as bursitis and Achilles tendinitis. When diagnosed with foot problems, patients are instructed to keep the feet in the open air, unconstricted by shoes. However, in today's hectic and fast paced world, it is simply not practical for many to allow foot problems to deter them from the demands of work or school. As such, people with foot ailments typically try to “tough it out,” wearing their regular shoes so they can go about their daily business. Unfortunately, blood flow to the afflicted area, especially the heel, is restricted, and healing time can be prolonged more than it should be.

The subject of this report is the Circulation Shoe, a practical product invention that offers a convenient solution to the aforementioned problem. Simply stated, this product is a specially designed orthopedic shoe featuring an opening to accommodate the heel of the foot, thereby providing comfortable footwear that facilitates blood flow to an injured heel. The Circulation Shoe would resemble a standard athletic sneaker, fashioned from a variety of materials including durable rubber soles and cushiony, comfortable fabric on the top and interior of the shoe. As mentioned above, the heel of tile shoe would be cut out in an L-formation, so that when a foot is placed inside the shoe, the bottom and back of the heel is completely uncovered. The Circulation Shoe could be sold as individual shoes, in left and right foot configurations, or packaged as a complete pair. As an additional consideration, this product could be offered in a wide variety of sizes and colors, to accommodate all individuals as well as their personal tastes in style. Attractive as well as functional, the Circulation Shoe was invented by Mrs. Frances Richardson.

Use of the Circulation Shoe would be very simple and straightforward. First, the user would select either a right or left shoe, depending on which foot contains the afflicted heel. After donning a loose fitting sock, tile user would then simply slide the foot into the Circulation Shoe in the same manner as putting on a regular sneaker. In this fashion, the user is ready to attend to any chosen activity, as the unit offers a protective foot covering that is also unconstricting to the injured heel. After use, the Circulation Shoe can be simply tossed in a washer and dryer for laundering.

There are several significant benefits and advantages associated with this unique product invention. Foremost, the Circulation Shoe would provide sufferers of heel injuries with comfortable, orthopedic footwear that is specifically designed to increase blood flow to this afflicted part of the foot. Particularly ideal for active individuals who cannot be sidelined with minor foot ailments, this clever product would allow consumers to attend to their daily tasks in a comfortable, pain free manner. By simply slipping on the Circulation Shoe, users can return to normal routines while facilitating tile healing process. Whether suffering from blisters, athlete's foot, heel spurs, tendinitis, or even recovering from a serious malady such as gangrene, consumers will certainly appreciate the simple and effective application of this therapeutic product. As this product would be available in various sizes, it could be comfortably worn by all users including children as well as adults. Offered in a wide selection of colors and styles, the Circulation Shoe could easily blend with any casual or athletic attire.

The Circulation Shoe is a simple yet very effective invention that could offer relief for heel ailments. Practical and versatile, this product would prove invaluable to consumers who work on their feet in addition to athletes and others who exercise regularly. Affordably priced,

A Brief Overview of the Circulation Shoe:

The reason I feel this shoe would help other people is because my husband is a diabetic, He had stepped on a nail, in the heel of his foot, after going threw several different doctors and several attempts at angioplasty the only conclusion came to be that the doctors wanted to remove my husbands foot. I then heard about a Doctor at the wound center, he told me we had to get some circulation in my husbands foot, the only way to do that was to have my husband walk on The front of his foot, He had to keep his heel off the floor and ground at all times. This is how I came up with the circulation shoe, it helped pump blood to the heel of the foot, which caused the wound to start healing. I feel this product could help several types of people.