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US2447603A
US2447603A US69988946A US2447603A US 2447603 A US2447603 A US 2447603A US 69988946 A US69988946 A US 69988946A US 2447603 A US2447603 A US 2447603A
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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
    • A43B21/30Heels with metal springs

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` Aug.24, 1948.

B. F. SNYDER SHOE Filed sept. 27, 1946 Patented Aug. 24, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 claim. 1

My present invention relates to an improved shoe and more particularly to the novel heel structure for the shoe comprising a spring device securing the cushion to the shoe so that the heel is held in resilient position on the shoe to ease the contact of the heel and the shoe, and to effect a spring to the rear of the shoe in walking as the foot rolls from heel to toe.

In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention according to the best mode I have thus far devised, but it will be understood that various changes and alterations may be made in the exemplified structure within the scope of the appended claim.

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Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of the shoe of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view at line 2--2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the spring Fig. 4 is a bottom plan of the shoe.

Fig. 5 is a vertical section at line 5-5 of Fig. 1.

Referring now to the drawings wherein like parts are indicated by like characters, I have illustrated the preferred embodiment of my invention as comprising a shank supporting plate 2 tapering forwardly at 4 and secured as at 6 to the sole 8 of shoe I0. The edge of the plate is upturned and sharpened at I2 to provide a rig-id contact with the sole 8.

Secured under this plate I provide a spring plate having an upper section I4 and lower section I6 secured by curved section I8. The section I4 is concaved to conform to the curve of the heel portion 20 of the shoe and the upper section is suitably secured under the heel portion 20.

The lower section I6 is provided with an edge flange 22 sharpened and adapted to penetrate into the `cushion 24 of rubber secured to the lower section as by screw 26 engageable in the threaded hole 28 of the lower section. A washer 30 on the screw prevents the screw from pulling through the rubber cushion.

The spring is of suflicient stiness to maintain the cushion spaced from the shoe as seen in Fig. 1 when the wearer is standing. Howeverin walking with the heel cushion touching the ground rst, the spring gives and absorbs the shock of contact instead of transmitting the shock to the heel of the wearer.

The spring and shank support will maintain the foot in proper position to minimize fatigue and will result in ease of Walking and elimination of shock.

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

The combination with a shoe, of a ground engaging cushion heel, securing means for the heel comprising a plate bent upon itself on a medial transverse line to form resiliently connected plate sections normally diverging from the bend and one section being rigid with the shoe and the other section rigid with the heel, and the plate REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,021,510 Enright Mar. 26, 1912 1,218,392 Gay Mar. 6, 1917 1,625,048 Nook Apr. 19, 1927 1,760,676 Waidelich May 27, 1930

