US20090241380A1 - Boot glove incorporated with boot glove sock - Google Patents

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US20090241380A1
US20090241380A1 US12/056,188 US5618808A US2009241380A1 US 20090241380 A1 US20090241380 A1 US 20090241380A1 US 5618808 A US5618808 A US 5618808A US 2009241380 A1 US2009241380 A1 US 2009241380A1
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Stephanie Dunbar
Lin Linnet
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B3/00Footwear characterised by the shape or the use
    • A43B3/0036Footwear characterised by a special shape or design
    • A43B3/0078Footwear provided with logos, letters, signatures or the like decoration
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B23/00Uppers; Boot legs; Stiffeners; Other single parts of footwear
    • A43B23/24Ornamental buckles; Other ornaments for shoes without fastening function
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B3/00Footwear characterised by the shape or the use
    • A43B3/02Top-boots; Leg-boots; Shoes with batswing tabs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B3/00Footwear characterised by the shape or the use
    • A43B3/16Overshoes
    • A43B3/20Heel-less overshoes

Abstract

A boot glove for embellishing all the footwear healthy, economically and safely is disclosed. The boot glove comprises of a boot glove body and a boot glove sock. The boot glove body is worn over the boot for covering and enhancing the boot with at least one embellishment. The boot glove sock encloses the human foot and is incorporated with the boot glove body in order to avoid slipping down of boot glove in the event of a malfunction. A cuff that can be attached to the sock provides additional comfort and grip while on a walk. The boot glove sock is made from a material that absorbs perspiration, prevents bad odor building up in the boot glove sock and avoids irritation and itching caused by bacteria.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • Not Applicable.
  • STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Not Applicable.
  • FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention relates to footwear accessories, and more particularly to a boot glove incorporated with a boot glove sock and embellishments for keeping the footwear safely and healthy.
  • DISCUSSION OF RELATED ART
  • A boot is a type of shoe that covers at least the foot and the ankle and sometimes extends up to the knee or even the hip. Most of the boots has a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece. Traditional boots are made of leather or rubber and modern boots are made from a variety of materials.
  • Some boots are made of a single closely-stitched design using leather, rubber, canvas, or similar material to prevent the entry of water, snow, mud or dirt through the gaps left between the laces and the tongue as in regular types of shoes. Simple waterproof gumboots are made in different lengths of uppers, and, in extreme cases, thigh-boots called waders, worn by anglers, extends up to the hip level of the wearer. Such boots may also be insulated for warmth.
  • In one prior art, a plastic sock that is adapted for use in combination with a boot or galosh for facilitating insertion of the foot is disclosed. The sock keeps the feet dry while the over boot is worn. The provision of an adjustable tubular sock for use in combination with a boot comprising a liquid impermeable single sheet having a tubular configuration and one open end, the open end having a rim portion, the rim portion including means for receiving the sheet about the leg, the sheet being in contact with the inside surface of an outer boot.
  • A sock that is particularly adapted for use with western type boots in which the heel portion is enlarged to a greater extent than the heels of regular boots and shoes is disclosed in another prior art. The entire length of the leg, foot and heel portions of this sock are knit of one or more body yarns and a main terry yarn forms terry loops throughout either the entire inner surface of the sock or at least in the heel. An auxiliary terry yarn is knit in plated relationship with the main terry yarn in at least the heel portion and may be knit in the adjacent areas above and below the heel portion and forms additional terry loops to provide additional fabric thickness in the heel and adjacent areas so that the heel portion of the sock fills in the enlarged heel of the western boot. The yarns forming the terry loops are hydrophobic to wick any moisture from the inside of the sock and away from the foot of the wearer.
  • In addition, another prior art discloses a woman's modular utility shoe. A convertible base mule-style shoe may be made of an insole, an outsole, a sash, a vamp or upper, and a heel attached to the outsole or to a heel mount. Various attachment mounts fastened to the base mule may allow structural embellishments to be attached to the base mule.
