EP2818068A1 - Interchangeable footwear system - Google Patents

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EP2818068A1
EP2818068A1 EP14290132.1A EP14290132A EP2818068A1 EP 2818068 A1 EP2818068 A1 EP 2818068A1 EP 14290132 A EP14290132 A EP 14290132A EP 2818068 A1 EP2818068 A1 EP 2818068A1
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Carolina Cirillo
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B3/00Footwear characterised by the shape or the use
    • A43B3/24Collapsible or convertible footwear
    • A43B3/242Collapsible or convertible footwear characterised by the upper
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B23/00Uppers; Boot legs; Stiffeners; Other single parts of footwear
    • A43B23/02Uppers; Boot legs
    • A43B23/0245Uppers; Boot legs characterised by the constructive form
    • A43B23/0295Pieced uppers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B3/00Footwear characterised by the shape or the use
    • A43B3/24Collapsible or convertible footwear
    • A43B3/246Collapsible or convertible footwear characterised by the sole
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C11/00Other fastenings specially adapted for shoes
    • A43C11/06Snap-button fastenings
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C11/00Other fastenings specially adapted for shoes
    • A43C11/12Slide or glide fastenings
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C11/00Other fastenings specially adapted for shoes
    • A43C11/14Clamp fastenings, e.g. strap fastenings; Clamp-buckle fastenings; Fastenings with toggle levers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C11/00Other fastenings specially adapted for shoes
    • A43C11/14Clamp fastenings, e.g. strap fastenings; Clamp-buckle fastenings; Fastenings with toggle levers
    • A43C11/1493Strap fastenings having hook and loop-type fastening elements

Abstract

The invention relates to an interchangeable shoe system consisting of 3 removable units between them can be assembled by fastening mechanisms. This shoe is characterized by a removable rear rod unit (2) and a rod front unit (3) which can be interconnected by means of closing mechanisms (5, 6) which are themselves removable from a sole (4). interconnectable by means of upper removable connections (15,16) and lower (17,18) associated with the sole (4) The system according to the invention is to allow the user to be able to change and optimize the functions his shoes by its different modes of configuration by allowing him to choose many possibilities of customization and freedom of use through styles, patterns, shapes, colors, materials adapting to his desires and needs.

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  • The present invention relates to interchangeable shoes and mainly highlights its closure systems to make his shoes, interchangeable shoes no longer composed of two parts but three removable and modifiable parts according to his tastes as well as a fastening mechanism integrated in the sole. Indeed, the rod is composed of two units: a rear and a removable front connecting firmly with each other, and coming firmly attached to the also removable sole of the rear and front units of the rod. These three independent parts allow users to move from a closed shoe to an open shoe as to ensure their feet and toes a more adequate depth allowing them to not be compressed and to give preference to their flexibilities during walking.
  • Since the 14th century, interchangeable shoes with different stems and soles have timidly made their appearance on the market, but without any real success. For the majority of them, the first idea of the detachable shoe was to decompose a shoe into two distinct parts without losing the strength and this through a so-called zipper mechanism or other to allow these users can change the sole or the rod because of their wear. Indeed, the advantage of this type of shoe is that once the sole or worn stem, it is possible to replace the obsolete element with a new one and not having to throw the shoe as it would be with a conventional model . However, so far no one has ever thought of the technical solution offered by our shoe by rethinking the composition of the removable stem of the sole by allowing it to be divided into two distinct parts thus offering its users not only the ability to replace one of these three parts in case of wear but also and especially to change its style and use according to the taste of the day. That is to say that the user will have the opportunity to vary the styles of his shoe when he wants through change of materials, colors ... between the front and back of his shoe but also to go to change its use for example from a closed shoe to an open shoe sandal style just as far back of the stem this is only possible thanks to its removable rod system. In the prior art the document US 2008/0168683 proposes a shoe that can be opened laterally at its stem to distinguish a front portion and a rear portion but it can not in any case be removable from its sole thus not allowing the shoe to be able to change function c ' that is to say to go from an open shoe (sandal style) to a closed shoe, just as to be able to change style, color or material. This takes us away from the technical solution that our shoe offers to know a shoe consisting of three removable parts and suggests that the goal of the US shoe is only to improve comfort when donning. In what has also been created in the prior art, there is the shoe: US 2,200,080 whose function is to be able to separate the stem from its sole and thus be able to change the style or replace one of the two parts in case of wear. Nevertheless the technical solution offered by our shoe differs from this shoe because here the upper can not be divided into two parts and therefore does not allow the shoe to change its function according to the taste of the day as allowed by our shoe. That is to say, it is impossible for this other US shoe to go from a closed shoe to an open shoe, sandal style as proposed by our technical solution. Moreover the changes of materials, colors, ... are also much more limited because the stem is composed of only one piece contrary to ours or the fact of having two parts considerably increases the possibilities in the variation of styles, materials, colors, ... What our shoe offers is a reasonably priced solution to keep the same parts of a shoe but to be able to adorn it, modify it as well in its style, colors, materials, ... that of its function allowing him to to pass almost instantaneously from a closed shoe to an open shoe in a simple and effective way that can not make shoes of documents US 2,200,080 and US 2008/0168683 .
