Title:
Two-use-shoes
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A two-uses-shoe comprises an outsole, and a plurality of vamps comprising: a first vamp fixed on the upward surface of the outsole; and a second vamp connected separably to the outsole. The vamp and sole have various colors, texture, and design. So the present invention has the merit of changefulness, finery, utility and cosiness.



Inventors:
Yeung, Stephen Kwok Wah (Hong Kong, HK)
Application Number:
11/785779
Publication Date:
04/24/2008
Filing Date:
04/20/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A43B3/24
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Primary Examiner:
BAYS, MARIE D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE (ELLICOTT CITY, MD, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A two-uses-shoe comprising an outsole, and a plurality of vamps comprising: a first vamp fixed on the upward surface of the outsole; and a second vamp connected separably to the outsole.

2. A two-uses-shoe of claim 1, wherein the second vamp and the outsole are connected together by a zipper.

3. A two-uses-shoe of claim 1, wherein the second vamp and the outsole are connected together by a plurality of buckles.

4. A two-uses-shoe of claim 2, wherein the zipper has a first parallel rows of teeth fastened on the downward edge of the second vamp and a second parallel rows of teeth fixed on the side edge of the outsole, the second vamp covers the first vamp when the first parallel rows of teeth and the second parallel rows of teeth are interlocked together.

5. A two-uses-shoe of claim 1, wherein the first vamp is fastened on the outsole to form a half-opening structure as a slipper.

6. A two-uses-shoe of claim 1, wherein the second vamp is fastened on the outsole to form a close structure which has an aperture run through by a human.

7. A two-uses-shoe of claim 6, wherein the second vamp have a plurality of ventilated holes.

8. A two-uses-shoe of claim 6, wherein the second vamp have a plurality of eyelets for shoelaces.

9. A two-uses-shoe of claim 1, wherein the heel of the outsole has a back-tab, one end of the back-tab is connected permanently to the heel of the outsole; the other end of the back-tab is connected separably to either the heel of the first vamp or the heel of the second vamp.

10. A two-uses-shoe of claim 9, wherein the back-tab is made of the Velcro having a side of sticky fur and a side of hook.

11. A two-uses-shoe of claim 1, wherein the outsole has an anti-slip surface.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to a kind of shoes, especially a kind of two-function shoes for exchange of the upper sole to form different shoes.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

While packing for traveling, because of different occasions, different shoes need to be packed, resulting in extra weight and increased storage requirements. To sum up, existing products are obviously inconvenient and flawed during use. There is therefore a need for improvement.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The aim of this invention is to provide a kind of novel, rational and easy-to-use shoe. The shoe is a two-different-function shoe.

Below is a technical proposal for this invention, which is designed to achieve the above purpose:

A two-uses-shoe comprise an outsole, and a plurality of vamps comprising: a first vamp fixed on the surface of the outsole; and a second vamp connected separably to the outsole.

The second vamp and outsole can use a waterproof zipper to connect together.

The second vamp and outsole can use a Velcro to connect together.

The zipper has a first zipper and a second zipper fixed on the bottom part of the second vamp, the first zipper fixed on the down part of side part of the outsole and matching the second zipper, when zipped together, the second vamp 4 covering the first vamp.

The first vamp and the outsole are connected to a half-opening structure having an aperture, when foot going through the aperture, the foot baring the toe and the heel.

The second vamp and the outsole form a close structure having an aperture, the foot enveloped fully in the close structure, inserting the foot into the aperture.

The second vamp has a plurality of ventilated holes.

The second vamp has a plurality of eyelets for shoelaces.

The heel of the outsole has a back-tab, the end of the back-tab connected permanently to the heel of the outsole, the other end of the back-tab connected separably to either the heel of the first vamp or the heel of the second vamp.

The back-tab is made of the Velcro having a side of sticky fur and a side of hook. The two-uses-shoe according further comprising an anti-slip surface ensuring safe fixed on the outsole.

In addition, this invention has the merit of changefulness, finery, utility and cosiness.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of the two-use-shoe of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the whole two-use-shoe of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Below is further explanation on the present invention with reference to the attached drawing and embodiments:

Referring to FIG. 1, a two-use-shoe is comprises an outsole 1 and a plurality of vamps 2.

The vamp 1 is comprises a first vamp 3 and a second vamp 4.The first vamp 3 is fixed on the surface of the outsole 1. The second vamp 4 is connected separably to the outsole 1.

The first vamp 3 and the outsole 1 are connected to a half-opening structure having an aperture. The foot can go through the aperture. When the foot is inserted into the half-opening structure, the ankle and the toes are visible. The first vamp 3 and the outsole 1 form a sandal shape.

The second vamp 4 and the outsole 1 form a close structure having an aperture. The foot is enveloped fully in the close structure, inserting the foot into the aperture. In other words, the second vamp 4 and outsole 1 is combined to form a shoe in the style of a sneaker or leather shoe. The second vamp 4 has a plurality of ventilated holes 5 and a plurality of eyelets 9 for shoelaces. The second vamp 4 and outsole 1 can use a waterproof zipper, normal zipper etc to connect together. The second vamp 4 and outsole 1 can use a zipper to connect together. The zipper has a first zipper 21 and a second zipper 22. The second zipper 22 is fixed on the bottom part of the second vamp 4. The first zipper 21 is fixed on the down part of side part of the outsole 1 and matches the second zipper 22. When zipped together, the second vamp 4 covers the first vamp 3. The moveable and fixed part of the zipper is installed on both the second vamp 4 and the outsole 1.

The heel of the outsole 1 has a back-tab 6. One end of the back-tab is connected permanently to the heel of the outsole 1, the other end of the back-tab is connected separably to either the heel of the first vamp 3 or the heel of the second vamp 4.The back-tab 6 on the back of the heel of the first vamp 3 and the heel of the second vamp 4 are connected by Velcro having two sides, one side with sticky fur, the other side with hooks.

Referring to FIG. 2, the outsole 1 and the second vamp 4 is together to form a shoe. When zipped together, the head of the zipper will be covered by the back-tab 6, the upper and outsole tight fasten together.

Referring to FIG. 1, when wearer want to change different styles of the shoe, the zipper can be unzipped, the second vamp 4 will be totally separated from the outsole 1. And the back-tab 6 can stick onto Velcro 7, resulting in a sandal style. Therefore when we travel, we only need to bring a single pair of shoes, we can wear the two-function shoes as a shoe. When wearer out, he don't can change the shoes. And he can change to the sandals when he is back to the hotel.

The interchangeability of the two-use-shoe is not only restricted to the usage, especially the second vamp 4.The second vamp 4 can come in different styles, color, interchange with different upper faces has different effects, outcome, style.

Bottom of the outsole 1 has an anti-slip surface ensuring safe performance. The present invention has beautiful vamp and comfortable sole. The vamp and sole have various colors, texture, and design. So the present invention has the merit of changefulness, finery, utility and cosiness.

Based on the technical know-how in the art, the present invention can also be achieved through other methods that do not deviate from its tent or essential features. Therefore, the implementation plans described above are merely illustrative examples and are not in any limited sense. All alterations that fall within the scope of this invention of a scope equivalent to that of this invention are covered by this invention.