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A foot sandal, and method for making same, the sandal having a platform with slits at each end, strapping members mounted with the platform for securing the platform to the foot and securing members mounted in the slits for securing the strapping members with the platform, the slits being closed after the insertion of the securing members.

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[ Dec. 30, 1975 SANDALS AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME Inventors: Dwight Collin Brown; Kevin Bruce Brown, both of 4118 Mischire, Houston, Tex. 77025 Filed: Nov. 25, 1974 Appl. No.: 526,466

US. Cl 36/115; 12/142 S Int. Cl. A43B 3/12; A43D 9/00 Field of Search 36/115, 30 R; 12/142 S References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2/1954 lsrael 36/115 9/1956 Gardiner ..36/1l.5 10/1968 Prenovitz ..36/l1.5

Primary ExaminerPatrick D. Lawson Attorney, Agent, or FirmPravel & Wilson [57] ABSTRACT A foot sandal, and method for making same, the sandal having a platform with slits ateach end, strapping members mounted with the platform for securing the platform to the foot and securing members mounted in the slits for securing the strapping members with the platform, the slits being closed after the insertion of the securing members.

17 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures US. Patent Dec.30, 1975 Shee t1of2 3,928,927

A /id 0 SANDALS AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The field of this invention is footwear, particularly of the type relating to sandals and methods for making same.

Prior art sandals includes those such as disclosed in US. Pat. Nos. 3,352,033; 2,669,036 and 2,239,471.

Some of the difficulties encountered in sandals generally include straps that may become easily detached from the sole of the shoe because of inadequate securing members, sandals that are not resistant to water, and straps that may potentially cause chaffing and/or binding against the foot.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention provides a new-and improved sandal, and method for making same, the sandal having a platform conforming substantially to the shape of the sole of the foot and being slit from each end, strap means mounted with the platform for securing the platform to the foot and securing means mounted in the slits with the straps for securing the straps with the platform, the slits being closed after the insertion of the securing means.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an oblique view of the sandals of the present invention as completely assembled;

FIG. 2 is an exploded, isometric view of a sandal of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a side view of a partially assembled sandal of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a side view of the sandal of the present invention, completely assembled, as fitted to a foot; and

FIG. 5 is a plan view of the sandal of the present invention taken along lines 5-5 of FIG. 4.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT In the drawings, the letter S designates the sandal of the present invention. The sandal S includes a platform P having strap means A mounted with the platform P and securing means B for securing the strap means A with the platform P.

The sandal S includes a platform P preferably of a vinyl foam such as that marketed under the name of Uniroyal Ensolite, however, other materials may be used. Preferably, the platform P is of an approximate thickness of one inch but it is intended that the platform P not be limited only to thicknesses of one inch but also to include thicknesses both greater and lesser than such thickness.

The platform P is formed to conform substantially with the shape of the sole of the foot F as is platform 10. The platform has an upper surface 10a and a lower surface 10b. The platform 10 further has a toe end 106 adjacent the toes ll of a foot F and a heel end 104 adjacent the heel 13 of the foot F. A slit 12 is formed substantially parallel to the upper surface 10a and lower surface 10b of the platform 10. The slit 12 includes an upper surface 12a and a lower surface 12b which are formed when the platform 10 is slit, the slit 12' originating at point 12c and terminating at line 129 where upper and lower surfaces 12a, 12b join. Preferably, the slit 12 extends along the length from toe end 2 toward heel end 104 of the platform 10 such that the line 124 is adjacent the ball 15 of the foot F.

In similar fashion, a heel slit 14 adjacent the heel end 104 and heel 13 of the foot F is formed substantially parallel to the upper surface 10a and lower surface 10b of the platform 10 having an upper surface 14a and a lower surface 14b which are formed when the heel end 104 of the platform 10 is initially slit adjacent point and extends to termination line 1411 wherein heel slit l4 terminates. Preferably, the slit 14 extends along the length from the toe end 10c toward the heel end 1051 of the platform P such that the line 1441 is adjacent the arch of the foot F.

Opening 16 is formed in the platform 10 adjacent the toe end 100 extending from the upper surface 12b of slit 12 upwardly to the upper surface 10a of the platform 10. Openings l8 and 20 are formed adjacent the heel end 1051 of the platform 10 such that each respectively originates at the upper surface 14a of the slit 14 and extends upwardly unto the upper surface 10a of the platform 10. Preferably, the openings 18, 20 are equal distance from the longitudinal axis 9 (FIG. 5) of the platform 10 and transverse thereto as viewed from a plan view thereof, as shown in FIG. 5. Furthermore, the openings 18, 20 should be located on the platform 10 adjacent to where the arch l7 and heel 13 of the foot F oin.

