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US2438711A
US2438711A US58052245A US2438711A US 2438711 A US2438711 A US 2438711A US 58052245 A US58052245 A US 58052245A US 2438711 A US2438711 A US 2438711A
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March 30, 1948,. R. A. LEACH a-r AL 2,438,711

SHOE WITH DETACHABLE UPPER I Filed March 2, 1945 Even for Patented Mar. 30, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHOE WITH DETACHABLE UPPER Raymond A. Leach and Geraldine M. Leach, Los Angeles, Calif.

Application March 2, 1945, Serial No. 580,522

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to shoes particularly to that type used by women, but also for mens shoes.

The main object is to provide a shoe of construction and design so that varied uppers can be provided on a common foundation to suit the tastes and colors of the wearer.

Another object is to provide a shoe with a foundation portion of standard construction such as the high heel, oxford, slipper, wedge sole, or all other types with means for quick assembly therewith of an upper portion which is provided in various colors and materials.

A further object of the invention is to provide a shoe with a foundation portion provided for attaching the upper portion through loop and string, clips and hooks or other means.

A further object is to provide womens shoes of a type whereby a foundation portion can be bought with one or more upper portions in color and design to suit the tastes of the wearer and to provide means for the lady to make a change of color in her shoes to match the colors of her other wearing apparel when so desired without purchasing several pairs of shoes.

Other objects and advantages will appear as the description progresses and in which reference to the accompanying drawings may be had and in which:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of one embodiment of our invention.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of an upper portion of the shoe shown in full developed position.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the foundation.

In the drawings like parts are designated by like numerals. I is a sole portion having built thereon the loops or clips II and the toe box l2 and the counter l3. The shoe upper portion I4 is provided with loops or clips I5 coacting with the corresponding loops ll of the foundation as best shown in Fig. 1. The assembly cord is is threaded through the loops H and loops l5 causing the upper portion M to be assembled in fixed position to the foundation Ill. The upper portion I4 is provided with lacing eyelets l'l-l'| through which the cord I6 is threaded to hold the units of the shoe in complete assembly. By thus using a single lacing cord as a draw string which extends both through the interengaging series of loops II and i5 and the cooperating rows of eyelets I I a quickly operable satisfactory take-up fastening means is provided which compensates for wear and may be utilized to keep the shoe snugly fitted to the foot at all times.

It is to be understood that others versed in the art may make modifications and changes but such changes and modifications are to be embodiments of this invention within the scope of the appended claim.

What we claim is:

A shoe comprising a sole and heel tread-forming portion, a toe box fixed on the forepart of said tread-forming portion, a heel counter fixed upon the rear part of the tread-forming portion, a flexible upper adapted to be received about said toe box and heel counter and to enclose the foot of the wearer therein, the end portions of said upper having their transverse edges disposed to assume spaced apart parallel positions at the rear of the heel counter and having rows of openings adjacent said transverse edges, coacting loops formed on the bottom longitudinal edge of said cover and the upper perimeter of the treadforming portion, and a lacing element adapted to be laced through said coacting loops and the respective rows of openings in the end of said upper to detachably connect the cover with the tread-forming portion and adjustably connect the ends of the upper for maintaining the upper in smoothly drawn condition upon the toe box,

the heel counter, and the foot of the wearer.

RAYMOND A. LEACH. GERALDINE M. LEACH.

