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US2978817A
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April 11, 1961 M. J. BRENNER 2,978,317

SANDALS AND SLIPPERS Filed Sept. 25, 1959 IN V EN TOR.

United States Patent SANDALS AND SLIPPERS Murry J. Brenner, Highland Park, Ill. (2024 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, 11].)

Filed Sept. 25, 1959, Ser. No. 842,489)

2 Claims. (Cl. 36-25) This invention relates to improvements in sandals and slippers.

One of the objects of this invention is to provide a sandal or houseslipper having elastic means secured to the upper or vamp of the slipper so that same is adjustable merely by the insertion of the foot to accommodate feet of varying sizes and is characterized by the fact that it snugly fits the foot to retain the slipper on the foot.

Another object of this invention is to provide a sandal or houseslipper of the foregoing character in which the elastic means comprises an elastic strip which is normally hidden from view and yet when the foot is inserted into the vamp or upper the elastic will yield so that the vamp or upper will hold the slipper or sandal to the foot so that the person Wearing same may readily walk in them without shuffling.

Another object of this invention is to provide a slipper or sandal of the foregoing character which is flexible, which is simple and inexpensive to manufacture, which may be readily packed in a minimum space, and which is light in weight. 7

Other objects will become apparent as this description progresses.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the slipper or sandal forming this invention.

Figure 2 is a side view of same.

Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on lines 3-3 of Figure 2, and

Figure 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on lines 4--4 of Figure 2.

Slippers of the construction shown in this application are intended principally as travel sandals, lounging slippers or the like and are preferably of a flexible construction so that they may be packed flat or compactly folded in a travel kit or carried in a coat or robe pocket. The sandal includes a flat bottom flexible layer formed of leather or the like which forms the sole and heel portions of the sandal. Overlaying substantially the entire length of the layer 10 is a cushioning material 12 which is covered by a fabric 14 extending from the toe portion to substantially the front of the heel.

The heel portion 16 of the slipper is covered by a leather material 18. The upper or vamp 20 is formed of a flexible material, such as leather or the like and is secured along its outer side 22 by the same line of stitching and tape now to be described, which secured the fabric 'ice 14 and leather covering 18 to the layer 10. A tape or border member 24 is folded over the edges of the slipper and follows along the entire slipper and encloses the outer edges of the bottom panel 10, fabric 14, leather covering 18 and the outer edge 22 of the vamp 29. They are secured together by a line of stitching 26.

The opposite or inner side 23 of the upper or vamp 20 has secured to it an elastic strip 28 by a line of stitching 30. The opposite edge of the elastic strip 28 is positioned inside the folded tape 24 and is secured by the line of stitching 26 previously described. This is best shown in Figure 4. The elastic strip 28 is secured inside the lower edge of the vamp with the lower edge of the vamp contiguous to the edge of the tape 24 such as shown in Figure 4 so that it is not normally visible from the outside of the slipper, however if a foot is inserted inside the upper or vamp 20 which is greater than that normally provided for, the elastic strip 28 will give or yield sufficiently so that the upper 20 will accommodate the larger foot. Thus, instead of providing flexible slippers of varying sizes, one size can be generally provided and when feet of varying sizes are inserted, the upper will accommodate itself to the respective size by virtue of the elastic strip. This is accomplished without in any way destroying or defacing the neat appearance of the slipper.

It will therefore be seen that this slipper, which may be made inexpensively, may be made of one size and by virtue of this invention may be made to fit any desired size of foot and will hug the foot so as to eliminate shuffling of the slipper while walking.

It will be understood that various changes and modifications may be made from the foregoing without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A sandal, house slipper and the like, comprising a substantially flat sole and heel, a flexible non-elastic upper extending across the sole and secured to said sole along one side thereof and capable of being packed flat against the sole, an elongated elastic strip secured to said upper along the opposite side of said upper and substantially along the full length of the upper, the opposite side of said elastic strip being secured to the sole so that said upper is adjustable to accommodate feet of various sizes.

2. A flexible sandal, house slipper and the like, including a substantially flat sole and heel, a flexible upper extending across the sole and formed entirely of non-elastic material capable of being packed flat against the sole and secured to said sole along one side of said upper, an elastic strip secured to said sole and to the opposite side of said flexible upper to permit said upper to adjust itself to accommodate various size feet.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,250,852 Goldstone Dec. 18, 1917 1,686,975 Lawson Oct. 9, 1928 2,015,479 Koomruian Sept. 24, 1935 2,481,281 Bender Sept. 6, 1949 FOREIGN PATENTS 339,919 Great Britain Dec. 18, 1930