  • These prior arts allow the user to use the footwear without using the socks and may build up of bacteria, causing irritation and itching to the feet. Also the embellishments attached outside the footwear are specific to the footwear and can easily slip down causing accidents. The accidents such as tripping over the embellishments, causes sprains and broken feet or ankles. Further, the embellishments are specific to the footwear and footwear style.
  • Therefore, there is a need for a device that allows the user to safely and healthily use the boot by using a boot glove incorporated with boot glove sock. There is also a need for an antibacterial boot glove sock that absorbs perspiration and bacteria caused by perspiration. Additionally, as the embellishments are done on the boot glove and not on the boot, the boot glove can be used with all types of footwear and footwear style. The present invention accomplishes these objectives.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention is a boot glove that can be used for embellishing all the footwear healthy and safely. The boot glove comprises of a boot glove body and a boot glove sock. The boot glove body worn over the boot covers and enhances the boot with at least one embellishment. The boot glove sock encloses the human foot and is incorporated with the boot glove body in order to avoid slipping down of boot glove in the event of malfunction.
  • In one embodiment of the invention, the embellishments are a plurality of lacing bands extending about the front of the boot glove body and a plurality of laces extending around the top of the boot glove body.
  • The boot glove body functions only with the boot glove sock in order to safely, healthily and economically embellish the boot. The boot glove body is kept in place with the boot glove sock which is worn on the foot. A cuff can be attached with the sock wherein said cuff when folded over the top of the boot, provides additional comfort and grip while on a walk. The boot glove application accommodates all footwear regardless of footwear style.
  • Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following more detailed description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, which illustrate, by way of example, the principles of the invention.
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  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the invention, illustrating a boot glove comprising a boot glove body and a boot glove sock;
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the invention, illustrating the boot glove body showing various embellishments;
  • FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the boot;
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the invention, illustrating the boot glove worn over the boot;
  • FIG. 5 is a high level flow diagram, illustrating a method for embellishing the boot healthily and safely;
  • FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the boot;
  • FIG. 7 is a perspective view of an alternate embodiment of the invention, illustrating a cuff with a sock;
  • FIG. 8 is a perspective view of an alternate embodiment of the invention, illustrating the cuff folded over the sock; and
  • FIG. 9 is a perspective view of an alternate embodiment of the invention, illustrating the cuff folded over the top of the boot.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Referring to FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of a boot glove 100 for embellishing all footwear healthy and safely. A boot glove 100 comprises of a boot glove body 110 worn over the boot (not shown) for covering and enhancing the boot (not shown) with at least one embellishment 130 and a boot glove sock 120 for enclosing the human foot. The boot glove sock 120 is incorporated with the boot glove body 130 in order to avoid slipping down of boot glove 100 in the event of malfunction.
  • The boot glove sock 120 is attached with the boot glove body 110 in order to firmly hold the boot glove body 110 in upright position rather than falling down in the event of malfunction. The sock 120 is made from a material that absorbs perspiration and prevents bad odor building up. The sock 120 is a fabric that is treated with an antibacterial agent in order to avoid irritation and itching caused by bacteria.
  • Referring to FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the boot glove body 110 comprising of a heel section 240, arch section 250 and leg section 260 for covering the boot (not shown). FIG. 3 is the perspective view of the boot 300, showing the back 310 of the boot 300, the upper heel section 320 of the boot 300, the boot arch 330 and boot sides 340 (one side shown). The heel section 240 covers the upper heel portion 320 of the boot 300. An arch section 330 forward of the heel section 320 covers the boot arch 330 and a leg section 260 covers the back 310 and sides 340 of the boot 300.
  • In one embodiment of the invention, the embellishments 130 are a plurality of lacing bands 210 extending about the front of the boot glove body 110 and a plurality of laces 220 extending around the top 230 of the leg section 260 of the boot glove body 110.
  • The embellishments 130 may also include a sling strap, a heel strap, an ankle strap, ankle lace-up straps, a T-strap, a heel cup, a demi heel cup, or a booting. The embellishments 130 may be attached to the boot glove body 110 through many combinations of fastenings such as but not limited to a hook and eye, a double hook and eye, a clasp, a buckle, a stud, a loop a decorative snap, or like system.