  • The device according to the invention thus makes it possible to remedy the drawbacks found in the prior art. It comprises in fact a rod composed of a front unit and a rear unit movable relative to each other, being able to be joined by means of connecting means to form a single unit or be used independently. The front and rear units of the rod are themselves removable from a sole, and comprises removable fastening means cooperating with fastening means associated with the sole allowing them to bind and thus form an open or closed shoe.
  • According to particular embodiments:
    • The connecting means between the front and rear units of the rod may be a snap mechanism
    • The shoe may be composed of a closure mechanism connecting the units of the upper and the sole between them.
    • The upper edge of the rear unit of the rod and the corners of the upper edge of the front unit of the rod may include loops allowing the passage of a flange that can be held up the foot when wearing the shoe without the rear unit of the rod.
    • The total lower edge of the rear unit of the rod may comprise the upper part of a closure mechanism.
    • The entire lower edge of the front unit of the shank may include the upper portion of a closure mechanism.
    • The midsole can be extended over the entire surface of the sole and can be left slightly overflowing with the first mounting
    • The lower part of the closing mechanism of the rear part of the soleplate may be intended to receive and make the connection with the rear unit of the rod and may be fixed on the whole of its outer edge at the level of the first assembly. be through a fastening system that can connect the elements of the rod and sole units
    • The lower part of the closing mechanism of the front part of the soleplate may be intended to receive and make the connection with the front unit of the rod and may be fixed on the whole of its outer edge at the level of the first assembly. be by means of a fastening system connecting the elements of the units of the rod and the sole.
    • The connecting mechanisms of the units of the rod and the sole may be zippers.
  • The accompanying drawings illustrate the invention:
  • The features of the inventions disclosed herein and others are described below with reference to the drawings of one embodiment. The figures presented are meant to illustrate to show one of the many possible realizations.
  • The figure 1 is a profile view of the stem. We note here that this unit is composed of two parts. A front unit of the rod and a rear unit of the rod.
  • The figure 2 is a profile view of the shoe or the rear and front of the rod units are linked but separated from the sole
  • The figure 3 is a profile view of the shoe or the rear unit of the rod has been removed and or a flange is attached to the front unit of the rod.
  • The figure 4 is a view showing the different layers composing the sole of the shoe.
  • The figure 5 is a transverse section of the shoe seen from the front exposing the closure system as well as the different layers of the sole of the shoe
  • With reference to these drawings, although the present description puts forward the specific details of the various embodiments of the shoe, it should be noted that the description is only illustrative and that it should in no way be interpreted as limiting in its changes. Also, the various applications of these embodiments and their modifications can be achieved by the creativity of users, are also encompassed by the general concepts described herein.
  • As will be described in more detail below, the present invention provides a unique and distinctive shoe system that can be quickly and easily modified according to the preferences and needs of the user. The shoe system allows the user to disassemble the shoe in three parts or several component parts allowing the exchange of one or more of its elements with other parts that may have other configurations, colors, styles and materials. For example, the user by changing one or both units of the shoe rod can change from a sportswear shoe to a city shoe according to his choice.