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US2508318A (en) * 1948-12-23 1950-05-16 Wallach George Resilient heel for shoes
US2548308A (en) * 1950-01-06 1951-04-10 Charles W Hensley Spring heel construction
US2555654A (en) * 1950-02-23 1951-06-05 John W Ostrom Spring heel for shoes
US3044191A (en) * 1959-04-02 1962-07-17 Alven A Cayo Springable shoe heel and attaching means
US4392666A (en) * 1981-03-13 1983-07-12 Alpine Research, Inc. Integral ski binding
US4417408A (en) * 1981-10-21 1983-11-29 Metro Robert D Adjustable mechanically cushioned heel for a shoe
US4492046A (en) * 1983-06-01 1985-01-08 Ghenz Kosova Running shoe
US4771554A (en) * 1987-04-17 1988-09-20 Foot-Joy, Inc. Heel shoe construction
US4941272A (en) * 1989-06-30 1990-07-17 Don T. Allen Orthopedic footbrace
FR2651649A1 (en) * 1989-09-08 1991-03-15 Cazes Bruno Relaxation sole for sports or leisure shoes
US5138776A (en) * 1988-12-12 1992-08-18 Shalom Levin Sports shoe
US5159767A (en) * 1990-06-11 1992-11-03 Allen Don T Orthopedic stabilizer attachment
US5203095A (en) * 1990-06-11 1993-04-20 Allen Don T Orthopedic stabilizer attachment and shoe
GB2246280B (en) * 1990-07-05 1995-03-08 Gear L A Inc Shoe heel spring and stabilizer
FR2729546A1 (en) * 1995-01-25 1996-07-26 Bozion Jean Sports shoe elastic sole insert
FR2741243A1 (en) * 1995-11-16 1997-05-23 Cendis Medical Sarl Plastics shoe with sprung heel
US5636456A (en) * 1994-12-30 1997-06-10 Allen; Don T. Orthopedic apparatus and footwear for redistributing weight on foot
US5940994A (en) * 1997-08-15 1999-08-24 Allen; Don T. Orthopedic apparatus and footwear for redistributing weight on foot
EP0992199A1 (en) 1998-10-09 2000-04-12 Robert S. Wallerstein Shoe construction providing spring action
WO2000065943A1 (en) 1999-04-29 2000-11-09 Shoe Spring, Inc. Spring cushioned shoe
US6449878B1 (en) * 2000-03-10 2002-09-17 Robert M. Lyden Article of footwear having a spring element and selectively removable components
US20020133977A1 (en) * 2001-03-20 2002-09-26 Kung-Sheng Pan Shoe having an elastic heel
US6601042B1 (en) 2000-03-10 2003-07-29 Robert M. Lyden Customized article of footwear and method of conducting retail and internet business
US20030163933A1 (en) * 1999-04-29 2003-09-04 Shoe Spring, Inc. Spring cushioned shoe
US20030192203A1 (en) * 1993-08-17 2003-10-16 Akeva, Llc Athletic shoe with improved sole
US20030208927A1 (en) * 1995-10-12 2003-11-13 David F. Meschan Athletic shoe with improved heel structure
US6665957B2 (en) 2000-10-19 2003-12-23 Shoe Spring, Inc. Fluid flow system for spring-cushioned shoe
US20050126039A1 (en) * 1999-04-29 2005-06-16 Levert Francis E. Spring cushioned shoe
US20050268488A1 (en) * 2004-06-07 2005-12-08 Hann Lenn R Shoe apparatus with improved efficiency
US7016867B2 (en) 2000-03-10 2006-03-21 Lyden Robert M Method of conducting business including making and selling a custom article of footwear
US7107235B2 (en) 2000-03-10 2006-09-12 Lyden Robert M Method of conducting business including making and selling a custom article of footwear
US20060265902A1 (en) * 2005-05-30 2006-11-30 Kenjiro Kita Sole structure for a shoe
US20080189982A1 (en) * 2007-02-09 2008-08-14 Krafsur Andrew B Shoe spring sole insert
US20080209762A1 (en) * 2007-01-26 2008-09-04 Krafsur Andrew B Spring cushioned shoe
US7540099B2 (en) 1994-08-17 2009-06-02 Akeva L.L.C. Heel support for athletic shoe
US7752775B2 (en) 2000-03-10 2010-07-13 Lyden Robert M Footwear with removable lasting board and cleats
US20100287789A1 (en) * 2009-05-17 2010-11-18 Xiao Lin Mo Cushioning mechanism for shoe midsole
US20110047827A1 (en) * 2008-01-14 2011-03-03 Johannes Wilhelmus Maria Diekman Footwear provided with spring means and as such spring means
US20110225842A1 (en) * 2010-03-16 2011-09-22 Lu Kuo-Ming Elastic Heel of The High-Heeled Shoes
US20110314705A1 (en) * 2010-06-23 2011-12-29 Lu Kuo-Ming Elastic shoe heel structure of a shoe
US9095190B2 (en) 2012-03-22 2015-08-04 Nike, Inc. Sole structure configured to allow relative heel/forefoot motion
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US9241533B2 (en) 2013-02-21 2016-01-26 Nike, Inc. Footwear including heel spring support members
US9480303B2 (en) 2013-08-09 2016-11-01 Nike, Inc. Sole structure for an article of footwear
US9936759B2 (en) 2015-06-26 2018-04-10 Nike, Inc. Footwear and foot support member configured to allow relative heel/forefoot motion

