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US2724913A
US2724913A US50963255A US2724913A US 2724913 A US2724913 A US 2724913A US 50963255 A US50963255 A US 50963255A US 2724913 A US2724913 A US 2724913A
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Nov. 29, 1955 T. A. RUSSELL 2,724,913

SANDAL CONSTRUCTION Filed May 19, 1955 INVENTOR. 750 24 4. PUJIEZZ United States Patent SANDAL CONSTRUCTION Thyra A. Russell, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Application May 19, 1955, Serial No. 509,632

' 3 Claims. (Cl. 361l.5)

This invention relates to a sandal construction.

It is a principal object of the present invention to provide a sandal construction with a flexible and resilient connection between the sandal sole and the vamp that lies over the top of the foot and under which the foot is extended.

It is another object of the invention to provide a vamp of a sandal that is so shaped as to create the illusion of a thong sandal with the thong going between the toes and Without there actually being a thong present, and thereby to give women who cannot wear a thong sandal, a sandal which has the appearance of one.

it is still another object of the invention to provide a sandal construction wherein the vamp is connected to the sole by a lacing operation extending between the vamp and the sole, the lacing extending along one side from and under the top layer of the sole, across the top layer adjacent the heel of the sole and then between and under the sole and the vamp at the opposite side of the sandal, the single elastic having its ends anchored by the stitching which fixes the top layer to the main part of the sole, and these ends laying forwardly of the front edge of the vamp.

It is still another object of the invention to provide a sandal construction wherein not only is the elastic strap connection between the sole and the vamp connected to the sole but the inclined bacl; strap that fastens the sandal to the back of the heel is extended through openings in the top layer of the sole and is connected to the sole by the stitching that fixes the top layer to the bottom part of the sole.

It is still another object of the invention to provide in a sandal an automatic adjustment of the sandal vamp to the size of the foot placed under the vamp and upon the sandal sole.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a sandal construction having the above objects in mind which is of simple construction, has a minimum number of parts, is easy to assemble, inexpensive to manufacture, of pleasing appearance, durable, easy to put on the foot, has long wear and is comfortable in use.

For a better understanding of the invention, reference may he had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure l is a front and side perspective view of the sandal construction embodying the features of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view taken on line 12-22 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse sectional view of the sandal construction as viewed on line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary and top plan view of the sandal with illustration made as to the manner in which the elastic lacing and heel elastic are extended from the sandal sole and through the vamp.

Referring now to the figures, represents generally a bottom sole comprising a bottom part ll, cushioning material 12 and an upper decorative layer 13 stitched to the bottom part 11 about the periphery thereof as indicated by stitching 14.

Secured to the sole by' elastic means 15 for adjustment over the top of the foot is a vamp 16 that has a pointed forward end 17 adapted to overlie the space between the large toe and the adjacent toe so as to give the appearance of a thong being located to extend between the toes. The vamp is generally shaped to lie flush against the top of the foot and to conform neatly thereover.

The vamp has, on one side thereof, holes 18 and 19 and at the opposite side thereof holes 20 and 21. The upper cover layer 13 has on the outer side thereof, and spaced inwardly of the edge or periphery of the sole, holes 22, 23, 24 and 25. At the opposite side of the sole there is provided on the layer 13 holes 26, 27, 28 and 29. These holes on the top layer 13 and in the vamp serve to receive the elastic means 15 which consists of an elastic strap about 4 inch in width and adapted to be threaded through the holes. This strap is indicated at 30 and starting at one end, as indicated at 31, it is secured by the stitching 14 that secures the top layer to the bottom sole part. From this point it is threaded through the front hole 19 on the outer side of the vamp, downwardly thereover into hole 23 on the top layer 13, under the top layer and out through the hole 24 in the top layer and upwardly through the rear hole 18 on the outer side of the vamp. From this hole 18, the elastic extends rearwardly to hole 25 adjacent the heel portion of the sandal sole and then across the sole as indicated at 32 and under the top layer to the hole 26 and outwardly thereof and into hole 20 on the inner side of the vamp downwardly into hole 27 of the top layer of the sole, forwardly under the top layer, out through hole 28 and upwardly, and then downwardly through hole 21 on the vamp and downwardly through hole 29 in the top layer and under stitching 14 laterally. This lacing is accordingly anchored on the forward part of the sole by its connection of its end to the sole and the rear part of the sole by its connection crosswise at 32. This lacing can work through the holes of the top layer of the vamp so that the vamp can be adjusted to the top of the foot. The length of the portions of the lacing between the front of the vamp and the top layer of the sole is generally of less length than the length of the portions of the lacings that extend between the rear portions or holes of the vamp and the sandal sole. This is to have the rear of the vamp elevated in order to permit the insertion of the foot thereunder and to accommodate the inclined upper part of the foot.

