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US1954122A
US1954122A US60796132A US1954122A US 1954122 A US1954122 A US 1954122A US 60796132 A US60796132 A US 60796132A US 1954122 A US1954122 A US 1954122A
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J. M. FIORI April 10, 1934.

BOOT

Filed April 28, 1932 JNIVENTOR. F 1' o r a Jo/7n M.

M A TTORNEYS.

Patented Apr. 10, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

This invention relates to a boot or shoe made of either rubber or leather or other suitable material and of that class intended for work, or by use of hunters, firemen and others where a heavy boot is required to protect the foot.

Boots and shoes of this kind requiring to be heavy do not fit the foot in the same manner as the usual shoe and are required to be of a larger size than the usual shoe so that the foot may be inserted and withdrawn therefrom as the sides or uppers are not sufficiently soft and flexible to allow the same to be bent in inserting the foot.

For this reason, boots of this class do not fit the wearers foot in a snug manner and thus they produce blisters and sore feet as well as cold feet in the winter.

lhe object of the invention is to provide means either incorporated into the manufacture of the boot, or as an attachment, whereby the excess space between the inside of the shoe or boot and the foot of the wearer is filled up after the foot is inserted.

Another object of the invention is to provide means whereby the space between the side of the boot and the foot of the wearer is cushioned to provide a soft contact with the foot.

Still another object of the invention being to provide means whereby the foot is insulated from the outer heat or cold.

With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in certain novel construction and combination of parts as will hereinafter be fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing which forms a part hereof and in which like figures of reference refer to corresponding parts in all of the views, and it is understood that slight changes may be made without departing from the invention.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 shows a side elevation of a boot, partly in section to show the device applied thereto.

Figure 2 shows the side elevation of a foot, with the invention applied as an attachment adapted to be used with any boot or shoe.

Figure 3 shows a detailed view of the device, as used in Figure 2.

Referring to the drawing:-

While I have indicated a rubber boot, comprising the upper 10 having the sole 11, it is understood that any type of boot or shoe may be employed as desired, and that the device may be incorporated into the same during its manufacture or used in connection with any boot or shoe, and of any suitable material.

Referring to Figure 1, the boot is shown with the upper 10 having attached thereto in any desired position, such as the front, rear or sides, one or more compartments or blisters 12 which are attached to the lower end of a tube 13 extending upward and provided at its upper end with a valve 14 similar to the valve used on an inner tube of a tire.

As shown in Figures 2 and 3, the device is in the form of a bag 12 or any suitable size and shape, and to which is attached a tube 13 and valve 14.

In this form the device is first inserted into the boot with part of the same under the heel of the foot if desired, or in any other position; the foot is then inserted and the bag 12 inflated with air through the valve 14 and tube 13, thus providing a soft cushion between the surface of the boot and the foot, not only providing a soft padding, but filling the otherwise open space and making the boot fit the foot in a perfect manner; as well as providing an air space to act as an insulating means to keep out heat or cold.

When it is desired to remove the boot from the foot the air is allowed to escape, deflating the bag.

If desired, the device may be attached to the inner surface of the boot or shoe by some suitable mechanical means, allowing of ready replacements and renewals, and also the tube may be secured in a like manner.

Above the valve 14 is attached a hand operated bulb pump 18 of any suitable design by which the bags may be inflated.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

As an article of manufacture, a bottle shaped pneumatic bag formed with a flat bottom, tapered sides and a neck, a filler tube attached to said neck, said bag to be placed within a boot between the same and the foot of the wearer with the tube extending from said boot.

JOHN M. FIORI.

