BE1006332A3 - Sole cover - Google Patents

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BE1006332A3
BE1006332A3 BE9200254A BE9200254A BE1006332A3 BE 1006332 A3 BE1006332 A3 BE 1006332A3 BE 9200254 A BE9200254 A BE 9200254A BE 9200254 A BE9200254 A BE 9200254A BE 1006332 A3 BE1006332 A3 BE 1006332A3
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B5/00Footwear for sporting purposes
    • A43B5/18Attachable overshoes for sporting purposes
    • A43B5/185Attachable overshoes for sporting purposes with a sole covering spikes or cleats

Abstract

Sole cover (1) for shoes (2) of which either the sole (3) or the assembly formed by the sole (3) and the heel (4), can degrade the surfaces on which one walks, which is made up, on the one hand, at least one layer of material (5) capable of conforming to the deformations of the sole (3) resulting from walking and which is shaped so as to be able to be applied at least to the areas of the sole or of the 'aforementioned assembly which come into contact with the ground at the time of walking and, on the other hand, by means (6) arranged to temporarily fix said layer of material (5) to the shoe (2).

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   "Sole cover"
The subject of the present invention is a sole cover for a shoe of which either the sole or the assembly formed by the sole and the heel added under the rear part of the latter when said shoe is provided with a heel, can degrade the surfaces on which we walk.



   We know that it is forbidden to enter certain premises of sports complexes with shoes used for the practice of a sport, especially if the soles or sole-heel assemblies of these shoes are studded, because soiled soles and possibly provided with crampons deteriorate the floor coverings of these premises. This prohibition, which is, in particular generally of strict application in golf course facilities, has the disadvantage of obliging players, when they wish to frequent these facilities during a game interruption or at the end of it. Ci, to take off your shoes, with all the disadvantages that this represents, and to put on shoes, as well as socks, of replacement which they are obliged to take care of.



   We also know that it is forbidden to borrow certain playing surfaces, such as bowling alleys, with shoes that are not specially designed for such surfaces. This situation has the disadvantage of obliging the operators of said areas to be in possession of a large stock of special shoes which are made available to players, hence the high cost of this stock, high costs of its maintenance as well as problems related to the disinfection of said special shoes.



   The object of the invention is to remedy the drawbacks

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   aforesaid and to provide a sole cover suitable either for sports shoes, whether or not fitted with studs, in order to allow the use of these shoes, without risk for floor coverings, in places where they are prohibited, or to ordinary shoes to transform them into special shoes for the practice of certain sports, such as notably bowling.



   To this end, the sole cover according to the invention consists, on the one hand, of at least one layer of material which is chosen from synthetic materials, such as vinyl, or natural materials, such as leather, capable to resist compression and perforation and flexible enough to match the deformations of the sole resulting from walking and which is shaped to be able to be applied at least to the areas of the sole or of the aforementioned assembly which come into contact with the ground at the time of walking and, on the other hand, by means arranged to apply said layer of material to the aforementioned areas of the sole or of the above-mentioned assembly and to temporarily fix it to the shoe.



   According to one embodiment of the object of the invention, the above-mentioned layer of material is formed in one piece covering at least the entire surface of the underside of the sole or of the aforementioned assembly.



   According to an advantageous embodiment of the object of the invention, the aforementioned layer of material is, when the aforementioned sole or assembly is lined with studs, doubled with a thickness of material (9) chosen from the materials in which the studs (8) can penetrate, this thickness of material, such as expanded polyethylene, having a height which is at least equal to the height of the protruding part of the studs.



   According to a particularly advantageous embodiment of the object of the invention, the aforementioned means arranged for temporarily fixing the above-mentioned layer of material to the shoe comprise, on the one hand, a pocket formed at a

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 of the ends of this layer of material, this pocket being profiled so as to adapt to the toe of the shoe to cover the latter and, on the other hand, a tab formed at the end of the layer of material opposite to the 'said end and which is profiled to be applied on the buttress of the shoe.