A heel strap 35 has one end extending through the hole 24 on the outer side of the sandal sole and is anchored by the stitching 14 as indicated at 36. T he opposite end of the strap is similarly anchored and extends through hole 27 in the top layer. The ends of the heel strap are accordingly fixed to the sandal sole and are located sufiiciently ahead of the vamp so as to provide the proper elevation of the bight portion of the strap in rear of the reel of the wearers foot. This strap is formed of elastic goring heavier than the ordinary elastic tape of similar width which was used between the sole and the vamp. This is to provide a strong and adequate connection of the sandal to the heel.

It should now be apparent that there has been provided a sandal construction in which the vamp is connected to the sole by an adjustable elastic means wherein the elastic tape serving as the means for so connecting the vamp and sole together is extended in such a way through the vamp and through the top layer of the solo as to cause the same to be properly centered on the top of the foot and also to render it adaptable for the different heights of the pertions of the foot. it will also be apparent that the top layer 13 can be made of the same material or the same color, or ditferent color than the vamp: so as to give a pleasing appearance to the sandal construction. The cushioning material, or layer 12, serves to render the sandal adaptable to the bottom of the foot and to make itcomfortable. It should also: be apparent that the elastic that secures the vamp to the sole can, with the goring forming the heel strap, be connected to the sandal' hole by the same stitching operation that secures the top layer to the bottom part of the sole. This makes simple the matter of assembling the sandal.

While various changes may be made in the detail constrnction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A sandal construction comprising a sandal sole having a bottom layer part and a top layer part, stitching means securing said parts together aroundthe margin thereof, said top layer having a plurality of holes spaced along each side thereof, a vamp element adapted to lie over the top of the foot above the sole and vertically spaced therefrom, said vamp element having a plurality of holes spaced along each side thereof, a continuous elastic strap connecting the vamp to the sole and anchored at one end to one side of the sole and laced along said side between the vamp and the top layer of the sole through the holes at one side of the sandal, across the sole under the top layer thereof and further laced on the other side of the sandal through the holes of the top layer of the sole and the vamp along the other side and having its opposite end anchored to the sole at the latter side thereof.

2. A sandal construction as defined in claim 1, and an elastic heel strap having its ends extending through corresponding ones of the holes in said top layer part on opposite sides of the top layer part, said corresponding holes being positioned forwardly of the rearmost holes and forwardly of the rear edge of the vamp, and the loop of said heel strap being inclined rearwardly and upwardly to be stretched about the heel of the wearer.

3. A sandal construction as defined in claim 2, and the ends of said elastic straps being out-turned and stitched to the sole between the bottom and top layer parts by the stitching means that secures the top layer to the bottom part of the sole.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,410,907 Garfinkle Mar. 28, 1922 1,540,903 Santoyo June 9, 1925 1,877,724 Gustin Sept. 13, 1932 2,299,500 Sawyer Oct. 20, 1942 2,367,092 Blotner Jan. 9, 1945 2,421,818 Tibiletti June 10, 1947 2,551,723 Camero May 8, 1951 2,680,309 Peterson June 8, 1954 FOREIGN PATENTS 668,945 France July 23, 1929 OTHER REFERENCES Parade Magazine, page 14, December 21, 1947.

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US3323233A (en) * 1964-07-06 1967-06-06 William M Scholl Article of footwear and method of making the same
US3530489A (en) * 1968-08-19 1970-09-22 Usm Corp Footwear manufacture
US5651195A (en) * 1996-03-06 1997-07-29 L.A. Gear, Inc. Sports sandal
US6052920A (en) * 1998-04-10 2000-04-25 Bite, Llc Sandal with x-cross weave straps
US8677652B2 (en) * 2002-07-02 2014-03-25 Reebok International Ltd. Shoe having an inflatable bladder
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US7631440B2 (en) 2005-07-15 2009-12-15 The Timberland Company Shoe with anatomical protection
US7287342B2 (en) 2005-07-15 2007-10-30 The Timberland Company Shoe with lacing
US7347012B2 (en) 2005-07-15 2008-03-25 The Timberland Company Shoe with lacing
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