The platform P of the sandal S of the present invention is secured to the foot F by the strap means A and securing means B therewith. The strap means A includes a toe strap means 20, instep strap means 21, and heel strap means 22. The toe strap means 20 includes cord 23 and tubing 26 to be located adjacent the toes ll of the foot F. The instep strap means 21 includes cord 24 and tubing 28 to be located adjacent the instep 19 of the foot F. The heel strap means 22 includes tubing 30 and tubing pegs 40, 42 to be located adjacent the heel 13 of the foot F. The tubing pegs 40, 42 are preferably formed of a polyethylene hollow tubing and having openings 40a, 42a formed therewith and adapted to be slidably mounted with cord 24. The strap means A includes cord 23, 24 and a protective cushioned covering or tubing 26, 2B, 30, 32, 34. Of course, all cords and tubing must be proportioned according to foot size just as the platform P is so proportioned.

The strap means A includes cords 23, 24 that are preferably made of nylon. The tubing 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, may be of any material that is soft and preferably waterproof and is preferably of a latex surgical tubing.

The securing means B includes toe plate 36 having an aperture 36a formed therein and heel plate 38 having apertures 38a, 38b formed therein. Preferably, the toe plate 36 is formed of a metal washer or any other suitable material. The heel plate 38 is preferably formed of a polyethylene or any other suitable material.

In practicing the method of this invention, the platform 10 is formed conforming to the shape of the sole of the foot F. Toe slit 12 and heel slit 14 are formed with the platform 10 such that they preferably extend from points 12c, 140 to lines 1251, 1411, respectively. The toe strap means 20 is then mounted with the platform 10. This encompasses folding cord 23 in half and knotting the same at point 23a forming a substantially circular configuration. The thus knotted cord 23 is then threaded through aperture 36a of the toe plate 36 and upwardly through opening 16 formed in platform 10 adjacent toe end 100. The cord 23 is pulled snugly such that the toe plate 36 abuts upper surface 12a of slit 12.

Tubing 26 is thereafter threaded over the cord 23 leaving an exposed loop 23b at the upper end thereof.

Cord 24 is threaded through tubing 28 with this assembly being threaded through loop 23b. Tubing pegs 40, 42 are threaded onto each end 24a, 24b of the cord 24 through openings 40a, 42a, formed therein pegs 40, 42, respectively. Tubing 32, 34 is thereafter threaded onto the cord 24. The ends 24a, 24b are thereafter threaded through openings 18, 19 formed adjacent the heel end 104 of the platform 10. The ends 24a, 24b extend through the openings l8, 19, respectively, and out from the upper surface 14a of slit l4. Thereafter, the ends 24a, 24b are threaded through apertures 38a, 38b formed in the heel plate 38 whereinafter the ends 24a, 24b are tied in an appropriate square knot 44. 15

Preferably, the heel plate 38 should be located in the heel slit 14 just behind the relative position of the arch 17 of the foot F.

Using any type of holding means, such as contact cement or any other suitable substitute therefor, such as brads and/or the like, the toe slit 12 and heel slit 14 are closed and/or adhesively bonded together. Thereafter, a suitable length of tubing 30 may be affixed to pegs 40, 42 adjacent ends 40b, 42b, respectively. Of course, either of these two steps may be reversed without affecting the assembly of the sandal S. Any refinement and/or finishing of the platform is accomplished by any suitable machining process such as use of a belt and/or disc sander.

Thus, a sandal S of the present invention is formed having a toe strap means 20 adapted to be mounted between the big toe and first toe of the foot F for correctly locating the toes 11 of the foot F on toe end 100 of the platform 10. The instep strap means 21 secures the sandal S with the instep 19 of the foot F. The heel strap means 22 helps to further secure the sandal S to the heel 13 of the foot F. It will be appreciated that the heel strap means 22 is adjustable in that the tubing 30 frictionally engages the pegs 40, 42 and by merely adjusting the relative position of the tubing 30 on the pegs 40, 42 the heel strap means 22 is adjustably positionable to tighten or loosen the heel strap means 22 with respect to the heel of the foot F. Furthermore, by adjusting the respective lengths of tubing 32, 34 and tubing 28 accordingly, a further heel strap adjustment is manifest.

The securing means B prevents the toe strap means 20 and the heel strap means 22 from pulling through and from the platform 10 when the sandal S is worn by foot F. The plates 36, 38 help to distribute pressure exerted by the foot F through cords 23, 24, respectively, over the area of the respective plates 36, 38, thus reducing the risk of pulling the cords 23, 24 therefrom.