   Other details and features of the invention will emerge from the description of the drawings appended to. present memory and which represent, by way of nonlimiting examples of particular embodiments of the sole cover according to the invention.



   Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a shoe lined with the sole cover according to the invention.



   FIG. 2 is a schematic view, in elevation and with partial breaks, of the shoe and the sole cover illustrated in FIG. 1.



   FIGS. 3 and 4 are views similar to FIG. 2 and showing variants of the shoe and the sole cover illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2.



   In the various figures, the same reference notations designate identical or analogous elements.



   The sole cover 1, according to the invention and as illustrated in the drawings, is intended to be associated with a shoe 2, the sole or the sole-heel assembly 3 and 4 of which are capable of degrading the surfaces on which one walks and whose use is prohibited in certain premises or on certain surfaces in order to allow their use in these premises or on these surfaces.

   This sole cover 1 consists of at least one layer of material 5 cut to be able to be applied at least to the areas of the sole 3 or of the above-mentioned assembly which come into contact with the ground at the time of walking, thus that means 6 arranged to apply this layer of material 5 to these areas and to temporarily fix it to the shoe when it is desired to use the latter to enter the aforementioned premises or walk on

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 the above areas.



   This layer of material 5 constituting the sole cover 1 is advantageously, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, formed in one piece which covers the entire surface of the underside of the sole 3 or of the aforementioned assembly and which projects beyond slightly around the entire periphery of this sole or assembly, the material constituting this layer 5 being chosen from synthetic materials, such as vinyl, or natural materials, such as leather, which are of a
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 on the one hand, capable of withstanding puncture, compression and wear and, on the other hand, sufficiently flexible to follow and conform to the deformations of the sole which are caused by walking.

   Said layer of material 5 is either naturally waterproof or treated to be waterproof and its face 7 ,. which is intended to be in contact with the ground, is advantageously treated to be non-slip.



   When the sole 3 of the shoe 2 is lined with studs 8, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, the layer of material 5 is doubled, on its face facing the sole 3, with a thickness of material 9 which is advantageously honeycombed and in which the studs 8 are housed when the shoe is placed on the sole cover 1. The penetration of the studs 8 into this thickness of material 9 already provides good stability of the sole cover 1 on the shoe, this stability reinforcing the means 6 aforementioned which will be described below.



  The thickness of material 9 has a height which is at least equal to that of the part of the studs 8 which protrudes relative to the sole 3 and is advantageously made of a foam of synthetic material with low crushing, such as polyethylene expanded.



   The aforementioned means 6, which are arranged to temporarily attach the sole cover to the shoe, are constituted, as shown in Figures 1 to 3, by a pocket 10 formed at one end of the layer of material 5 and profiled to be able '' fit on the tip 11 of the shoe and style it

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 last, by a tab 12 formed at the end of the layer 5 opposite the pocket 10 and profiled to be applied on the buttress 13 of the shoe and by links 14 associated with said tab 12 and intended to be knotted around the pin to hold the tab 12 in the correct position, that is to say in a position where it keeps the portion of the layer of material 5 between the pocket 10 and the tab 12 taut.



   A limited number of sole covers of different dimensions would suffice to allow all shoe sizes to be fitted.



   However, according to the invention, one could provide, for each pair of shoes, sole covers perfectly adapted to the latter. In this case, they will be custom molded so that the layers of material 5, possibly doubled with a thickness 9, have dimensions which correspond to the soles 3 in order to adapt perfectly to said shoes. The layer of material 5 of each of the aforementioned sole covers comprises, over its entire periphery, a continuous edge 15 intended to cover the edge 16 of the sole 3 in order to limit the lateral displacements of the sole cover 1 relative to the sole 3 , the aforementioned means 6 being constituted by a continuous or discontinuous rim 17 presented by the edge 15 and arranged to be applied on the upper edge 18 of the sole and thus prevent the sole cover 1 from separating from the shoe.



   It should be understood that the invention is in no way limited to the embodiments described and that many modifications can be made to these without departing from the scope of this patent.

