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US3349505A
US3349505A US59040366A US3349505A US 3349505 A US3349505 A US 3349505A US 59040366 A US59040366 A US 59040366A US 3349505 A US3349505 A US 3349505A
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    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
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    • A43B3/02Top-boots; Leg-boots; Shoes with batswing tabs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
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    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
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' Oct. 31, 1967 s. c. LOPEZ CHILDREN'S FOOTWEAR Filed Oct. 28, 1966 United States Patent Ofiice Patented Oct. 31, 1967 3,349,505 CHILDRENS FOOTWEAR Segundo C. Lopez, San Fernando 423, Villena, Aiicante, Spain Filed Oct. 28, 1966, Ser. No. 590,403 Claims priority, appliclation yspain, Dec. 11, 1965, 8 01 6 Claims. 36-25) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLGSURE It is a well known fact that it is often diflicult to put on footwear having extended uppers, whether these be in the form of bootees or boots. It is particularly difficult to put on ankle boots in the case of a child whose foot is deformed.

Hitherto in an attempt to avoid this disadvantage, footwear has been produced with a large longitudinal aperture in the vamp. It is, however, not always possible to provide this aperture and in any case it cannot be made over-large without causing the article to lose its shape, which would result in the article no longer fulfilling one of its main functions, viz. to avoid or correct those deformations which are the result of wearing bad footwear.

The invention therefore has for an object an article of footwear having an extended upper, such as a bootee or boot which obviates or minimizes the abovementioned disadvantage and which may be opened completely when being fitted on to the foot without this being in any way detrimental to its shape.

According to the invention, the article is provided with a transverse aperture in the upper, said aperture extending from the upper edge of one of the sides, preferably the outer side, as far as the other side and continuing through the part of the sole located between the sole of the foot and the heel.

In an advantageous embodiment of the invention which is particularly applicable to childrens shoes, the shoe is based on a one-piece pattern and including the portion which forms the sole of the foot, under which it is possible to locate a sole-piece. The pattern has a rounded seam at the part forming the toe, thus effecting a substantial saving in material.

In order that the invention may be more clearly understood, reference will now be made to the accompanying drawings, which show one embodiment thereof, by way of example, and in which:

FIGURE 1 is an elevational view of the outside of an ankle boot of the invention,

FIGURE 2 is an elevational view of the inside thereof, and

FIGURE 3 is a view of the boot when opened.

Referring now to the drawings, the ankle-boot shown in FIGURES 1 to 3 comprises a single piece 1 which is cut to shape with a seam along the upper edge of the shoe upper 1a and with a rounded seam 2 at the part forming the toe, thus avoiding any wastage of material.

A transverse aperture, provided with a sliding-clasp fastener 3, extends from the upper edge of the upper 1a of the boot on the outside approximately half-way up the other side, i.e. the inside, of the upper. This transverse aperture continues through the part of the sole located between the sole of the foot and the heel. Thus, when the fastener is open (FIGURE 3), the boot is prac' tically divided into two parts, the front and the rear, thus greatly simplifying the fitting of the boot on to the foot, even when the foot is in some way deformed.

The importance of this transverse aperture which divides the boot into two parts is obvious, since the fitting of the boot on to the foot is greatly simplified, but it should be noted that it will advantageously be used whenever it is desired to make shoes or boots from a single piece of material with a rounded seam at the part forming the toe.

Finally, if the ankle-boot is intended for use as a walking shoe, it will also be advantageous to locate treadpieces respectively on the sole of the foot and the heel. These tread-pieces have been shown diagrammatically in chain-dotted lines at 4 and 5 respectively in FIGURE 1.

The shape, material used and the size of the boot may, of course, vary widely, as may the accessories.

I claim:

1. A footwear article comprising a toe portion, a heel portion, a portion having a leg receiving opening, at least one of said portions having a substantially transverse aperture extending from a point on one side of said footwear spaced from the edge of said leg receiving opening, downwardly along said side, across the bottom thereof between said toe and heel portions and upwardly along the opposite side thereof to said leg receiving opening, and means for fastening the sections provided by said substantially transverse aperture, together.

2. A footwear article according to claim 1, wherein the footwear is formed from a single piece of material and is provided with a rounded seam in said toe portion.

3. A footwear according to claim 5, wherein the undersides of said toe and heel portions are provided with treads.

4. A footwear article according to claim 1, wherein said fastening means comprises a sliding clasp fastener.

5. A footwear article according to claim 1, wherein the footwear is formed from a single piece of material which is provided with a rounded scam in said toe portion, and the undersides of said toe and heel portions are provided with trea-ds.