Inasmuch as the sandal S of the present invention is preferably constructed of vinyl foam, nylon cord, latex surgical tubing, and various polyethylene parts the sandal S of the present invention results in an extremely lightweight, waterproof sandal S. Furthermore, although the platform P initially is of a substantially flat configuration on the upper surface 10a and lower surface 10b, after a short period of use, the upper surface 10a of the platform tends to compress in the areas adjacent to the heel l3 and ball of the foot F since the bulk of the weight of an individual is carried on these key points of the foot F. Thus, the upper surface 100 conforms to the elevational configuration of the sole of foot F after a short period of use resulting in an extremely comfortable sandal S. Still further, the pro- 4 tective cushioned covering or tubing 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 prevents chaffing of the cords 23, 24 against the toe 11, instep 19 and/or heel 13 of the foot F when wearing the sandal S of the present invention.

The foregoing disclosure and description of the invention are illustrative and explanatory thereof, and various changes in the size, shape, and materials as well as in the details of the illustrated construction may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

We claim:

1. A sandal adapted to be worn on the foot compris- 2% platform conforming substantially to the shape of the sole of the foot and including a toe end and a heel end, said platform further having an upper surface and a lower surface, said platform having a first slit and a second slit, said first slit formed at said toe end of said platform and said second slit formed at said heel end of said platform;

strap means mounted with said platform for securing said platform to the foot;

securing means mounted in said first slit and said second slit in attachment with said strap means for securing said strap means with said platform; and

means for closing said first and second slit together after the mounting of said securing means.

2. The sandal of claim 1 wherein said strap means includes:

toe strap means adapted to receive the toes of the foot, said toe means mounted with said platform adjacent said toe end thereof;

instep strap means for receiving and securing said platform to the foot adjacent the instep of the foot, said instep strap means mounted with said platform adjacent said heel end and with said toe strap means adjacent said toe end thereof; and

heel strap means for securing said platform to the foot adjacent the heel of the foot, said heel strap means mounted with said instep strap means.

3. The sandal of claim 2, wherein said toe strap means includes:

a first cord mounted through a first opening formed in said platform between said first slit and said upper surface of said platform, said first cord having a loop adjacent an upper end of said first cord such that said loop extends above said upper surface of said platform.

4. The sandal of claim 3, wherein:

said instep strap means includes a protective cushioned covering mounted through a second opening and a third opening formed in said platform between said second slit and said upper surface of said platform, said protective cushioned covering extending from said second opening through said loop of said first cord into said third opening; and

said heel strap means includes heel pegs adapted to be mounted with said instep strap means and a heel strap adjustably mountable with said pegs.

5. The sandal of claim 3, wherein said instep strap means includes:

a second cord mounted through a second opening and a third opening formed in said platform between said second slit and said upper surface of said platform, said second cord extending from said second opening through said loop of said first cord into said third opening.

6. The sandal of claim 5 wherein:

said first cord and said second cord have a protective cushioned covering substantially covering said cords to protect the foot from chaffing adjacent said cords. 7. The sandal of claim 6, wherein: said protective cushioned covering is a latex surgical tubing. 8. The sandal of claim 5, wherein said heel strap means includes:

heel pegs adapted to be mounted with said second cord; and a heel strap adjustably mountable with said pegs. 9. The sandal of claim 8, wherein: said heel strap is of a latex surgical tubing. 10. The sandal of claim 1, wherein said securing means includes:

a toe plate mounted in said first slit; and a heel plate mounted in said second slit, said plates having said strap means secured thereto for strengthening the mounting of said strap means to said platform. 11. The sandal of claim 1, wherein: said closing means includes an adhesive substance. 12. A method for making sandals, comprising the steps of:

forming a platform to conform with the shape of the sole of the foot; slitting the platform parallel to the upper surface of the platform at both the toe end of the platform forming a first slit and at the heel end of the platform forming a second slit; mounting a strap means with the platform with a securing means by disposing the securing means within the slits for proper mounting of the strap means with the platform; and closing the platform slits together to finish the sandal. 13. The method of claim 12, wherein said mounting further includes the step of:

looping a first cord and interconnecting a second cord therewith for forming a toe strap means being interconnected with an instep strap means. 14. The method of claim 13, wherein said mounting further includes the step of:

affixing a heel strap means adjustably to the instep strap means. 15. The method of claim 12., wherein said securing further includes the step of:

locating toe and heel plates within the first and second slits, respectively, having the strap means mounted thereto the toe and heel plates. 16. The method of claim 12, wherein said mounting includes the steps of:

attaching a first cord to a toe plate; inserting the first cord through a first opening formed in the toe end of the platform between the first slit and the upper surface of the platform; placing a first protective cushioned covering over a portion of the first cord extending above the upper surface of the platform and forming a loop adjacent the upper end of the covering; threading a second cord through a second protective cushioned covering; passing the second protective cushioned covering through the loop formed with the first cord; positioning first and second pegs with each end of the second cord; placing a third and fourth protective cushioned covering adjacent the ends of the second cord; inserting each end of the second cord through second and third openings formed adjacent the heel end of the platform and between the second slit and the upper surface of the platform; attaching said second cord to a heel plate; and connecting a fifth protective cushioned covering to the mounting pegs for providing a heel strap. 17. The method of claim 16, wherein said mounting further includes the steps of:

disposing the toe plate in the first slit; and

disposing the heel plate in the second slit.

