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NL2000779C2
NL2000779C2 NL2000779A NL2000779A NL2000779C2 NL 2000779 C2 NL2000779 C2 NL 2000779C2 NL 2000779 A NL2000779 A NL 2000779A NL 2000779 A NL2000779 A NL 2000779A NL 2000779 C2 NL2000779 C2 NL 2000779C2
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shoe
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sole
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Albert Adriaan Flinterman
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Univ Delft Tech
Albert Adriaan Flinterman
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B11/00Footwear with miscellaneous arrangements to facilitate putting-on or removing, e.g. with straps

Description

Shoe

The invention relates to a shoe comprising a forefoot part and a heel part, and provided with a sole, and an upper shoe part placed on the sole, wherein a hinge is included in the sole that hinges connect the forefoot part and the heel part 5, and wherein the upper shoe part is divided into a forefoot upper part and an upper shoe heel part which are adjustable relative to each other between an open position in which the sole is buckled and a closed position in which the sole is extended.

NL-A-1020208, US-A-5,184,410 and US-A-5,481,814 each show such a shoe individually.

The latest proposal for such a shoe as is known from the aforementioned literature, namely NL-A-1020208, the content of which is considered to be entirely incorporated and incorporated herein, mentions that various motives can exist to be able to put on the shoe without use the hands or bend over. These motifs also apply to removing the shoe again.

A disadvantage of the shoe of NL-A-1020208 is that the hinge has a latch, which has an operating member placed at the rear of the shoe for unlocking the hinge.

A disadvantage of the shoe known from US-A-5,481,814 is that it has a spring-loaded forefoot part and heel part, so that a relatively large force is required to adjust the shoe from a closed position to an open position.

A disadvantage of the shoe of US-A-5,184,410 is that it is provided in the upper shoe part with a locking system which can only be released by manual operation to enable the shoe to be adjusted again from a closed position to an open position.

A disadvantage of all the aforementioned known shoes is that in the construction of the upper shoe part they offer no solution for the reduced support that the shoe offers as a result of the fact that the upper shoe part is divided into a forefoot upper shoe part and an upper shoe heel part.

The object of the invention is to counteract one or more of the aforementioned problems and to provide an alternative to the shoes already known from the prior art.

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The shoe according to the invention is for this purpose characterized by one or more of the attached patent claims.

In a first aspect, the shoe according to the invention is characterized in that the forefoot upper shoe part and the upper shoe heel part are provided with preformed reinforcing means running from the sole into the upper shoe part. An adequate degree of firmness is hereby provided to the upper shoe part, whereby a user of the shoe can derive sufficient support from this. For said reinforcing means, effective use can be made, for example, of strips running in the upper shoe part which have a sufficient rigidity.

In practice it appears that a sufficient rigidity can be given to the upper shoe part by designing the shoe such that in the closed position the forefoot upper part and the upper shoe part have adjacent edges, and that the reinforcing means in forefoot upper part and upper shoe part are close to these edges applied.

As already indicated in the foregoing, it is known to design the shoe with a hinge that can be locked and that has an operating member for unlocking the hinge. Another aspect of the invention concerns that the shoe provided with such an unlockable hinge is characterized in that the operating member can be operated from a side of the sole. This offers a simple possibility to simply unlock the hinge bolt with a footed or footless foot so that the shoe can be adjusted from the closed position to the open position without having to bend over.

Various variants are conceivable for applying such an unlockable hinge that can be operated from the side of the sole.

A first embodiment is characterized in that the hinge has a latch which comprises a spring-loaded pin which is provided with a cam which cooperates with a recess in the hinge, such that when the cam is in the recess, the hinge is locked, and that a control knob is provided on the side of the sole for adjusting the pin such that the cam leaves the recess and unlocks the hinge 40.

A second embodiment which satisfies the stated purpose is characterized in that the hinge comprises a latch, which comprises a leaf spring which, in the closed position in which the sole is extended, rests against a latching surface of the hinge, next to which latching surface a there is a recess, and an operating button is provided on the side of the sole for adjusting the leaf spring to the recess for releasing the latch.