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US3325920A (en) * 1964-04-27 1967-06-20 Rosemount Eng Co Ltd Ski boot
US3431658A (en) * 1967-02-27 1969-03-11 John J Finn Shoe with fit adjustment means
US3664043A (en) * 1970-10-14 1972-05-23 Emile A Polumbus Jr Accessory for footwear
US3693270A (en) * 1971-01-08 1972-09-26 Brian L Murray Internal pads for rubber footwear
US3744055A (en) * 1969-09-19 1973-07-10 American Sterilizer Co Environmental suit
US4821431A (en) * 1988-05-10 1989-04-18 Rieffel Donald W Sandal with contained granular material to provide a pad for a person's foot
US4914837A (en) * 1989-01-03 1990-04-10 Rieffel Donald W Sandal with contained granular material to provide a pad for a person's foot
US5113599A (en) * 1989-02-08 1992-05-19 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US5155864A (en) * 1991-04-23 1992-10-20 Lisco, Inc. Inflatable bladders for game gloves
US5155866A (en) * 1991-04-23 1992-10-20 Lisco, Inc. Inflatable game gloves
US5155865A (en) * 1991-04-23 1992-10-20 Lisco, Inc. Inflatable bladders for game gloves
US5158767A (en) * 1986-08-29 1992-10-27 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US5253435A (en) * 1989-03-17 1993-10-19 Nike, Inc. Pressure-adjustable shoe bladder assembly
US5257470A (en) * 1989-03-17 1993-11-02 Nike, Inc. Shoe bladder system
US5416988A (en) * 1989-03-17 1995-05-23 Nike, Inc. Customized fit shoe and bladder therefor
US5480287A (en) * 1993-05-04 1996-01-02 Nordica S.P.A. Pumping device, particularly for sports shoes, and method for manufacture thereof
US5765298A (en) * 1989-03-17 1998-06-16 Nike, Inc. Athletic shoe with pressurized ankle collar
US5987779A (en) * 1987-08-27 1999-11-23 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US6189172B1 (en) 2000-01-14 2001-02-20 Dc Shoes, Inc. Removable liner and inflatable bladder for snowboard boots and method of manufacture
US6467192B1 (en) * 1999-10-13 2002-10-22 Tingley Rubber Corporation Method and apparatus for functionally covering footwear of various sizes and shapes
US20040003515A1 (en) * 2002-07-02 2004-01-08 William Marvin Shoe having an inflatable bladder
US20050028404A1 (en) * 2002-07-02 2005-02-10 William Marvin Shoe having an inflatable bladder
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US20090235557A1 (en) * 2006-12-13 2009-09-24 Reebok International Ltd. Article of Footwear Having an Adjustable Ride
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2582648A (en) * 1948-06-12 1952-01-15 Mowbray Douglas Thomas Protective sock with tubular marginal air enclosure having valve means
US2638601A (en) * 1950-03-16 1953-05-19 Iii Edward P Bullard Article of footwear
US3325920A (en) * 1964-04-27 1967-06-20 Rosemount Eng Co Ltd Ski boot
US3431658A (en) * 1967-02-27 1969-03-11 John J Finn Shoe with fit adjustment means
US3744055A (en) * 1969-09-19 1973-07-10 American Sterilizer Co Environmental suit
US3664043A (en) * 1970-10-14 1972-05-23 Emile A Polumbus Jr Accessory for footwear
US3693270A (en) * 1971-01-08 1972-09-26 Brian L Murray Internal pads for rubber footwear
US5158767A (en) * 1986-08-29 1992-10-27 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US5987779A (en) * 1987-08-27 1999-11-23 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US4821431A (en) * 1988-05-10 1989-04-18 Rieffel Donald W Sandal with contained granular material to provide a pad for a person's foot
US4914837A (en) * 1989-01-03 1990-04-10 Rieffel Donald W Sandal with contained granular material to provide a pad for a person's foot
US5113599A (en) * 1989-02-08 1992-05-19 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US5765298A (en) * 1989-03-17 1998-06-16 Nike, Inc. Athletic shoe with pressurized ankle collar
US5253435A (en) * 1989-03-17 1993-10-19 Nike, Inc. Pressure-adjustable shoe bladder assembly
US5257470A (en) * 1989-03-17 1993-11-02 Nike, Inc. Shoe bladder system
US5416988A (en) * 1989-03-17 1995-05-23 Nike, Inc. Customized fit shoe and bladder therefor
US5155864A (en) * 1991-04-23 1992-10-20 Lisco, Inc. Inflatable bladders for game gloves
US5423088A (en) * 1991-04-23 1995-06-13 Lisco, Inc. Inflatable game gloves
US5155866A (en) * 1991-04-23 1992-10-20 Lisco, Inc. Inflatable game gloves
US5155865A (en) * 1991-04-23 1992-10-20 Lisco, Inc. Inflatable bladders for game gloves
US5480287A (en) * 1993-05-04 1996-01-02 Nordica S.P.A. Pumping device, particularly for sports shoes, and method for manufacture thereof
US6467192B1 (en) * 1999-10-13 2002-10-22 Tingley Rubber Corporation Method and apparatus for functionally covering footwear of various sizes and shapes
US6189172B1 (en) 2000-01-14 2001-02-20 Dc Shoes, Inc. Removable liner and inflatable bladder for snowboard boots and method of manufacture
US7010823B2 (en) 2000-01-14 2006-03-14 Dc Shoes, Inc. Removable liner and inflatable bladder for snowboard boots and method of manufacture
US20040261202A1 (en) * 2000-01-14 2004-12-30 Dc Shoes, Inc. Removable liner and inflatable bladder for snowboard boots and method of manufacture
US6766599B2 (en) 2000-01-14 2004-07-27 Dc Shoes, Inc. Removable liner and inflatable bladder for snowboard boots and method of manufacture
US8037623B2 (en) 2001-06-21 2011-10-18 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear incorporating a fluid system
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US8540838B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2013-09-24 Reebok International Limited Method for manufacturing inflatable footwear or bladders for use in inflatable articles
US20070046804A1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2007-03-01 Olympus Corporation Image capturing apparatus and image display apparatus
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US7784196B1 (en) 2006-12-13 2010-08-31 Reebok International Ltd. Article of footwear having an inflatable ground engaging surface
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US8256141B2 (en) 2006-12-13 2012-09-04 Reebok International Limited Article of footwear having an adjustable ride
US20090095358A1 (en) * 2006-12-20 2009-04-16 Brian Christensen Configurable Fluid Transfer Manifold for Inflatable Footwear
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US8230874B2 (en) 2006-12-20 2012-07-31 Reebok International Limited Configurable fluid transfer manifold for inflatable footwear
US8414275B1 (en) 2007-01-11 2013-04-09 Reebok International Limited Pump and valve combination for an article of footwear incorporating an inflatable bladder
US8858200B2 (en) 2007-01-11 2014-10-14 Reebok International Limited Pump and valve combination for an article of footwear incorporating an inflatable bladder
US20110000103A1 (en) * 2009-07-06 2011-01-06 Far Cliffs LLC Boot Insert
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