Claims (8)

  1.  CLAIMS 1. Sole cover (1) for shoe (2) including either the sole (3), or the assembly formed by the sole (3) and the heel (4) added under the rear part of the latter when said shoe is provided with a heel (4), can degrade the surfaces on which you walk, this sole cover (1) being characterized in that it consists, on the one hand, of at least one layer of material (5) which is chosen from synthetic materials, such as vinyl, or natural materials, such as leather, capable of withstanding compression and perforation and flexible enough to match the deformations of the sole (3) resulting from walking- and which is shaped so as to be able to be applied at least to the areas of the sole or of the aforementioned assembly which come into contact with the ground at the time of walking and,
     on the other hand, by means (6) arranged to apply said layer of material (5) to the aforementioned areas of the sole (3) or of the above-mentioned assembly and to temporarily fix it to the shoe (2).
  2.  2. Sole cover according to claim 1, characterized in that the aforesaid layer of material (5) is formed in one piece covering at least the entire surface of the underside of the sole (3) or of the above set.
  3.  3. Sole cover according to either of claims t and 2, characterized in that, when the sole (3) or the above-mentioned assembly is furnished with studs (8), the layer of material (5) aforementioned is, on its face facing the sole or assembly, doubled with a thickness of material (9) chosen from the materials in which the studs (8) can penetrate, this thickness of material, such as expanded polyethylene, having a height which is at least equal to the height of the protruding part of the studs.
  4.  4. Sole cover according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the layer of  <Desc / Clms Page number 7>  said material (5) is either naturally waterproof, or treated to be made waterproof.
  5.  5. Sole cover according to any one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the face (7) of the aforementioned layer of material (5) intended to be in contact with the ground is treated to be made non-slip.
  6.  6. Sole cover according to any one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the aforementioned means (6) arranged to temporarily fix the layer of material (5) above said to the shoe (2) comprise, on the one hand , a pocket (10) formed at one end of this layer of material, this pocket (10) being profiled so as to adapt to the toe (11) of the shoe to cover the latter and, on the other hand, a tab (12) formed at the end of the layer of material (5) opposite the aforementioned end and which is profiled to be applied to the buttress (13) of the shoe (2).
  7.    7. Sole cover according to claim 6, characterized in that the aforementioned means comprise links associated with the free end of the aforementioned tab and arranged to be able to surround a pin in order to immobilize the tab relative to the latter.
  8.  8. Sole cover according to any one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that it is custom molded to adapt to a specific shoe, the aforementioned layer of material (5), of dimensions corresponding to those of  EMI7.1  the sole (3) or of the aforementioned assembly, comprising, at its periphery, a continuous edge (15) intended to cover the edge (16) of the sole, the aforementioned means (6) for fixing the sole cover (1 ) to the shoe (2) being constituted by a rim (17) continuous or discontinuous presented by the edge (15) above and arranged to be applied on the upper edge (18) of the sole.
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Citations (5)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2958963A (en) * 1959-03-09 1960-11-08 Lougheed James Leslie Overshoe
US3566488A (en) * 1969-05-05 1971-03-02 Anthony J Pilarski Cleat guard
US3858336A (en) * 1973-11-30 1975-01-07 Ronald E Brown Removable outsole for sport shoes
US4055005A (en) * 1976-10-29 1977-10-25 Meinhart Robert H Cover for bicycling shoe to provide a walking surface
US4872273A (en) * 1987-12-14 1989-10-10 Smeed Clifford G Spike shoe slip

Patent Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2958963A (en) * 1959-03-09 1960-11-08 Lougheed James Leslie Overshoe
US3566488A (en) * 1969-05-05 1971-03-02 Anthony J Pilarski Cleat guard
US3858336A (en) * 1973-11-30 1975-01-07 Ronald E Brown Removable outsole for sport shoes
US4055005A (en) * 1976-10-29 1977-10-25 Meinhart Robert H Cover for bicycling shoe to provide a walking surface
US4872273A (en) * 1987-12-14 1989-10-10 Smeed Clifford G Spike shoe slip

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