  • It is important to note that one of the many advantages of the embodiment described here, is the sole presenting and integrating a unique design offering excellent postural support, and significantly reducing the risk of tendinitis and fatigue cracks that can be caused during ground impacts during walking and especially the protection of the user's foot by preventing any contact with the closing mechanisms of the shoe. This sole, in addition to preventing the health of its user by the features described above, helps to maintain the integrity of the closure mechanism by allowing simple and fast connection of the upper units and the lower unit.
  • As a result, the many embodiments of the shoe system 1 offer the user the opportunity to change the appearance of his shoe in terms of style, material and color as many times as he wants and according to his tastes of the moment.
  • The model as well as the indices that are here presented are for illustrative purposes and represents one of the models that can be created of the present invention but in no way limit all the possibilities that can be realized.
  • The figure 1 is thus a profile view of a shoe system 1 comprising a rear stem unit (2) and a stem front unit (3) removable in them which once joined forms the main stem.
  • The rear unit of the rod (2) may be composed of a lower closing mechanism (5) fixed at its outer front edges and on a vertical axis. This rear unit (2) can be modified in its length and more precisely at its front part so that it can be retracted inside the front unit of the rod (3) to make their connection.
  • The front unit of the rod (3) can be composed of an upper closing mechanism (6) fixed at its rear inner edges and on a vertical axis possibly making it possible to make the connection with the rear unit of the rod (2).
  • Although the connecting means (5, 6) may optionally include a snap button closure, the link mechanism (5, 6) may also include other materials that may allow the rear units of the spindle (2) and before of the rod (3) of beings connected to each other. These materials may be Velcro, buttons, laces, clips, hooks, belts, clips and other types of fasteners.
  • The rear unit of the rod (2) can also be composed of loops (7) which can be fixed at least partially level of all are outer upper edge. The front part of the rod (3) may also include loops (8) which can be fixed at the upper outer rear angles. The loops of the rear units of the rod (2) and front of the rod (3) may be intended to accommodate a flange (9) slidable within them as illustrated on the figure 2 .
  • This flange (9) may be intended to hold the foot to the boot when walking during a sandal configuration mode as illustrated on the figure 3 .
  • It will also be noted that the loops that can be integrated on the rear units of the rod (2) and before the rod (3) can be made of many materials known in the art such as metals, plastics, rubbers for n ' to quote that some and may also be of different styles, colors, shapes, ... according to the tastes and desires of the user.
  • The figure 2 , is therefore a profile view of a shoe system 1, comprising a rear unit of the rod (2) and a front unit of the rod (3) removable between them and removable to a sole (4) as indicated on the figures 2 and 3 .
  • The shoe system 1 comprising the rear units of the upper (2) and the front of the upper (3) as well as the sole (4) is here illustrated on the figure 2 as a model of a city shoe covering the forefoot, the toes and all the medial part and heel of the foot up to the lower part of the ankle. That is, almost the entire foot of the user. It is important to note that this shoe system can be changed from a closed shoe to an open shoe as shown on the figure 3 and can also be configured at the level of styles, materials, and colors of his choice at will.
  • Therefore, although the figures illustrate embodiments of the rear units of the rod (2) and before the rod (3) removable between them and removable with the sole (4), they can be modified in many ways to provide the user with many options for customizing this shoe system 1 as he desires.
  • The rear unit of the rod (2) as shown on the Figures 1 and 2 is configured to extend at least over the entire back of the user's foot. But it is possible, for example, that this rear unit of the rod (2) is configured to expose more or less the foot to the open air or be removed to fully reveal the foot of the user as shown on the figure 3 .
  • The front unit of the rod (3) as shown on the figures 1,2 and 3 is configured to extend at least over the entire forefoot. But it may be possible, for example, that this front unit of the rod 3 is configured to expose more or less the foot of the user in the open air.
  • These achievements can encompass a wide range of rear and front units of rods and sandals.
  • The rear unit of the rod (2) can be made from a variety of materials known in the art such as fabrics, plastics, leathers, composites, ...
  • The front unit of the stem (3) can be made from a variety of materials known in the art such as fabrics, plastics, leathers, composites, ...
