Title:
SLIPPERS
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A slipper comprises a base layer and a first attachment layer formed on the top surface of the base layer, the base layer including a toe support area, an arch support area and a heel support area, and having flexible property. As the user wears the slipper and stands on the floor, the first attachment layer is pressed to completely attach to his foot. As the user raises his foot, the slipper will still attach to the foot by using the first attachment layer and become deformable with the foot's arching posture.



Inventors:
WU, Chi-kung (Taichung City, TW)
Application Number:
12/191247
Publication Date:
02/18/2010
Filing Date:
08/13/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
36/7.5, 36/10, 36/11.5, 36/88
International Classes:
A43B7/14; A43B3/10; A43B3/12
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Primary Examiner:
BAYS, MARIE D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TW Patent Office (SUGAR LAND, TX, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A slipper comprising: a base layer and a first attachment layer formed on the top surface of the base layer, the base layer including a toe support area, an arch support area and a heel support area, and having flexible property, as the user wears the slipper and stands on the floor, the first attachment layer is pressed to completely attach to his foot; as the user raises his foot, the slipper will still attach to the foot by using the first attachment layer and become deformable with the foot's arching posture.

2. The slipper as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first attachment layer is made of polyurethane materials or polymethyl methacrylate materials.

3. The slipper as claimed in claim 2, the base layer is made of woven cloth, non-woven cloth, or artificial leather.

4. The slipper as claimed in claim 1 further comprising a slide proof layer formed under the base layer.

5. The slipper as claimed in claim 2 further comprising a slide proof layer formed under the base layer.

6. The slipper as claimed in claim 3 further comprising a slide proof layer formed under the base layer.

7. The slipper as claimed in claim 1 further comprising a buffer layer disposed on the bottom surface of the base layer.

8. The slipper as claimed in claim 2 further comprising a buffer layer disposed on the bottom surface of the base layer.

9. The slipper as claimed in claim 3 further comprising a buffer layer disposed on the bottom surface of the base layer.

10. The slipper as claimed in claim 4 further comprising a buffer layer disposed between the base layer and the slide proof layer.

11. The slipper as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first attachment layer includes a plurality of 3D bosses formed thereon and is arranged on the top surface of the base layer.

12. The slipper as claimed in claim 2, wherein the first attachment layer includes a plurality of 3D bosses formed thereon and is arranged on the top surface of the base layer.

13. The slipper as claimed in claim 3, wherein the first attachment layer includes a plurality of 3D bosses formed thereon and is arranged on the top surface of the base layer.

14. The slipper as claimed in claim 1 further comprising an instep, two ends of which are connected with two sides of the toe support area, and the instep including a second attachment layer formed on the top surface thereof.

15. The slipper as claimed in claim 2 further comprising an instep, two ends of which are connected with two sides of the toe support area, and the instep including a second attachment layer formed on the top surface thereof.

16. The slipper as claimed in claim 3 further comprising an instep, two ends of which are connected with two sides of the toe support area, and the instep including a second attachment layer formed on the top surface thereof.

17. The slipper as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first attachment layer is formed with patterns.

18. The slipper as claimed in claim 2, wherein the first attachment layer is formed with patterns.

19. The slipper as claimed in claim 3, wherein the first attachment layer is formed with patterns.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a slipper that can be attached on the foot securely after being worn.

2. Description of the Prior Art

In the hotels, conventional indoor slippers are provided to various customers with differ-size feet; however, if a customer has a pair of large feet, he will feel uncomfortable as wearing the fixed-size slippers. In addition, the conventional slippers include insteps attached on the soles thereof, causing a poor air permeability.

As visiting the customers or friends, people will never carry slippers with themselves, due to its large size; accordingly they have to wear the public indoor slippers provided in the companies or friend's houses, resulting in an unhygienic problem.