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US2552943A (en) * 1948-03-04 1951-05-15 Jones & Malyon Ltd Shoe having a detachable upper
US2719367A (en) * 1952-06-13 1955-10-04 Bergmans Jacobus Adrianus Shoe construction incorporating an upper secured to an upstanding rim formed on the outer sole and with an integral heel and shank piece incorporated with the outer soleand lying below the rim thereof
US3812601A (en) * 1973-03-05 1974-05-28 T Flottorp Boot and shoe assemblies
US5065531A (en) * 1990-08-20 1991-11-19 Prestridge Patrick L Attachment device for providing detachable uppers in footwear and the like
EP0468347A1 (en) * 1990-07-21 1992-01-29 Heinz-Peter Kühnreich Shoe for bandaged foot
US6151800A (en) * 1998-05-29 2000-11-28 Kerr; Karen Kathleen Cover for the upper of a dance shoe
US20050055844A1 (en) * 2003-03-28 2005-03-17 Yu Zu Sheng Shoe having a variety of lacing styles
US20060059720A1 (en) * 2004-09-22 2006-03-23 Phelan Ann C Interchangeable footwear system
US20060112597A1 (en) * 2004-12-01 2006-06-01 Tracy Stern Locking mechanism for securing detachable shoe uppers
WO2008007403A1 (en) * 2006-07-12 2008-01-17 David Paolo Spinelli Shoe with detachable sole and vamp
WO2008044255A1 (en) * 2006-10-10 2008-04-17 David Paolo Spinelli Shoe with separable sole and upper
US20080092408A1 (en) * 2006-10-23 2008-04-24 Stephen Kwok Wah Yeung Two-use-shoes
US20080229616A1 (en) * 2006-01-06 2008-09-25 Linda Bast Sandal with removable upper
WO2008117270A2 (en) * 2007-03-27 2008-10-02 Source Vagabond Systems Ltd. Footwear
US20080289214A1 (en) * 2007-04-18 2008-11-27 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear construction with binding portions
US20090119950A1 (en) * 2007-11-13 2009-05-14 Kohatsu Shane S Self Assembled Article of Footwear with Customized Designs
US20100018079A1 (en) * 2008-07-23 2010-01-28 Andrew Albert Footwear having interchangeable components
US7698834B1 (en) * 2006-11-09 2010-04-20 Carolyn Courville Shoe with interchangeable vamp and base
WO2010051586A1 (en) * 2008-11-07 2010-05-14 Eugenia Carmella Ietto Footwear
US7810257B2 (en) 2007-05-21 2010-10-12 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with removable upper
US20110209358A1 (en) * 2010-02-28 2011-09-01 Gentry Lill O'neall Open bottom stretchable shoe cover
US8567098B2 (en) 2013-03-19 2013-10-29 Henry Hsu Article of footwear with detachable upper and lower designs
US20130291403A1 (en) * 2009-11-09 2013-11-07 Nike, Inc. Article of Footwear with Integral Upper and Sole
US20150230538A1 (en) * 2014-02-20 2015-08-20 Wendy Arnone Shoe Top Exchange
US20170119086A1 (en) * 2015-10-29 2017-05-04 Deckers Outdoor Corporation Footwear attachment assembly
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DE456185C (en) * 1928-02-17 Bruno Lonstroff Collapsible boots
US1888862A (en) * 1929-08-20 1932-11-22 Dun Deer Sandals Inc Shoe
GB402975A (en) * 1933-03-14 1933-12-14 John Robert Cormack Improvements relating to shoes of the sahara sandal type
FR775508A (en) * 1933-09-27 1934-12-31 Manuf De Chaussures Cleo S A R Shoe and its method of manufacture
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US2552943A (en) * 1948-03-04 1951-05-15 Jones & Malyon Ltd Shoe having a detachable upper
US2719367A (en) * 1952-06-13 1955-10-04 Bergmans Jacobus Adrianus Shoe construction incorporating an upper secured to an upstanding rim formed on the outer sole and with an integral heel and shank piece incorporated with the outer soleand lying below the rim thereof
US3812601A (en) * 1973-03-05 1974-05-28 T Flottorp Boot and shoe assemblies
US5176624A (en) * 1990-07-21 1993-01-05 Kuehnreich Heinz Peter Shoe bandage
EP0468347A1 (en) * 1990-07-21 1992-01-29 Heinz-Peter Kühnreich Shoe for bandaged foot
US5065531A (en) * 1990-08-20 1991-11-19 Prestridge Patrick L Attachment device for providing detachable uppers in footwear and the like