  • The sole (4) as illustrated on the figures 2 and 3 can also be variously configured such that the shoe system 1 can be adapted to be used as a low-heeled city shoe, a heelless shoe, a sneaker, ... to name just a few. .
  • The sole (4) can also incorporate different types of sculptures and can be made from any type of desired material. The color and shape can also be worked to give a desired appearance by the user.
  • As illustrated by figure 3 , the rear unit of the rod (2) can be connected to the rear part of the sole (4) by a connecting means (10) just as the front unit of the rod (3) can be connected to the part before the sole (4) by a connecting means (11). The connecting means (10) and (11) may tend to make the rear unit of the rod (2) securely attached to the rear part of the sole (4) and the front unit of the rod (3) is also firmly attached to the front part of the sole (4) so that when the rear units of the shank (2) and the front of the shank (3) are connected with their rear and front parts, the sole (4) corresponding to them seem to be formed of two tenants with the sole (4) as if they were only one total unit.
  • The connecting means (10) and (11) can be fixed firmly with their rear (2) and front (3) units of the rod and their rear and front part of the respective sole (4). Either the rear unit of the rod (2) with the rear part of the sole (4) and the front unit of the rod (3) with the front part of the sole (4).
  • According to a preferred embodiment, the connecting means (10) and (11) may each include a zipper which incorporates parallel rows of locking teeth and a sliding tab. Different types of zippers are available in different styles, colors, sizes and technical specifications when configuring the shoe by its user.
  • Although the connecting means (10) and (11) may include a zipper, the linking mechanisms (10) and (11) may also include other materials that allow the rear units of the rod (2) and front of the rod (3) of beings attached to the rear portion of the sole (4) and front portion of the sole (4) as Velcro, buttons, laces, clips, hooks, belts, pliers and other types of fasteners. It is also contemplated that these fasteners may also be used to ensure that the rear units of the rod (2) and front unit of the rod (3) are securely held on the user's foot with the rear and front portions of the sole (4) corresponding to them. In other words, the fixing mechanisms of the rear units of the rod (2) and the front of the upper (3) of the boot with the rear and front parts of the sole (4) generally ensure that they are well maintained at the foot of the user.
  • On the other hand, some embodiments described herein may utilize the back units of the shank (2) and front of the shank (3) as decorative parts and thus these do not need to function to securely hold the shoe to the foot. of the user.
  • In these embodiments, the rear units of the rod (2) and front of the rod (3) removable between them and removable with the lower rear and front of the sole (4), can be attached to the sole (4). ) by means of less robust connection means (10) and (11) because the interconnection between the rear units of the rod (2) and the front of the rod (3) and the sole (4) would not be essential to ensure that the single unit formed by its 3 removable units receives and distributes all the forces generated during the use of the system (10) and (11) of the shoe 1.
  • Thus, these embodiments could use other fasteners to ensure that the only rear units of the rod (2) and front of the rod (3) are firmly held at the foot of the user.
  • Referring now to Figures 1 and 2 , the upper block formed by the rear units of the rod (2) and the front of the rod (3) may have for the rear unit of the rod (2) a lower edge (12) which may extend at least partially on all its contour and for the front unit of the rod (3) a lower edge (13) may extend at least partially over its entire contour.
  • As mentioned above, the rear units of the rod (2) and front of the rod (3) are illustrative and are in no way represented as a limit of the upper block of a city shoe visible in the accompanying figures.
  • However the rear units of the rod (2) and front of the rod (3) can also be configured as upper sandal. In this case, the back section of the user's foot may be exposed. Thus, in this embodiment, the rear unit of the rod (2) is removed leaving only the upper edge (14) of the rear part of the sole (4) visible while the front unit of the rod ( 3) remains firmly attached to the front part of the sole (4) by the fastening system (11). It is important to note that a means (9) of maintaining the foot at the ankle already present on the upper part of the rear unit of the rod (2) allows the maintenance of the foot of the user even when the rear unit of the rod (2) is removed.