It is explicitly noted that the aforementioned embodiments of the lockable hinge, which can be unlocked with the aid of the operating member, are by no means exhaustive and that many variants are conceivable in which such a hinge can be designed.

The invention as embodied in the appended patent claims will be further elucidated hereinbelow on the basis of a single exemplary embodiment and with reference to the drawing.

In the drawing: figure 1 shows a shoe according to the invention in an open position; figure 2 shows a shoe according to the invention in closed position; - figure 3 shows a detail of the shoe according to the invention in an open position, and - figure 4 shows a detail of the shoe according to the invention in closed position.

Identical reference numbers used in the figures refer to the same parts.

Referring first to Figure 1, the shoe 1 according to the invention is shown which is put on by a user from whom a part of the foot 2 is separated. The shoe 1 30 is therefore placed in an open position.

The shoe 1 according to the invention comprises a forefoot part 3 and a heel part 4 and is provided with a sole 5. On the sole 5 an upper shoe part 6,7 is placed.

Figure 1 shows that in the sole 5 a hinge 8 is included which pivotally connects the forefoot part 3 and the heel part 4 to each other.

The upper shoe part 6,7 is then divided into a forefoot upper shoe part 6 and an upper shoe heel part 7 which are adjustable relative to each other between the open position as shown in figure 1 in which the sole 5 is buckled, and the closed position shown in figure 2 in which the sole 5 is extended.

Both figure 1 and figure 2 show that the forefoot upper shoe part 6 and the upper shoe heel part 7 are provided with preformed reinforcing means 9, 10 extending from the sole 5 into the upper shoe part 6.7. In the embodiment shown, these are preformed strips which have an upright course from the sole 5 in the forefoot upper part 6 and the upper shoe part 7.

Figure 2 shows that in the closed position the forefoot upper part 6 and the upper shoe heel part 7 have adjacent edges 11,12 and that the reinforcing means 9,10 run in forefoot upper part 6 and upper shoe heel part 7 near these edges 11,12.

Referring now to Figures 3 and 4, it will be explained that the hinge 8 that is received in the sole 5 can be locked and has an operating member 13 that can be operated from a side of the sole 5.

Figures 3 and 4 show for this purpose an embodiment of the shoe according to the invention, wherein figure 3 represents an open position and figure 4 represents a closed position of the shoe.

The hinge 8 shown in figure 3 and figure 4 has for this purpose a latch which has a spring 14 which loads a pin 15 on which rings 16 are provided which are provided with cams 17. These cams 17 cooperate with recesses 18 in the hinge 8 such that when the cams 17 are in corresponding recesses 18, as shown in figure 4, the hinge 8 is locked.

By operating the operating element 13, i.e. the button 13 which is located on the side of the sole 5 and the hinge 8, the pin 15 can be moved in the direction of arrow A, so that the cams 17 leave the recesses 18 and The hinge 8 is unlocked. In this position, the shoe can then be adjusted from the closed position shown in Figure 4 to the open position shown in Figure 3.

It is clear to a person skilled in the art that the embodiment just given is only one of the many possible forms in which the lockable hinge can be designed. The exemplary embodiment now given should therefore only be understood as an explanation of the appended patent claims which determine the scope of protection that belongs to the invention, without limiting this scope of protection to what is shown in the exemplary embodiment. Many variants are conceivable within the scope of the invention, among which may be mentioned the embodiment of the shoe according to the invention in which the hinge has a latch which comprises a leaf spring which lies in the closed position in which the sole is extended against a locking surface of the hinge, next to which locking surface a recess is present, and in which a control knob is arranged on the side of the sole for adjusting the leaf spring to the recess for releasing the locking.

However, other variants are also conceivable. Other types of additions to the shoe according to the invention can also be made without detracting from the protection that belongs to the invention. For example, it is conceivable to provide the shoe in the sole 5 with slots into which a deodorant liquid can be received, which may be a welcome addition for some users and in particular for people in the vicinity of such users, a guarantee that they 15 can confidently view the adjustment of the shoe according to the invention from the closed position to the open position.

