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US1677226A
US1677226A US173533A US17353327A US1677226A US 1677226 A US1677226 A US 1677226A US 173533 A US173533 A US 173533A US 17353327 A US17353327 A US 17353327A US 1677226 A US1677226 A US 1677226A
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    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
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M. B. BANKS July 17, 192s.

SHOE

med'uarch 'f'. 1927 2 sheets-sheet 2 (Ttol-nega Patented Julyl 17, 192s.

UNITED STATES vPATENT OFFICE.

MARK BEAL BANKS, 0Fv KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE.

SHOE.

Application med urcn 7, 192i'. seriai Naf 173,533.

This invention relates to shoes and more particularly to shoes adapted for use by per` sons whose occupations or pursuits tend to general discomfort of the feet and breaking down ofthe arches thereof.

v One object of this invention is to provide a shoe that supportsthe arch of the foot while at the same time affording extreme companying drawings wherein 'Fig. 1 is a side elevation of one embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

Fig.- 3 is a plan view of the blank for a stirrup-like arch support shown 1n Figs. 1 and 2; f

Fig. 4 is atransverse sectional view, with parts omitted, on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of an embodiment of the invention similar to that shown in Figs. 1 and 2; y I

Fig.- 6 is a detail perspective view of another embodiment of the invention;

Fig. 7 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the construction shown in Fig. 6; and

Fig. 8 is a plan view of the blank for the vamp and stirrup-like arch support shown in- Figs. 6 and 7.

Referring to the drawings, wherein like reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views, a shoe of the lowv quarter or oxford type is provided with a sole 5 made of leather, rubber, or other desired material to which is secured the vamp 6 and quarters 7 that are also made of any desired material such as leather, canvas or the like (Figs. 1, 2 and 4). As herein shown, the sole 5 is made of crepe rubber and the vamp 6 and quarters 7 are made of canvas connected to a foxing 8 and a grooved portion 9 on the edge of said sole.k The shoe is preferably provided with an insole 10 of cork or other suitable material,

n said insole being secured on the inner face of the sole 5 in any desired manner so as to overlap turned-in portions 11 and 12 of the vamp and quarters respectively, that are received by and secured in the groovel 9.

The vamp 6 may, if desired, be provided with a slit 13, and with a reinforcing strip 14 of leather or the like secured to the vamp adjacent the edges of said slit and carrying eyelets 15, 15 for a shoe-lace 16. The quarters 7 are preferably reinforced by a strip 17 of leather or other desired material which is sewed or otherwise suitably secured tosaid quarters. If the invention is embodied in a high shoe an upper 18 (Fig. 5) will, in accordance with the general practice, be sewed on or formed integrally with the quarters 7, said upper preferably having sewed or otherwise suitably fastened on each of its front edges a strip 19 of 4leather or other desired material carrying eyelets for a shoe-lace 2() that serves to secure the upper about the ankle of the wearer of the shoe.

Extending intol the shoe from the upper thereof, is an arch supporting stirrup 21 or the like that is entirely free with respect tothe sole and which may be made integral with or separately from said upper as deaired.v As herein shown, the stirrup 21 preferably extends into the Shoe from the vamp and in the embodiment illustrated in Figs. l to 4, said stirrup is preferably made separately from the vamp in the form of a leather blank such as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. This blank comprises, in addition to the stirrup 21, terminal portions 22, 22 that are sewed or otherwise suitably secured at 23, 23 to the vamp 6, intermediate portions 24, 24, and terminal portions 25, 25 in the form of straps or the like. The terminal portions 22, 22 may, if desired, be formed on the vamp 6 or other part of the shoe extending above the sole 5. In this case the stirrup proper, 21, would be sewed or otherwise suitably secured to the portions 22, 22. When the shoe is placed on the foot, the under, arched portion thereof is engaged with the arch support or stirrup 21 and the free ends of the stirrup comprised by the intermediate portions 24, 24 and the terminal portions or straps 25, 25 are th'en secured to the upper of the shoe as follows. The intermediate portions 24, 24, which are relatively wide to prevent the formation of blisters o n the instep, are crossed over each other on the instep whereupon the terminal portions or straps25, 25 are drawn through buckles 26, 26 until the arch and instep of the foot are embraced tightly enough by the stirrup to produce proper support for the arch therein. The straps 25, 25 are then connected through the medium of suitable openings therein, with the prongs of the buckles 26, 26 which as herein shown are preferably Secured, as by stitches or the like, on the quarters 7.