  • As mentioned in part above, similarly to the rear units of the rod (2) and front of the rod (3) the rear and front parts of the sole (4) shown on the figure 2 also comprise an upper edge (14) for the rear and front parts of the sole (4) which can extend at least partially over the entire contour. Thus, it is envisaged that the edge (12) of the rear unit of the rod (2) and the edge (13) of the front unit of the rod (3) can be configured to be positioned near the upper edge. (14) rear and front parts of the sole (4).
  • Nevertheless, it is also envisaged that in certain embodiments, the upper edge (14) of the rear and front parts of the sole (4) can be continuous on almost all of these in order to be able to receive adjusted manner the lower edges (12) of the rear unit of the rod (2) and (13) of the front unit of the rod (3) regardless of the configuration of the lower edges (12) and (13).
  • Thus, a sole (4) can be interchangeable with rear units of the upper (2) and front of the upper (3) of a shoe and the front unit of the upper (3) of a sandal by example.
  • Referring now to the binding mode of the figure 2 the rear unit of the shaft (2) can be configured to include a rear upper link means (15) and the front unit of the shaft (3) can be configured to include a front upper link means (16) . In addition, the rear portion of the sole (4) may also be configured to include lower link means (17) and the front portion of the pad (4) may also be configured to include lower link means (18). ).
  • The upper part of the connecting means (15) of the rear unit of the rod (2) can extend from the lower edge (12) of the rear unit of the rod (2) to a position in which the upper link means (15) can interconnect with the lower connecting means (17) just as the upper part of the connecting means (16) of the front unit of the rod (3) can extend from the lower edge (13) of the front unit of the rod (3) in a position in which the upper link means (16) can interconnect with the lower connection means (18).
  • In some embodiment, the upper connecting means (15) of the rear unit of the shank (2) may extend generally downwardly from the lower rear edge (12) of the rear unit of the shank (2) but it is envisaged that the upper part of the connecting means (15) of the rear unit of the rod (2) can take various orientations with respect to the edge (12) of the rear unit of the rod (2). ). This is the same for the connecting means (16) of the front unit of the rod (3) which can extend generally downward from the lower front edge (13) of the front unit of the rod (3). ) or it is envisaged that the upper part of the connecting means (16) of the front unit of the rod (3) can take various orientations relative to the edge (13) of the front unit of the rod (3).
  • Thus, when the rear units of the rod (2) and the front of the rod (3) themselves connected together are connected to their respective rear and front portions of the sole (4), the lower edges (12) and (13) may be positioned at least partially above or below the upper edge (14) where there are the rear and front parts of the sole (4).
  • It is envisaged that various configurations can be produced for positioning the lower edges (12) and (13) above or below the upper edge (14).
  • Also, it is contemplated that various other configurations may be produced such that the lower edges (12) and (13) are positioned in inner or outer circumference on the upper edge (14) where there are the front and rear portions of the sole 4 when the systems (10) and (11) corresponding to them are assembled.
  • As we see on the figure 2 in some embodiments, the upper edge (14) may extend vertically upwardly relative to the rear and front portion of the sole (4). The upper edge (14) may be integral or formed separately from the rear and front portion of the sole (4). In addition, the lower link means (17) of the rear part of the sole (4) and the connecting means (18) of the front part of the sole (4) can extend from the upper edge (14). ) so that they can be attached to the upper connecting means (15) of the rear unit of the rod (2) and (16) of the front unit of the rod (3).
  • As described above and likewise with respect to the upper rear link means (15) and the upper front link means (16), the lower rear link means (17) and the lower front link means (18) can extend from the upper edge (14) in a variety of directions and can provide various configurations of the rear and front portions of the sole (4).
  • In some embodiments, the lower rear (17) and lower front (18) linkage means may generally extend upwardly relative to the upper edge (14) and the upper rear linkage means (15) and upper front (16) can also be configured by extending downwardly relative to the corresponding rear edge (12) and front (13).
  • It is important to note that all the configurations chosen favor the ease of releasably securing the rear upper connecting means (15) attachable to the rear unit of the rod (2) with the rear lower connecting means (17) attached to the rear part of the sole (4) and the upper front connecting means (16) which can be fixed on the front unit of the rod (3) with the front lower connecting means (18) being attachable on the front part of the sole (4) so that they can be connected or removed simply and quickly.