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US3032898A (en) * 1961-02-23 1962-05-08 Robert Hosiery Mills Inc Stretch type slipper
US3221422A (en) * 1963-03-21 1965-12-07 Jo Nan Entpr Inc Slipper
US4967492A (en) * 1988-07-29 1990-11-06 Rosen Henri E Adjustable girth shoes
US5165183A (en) * 1991-04-03 1992-11-24 David Huang Disposable biodegradable sanitary sandal
US5746014A (en) * 1995-05-01 1998-05-05 Tanemoto; Yoshihisa Slipper
USD411246S (en) 1998-10-23 1999-06-22 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD439734S1 (en) 2000-02-08 2001-04-03 Skechers U.S.A., Inc., Ii Shoe upper
USD441417S1 (en) 2000-08-15 2001-05-01 Skechers U.S.A., Inc., Ii Shoe upper
US6226894B1 (en) * 1998-05-11 2001-05-08 R. G. Barry Corporation Slipper and method for manufacturing slipper
USD446918S1 (en) 1999-10-14 2001-08-28 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Ii Shoe upper
USD446919S1 (en) 1999-10-14 2001-08-28 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Ii Shoe upper
US20040194342A1 (en) * 2003-03-19 2004-10-07 Dan Steinberg Sandals and flip-flops with non-slip foot surface
US20050016017A1 (en) * 2003-07-24 2005-01-27 Mcclaskie Thomas E. Method and apparatus for improved shoe construction
US20070051017A1 (en) * 2005-09-07 2007-03-08 Columbia Insurance Company Shoe with improved opanka construction
US20070062064A1 (en) * 2005-09-20 2007-03-22 Columbia Insurance Company Shoe having improved Opanka stitching
US20090199433A1 (en) * 2008-02-12 2009-08-13 Lemay Alana L Shoe

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US1250852A (en) * 1917-10-08 1917-12-18 Isaac Goldstone Sandal.
US1686975A (en) * 1927-08-15 1928-10-09 Frederick O Lawson Sanitary sandal
GB339919A (en) * 1930-04-28 1930-12-18 Thomas Norton Bird Improvements in or relating to footwear
US2015479A (en) * 1935-03-05 1935-09-24 Koomruian Harry Sandal
US2481281A (en) * 1947-03-19 1949-09-06 Bender Samuel Sandal with elastic upper elements

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US1250852A (en) * 1917-10-08 1917-12-18 Isaac Goldstone Sandal.
US1686975A (en) * 1927-08-15 1928-10-09 Frederick O Lawson Sanitary sandal
GB339919A (en) * 1930-04-28 1930-12-18 Thomas Norton Bird Improvements in or relating to footwear
US2015479A (en) * 1935-03-05 1935-09-24 Koomruian Harry Sandal
US2481281A (en) * 1947-03-19 1949-09-06 Bender Samuel Sandal with elastic upper elements

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US3032898A (en) * 1961-02-23 1962-05-08 Robert Hosiery Mills Inc Stretch type slipper
US3221422A (en) * 1963-03-21 1965-12-07 Jo Nan Entpr Inc Slipper
US4967492A (en) * 1988-07-29 1990-11-06 Rosen Henri E Adjustable girth shoes
US5165183A (en) * 1991-04-03 1992-11-24 David Huang Disposable biodegradable sanitary sandal
US5746014A (en) * 1995-05-01 1998-05-05 Tanemoto; Yoshihisa Slipper
US6560900B2 (en) 1998-05-11 2003-05-13 R. G. Barry Corporation Slipper and method for manufacturing slipper
US6226894B1 (en) * 1998-05-11 2001-05-08 R. G. Barry Corporation Slipper and method for manufacturing slipper
USD411246S (en) 1998-10-23 1999-06-22 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD415877S (en) 1998-11-06 1999-11-02 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD421835S (en) 1999-01-07 2000-03-28 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD423204S (en) 1999-03-16 2000-04-25 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD420498S (en) 1999-03-16 2000-02-15 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD424290S (en) 1999-03-16 2000-05-09 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD419756S (en) 1999-03-16 2000-02-01 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD416128S (en) 1999-04-22 1999-11-09 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD422403S (en) 1999-04-23 2000-04-11 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD418283S (en) 1999-05-14 2000-01-04 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Shoe upper
USD446919S1 (en) 1999-10-14 2001-08-28 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Ii Shoe upper
USD446918S1 (en) 1999-10-14 2001-08-28 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Ii Shoe upper
USD431712S (en) 2000-02-01 2000-10-10 Skechers U.S.A., Inc., Ii Shoe upper
USD439734S1 (en) 2000-02-08 2001-04-03 Skechers U.S.A., Inc., Ii Shoe upper
USD435959S1 (en) 2000-07-10 2001-01-09 Skechers U.S.A., Inc., Ii Shoe upper
USD441417S1 (en) 2000-08-15 2001-05-01 Skechers U.S.A., Inc., Ii Shoe upper
US20040194342A1 (en) * 2003-03-19 2004-10-07 Dan Steinberg Sandals and flip-flops with non-slip foot surface
US20050016017A1 (en) * 2003-07-24 2005-01-27 Mcclaskie Thomas E. Method and apparatus for improved shoe construction
US6976320B2 (en) * 2003-07-24 2005-12-20 Columbia Insurance Company Method and apparatus for improved shoe construction
US20070051017A1 (en) * 2005-09-07 2007-03-08 Columbia Insurance Company Shoe with improved opanka construction
US7461469B2 (en) * 2005-09-07 2008-12-09 Columbia Insurance Company Shoe with improved Opanka construction
US20070062064A1 (en) * 2005-09-20 2007-03-22 Columbia Insurance Company Shoe having improved Opanka stitching
US7757408B2 (en) * 2005-09-20 2010-07-20 Columbia Insurance Company Shoe having improved Opanka stitching
US20090199433A1 (en) * 2008-02-12 2009-08-13 Lemay Alana L Shoe

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