Claims (5)

  1. Shoe (1) comprising a forefoot part (3) and a heel part (4), and provided with a sole (5), and an upper shoe part (6, 7) placed on the sole (5), wherein in the sole (5) ) a hinge (8) is included that pivotsly connects the forefoot part (3) and the heel part (4), and wherein the upper shoe part is divided into a forefoot upper shoe part (6) and an upper shoe heel part (7) which are adjustable relative to each other are between an open position in which the sole is buckled and a closed position in which the sole (5) is stretched, characterized in that the forefoot upper part (6) and the upper shoe part (7) are provided from the sole (5) preformed reinforcing means (9, 10) extending in the upper shoe portion (6, 7).
  2. Shoe (1) according to claim 1, wherein in the closed position the forefoot upper part (6) and the upper shoe part (7) have adjacent edges (11,12), and that the reinforcing means (9,10) in forefoot upper part ( 6) and an upper shoe heel part (7) are arranged near these edges (11, 12).
  3. Shoe (1) according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the hinge (8) is lockable and has an operating member (13), characterized in that the operating member (13) is operable from a side of the sole (5).
  4. Shoe (1) according to claim 3, characterized in that the hinge (8) has a latch which comprises a spring-loaded pin (15) provided with a cam (17) which cooperates with a recess (18) in the hinge (8), such that when the cam (17) is in the recess (18), the hinge is locked, and that a control knob (13) is provided on the side of the sole (5) for adjustment of the pin (15) such that the cam (17) leaves the recess (18) and unlocks the hinge.
  5. 5. Shoe (1) as claimed in claim 3, characterized in that the hinge has a latch, which comprises a leaf spring which, in the closed position in which the sole is stretched, rests against a locking surface of the hinge, next to which locking surface a recess and that a control knob is provided on the side of the sole for adjusting the leaf spring 40 to the recess for releasing the latch.
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NL2000779 2007-07-25

Applications Claiming Priority (7)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
NL2000779A NL2000779C2 (en) 2007-07-25 2007-07-25 Shoe.
PT08779013T PT2173208E (en) 2007-07-25 2008-07-10 Shoe
DE200860003831 DE602008003831D1 (en) 2007-07-25 2008-07-10 Shoe
ES08779013T ES2357370T3 (en) 2007-07-25 2008-07-10 Shoe.
PCT/NL2008/050465 WO2009014433A1 (en) 2007-07-25 2008-07-10 Shoe
EP20080779013 EP2173208B8 (en) 2007-07-25 2008-07-10 Shoe
AT08779013T AT489863T (en) 2007-07-25 2008-07-10 Shoe

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DE (1) DE602008003831D1 (en)
ES (1) ES2357370T3 (en)
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PT (1) PT2173208E (en)
WO (1) WO2009014433A1 (en)

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US5184410A (en) 1991-06-13 1993-02-09 Hamilton Paul R Pivoting shoe construction
US5481814A (en) 1994-09-22 1996-01-09 Spencer; Robert A. Snap-on hinged shoe
DE19611797A1 (en) * 1996-03-26 1997-10-02 Richter Monika Dr Movable heel section for footwear
NL1020208C1 (en) * 2002-03-20 2003-09-23 Albert Adriaan Flinterman Footwear with hinged sole.

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US5184410A (en) 1991-06-13 1993-02-09 Hamilton Paul R Pivoting shoe construction
US5481814A (en) 1994-09-22 1996-01-09 Spencer; Robert A. Snap-on hinged shoe
DE19611797A1 (en) * 1996-03-26 1997-10-02 Richter Monika Dr Movable heel section for footwear
NL1020208C1 (en) * 2002-03-20 2003-09-23 Albert Adriaan Flinterman Footwear with hinged sole.

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AT489863T (en) 2010-12-15
WO2009014433A1 (en) 2009-01-29
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PT2173208E (en) 2011-03-02
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