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1. A sandal adapted to be worn on the foot comprising: a platform conforming substantially to the shape of the sole of the foot and including a toe end and a heel end, said platform further having an upper surface and a lower surface, said platform having a first slit and a second slit, said first slit formed at said toe end of said platform and said second slit formed at said heel end of said platform; strap means mounted with said platform for securing said platform to the foot; securing means mounted in said first slit and said second slit in attachment with said strap means for securing said strap means with said platform; and means for closing said first and second slit together after the mounting of said securing means.
2. The sandal of claim 1 wherein said strap means includes: toe strap means adapted to receive the toes of the foot, said toe means mounted with said platform adjacent said toe end thereof; instep strap means for receiving and securing said platform to the foot adjacent the instep of the foot, said instep strap means mounted with said platform adjacent said heel end and with said toe strap means adjacent said toe end thereof; and heel strap means for securing said platform to the foot adjacent the heel of the foot, said heel strap means mounted with said instep strap means.
3. The sandal of claim 2, wherein said toe strap means includes: a first cord mounted through a first opening formed in said platform between said first slit and said upper surface of said platform, said first cord having a loop adjacent an upper end of said first cord such that said loop extends above said upper surface of said platform.
4. The sandal of claim 3, wherein: said instep strap means includes a protective cushioned covering mounted through a second opening and a third opening formed in said platform between said second slit and said upper surface of said platform, said protective cushioned covering extending from said second opening through said loop of said first cord into said third opening; and said heel strap means includes heel pegs adapted to be mounted with said instep strap means and a heel strap adjustably mountable with said pegs.
5. The sandal of claim 3, wherein said instep strap means includes: a second cord mounted through a second opening and a third opening formed in said platform between said second slit and said upper surface of said platform, said second cord extending from said second opening through said loop of said first cord into said third opening.
6. The sandal of claim 5 wherein: said first cord and said second cord have a protective cushioned covering substantially covering said cords to protect the foot from chaffing adjacent said cords.
7. The sandal of claim 6, wherein: said protective cushioned covering is a latex surgical tubing.
8. The sandal of claim 5, wherein said heel strap means includes: heel pegs adapted to be mounted with said second cord; and a heel strap adjustably mountable with said pegs.
9. The sandal of claim 8, wherein: said heel strap is of a latex surgical tubing.
10. The sandal of claim 1, wherein said securing means includes: a toe plate mounted in said first slit; and a heel plate mounted in said second slit, said plates having said strap means secured thereto for strengthening the mounting of said strap means to said platform.
11. The sandal of claim 1, wherein: said closing means includes an adhesive substance.
12. A method for making sandals, comprising the steps of: forming a platform to conform with the shape of the sole of the foot; slitting the platform parallel to the upper surface of the platform at both the toe end of the platform forming a first slit and at the heel end of the platform forming a second slit; mounting a strap means with the platform with a securing means by disposing the securing means within the slits for proper mounting of the strap means with the Platform; and closing the platform slits together to finish the sandal.
13. The method of claim 12, wherein said mounting further includes the step of: looping a first cord and interconnecting a second cord therewith for forming a toe strap means being interconnected with an instep strap means.
14. The method of claim 13, wherein said mounting further includes the step of: affixing a heel strap means adjustably to the instep strap means.
15. The method of claim 12, wherein said securing further includes the step of: locating toe and heel plates within the first and second slits, respectively, having the strap means mounted thereto the toe and heel plates.
16. The method of claim 12, wherein said mounting includes the steps of: attaching a first cord to a toe plate; inserting the first cord through a first opening formed in the toe end of the platform between the first slit and the upper surface of the platform; placing a first protective cushioned covering over a portion of the first cord extending above the upper surface of the platform and forming a loop adjacent the upper end of the covering; threading a second cord through a second protective cushioned covering; passing the second protective cushioned covering through the loop formed with the first cord; positioning first and second pegs with each end of the second cord; placing a third and fourth protective cushioned covering adjacent the ends of the second cord; inserting each end of the second cord through second and third openings formed adjacent the heel end of the platform and between the second slit and the upper surface of the platform; attaching said second cord to a heel plate; and connecting a fifth protective cushioned covering to the mounting pegs for providing a heel strap.
17. The method of claim 16, wherein said mounting further includes the steps of: disposing the toe plate in the first slit; and disposing the heel plate in the second slit.
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