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US2122108A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B21/00Heels; Top-pieces, e.g. high heels, heel distinct from the sole, high heels monolithic with the sole
    • A43B21/24Heels; Top-pieces, e.g. high heels, heel distinct from the sole, high heels monolithic with the sole characterised by the constructive form
    • A43B21/26Resilient heels
    • A43B21/28Pneumatic heels filled with a compressible fluid, e.g. air, gas

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SHOE HEEL Filed Sept.- 17, 1937 mi l j Inventor A forneys lll' arrasar son ar..

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Eer n Application Sepe@ The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in shoe heels, and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as herein after set forth, a cushion heel having novel pneumatic cushioning means.

Another object of the invention is to provide a shoe heel including a permanently attached lift, and a tread member detachably 'connected to said lift in a novel manner.

Another object of the invention is to provide a shoe heel embodying a construction and arrangement which is such as to assure maximum comfort and ease when standing or walking.

All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts through the several views and wherein:

Figure l is a bottom plan view o! the invention with the tread member omitted.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view through the invention.

Figure 3 is a top plan view of the tread member.

Referring now to the drawing, numeral t designates a portion of a shoe to which a left member t is permanently attached. Embedded in the lift 6 is a metallic frame member 1 of substantially the shape shown in broken lines in Fig.

0 l. The frame member l has depending from its ears it intermediate its ends embedded in the lift E holding said tube in place.

A tread member I5 has embedded therein a metallic frame member i6 of substantially the same shape as the frame member l in the lift i.

A plurality of spaced shanks I1 extend upward- 1y from the frame member I6 in the tread II and terminate in heads I8 which are engageable inthe sockets 8. Formed on the upper side of the tread member I5 is a dome shaped extension I9 open at the top as at and having an integral neck 2l. In a vertical line with and situated below the dome I9 is a recess 22. A protuberance 23 is -Iormed on the lower side of the tread member I5.

From the above it will be seen that the invenrial No. MMWR im. 3d)

'tion comprises a pneumatic cushion heel having a detachable tread portion of novel construction and operation. When the wearer of shoes equipped with the invention, places his foot on a supporting surface the protuberance 23 contacts the surface ilrst and the weight of the wearer causes the protuberance 23 to flex and compress the air within the chamber formed by the recesses i@ ,and 2t and force it through the vent l i. The vent il is of small diameter thus the air is released slowly thereby creating a cushioning efiect. As the tread member It is detachable the same may be changed from right to left foot as it wears or may be replaced by a new one when worn out. The dome shaped extension I9 and neck ti contact and conform to the recess lil in such a marmer aato form a substantially air tight connection. I

Although I have shown and described herein a preferred embodiment of my invention it is to 2e of the parts within the spirit of the invention as 25 claimed.

'What is claimed as new is:

1. A heel comprising a lift having a recess in its lower face, a resilient tread member including a raised portion engageable in the recess and conforming in shape thereto, said tread member and the raised portion thereof having a pneumatic chamber therein, a protuberance on the lower face of the tread member for flexing same and collapsing the chamber, said lift member having a vent therein for said chamber, a tube in said Avent for holding same open, said tube including anchoring lugs embedded in said lift member, a frame embedded in saidlift member, sockets on said frame, a frame embedded in said tread member and studs on the second named frame including heads engageable in said sockets for detachably securing the lift and tread member together.

2. A heel comprising a lift having a recess in its lower face, a resilient tread member including a raised portion engageable in the recess and conforming in shape thereto, said tread member and the raised portion thereof having a pneumatic chamber therein, a vent for the chamber, a frame embedded in said lift member, sockets on said frame, a frame embedded in said tread

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US3041746A (en) * 1960-04-01 1962-07-03 Jozef M Rakus Attachment means for shoe heels
US3083478A (en) * 1961-09-07 1963-04-02 Jozef M Rakus Shoe heel and attachment means therefor
WO1981003602A1 (en) * 1980-06-19 1981-12-24 T Mcmahon Biomechanically tuned shoe construction
EP0241772A2 (en) * 1986-04-18 1987-10-21 Michael Dr. Polus Sports shoe provided with a pneumatic charging device
US5343639A (en) * 1991-08-02 1994-09-06 Nike, Inc. Shoe with an improved midsole
US6026593A (en) * 1997-12-05 2000-02-22 New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. Shoe sole cushion
US6253466B1 (en) 1997-12-05 2001-07-03 New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. Shoe sloe cushion
US6487796B1 (en) 2001-01-02 2002-12-03 Nike, Inc. Footwear with lateral stabilizing sole
US20040128860A1 (en) * 2003-01-08 2004-07-08 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having a sole structure with adjustable characteristics
US20040221483A1 (en) * 2001-11-02 2004-11-11 Mark Cartier Footwear midsole with compressible element in lateral heel area
US6898870B1 (en) 2002-03-20 2005-05-31 Nike, Inc. Footwear sole having support elements with compressible apertures
US6968636B2 (en) 2001-11-15 2005-11-29 Nike, Inc. Footwear sole with a stiffness adjustment mechanism
US20060185191A1 (en) * 2005-02-18 2006-08-24 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with plate dividing a support column
US20070039204A1 (en) * 2005-08-17 2007-02-22 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having midsole with support pillars and method of manufacturing same
US20070266592A1 (en) * 2006-05-18 2007-11-22 Smith Steven F Article of Footwear with Support Assemblies having Elastomeric Support Columns
US7533477B2 (en) 2005-10-03 2009-05-19 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements
US20100275468A1 (en) * 2009-04-29 2010-11-04 Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Air circulating footbed and method thereof
US20110126422A1 (en) * 2009-12-02 2011-06-02 Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Shoe sole with compressible protruding element