  • The figure 3 when it presents a profile view of another configuration of a shoe system (1), comprising a front unit of the shaft (3) but where the rear unit of the shaft (2) has been removed in revealing the lower part (17) of the rear closure system (10) unless it is united to the front unit of the rod (2) as observed on the Figures 1 and 2 and can present a configuration of the shoe in sandal.
  • Although the rear unit of the rod (2) can be removed, the front unit of the rod (3) can be maintained by a fastening system (11) to the sole (4). It is important to note that the front unit of the rod (3) may have the same characteristics as those described above concerning it.
  • Thus, the front unit of the rod (3) can be configured to include a front upper link means (16) and the front portion of the pad (4) can also be configured to include a lower link means (18). ). The upper part of the connecting means (16) of the front unit of the rod (3) can extend from the lower edge (13) the front unit of the rod (3) in a position in which the upper connection means (16) can interconnect with the lower connection means (18).
  • The connecting means (16) of the front unit of the rod (3) can extend generally downwards from the front lower edge (13) of the front unit of the rod (3) or it is envisaged that the upper part of the connecting means (16) of the front unit of the rod (3) can take various orientations relative to the edge (13) of the front unit of the rod (3).
  • Thus, the front unit of the rod (3) can be connected to the front part of the sole (4) and the lower edge (13) can be positioned at least partially above or below the upper edge (14) or there are the rear and front parts of the sole (4).
  • In this configuration mode, the lower connection means (17) of the rear part of the sole (4) and the lower connection means of the front part of the sole (4) can remain visible or can be covered by a slight part of the rear units of the rod (2) and the front of the rod (3).
  • The figure 3 , also illustrates a flange (9) which can be held at the front unit of the rod (3) through loops (8) which can be at the upper outer rear angles of the front unit of the rod ( 3). In this sandal configuration, the strap (9) can surround the user's ankle to allow a better comfort and support of the foot to the shoe when walking.
  • This flange (9) can be made of many materials known in the art such as metals, plastics, rubbers, leathers, textiles, to name but a few. It can also be of different styles, colors, shapes and can also integrate a loop (30) or other means of connection such as snaps, Velcro, hooks, ... to name a few.
  • Referring again to figures 2 , 3 it is noted that the sole (4) may consist of several elements and the lower parts of the rear closure mechanisms (17) and front (18) of the rear fastening systems (10) and front (11) of the shoe can be fixed and define the rear and front parts of the sole (4).
  • Referring now to figures 4 , 5 , can observe one of the means of configuration of the sole (4)
  • So, the figure 4 is a perspective view of the sole (4) representing the different layers of which it may be constituted.
  • The rear part of the sole (4) may be composed of a bonbout (19) that can be fixed on the entire rear face of the heel (20). The bonbout (19) can be used as protection and preservation of the heel (20) in its wear. Indeed, it comes into contact with the ground when walking and can thus protect the heel (20). Note also that the materials constituting the bonbout (19) can be of any type such as plastics, rubber, leather, ... to name a few and may also have styles, shapes, colors ,. .. depending on the user's choice. This bonbout (19) can be composed of two parts and different shapes, a front and a rear can be distinguished by their materials. The front part can be fixed on its front side at the front portion of the rear heel face (20) and can make the junction with its rear portion itself can be fixed on its front face to the rear rear portion of the heel (20).
  • The rear part of the sole (4) can be composed of a heel (20) which can be fixed on its entire anterior face to the rear part of the rear face of the outsole (21) and itself being able to be composed of bonbout (19). The heel (20) can be configured in a variety of ways to provide good stability and walkability for the user and may also provide good postural support. The heel (20) can be made of several types of materials such as wood, plastic, leather to name a few and be configured to resist shocks and compressions when walking. The heel (20) can also present styles, shapes, colors, ... depending on the choice of the user.