  • The boot glove body 110 functions only with the boot glove sock 120 in order to safely, healthily and economically embellish the boot 300. The boot glove body 110 is kept in place with the boot glove sock 120 which is worn on the human foot. The boot glove 110 application accommodate all footwear regardless of footwear style.
  • Referring to FIG. 5 is a high level flow diagram illustrating a method 500 for embellishing the boot healthily and safely. As indicated by block 510, at least one embellishment is added to the boot glove body. Next, as described at block 520, the boot glove body is incorporated with the boot glove sock. The boot glove sock helps to absorb the perspiration and prevents bad order building up. The boot glove user is allowed to wear the boot glove sock first and then the boot as indicated at block 530 and 540 respectively. Finally, as described at block 550, the boot is worn over the boot glove sock such that the boot glove body covers the boot. The boot glove body covers the arch, sides, back portion and the heel potion of the boot.
  • Referring to FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a boot 600 showing a top section 610. FIG. 7 is a perspective view of an alternate embodiment of the invention 700 illustrating a cuff 730 attached to the sock 720. FIG. 8 is the inverted view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 7 with the cuff 730 folded over the sock 720. FIG. 9 is the perspective view of an alternate embodiment of the invention 700 with the cuff 730 folded over the top section 610 of the boot. The sock 720 that is inserted into the boot 600 provides additional comfort and grip while on a walk.
  • Typical applications of the present invention contemplate but are not limited to product manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. The foregoing enumeration of embodiments has been for illustrative purposes only. Other embodiments, combinations of embodiments and combinations of features are also within the scope and spirit of the teachings described herein, as will be apparent to persons skilled in the art of these teachings.
  • While a particular form of the invention has been illustrated and described, it will be apparent that various modifications can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. For example, structure, materials, procedure and the like that will fall within the scope of the invention. In any event, it is understood that other platform designs are also possible. Accordingly, it is not intended that the invention be limited, except as by the appended claims.

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1. A boot glove for embellishing a boot, comprising
a boot glove body worn over the boot for covering and enhancing the boot with at least one embellishment; and
a boot glove sock for enclosing a foot, wherein the boot glove sock is incorporated with the boot glove body, thereby avoiding slipping down of the boot glove in the event of a malfunction.
2. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the boot glove body comprises of
a heel section for covering an upper heel portion of the boot;
an arch section forward of the heel section for covering an arch of the boot; and
a leg section for covering the back and sides of the boot.
3. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the boot glove sock is attached with the boot glove in order to firmly hold the boot glove in upright position sliding down in the event of the malfunction.
4. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the boot glove sock is made of a material that absorbs perspiration and prevents bad odor building up in the boot glove sock.
5. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the boot glove sock is a fabric made up of a material that is treated with an antibacterial agent in order to avoid irritation and itching caused by bacteria.
6. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the boot glove body functions only with the boot glove sock in order to safely and healthily embellish the boot.
7. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the boot glove body is the area of the boot glove where the embellishments are located.
8. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the boot glove body is kept in place with the boot glove sock which is worn on the foot.
9. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the boot glove application accommodate all footwear regardless of footwear style.
10. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein a cuff can be attached with the sock.
11. The boot glove of claim 1, wherein the cuff folded over the top of the boot provides additional comfort and grip while on a walk.
12. A method for embellishing a boot safely and healthy using boot glove comprising:
adding at least one embellishment to a boot glove body;
incorporating the boot glove body with a boot glove sock;
wearing the boot glove sock over the foot; and
wearing a boot over the boot glove sock such that the boot glove body covers and
enhances the boot with at least one embellishment.
13. The method of claim 10, further comprising:
covering an upper heel portion of the boot using a heel section of the boot glove body;
covering an arch of the boot using an arch section of the boot glove body; and
covering back and sides of the boot using a leg section of the boot glove body.
14. The method of claim 10, wherein the boot glove sock is made from a material that absorbs perspiration and prevents bad odor building up in the boot glove sock.
15. The method of claim 10, wherein the boot glove sock is a fabric made up from a material that is treated with an antibacterial agent in order to avoid irritation and itching caused by bacteria.
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