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US3041746A (en) * 1960-04-01 1962-07-03 Jozef M Rakus Attachment means for shoe heels
US3083478A (en) * 1961-09-07 1963-04-02 Jozef M Rakus Shoe heel and attachment means therefor
WO1981003602A1 (en) * 1980-06-19 1981-12-24 T Mcmahon Biomechanically tuned shoe construction
US4342158A (en) * 1980-06-19 1982-08-03 Mcmahon Thomas A Biomechanically tuned shoe construction
EP0241772A3 (en) * 1986-04-18 1989-07-26 Michael Dr. Polus Sports shoe provided with a pneumatic charging device
EP0241772A2 (en) * 1986-04-18 1987-10-21 Michael Dr. Polus Sports shoe provided with a pneumatic charging device
US4763426A (en) * 1986-04-18 1988-08-16 Michael Polus Sport shoe with pneumatic inflating device
US5343639A (en) * 1991-08-02 1994-09-06 Nike, Inc. Shoe with an improved midsole
US5353523A (en) * 1991-08-02 1994-10-11 Nike, Inc. Shoe with an improved midsole
US6253466B1 (en) 1997-12-05 2001-07-03 New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. Shoe sloe cushion
US6026593A (en) * 1997-12-05 2000-02-22 New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. Shoe sole cushion
US6487796B1 (en) 2001-01-02 2002-12-03 Nike, Inc. Footwear with lateral stabilizing sole
US20040221483A1 (en) * 2001-11-02 2004-11-11 Mark Cartier Footwear midsole with compressible element in lateral heel area
US6964120B2 (en) 2001-11-02 2005-11-15 Nike, Inc. Footwear midsole with compressible element in lateral heel area
US6968636B2 (en) 2001-11-15 2005-11-29 Nike, Inc. Footwear sole with a stiffness adjustment mechanism
US6898870B1 (en) 2002-03-20 2005-05-31 Nike, Inc. Footwear sole having support elements with compressible apertures
US20040181969A1 (en) * 2003-01-08 2004-09-23 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having a sole structure with adjustable characteristics
US6880267B2 (en) 2003-01-08 2005-04-19 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having a sole structure with adjustable characteristics
US20040128860A1 (en) * 2003-01-08 2004-07-08 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having a sole structure with adjustable characteristics
US7082698B2 (en) 2003-01-08 2006-08-01 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having a sole structure with adjustable characteristics
US20060185191A1 (en) * 2005-02-18 2006-08-24 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with plate dividing a support column
US7493708B2 (en) 2005-02-18 2009-02-24 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with plate dividing a support column
US20110067263A1 (en) * 2005-08-17 2011-03-24 Nike, Inc. Article of Footwear Having Midsole with Support Pillars and Method of Manufacturing Same
US20070039204A1 (en) * 2005-08-17 2007-02-22 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having midsole with support pillars and method of manufacturing same
US7841105B2 (en) 2005-08-17 2010-11-30 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having midsole with support pillars and method of manufacturing same
US20100077636A1 (en) * 2005-08-17 2010-04-01 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having midsole with support pillars and method of manufacturing same
US7401418B2 (en) 2005-08-17 2008-07-22 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear having midsole with support pillars and method of manufacturing same
US8312643B2 (en) 2005-10-03 2012-11-20 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements
US8302328B2 (en) 2005-10-03 2012-11-06 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements
US7774955B2 (en) 2005-10-03 2010-08-17 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements
US8302234B2 (en) 2005-10-03 2012-11-06 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements
US7533477B2 (en) 2005-10-03 2009-05-19 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements
US7810256B2 (en) 2005-10-03 2010-10-12 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements
US8656608B2 (en) 2005-10-03 2014-02-25 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements
US7748141B2 (en) 2006-05-18 2010-07-06 Nike, Inc Article of footwear with support assemblies having elastomeric support columns
US20070266592A1 (en) * 2006-05-18 2007-11-22 Smith Steven F Article of Footwear with Support Assemblies having Elastomeric Support Columns
US20100275468A1 (en) * 2009-04-29 2010-11-04 Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Air circulating footbed and method thereof
US20110126422A1 (en) * 2009-12-02 2011-06-02 Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Shoe sole with compressible protruding element

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