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US3081774A
US3081774A US3025560A US3081774A US 3081774 A US3081774 A US 3081774A US 3025560 A US3025560 A US 3025560A US 3081774 A US3081774 A US 3081774A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/1405Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form
    • A43B7/1415Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot
    • A43B7/142Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot situated under the medial arch, i.e. the navicular or cuneiform bones
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/22Footwear with fixed flat-foot insertions, metatarsal supports, ankle flaps, or the like

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March 19, 1963 J. LELYVELD ARCH SUPPORT WITH METATARSAL SUPPORT BAR Filed May 19, 1960 FIGB IN V EN TOR.

JOSEPH LE L YVELD BY wm www AT TOR N EYS United States Patent O 3,081,774 ARCH SUPPORT WITH METATARSAL SUPPORT BAR Joseph Lelyveld, 321 Union St., Rockland, Mass. Filed May 19, 1960, Ser. No. 30,255 2 Claims. (Cl. 12S-615) This invention relates to arch supports to be inserted in mens, womens or ichildrens footwear to provide support for the arch of the foot, especially the metatarsal portion and the side margins of the arch. For this purpose I provide a shaped plate of material which has a limited degree of flexibility and is made with low ribs arranged as illustrated on the drawing for purposes hereinafter explained.

For a more complete understanding of the invention, reference maybe had to the following description thereof, and tothe drawing, of which:

FlGURE 1 is a plan view of an arch support embodying the invention;

FIGURE 2 is a bottom plan view of the same;

FIGURE 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of FIGURE 1; `and FIGURE 4 is a section on the line 4 4 of FIGURE 1, showing the arch support in a shoe.

The arch support illustrated on the drawing is preferably a one-piece molded plate of a suitable synthetic resin such as polyethylene. The plate is shaped to fit into the heel and shank portions of a shoe and is of a thickness to give it moderate flexibility. The margins 12, 14 along the sides and rear end of the plate are preferably turned up slightly to form `a comfortable seat to receive the heel and arch portions of a foot. The plate is longitudinally arched in accordance with curvature of the shank of the shoe in which it is to be installed.

According to the invention, ribs are formed on the bottom face of the plate by additional local thickness of the plate partly -to provide additional stiffness to the plate and partly to press up through the plate when the weight of the foot is upon it, so as to form low ridges on the upper surface of the plate to press locally against certain areas of the sole of the foot for extra support and balance. Two of these ribs 20, 22 extend generally lengthwise of the plate and are near but spaced inward from the respective side margins 12. As shown, the forward end portions 24, 26 `of these ribs turn toward each other. The ridges caused by these ribs on the upper surface of the plate support the inner and outer longitudinal arches of the foot from the heel tothe first and fth metatarsals respectively. Connecting the mid portions of the ribs 20, 22 is a transverse rib 3d which forms an H with the ribs 20, 22, and provides greater support for the `arch at the instep.

A fourth rib 32 is located near the forward end of the under `face of the plate and extends transversely forward of the end portions 24, 26 of the two longitudinal ribs 2G, 22.

3,081,774 Patented Mar. 19, 1963 ice On the upper face of the plate a single transverse rib 34 is provided. This rib is arcuate in shape and its end portions are directly over the end portions 24, 26 of the ribs on the under face. This rib, reinforced by the rib 30 almost directly underneath it, supports the front transverse arch of the foot under the second, third and fourth metatarsals.

The polyethylene or other similar material employed for the arch support is sufciently yielding to raise llow ridges thereon when the arch support is pressed down strongly against a relatively unyielding surface such as the insole of a shoe. This results in extra support for special portions of the sole of the foot, -as hereinbefore explained. The ribs also provide mechanical reinforcement for the plate itself and thus reduce fiexing fatigue of the material of Ithe plate, permitting the use of a plate which is relatively thin and light.

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1. An arch support for footwear, comprising a moderately Iflexible plate of a synthetic resin shaped to tit within the heel and shank portions of a shoe, the side and rear margins of said plate being Iturned up, said plate having areas of additional local thickness forming ribs on the under face of said plate, two of said ribs extending lengthwise of the plate and spaced inward from said turned-up margins, one of said ribs extending transversely of the plate from one of said two ribs to the other, said plate also having a fourth rib on its under face extending transversely thereof near the forward end thereof, and a transverse rib on its upper face near the forward end thereof.