'I'he manner of securing the free ends of the stirrup to the shoe may, however, be varied in accordance with the type of shoe to which the stirrup is applied and the part of theI shoe with which said stirrup is connected. If, for example, the stirrup is applied to the regular form of laced shoe, the lace thereof may be connected with the stirrup so as to draw the same tightly about the foot. This is illustrated in ldigs. 6 to 8, wherein 29 indicates the sole of a shoe the upper of which is comprised by the vamp 30 and quarters 31 both secured, as by stitching 32, to the sole 29. In this case, the stirruplike arch support 33 is formed integrally with the vamp 30 and extends in the shoe freely of the sole, to receive the under, arched portion of the foot when the shoe 1s placed thereon. The stirrup is provided with strap-like portions 34 adjacent ends of which are connected with the vamp 30 as shown in Fig. 8, the opposite ends of sald portions being sewed together to form the stirrup proper 32, and the vamp and quarters then being seWed together as at 35 and secured to the sole 29 as before described. lThe fastening means for the shoe consists of a shoe lace 36 that passes through eyelets 37 in the vamp and the stirrup and through eyelets 38 in the quarters 31. When the shoe is placed on the foot, the lace 36 is drawn through the eyelets 37 and 38, thereby drawing the stirrup into operative position about the foot, whereupon the free ends of the lace are tied to secure the stirrup in its operative, arch supporting position, and at the same time hold the shoe securely on the foot. In any case, however, the stirrup 21 and the arch of the foot are disposed and properly supported respectively in the shoe independently of the sole thereof so that extreme freedom of action of the foot is obtained when walking, running or jumpi while at the same time the formation of listers or calloused places on the instep and arch of the foot is prevented, together with excessive friction between the sole of the shoe and the ball and heel of the foot. In order to further insure against the formation of blisters and calloused places on the foot, the vamp and the-quarters may, if desired, terminate at opposite ends of the shank 27 of the shoe as shown in Figs. 1 and 5, thereby providing ventilation in the sides of the shoe adjacent the stirrup 21. In this case, if desired, strips 28, 28 or the like of leather, canvas, heavy elastic or other material may be sewed or fastened in any suitable manner on the shoe so as to close the spaces at opposite sides' thereof.

From the foregoing it will appear that the present invention provides a shoe especially adapted for use by athletes, or by clerks, nurses or other persons, whose occupations require constant standing, walking or the like. It will further appear that the present invention provides a highly efficient and comfortable arch support especially adapted for low quarter or oxford shoes but also applicable to the various forms of high shoes. While illustrative embodiments of the inventive idea have been described in detail, the scope of the invention is not limited to such embodiments, or otherwise than by the terms of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A shoe having a sole portion and an upper portion, and stirruplike means connected with said upper portion and extending in the shoe free of said sole portion so as to engage an under part of the foot and support it in the shoe.

2. A shoe having an up er provided with stirrup-like means exten ing in the shoe freely of the sole and engageable with an under portion of the foot to support it in the shoe.

3. A shoe having a vamp provided with a stirrup-like support extending in the shoeA freely of the sole and' engageable with the under, normally arched portion of the foot to support it in the shoe.

4. The combination in a shoe, of an upper therefor having a stirrup-like support extending in the shoe freely of the sole and adapted to receive an under portion of the foot, and means for drawin and securing said support in operative position about the foot when it is placed in the shoe.

5. The combination in a shoe, of a vamp therefor having a stirrup-like support extending in the shoe freely of the sole and adapted to receive the under, arched portion of the foot, and `means for drawing and securing said 'support in operative position about the foot.

6. The combination Vin a shoe, of an upper therefor having a support extending in the shoe freely of the sole, said' support receiving the under, normally arched portion of the foot when the shoe is placed thereon and having portions adapted to be crossed over each other on the instep and detachably connected with the shoe.

7. The combination in a shoe, of an upper therefor having a stirrup extending in the shoe freely of the sole and' receiving an under portion of the foot when the shoe is placed thereon, and fastening means on the shoe adapted to be connected with said stirrup so that the latter is held in supporting engagement with the foot.

8. The combination in a shoe, of stirrupfel) like means connected with the vamp of said shoe and extending therein freely of the sole to receive an under portion of the foot when the shoe is placed thereon, und fastening` means on the shoe adapted to be-eonnected with said stirrup-like means so that the lutter is held in supporting:y engugenient with the 'arch of the foot.

9. The Combination in L shoe, of :i stirrnplike support connected with the upper of said shoe and kextending therein freely oi the sole to receive an under portion of the foot when the shoe is placed thereon, fastening means on the shoe, and strap-like portions on the stirrup adapted to be connected With Said fastening means. y y

10. The combination in a shoe, of u. stirrup connected with the vanip of said shoe and extending therein freely ot' the sole to receive un under portion of the foot when the shoe is placed thereon, buckles on the quarters of the shoe, and straps on seid stirrup adapted to be Crossed over each other on the instep and connected with said buckles.

In testimony whereof I have signed this specification.

MARK BEAL BANKS.

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Cited By (3)

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US2788591A (en) * 1954-04-22 1957-04-16 Walter Robert Mantell Sandal
US2963800A (en) * 1959-11-27 1960-12-13 Morton Hack Arch cradle shoe construction
US2994326A (en) * 1960-06-27 1961-08-01 Morton Hack Arch cradle unit structure

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2788591A (en) * 1954-04-22 1957-04-16 Walter Robert Mantell Sandal
US2963800A (en) * 1959-11-27 1960-12-13 Morton Hack Arch cradle shoe construction
US2994326A (en) * 1960-06-27 1961-08-01 Morton Hack Arch cradle unit structure

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