US3019534A - Interchangeable shoe soles and heels - Google Patents

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US3019534A
US3019534A US80680559A US3019534A US 3019534 A US3019534 A US 3019534A US 80680559 A US80680559 A US 80680559A US 3019534 A US3019534 A US 3019534A
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Feb. 6, 1962 R. T. KAUFFMAN ET AL 3,019,534

INTERCHANGEABLE SHOE SOLES AND HEELS Filed April 16. 1959 INVENTORS ROBERT T. KAUFMAN BYBENJAMIN ARLITZ United States Patent fire 3,019,534 Fatented Feb. 6, 1962 3,019,534 INTERCHANGEABLE SHOE SOLES AND HEELS Robert T. Kaulfman, 2035 Creston Ave., and Benjamin Ariitz, 170 Vermilyea Ave., both of Bronx, N.Y. Filed Apr. 16, 1959, Ser. No. 806,805 1 Claim. (Cl. 36-15) This invention relates to the art of footwear construction and particularly concerns a novel sole and/or heel structure provided with means for quickly attaching the sole or heel to a boot or shoe and for quickly detaching the sole or heel.

It is a principal object of the invention to provide an article of footwear with a mid-sole having a ridged or ribbed and grooved outer surface, and with an outer sole having a correspondingly ridged or ribbed and grooved inner surface, the ribbed and grooved surface of the outer sole being removably engaged with the ribbed and grooved surface of the mid-sole of said article of footwear.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

FIG. 1 is a fragmentary side elevational view of a shoe having sole and heel structures emboding the invention.

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary exploded view of portions of the sole and heel structures of FIG. 1.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, there is shown a shoe 20 with upper 21*, welt 22 and an improved form of sole and heel construction. In this form, the mid-sole 24 is formed with transverse ribs 26 inverted T-shape in cross section, providing T-shaped grooves 28 therebetween. The outer sole 32 on its inner attaching side of surface 90 is formed with T-shaped transverse ribs 92 providing inverted T-shaped grooves 94 therebetween for its entire length. On its outer or tread surface 96, the outer sole is formed with depending inverted T-shaped ribs 98 along its heel portion 100*, the remainder of the tread surface being smooth. Inverted T-shaped grooves are formed between ribs 98. A separate heel 102 is detachably mounted on the heel portion 100 of the outer sole. Heel 102 is formed with T-shaped transverse ribs 104 on its inner attaching surface, providing inverted T-shaped grooves 106 therebetween.

In assembling the shoe 20 of FIG. 1, the outer sole 32 is slid laterally of the mid-sole 24 whereby the ends of the ribs 92 of the outer sole 32 engage the ends of the grooves 28 of the mid-sole 24 and continued lateral movement of the outer sole toward the mid-sole moves the ribs of the outer sole into interlocking relation with the grooves of the mid-sole as will be understood. The heel 102 may be attached to the heel portion 100 of the outer sole 32 in the same manner, by lateral movement of the heel toward the heel portion with the ribs and grooves meshing, whereby the heel is firmly secured on the shoe.

While we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of our invention, it is to be understood that we do not limit ourselves to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

A shoe construction, comprising an upper, a mid-sole secured to said upper, said mid-sole having a solid bottom with a plurality of alternate inverted T-shaped ribs and T-shaped grooves, said ribs and grooves being uniformly spaced from heel end to toe end of the mid-sole and extending across the mid-sole, an outer sole removably attached to said mid-sole, said outer sole having a solid body with a tread side and an attaching side, said attaching side having a plurality of alternate T-shaped ribs and inverted T-shaped grooves, uniformly spaced from heel end to toe end of the outer sole, and extending across the outer sole, the ribs and grooves of the outer sole mating with and engaging with the groves and ribs respectively of the mid-sole whereby the outer sole is attached to and removed from said mide-sole by snapping the outer sole onto and out of the midsole, said outer sole having the heel end portion of the tread side thereof formed with a plurality of alternate inverted T- shaped ribs and T-shaped grooves extending across the heel end portion for its entire area, removably engaging a separate heel, said heel having a solid body with an attaching side formed with equally spaced alternate T- shaped ribs and inverted T-shaped grooves extending across the heel for its entire area and interlocked with the grooves and ribs rmpectively of the heel end portion.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,542,174 Robidoux June 16, 1925 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,013 Great Britain Ian. 14, 1914 1,176 Great Britain May 2, 1871 25,849 Great Britain Nov. 15, 1906 26,704 Great Britain Dec. 3, 1907 45,118 Switzerland June 10, 1908 47,302 Austrian Apr. 10, 1911 47,481 Austrian Dec. 3, 1909 208,938 Australia Oct. 27, 1955 266,627 Switzerland May 1, 1950 374,421 Italy Aug. 24, 1939 706,305 France Mar. 24, 1931 802,801 Germany Feb. 26, 1951 828,356 Germany Jan. 17, 1952 927,795 Germany May 16, 1955