2. An arch support for footwear, comprising a moderately exible plate of polyethylene shaped to fit within the heel and shank portions of a shoe, the margins of said plate along the sides and rear end thereof being turned up, said plate having areas of additional local thickness forming ribs on its under face, two of said ribs extending lengthwise of the plate near said turned-up margins, the forward end portions of said two ribs being turned toward each other, a third rib extending transversely of the plate and making an H with said two ribs, a fourth rib extending transversely near the forward end of the under face of the plate, and a transverse rib on the upper face of the plate near the forward end thereof.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS `1,215,090 Wood Feb. 6, 1917 1,399,447 Spiegel Dec. 6, 1921 1,760,300 Donovan M-ay 27, 1930 1,934,591 Churchill et al. Nov. 7, y1933 2,085,374 Ludlam June 29, 1937 2,139,971 Pava Dec. 13, 1938 2,150,779 Nickerson Mar. 14, 1939 2,353,829 Iakosky July 18, 1944 2,409,960 Scholl Oct. 22, 1946 2,713,732 Guest IJuly 26, 1955

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1. AN ARCH SUPPORT FOR FOOTWEAR, COMPRISING A MODERATELY FLEXIBLE PLATE OF A SYBTHETIC RESIN SHARPED TO FIT WITHIN THE HEEL AND SHANK PORTIONS OF A SHOE, THE SIDE AND REAR MARGINS OF SAID PLATE BEING TURNED UP, SAID PLATE HAVING AREAS OF ADDITIONAL LOCAL THICKNESS FORMING RIBS ON THE UNDER FACE OF SAID PLATE, TWO OF SAID RIBS EXTENDING LENGTHWISE OF THE PLATE AND SPACED INWARD FROM SAID
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US3726287A (en) * 1970-07-16 1973-04-10 S Wikler Shoe construction with foot-stabilizing appliance
US4571857A (en) * 1984-05-07 1986-02-25 Rigoberto Castellanos Plastic foot support with reinforcing struts
US5253435A (en) * 1989-03-17 1993-10-19 Nike, Inc. Pressure-adjustable shoe bladder assembly
US5257470A (en) * 1989-03-17 1993-11-02 Nike, Inc. Shoe bladder system
US5416988A (en) * 1989-03-17 1995-05-23 Nike, Inc. Customized fit shoe and bladder therefor
US5765298A (en) * 1989-03-17 1998-06-16 Nike, Inc. Athletic shoe with pressurized ankle collar
US6173511B1 (en) * 1995-12-26 2001-01-16 Ronald Perrault Orthosis for footwear with positional self-adjustment
US6502330B1 (en) * 1999-05-26 2003-01-07 Loic David Sole for footwear
US6557273B2 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-05-06 Joseph Paul Polifroni Layered arch support and method of manufacture
US6681501B1 (en) 2002-09-24 2004-01-27 Dr.'s Own, Inc. Arch support device
US20050016029A1 (en) * 2003-07-25 2005-01-27 Nike, Inc. Soccer shoe having independently supported lateral and medial sides
US6854199B2 (en) 2001-09-28 2005-02-15 Joseph Paul Polifroni Layered arch support
US6880266B2 (en) 2002-04-10 2005-04-19 Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Footwear sole
US20050108325A1 (en) * 1999-07-30 2005-05-19 Ponte Jay M. Page aggregation for Web sites
US20050210017A1 (en) * 2004-03-16 2005-09-22 Microsoft Corporation Error model formation
US20050223604A1 (en) * 2004-03-26 2005-10-13 Bio Orthotics International, Inc. Ventilated foot orthotic
US20060086004A1 (en) * 2004-10-25 2006-04-27 Banyan Licensing Lc Molded foot support
US7707751B2 (en) 2006-06-16 2010-05-04 Schering-Plough Healthcare Products, Inc. Adjustable orthotic
US20130333249A1 (en) * 2010-11-29 2013-12-19 Jean-Luc Guer Athletic shoe having cleats
WO2015145329A1 (en) * 2014-03-24 2015-10-01 Podarte Srl Insert for postural control of the foot
US9241535B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2016-01-26 Nike, Inc. Sole structures and articles incorporating same
CN106539186A (en) * 2015-09-17 2017-03-29 渥弗林户外用品公司 Sole assembly for article of footwear
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US1399447A (en) * 1920-03-08 1921-12-06 George F Spiegel Arch-support