6. A footwear article according to claim 5, wherein said fastening means comprises a sliding clasp fastener.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,648,101 11/ 1927 Ascheim 3*6--50 2,235,490 3/ 1941 Saksa 36-l 2,494,770 1/ 1950 MacLaughlin 362.5 2,859,543 11/195 8 Potvin 36-11 FOREIGN PATENTS 451,157 9/ 1927 Germany.

PATRICK D. LAWSON, Primary Examiner.

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1. A FOOTWEAR ARTICLE COMPRISING A TOE PORTION, A HEEL PORTION, A PORTION HAVING A LEG RECEIVING OPENING, AT LEAST ONE OF SAID PORTIONS HAVING A SUBSTANTIALLY TRANSVERSE APERTURE EXTENDING FROM A POINT ON ONE SIDE OF SAID FOOTWEAR SPACED FROM THE EDGE OF SAID LEG RECEIVING OPENING, DOWNWARDLY ALONG SAID SIDE, ACROSS THE BOTTOM THEREOF BETWEEN SAID TOE AND HEEL PORTIONS AND UPWARDLY ALONG THE OPPOSITE SIDE THEREOF TO SAID LEG RECEIVING OPENING, AND MEANS FOR FASTENING THE SECTIONS PROVIDED BY SAID SUBSTANTIALLY TRANSVERSE APERTURE, TOGETHER.
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US4665634A (en) * 1985-10-25 1987-05-19 Diaz Alberto O Child's bootlet with separable front and rear portions
US20030200680A1 (en) * 2002-04-29 2003-10-30 David Chang Shoe with a counter portion
US20050241188A1 (en) * 2004-07-19 2005-11-03 Yun Yeu H Canine footwear
US20080168683A1 (en) * 2007-01-11 2008-07-17 K-Swiss Inc. Infant shoe having a pivoting heel portion
US20090272010A1 (en) * 2008-04-30 2009-11-05 The Stride Rite Corporation Infant Shoes
US20150374065A1 (en) * 2014-06-26 2015-12-31 Joseph DiFrancisco Easy Access Footwear
US20160166006A1 (en) * 2014-06-26 2016-06-16 Joseph DiFrancisco Easy Access Footwear with Zipper Closure
USD773789S1 (en) * 2015-10-02 2016-12-13 Yves Saint Laurent Shoe
US10159310B2 (en) 2017-05-25 2018-12-25 Nike, Inc. Rear closing upper for an article of footwear with front zipper to rear cord connection
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US1648101A (en) * 1926-12-06 1927-11-08 Ascheim Jules Riding boot
US2235490A (en) * 1939-11-07 1941-03-18 Saksa Sulo Shoe protector
US2494770A (en) * 1949-04-26 1950-01-17 Robert E Maclaughlin Footwear and novel closure therefor
US2859543A (en) * 1955-03-24 1958-11-11 Richard J Potvin Blank for a moccasin shoe

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DE451157C (en) * 1926-06-12 1927-10-17 Hermann Schloerecke Fortbewegungshinderndes facilities for prisoners
US1648101A (en) * 1926-12-06 1927-11-08 Ascheim Jules Riding boot
US2235490A (en) * 1939-11-07 1941-03-18 Saksa Sulo Shoe protector
US2494770A (en) * 1949-04-26 1950-01-17 Robert E Maclaughlin Footwear and novel closure therefor
US2859543A (en) * 1955-03-24 1958-11-11 Richard J Potvin Blank for a moccasin shoe

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US4665634A (en) * 1985-10-25 1987-05-19 Diaz Alberto O Child's bootlet with separable front and rear portions
US20030200680A1 (en) * 2002-04-29 2003-10-30 David Chang Shoe with a counter portion
US20050241188A1 (en) * 2004-07-19 2005-11-03 Yun Yeu H Canine footwear
US20080168683A1 (en) * 2007-01-11 2008-07-17 K-Swiss Inc. Infant shoe having a pivoting heel portion
US8161669B2 (en) 2007-01-11 2012-04-24 X-Swiss, Inc. Infant shoe having a pivoting heel portion
US8256146B2 (en) 2008-04-30 2012-09-04 The Stride Rite Corporation Infant shoes
US20090272010A1 (en) * 2008-04-30 2009-11-05 The Stride Rite Corporation Infant Shoes
US20160166006A1 (en) * 2014-06-26 2016-06-16 Joseph DiFrancisco Easy Access Footwear with Zipper Closure
US20150374065A1 (en) * 2014-06-26 2015-12-31 Joseph DiFrancisco Easy Access Footwear
USD773789S1 (en) * 2015-10-02 2016-12-13 Yves Saint Laurent Shoe
US10159310B2 (en) 2017-05-25 2018-12-25 Nike, Inc. Rear closing upper for an article of footwear with front zipper to rear cord connection
USD840663S1 (en) 2018-06-14 2019-02-19 Nike, Inc. Shoe
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