US6151800A (en) * 1998-05-29 2000-11-28 Kerr; Karen Kathleen Cover for the upper of a dance shoe
US20050055844A1 (en) * 2003-03-28 2005-03-17 Yu Zu Sheng Shoe having a variety of lacing styles
US20060059720A1 (en) * 2004-09-22 2006-03-23 Phelan Ann C Interchangeable footwear system
US7168189B2 (en) * 2004-09-22 2007-01-30 Phelan Ann C Interchangeable footwear system
US20060112597A1 (en) * 2004-12-01 2006-06-01 Tracy Stern Locking mechanism for securing detachable shoe uppers
US7219445B2 (en) 2004-12-01 2007-05-22 Tracy Stern Locking mechanism for securing detachable shoe uppers
US20080229616A1 (en) * 2006-01-06 2008-09-25 Linda Bast Sandal with removable upper
US7540098B2 (en) 2006-01-06 2009-06-02 Linda Bast Sandal with removable upper
WO2008007403A1 (en) * 2006-07-12 2008-01-17 David Paolo Spinelli Shoe with detachable sole and vamp
US8104196B2 (en) 2006-07-12 2012-01-31 David Paolo Spinelli Shoe with detachable sole and vamp
US20090313851A1 (en) * 2006-07-12 2009-12-24 David Paolo Spinelli Shoe with detachable sole and vamp
WO2008044255A1 (en) * 2006-10-10 2008-04-17 David Paolo Spinelli Shoe with separable sole and upper
US20100088927A1 (en) * 2006-10-10 2010-04-15 David Paolo Spinelli Shoe with separable sole and upper
US20080092408A1 (en) * 2006-10-23 2008-04-24 Stephen Kwok Wah Yeung Two-use-shoes
US7698834B1 (en) * 2006-11-09 2010-04-20 Carolyn Courville Shoe with interchangeable vamp and base
WO2008117270A3 (en) * 2007-03-27 2010-02-18 Source Vagabond Systems Ltd. Footwear
WO2008117270A2 (en) * 2007-03-27 2008-10-02 Source Vagabond Systems Ltd. Footwear
US8516719B2 (en) 2007-04-18 2013-08-27 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear construction with binding portions
US8051581B2 (en) * 2007-04-18 2011-11-08 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear construction with binding portions
US20080289214A1 (en) * 2007-04-18 2008-11-27 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear construction with binding portions
US7810257B2 (en) 2007-05-21 2010-10-12 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with removable upper
US20090119950A1 (en) * 2007-11-13 2009-05-14 Kohatsu Shane S Self Assembled Article of Footwear with Customized Designs
US7987617B2 (en) 2007-11-13 2011-08-02 Nike, Inc. Self assembled article of footwear with customized designs
US20100018079A1 (en) * 2008-07-23 2010-01-28 Andrew Albert Footwear having interchangeable components
US8220184B2 (en) * 2008-07-23 2012-07-17 Andrew Albert Footwear having interchangeable components
WO2010051586A1 (en) * 2008-11-07 2010-05-14 Eugenia Carmella Ietto Footwear
US9554619B2 (en) 2009-11-09 2017-01-31 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with integral upper and sole
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US9554618B2 (en) 2009-11-09 2017-01-31 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with integral upper and sole
US20130291403A1 (en) * 2009-11-09 2013-11-07 Nike, Inc. Article of Footwear with Integral Upper and Sole
US9038287B2 (en) * 2009-11-09 2015-05-26 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with integral upper and sole
US9044058B2 (en) * 2009-11-09 2015-06-02 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with integral upper and sole
US20130291402A1 (en) * 2009-11-09 2013-11-07 Nike, Inc. Article of Footwear with Integral Upper and Sole
US20110209358A1 (en) * 2010-02-28 2011-09-01 Gentry Lill O'neall Open bottom stretchable shoe cover
US8567098B2 (en) 2013-03-19 2013-10-29 Henry Hsu Article of footwear with detachable upper and lower designs
US20150230538A1 (en) * 2014-02-20 2015-08-20 Wendy Arnone Shoe Top Exchange
US9737109B2 (en) 2015-05-07 2017-08-22 Nike, Inc. Footwear with removable midsole and outsole
US20170119086A1 (en) * 2015-10-29 2017-05-04 Deckers Outdoor Corporation Footwear attachment assembly

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