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US1021510A (en) * 1911-04-14 1912-03-26 John A Enright Attachment for shoe-heels.
US1218392A (en) * 1916-07-20 1917-03-06 Arthur S Gay Spring-heel.
US1625048A (en) * 1926-03-13 1927-04-19 John R Nock Spring heel
US1760676A (en) * 1929-05-13 1930-05-27 Jr John F Waidelich Toe plate

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US1021510A (en) * 1911-04-14 1912-03-26 John A Enright Attachment for shoe-heels.
US1218392A (en) * 1916-07-20 1917-03-06 Arthur S Gay Spring-heel.
US1625048A (en) * 1926-03-13 1927-04-19 John R Nock Spring heel
US1760676A (en) * 1929-05-13 1930-05-27 Jr John F Waidelich Toe plate

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US2508318A (en) * 1948-12-23 1950-05-16 Wallach George Resilient heel for shoes
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US2555654A (en) * 1950-02-23 1951-06-05 John W Ostrom Spring heel for shoes
US3044191A (en) * 1959-04-02 1962-07-17 Alven A Cayo Springable shoe heel and attaching means
US4392666A (en) * 1981-03-13 1983-07-12 Alpine Research, Inc. Integral ski binding
US4417408A (en) * 1981-10-21 1983-11-29 Metro Robert D Adjustable mechanically cushioned heel for a shoe
US4492046A (en) * 1983-06-01 1985-01-08 Ghenz Kosova Running shoe
US4771554A (en) * 1987-04-17 1988-09-20 Foot-Joy, Inc. Heel shoe construction
US5138776A (en) * 1988-12-12 1992-08-18 Shalom Levin Sports shoe
US4941272A (en) * 1989-06-30 1990-07-17 Don T. Allen Orthopedic footbrace
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US5159767A (en) * 1990-06-11 1992-11-03 Allen Don T Orthopedic stabilizer attachment
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US7596888B2 (en) 1994-08-17 2009-10-06 Akeva L.L.C. Shoe with flexible plate
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US7082700B2 (en) 1995-10-12 2006-08-01 Akeva L.L.C. Athletic shoe with inclined wall configuration
US7127835B2 (en) 1995-10-12 2006-10-31 Akeva L.L.C. Athletic shoe with improved heel structure
US7155843B2 (en) 1995-10-12 2007-01-02 Akeva, L.L.C. Athletic shoe with visible arch bridge
US20030208927A1 (en) * 1995-10-12 2003-11-13 David F. Meschan Athletic shoe with improved heel structure
US7536809B2 (en) 1995-10-12 2009-05-26 Akeva L.L.C. Athletic shoe with visible arch bridge
US20050262732A1 (en) * 1995-10-12 2005-12-01 Akeva, L.L.C. Athletic shoe with inclined wall configuration and non-ground-engaging member
US7089689B2 (en) 1995-10-12 2006-08-15 Akeva L.L.C. Athletic shoe with inclined wall configuration and non-ground-engaging member
US6662471B2 (en) * 1995-10-12 2003-12-16 Akeva, L.L.C. Athletic shoe with improved heel structure
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US5940994A (en) * 1997-08-15 1999-08-24 Allen; Don T. Orthopedic apparatus and footwear for redistributing weight on foot
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US6282814B1 (en) 1999-04-29 2001-09-04 Shoe Spring, Inc. Spring cushioned shoe
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US6449878B1 (en) * 2000-03-10 2002-09-17 Robert M. Lyden Article of footwear having a spring element and selectively removable components
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