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US2085374A (en) * 1934-11-14 1937-06-29 James E Ludlam Arch support for shoes
US2139971A (en) * 1938-01-29 1938-12-13 Jack R Pava Arch support
US2150779A (en) * 1938-01-26 1939-03-14 William H Nickerson Arch support for shoes
US2353829A (en) * 1941-07-09 1944-07-18 John J Jakosky Footwear
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US1399447A (en) * 1920-03-08 1921-12-06 George F Spiegel Arch-support
US1760300A (en) * 1927-11-08 1930-05-27 Alfred F Donovan Insole for shoes
US1934591A (en) * 1931-04-17 1933-11-07 Foot Appliances Buxton Ltd Foot arch support
US2085374A (en) * 1934-11-14 1937-06-29 James E Ludlam Arch support for shoes
US2150779A (en) * 1938-01-26 1939-03-14 William H Nickerson Arch support for shoes
US2139971A (en) * 1938-01-29 1938-12-13 Jack R Pava Arch support
US2353829A (en) * 1941-07-09 1944-07-18 John J Jakosky Footwear
US2409960A (en) * 1944-04-10 1946-10-22 William M Scholl Arch support
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US3726287A (en) * 1970-07-16 1973-04-10 S Wikler Shoe construction with foot-stabilizing appliance
US4571857A (en) * 1984-05-07 1986-02-25 Rigoberto Castellanos Plastic foot support with reinforcing struts
US5253435A (en) * 1989-03-17 1993-10-19 Nike, Inc. Pressure-adjustable shoe bladder assembly
US5257470A (en) * 1989-03-17 1993-11-02 Nike, Inc. Shoe bladder system
US5416988A (en) * 1989-03-17 1995-05-23 Nike, Inc. Customized fit shoe and bladder therefor
US5765298A (en) * 1989-03-17 1998-06-16 Nike, Inc. Athletic shoe with pressurized ankle collar
US6173511B1 (en) * 1995-12-26 2001-01-16 Ronald Perrault Orthosis for footwear with positional self-adjustment
US6502330B1 (en) * 1999-05-26 2003-01-07 Loic David Sole for footwear
US20050108325A1 (en) * 1999-07-30 2005-05-19 Ponte Jay M. Page aggregation for Web sites
US6557273B2 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-05-06 Joseph Paul Polifroni Layered arch support and method of manufacture
US6854199B2 (en) 2001-09-28 2005-02-15 Joseph Paul Polifroni Layered arch support
US6880266B2 (en) 2002-04-10 2005-04-19 Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Footwear sole
US6681501B1 (en) 2002-09-24 2004-01-27 Dr.'s Own, Inc. Arch support device
US20060064905A1 (en) * 2003-07-25 2006-03-30 Nike, Inc. Soccer shoe having independently supported lateral and medial sides
US20050016029A1 (en) * 2003-07-25 2005-01-27 Nike, Inc. Soccer shoe having independently supported lateral and medial sides
US7143530B2 (en) 2003-07-25 2006-12-05 Nike, Inc. Soccer shoe having independently supported lateral and medial sides
US6973746B2 (en) 2003-07-25 2005-12-13 Nike, Inc. Soccer shoe having independently supported lateral and medial sides
US20050210017A1 (en) * 2004-03-16 2005-09-22 Microsoft Corporation Error model formation
US20050223604A1 (en) * 2004-03-26 2005-10-13 Bio Orthotics International, Inc. Ventilated foot orthotic
US20060086004A1 (en) * 2004-10-25 2006-04-27 Banyan Licensing Lc Molded foot support
WO2006047511A2 (en) * 2004-10-25 2006-05-04 Banyan Licensing Lc Molded foot support
WO2006047511A3 (en) * 2004-10-25 2007-05-10 Banyan Licensing Lc Molded foot support
US7707751B2 (en) 2006-06-16 2010-05-04 Schering-Plough Healthcare Products, Inc. Adjustable orthotic
US20130333249A1 (en) * 2010-11-29 2013-12-19 Jean-Luc Guer Athletic shoe having cleats
US9241535B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2016-01-26 Nike, Inc. Sole structures and articles incorporating same
WO2015145329A1 (en) * 2014-03-24 2015-10-01 Podarte Srl Insert for postural control of the foot
CN106539186A (en) * 2015-09-17 2017-03-29 渥弗林户外用品公司 Sole assembly for article of footwear
US9615625B1 (en) 2015-09-17 2017-04-11 Wolverine Outdoors, Inc. Sole assembly for article of footwear
USD801658S1 (en) 2015-09-17 2017-11-07 Wolverine Outdoors, Inc. Footwear sole

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