  • An outsole (21) which can compose the sole (4) can be fixed on its entire front face to a rubber sole (22), and can be composed on the rear portion of its rear face of the heel (20). ). The outsole (21) can be the interface between the user and the ground and can have a set of properties that can optimize the phenomena of adhesion, bending resistance and abrasion resistance. The rear face of the outsole (22) may be composed of reliefs that can be shaped according to the activity provided for the shoe. Thus, its reliefs may be more or less accentuated as being for example studs, spikes, etc. This outsole (22) can also be configured in different thicknesses that can play an important role in the robustness of the shoe.
  • On the outsole (21) which can compose the sole (4), can be fixed on the entire surface of its front face a midsole (22) can be fixed on the entire surface of its rear surface to this same outsole (21). For this configuration, this midsole (22) may be made of rubber allowing the sole (4) to be more flexible. It is important for us that this midsole (22) can be made of many materials such as leather, gums, ... to name a few.
  • Above the midsole (22) can be fixed on the entire surface of its anterior face, a secondary sole (23) itself attached to the midsole (22) over the entire surface of its rear surface. On this secondary sole (23) can be fixed on a portion of the surface of its anterior face and mainly on its central part, the filling (24) can be fixed on the entire surface of its posterior face to the secondary sole ( 22). The filling (24) can be used to fill the gap between the mounting first (27) and the secondary sole (23) as configured herein and may be intended to provide comfort, elasticity and thermal insulation to the boot. The filling (24) can consist of several types of materials such as cork, paste, ... and can be composed of two parts, a front and a rear can be joined by a shank (25) whose front part can be fixed in the front part of the filling (24) and the rear part can be fixed in the rear part of the filling (24) and can extend from the middle of the heel (20) in the middle of the outsole (21). The shank (25) may be of a arched shape that can allow the first mounting (27) not to sag and ensure the stability of the shoe and can also be made of different materials such as steel, the leather, wood to name a few.
  • In this configuration mode a welt (26) can be fixed on the entire contour of its rear face to the shoe and can be used to make the connection between the first mounting (27), the rear lower portions (17) and before (18) closure mechanisms of the sole (4) with the secondary sole (23), the midsole (22) and the outsole (21). It is also envisaged that the welt (26) may be decorative and be firmly attached to the periphery of the sole (4) by means of adhesives such as glue, paste, resin and other bonding agents to mention only a few.
  • The first mounting (27) can be one of the main elements of the sole (4) and can be fixed over the entire central portion of the surface of its rear face (24) as well as on the secondary sole (23) or the filling (24) itself can be fixed on the entire surface of its posterior face. The first mounting (27) may consist of a small vertical wall that may be located a little behind the outer edge of its rear face and may extend over the entire contour of its surface. This wall may be intended to accommodate the filling (24) and be constituted in such a way as to receive the fastening means of the welt (26) as illustrated in the configuration mode described here. This first mounting (27) can also intervene in the fixing of the rear lower portions (17) and front (18) of the closing mechanisms of the rear systems (10) and before (11) can be maintained at the first mounting ( 27) by the welt (26) itself being attachable to the first mounting (27) by various fastening systems such as a seam, a gluing, ... The first mounting (27) can also consist of many materials such as cellulosics, leather, textiles and technical materials such as polypropylene to name a few.
  • Above the first mounting (27), a midsole (28) can be fixed over the entire surface of its rear face but may be able to show a slight overflow of the first mounting (27) at the entire contour from its anterior surface. Thus, it will be noted that the total surface of the midsole (28) may be slightly smaller than the surface of the first mounting (27). In the configuration mode described here, this midsole (28) can have many features, one of which may be the considerable reduction of friction of the user's foot against the fastening systems (10,11). Indeed, this midsole (28) can have a thickness that can be studied with the overflow left at the level of the first mounting (27) to protect and minimize the contact of the user's foot with the fastening systems ( 10) and (11) allowing to make rear units of the rod (2) and before the rod (3) previously linked by their connection system (5, 6) a single unit once linked with the rear and front parts of the sole (4) corresponding to them. It is important to note that the thickness benefits of the midsole (28) being able to enter its configuration as described above can be similar in the configuration mode illustrated in FIG. figure 3 or the lower part (17) of the rear closure system (10) can be apparent. The thickness of the midsole (28) can also be configured to maintain the speed and simplicity of the rear closure systems (10) before (11). In addition, the midsole (28) may be made of a specific material, the bio latex may be involved in the prevention of tendinitis and fatigue cracks that may be due to the impacts caused during walking and may also allow its user to to have good posture postures thus preserving one's health. Note also that other types of materials may be used for the constitution of the midsole (28) such as gels, foams, ... to name a few.