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US3228122A (en) * 1964-01-17 1966-01-11 Ludwig Herbert Ski boot
US3318026A (en) * 1966-05-31 1967-05-09 Rodolfo B Antelo Heel structure for shoes
US3318025A (en) * 1963-05-20 1967-05-09 Antelo Rodolfo Barriga Sole and heel structure for shoes
US3693269A (en) * 1970-11-23 1972-09-26 Anthony T Guarrera Shoe construction and repair unit therefor
US4317294A (en) * 1980-05-20 1982-03-02 Goodyear Mark V Replaceable shoe sole
US4936028A (en) * 1989-02-15 1990-06-26 Posacki Roman J Removable soles for shoes
US6311416B1 (en) * 1999-11-26 2001-11-06 Shimi-Shoe Walking Technologies Ltd. Therapeutic shoe
WO2001087104A1 (en) * 2000-05-12 2001-11-22 Yongcai Zhang Composed shoe
US20050257399A1 (en) * 2003-03-28 2005-11-24 Yu Zu S Sandal having a variety of lacing styles
US20060061012A1 (en) * 2003-10-09 2006-03-23 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure
US20060179682A1 (en) * 2005-02-16 2006-08-17 Nike, Inc. Articles of footwear with complementary and/or interlocking sole structures
US7249428B1 (en) * 2004-07-27 2007-07-31 Gary Burella Universal footwear including removable cleats
US20080022553A1 (en) * 2003-10-09 2008-01-31 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with an articulated sole structure
US20080222920A1 (en) * 2004-01-13 2008-09-18 Christophe Rovida Shoe Provided with an Interchangeable Sole
US20080289224A1 (en) * 2007-05-22 2008-11-27 K-Swiss Inc. Shoe outsole having semicircular protrusions
US8069583B1 (en) * 2007-10-01 2011-12-06 Simchuk Mark L Shoe with replacement sole cartridges
USD690490S1 (en) 2011-05-13 2013-10-01 Crispin Porter & Bogusky LLC Footwear sole
US20150096194A1 (en) * 2012-05-08 2015-04-09 Cooltraxx Limited Ice Grips
US20150196096A9 (en) * 2011-03-01 2015-07-16 Nike, Inc. Removable Outsole Elements For Articles Of Footwear
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WO2016075677A1 (en) * 2014-11-13 2016-05-19 Kelteknohow Limited An article of wear
US9486036B1 (en) * 2015-12-21 2016-11-08 Michael K. Douglas Shoe and method of manufacture
US20160360822A1 (en) * 2013-11-07 2016-12-15 Sang Mok Park Method for enabling sole of shoes to be freely separated and coupled and manufacturing method of functional shoes
US20170127758A1 (en) * 2015-11-09 2017-05-11 Andre Cooper Footwear with a removable outsole

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DE828356C (en) * 1949-10-05 1952-01-17 Hans Ritsert From interchangeable body parts and existing shoe sole or heel heel lift this
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US3318025A (en) * 1963-05-20 1967-05-09 Antelo Rodolfo Barriga Sole and heel structure for shoes
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US3693269A (en) * 1970-11-23 1972-09-26 Anthony T Guarrera Shoe construction and repair unit therefor
US4317294A (en) * 1980-05-20 1982-03-02 Goodyear Mark V Replaceable shoe sole
US4936028A (en) * 1989-02-15 1990-06-26 Posacki Roman J Removable soles for shoes
US6311416B1 (en) * 1999-11-26 2001-11-06 Shimi-Shoe Walking Technologies Ltd. Therapeutic shoe
US6792703B2 (en) 1999-11-26 2004-09-21 Shimon Cohen Therapeutic shoe
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US7272897B2 (en) * 2003-03-28 2007-09-25 Zu Sheng Yu Sandal having a variety of lacing styles
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US8303885B2 (en) 2003-10-09 2012-11-06 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure
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US20080022553A1 (en) * 2003-10-09 2008-01-31 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with an articulated sole structure
US7607241B2 (en) * 2003-10-09 2009-10-27 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear with an articulated sole structure
US20080222920A1 (en) * 2004-01-13 2008-09-18 Christophe Rovida Shoe Provided with an Interchangeable Sole
US7249428B1 (en) * 2004-07-27 2007-07-31 Gary Burella Universal footwear including removable cleats
US20060179682A1 (en) * 2005-02-16 2006-08-17 Nike, Inc. Articles of footwear with complementary and/or interlocking sole structures
US7191551B2 (en) * 2005-02-16 2007-03-20 Nike, Inc. Articles of footwear with complementary and/or interlocking sole structures
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US20080289224A1 (en) * 2007-05-22 2008-11-27 K-Swiss Inc. Shoe outsole having semicircular protrusions
US8365445B2 (en) * 2007-05-22 2013-02-05 K-Swiss, Inc. Shoe outsole having semicircular protrusions
US8590179B2 (en) 2007-05-22 2013-11-26 K-Swiss, Inc. Shoe with protrusions and securing portions
US8881431B2 (en) 2007-05-22 2014-11-11 K-Swiss, Inc. Shoe with protrusions and securing portions
US8069583B1 (en) * 2007-10-01 2011-12-06 Simchuk Mark L Shoe with replacement sole cartridges
US9439478B2 (en) * 2011-03-01 2016-09-13 Nike, Inc. Removable outsole elements for articles of footwear
US20150196096A9 (en) * 2011-03-01 2015-07-16 Nike, Inc. Removable Outsole Elements For Articles Of Footwear
USD690490S1 (en) 2011-05-13 2013-10-01 Crispin Porter & Bogusky LLC Footwear sole
US20150096194A1 (en) * 2012-05-08 2015-04-09 Cooltraxx Limited Ice Grips
US20160360822A1 (en) * 2013-11-07 2016-12-15 Sang Mok Park Method for enabling sole of shoes to be freely separated and coupled and manufacturing method of functional shoes
US20150223558A1 (en) * 2014-02-10 2015-08-13 Upright Footwear, Inc. Method and Device for Addressing Leg Length Inequality
WO2016075677A1 (en) * 2014-11-13 2016-05-19 Kelteknohow Limited An article of wear
US20170127758A1 (en) * 2015-11-09 2017-05-11 Andre Cooper Footwear with a removable outsole
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