The present invention has arisen to mitigate and/or obviate the afore-described disadvantages.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a slipper that can attach to the user's foot securely by stepping thereon directly, hence any users can worn the slipper without being limited by its size.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a slipper that can extend the toes freely and obtain air permeability.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide a slipper that can be portable and stored easily.

To achieve the above objective, the slipper provided in accordance with the present invention comprises a base layer and a first attachment layer formed on the top surface of the base layer, the base layer including a toe support area, an arch support area and a heel support area, and having flexible property. As the user wears the slipper and stands on the floor, the first attachment layer is completely pressed to attach to his foot. As the user raises his foot, the slipper will still attach to the foot by using the first attachment layer and become deformable with the foot's arching posture.

The base layer is made of woven cloth, non-woven cloth, or artificial leather, and the first attachment layer is made of polyurethane materials or polymethyl methacrylate materials.

The slipper further comprises a slide proof layer formed under the slipper, a buffer layer disposed between the base layer and the slide proof layer.

Besides, the first attachment layer includes a plurality of 3D bosses formed thereon and is arranged on the top surface of the base layer, and also can be formed with patterns.

The slipper further comprises an instep, two ends of which are connected with two sides of the toe support area of the first attachment layer, and the instep includes a second attachment layer formed on the top surface thereof.

The various objects and advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood from the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the appended drawing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a slipper according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a cross sectional view of the part of the slipper according to the first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the operation of the slipper according to the first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a slipper according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a slipper according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a cross sectional view of the part of the slipper according to the third embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a top plan view of a slipper according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The present invention will be clearer from the following description when viewed together with the accompanying drawings, which show, for purpose of illustrations only, the preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a slipper 1 in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention comprises a base layer 10 and a first attachment layer 20 formed on the top surface of the base layer 10; the base layer 10 includes a toe support area 11, an arch support area 12 and a heel support area 13 which are in response to the user's toes, arch and heel respectively.

The base layer 10 is made of flexible materials, such as woven cloth, non-woven cloth, artificial leather, and the like. The first attachment layer 20 is made of polyurethane materials or polymethyl methacrylate materials, and the first attachment layer 20 is reusable, durable adhesive after wash, and its colloid does not remain on the user s foot.

Referring further to FIGS. 1 and 3, as the user wears the slipper 1 and stands on the floor, the first attachment layer 20 is pressed to completely attach to his foot. As the user raises his foot, the slipper 1 will still attach to the foot by using the first attachment layer 20 and become deformable with the foot's arching posture.

As shown in FIG. 4, a slipper 1 in accordance with a second embodiment of the present invention further comprises an instep 30, two ends of which are connected with two sides of the toe support area 11 of the first attachment layer 20, and the instep 30 includes a second attachment layer 40 formed on the top surface thereof. If desiring to walk indoors, the user can step on the instep 30, the arch support area 12 and the heel support area 13, thus attaching the slipper 1 to the foot by way of the first and second attachment layers 20, 40. If desiring to walk outdoors or for a long distance, the user can fit his foot into the instep 30 so as to wear the slipper 1 securely.

Referring further to FIGS. 5 and 6, a slipper 1 in accordance with a third embodiment of the present invention further comprises a slide proof layer 50 which is comprised of a plurality of silicone projections, or other rubber, silicone materials with patterns, so as to enhance the friction with the floor, thus preventing from slip. It is well known that between the base layer 10 and the slide proof layer 50 is disposed a buffer layer (not shown), such as a foam layer so as to absorb shock.

As shown in FIG. 7, a slipper 1 in accordance with a fourth embodiment of the present invention further comprises a first attachment layer 20 including a plurality of 3D bosses formed thereon and arranged on the top surface of the base layer 10, thereby obtaining massage purpose. It is to be noted that the first attachment layer 20 can also be formed with patterns so as to enhance aesthetics appearance. In this embodiment, the first attachment layer 20 is formed in a foot shape so as to enhance visual appearance.

While we have shown and described various embodiments in accordance with the present invention, it is clear to those skilled in the art that further embodiments may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention.





 
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