  • The midsole (28) may be covered over its entire front surface by a sockliner (29) itself can be fixed on the entire surface of its rear surface to the midsole (28) and the first mounting (27). This insole (29) may be in contact with the foot or the sock and can play an important role in the comfort and hygiene of the user's foot. The sockliner (29) can be made of many materials such as leather, textile, synthetic and can also be glued on polyethylene foams, EVA or nonwoven materials to name a few that can improve the comfort of the user. All the materials that can be used, must have good absorption and desorption properties so as to preserve the hygiene of the user's foot.
  • It is important to note that the elements (19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29) of figures 4 and 5 component of the soleplate can be fixed and connected securely to each other using many means of fasteners and binding methods. For example, adhesives such as glues, resins, pastes, and other bonding agents as well as fasteners such as dots, ... to name a few may be used. Finally, other binding methods such as thermal or other mechanically working materials can be used to create a solid bond between the materials.
  • Finally, figure 5 is a cross section of the shoe seen from the front exposing an example of closure system (10) and the different layers of the sole of the shoe described above.
  • Although these inventions have been disclosed in the context of certain preferred exemplary embodiments, it will be understood by the man that the art of the present invention extends beyond the embodiments described herein to other alternative embodiments. Also, while several variations of the inventions have been presented and described in detail, other modifications within the scope of these inventions will become clear to humans on the basis of this information. It is also contemplated that various combinations or combinations of features and aspects of the specific embodiments may still fall within the scope of the inventions. It should be understood that the various aspects and features of the invention may be combined or substitutable with each other to form different modes of disclosed inventions. Thus, it is intended that the scope of at least a portion of the inventions described herein does not be limited by the particular inventions described above.

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  1. Shoe (1) consisting of a front unit (3) and a rear unit (2) movable relative to each other and a sole (4) characterized in that the front unit (3) ) and the rear unit (2) are removable relative to the sole (4) and having removable fastening means (15,16) cooperating with fastening means (17,18) associated with the sole (4).
  2. Shoe (1) according to claim 1 characterized in that the front unit (3) and the rear unit (2) of the rod comprises connecting means (5,6) allowing them to bond together.
  3. Shoe (1) according to claim 1 characterized in that the lower edge of the rear unit (2) and the front unit (3) of the rod comprises the upper parts (15, 16) of closing mechanisms (10). , 11) allowing their connection with the sole (4) comprising the associated lower parts (17, 18) of the closing mechanisms (10, 11).
  4. Shoe (1) according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the upper edge of the rear unit (2) of the upper and the angles of the upper edge of the front unit of the upper (3) comprise passers (8) allowing the passage of a flange (9) holding the foot when wearing the shoe without the rear unit of the rod (2).
  5. Shoe (1) according to any one of the preceding claims characterized in that the total lower edge of the front unit (3) of the rod comprises the upper part (13) of a closing mechanism (11).
  6. Shoe (1) according to any one of the preceding claims characterized in that the midsole (28) extends over the entire surface of the sole (4) but showing a slight overflow of the first mounting (27) .
  7. Shoe (1) according to any of the preceding claims characterized in that a lower part of the closing mechanism (17) of the rear part of the sole (4) intended to receive and to make the connection with the rear unit of the rod (2) is fixed on its entire outer edge at the first mounting (27) by means of a fastening system connecting the elements of the units of the rod (2, 3) and the outsole (4)
  8. Shoe (1) according to any one of the preceding claims characterized in that a lower part of the closing mechanism (18) of the front part of the sole (4) intended to receive and to make the connection with the front unit (3) of the rod is fixed on its entire outer edge at the first mounting (27) through a fastening system connecting the elements of the units of the rod (2,3) and the sole (4).
  9. Shoe (1) according to any one of the preceding claims characterized in that the connecting mechanisms (10,11) of the units (2,3) of the rod and the sole (4) are zippers.
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