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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A43B21/24Heels; Top-pieces, e.g. high heels, heel distinct from the sole, high heels monolithic with the sole characterised by the constructive form
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C. MACDONALD.

UUSHIONED SOLE FOR FOOTWEAR.

Patented Sept. 3 1895.

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1 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

CHARLES MACDONALD, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

CUSHIONED SOLE FOR FOOTWEAR.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 545,705, dated September 3, 1895.

Application filed November 28, 1894. Serial No. 530,225. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, CHARLES MACDONALD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Ohicago,.in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Cushioned Soles for Footwear; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification.

This invention relates to inside soles or pads for shoes and other like footwear that are adapted to afford an elastic or cushioned bearing for the wearers feet; and the object of the present improvement is to provide a simple and efficient construction and arrangement of the parts comprising the pad or sole whereby the feature of elasticity that is imparted thereto will be of a constant, uniform, and permanent nature during a continued and extended use. I attain such object by the construction of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional elevation of my invention when arranged as a heel pad or cushion for shoes; Fig. 2, a plan view of the under side of the same with parts broken away; Fig. 3, a side elevation of the same.

Similar numerals of reference indicate like parts in the difierent views.

As represented in the drawings, the present cushioned sole or pad consists of an upper bearing sheet or layer 1 of leather or other analogous material that constitutes an attaching-base for the other pad parts, which consists of a layer of pneumatic tubing 2, arranged spirally. or in any other equivalent manner, and an inclosing covering 3, that is cemented or otherwise attached to the sheet or base 1, and made, preferably, of an airti/ght flexible material, so as to be capable of dontaining air in a confined condition, so as to impart additional elasticity to the pad or sole. The pneumatic tubing 2 will also be of flexible air-tight material-such as vulcanized rubber-with its ends properly sealed and adapted to contain air in aconfined condition, so as to afford the desired elasticity to the pad or sole.

It is within the scope of my present invention to make the pad of a size and shape to 1 fit the entire sole of the foot or to make it in parts adapted to support particular portions only of the footas, for instance, the heel and the ball of the footin which case the base 1 will be extended at one or more ends to form an attaching flap 4, by which it may be securely attached to the sole of the shoe or other article of footwear.

My present invention affords a very perfect cushion or pad for footwear in that a very perfect elastic support is provided for the foot of the user, the weight of such user being distributed over the entire surface of the pad in an even and uniform manner. consequence, the act of walking is rendered less fatiguing and quite easy, and the sudden shock or jar usual to ordinary walking or running is modified or prevented in a very perfect manner, and the present invention is accordingly of very material advantage and comfort to persons afflicted with ruptures, weak joints, or tender feet, 850.

.Having thus fully described mysaid invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. A cushioned sole for footwear, comprising in combination, an upper bearing sheet 1, and a layer of pneumatic tubing 2, arranged beneath the same, substantially as set forth.

2. A cushioned sole for footwear, comprising in combination, an upper bearing sheet 1, a layer of pneumatic tubing 2, arranged beneath the same, and an inclosing covering 3 of flexible material, substantially as set forth.

3. .A cushioned sole for footwear, comprising in combination, an upper bearing sheet 1, and a spirally arranged layer of pneumatic tubing 2, arranged beneath the same, substantially as set forth.

4. A cushioned sole for footwear, comprising in combination, an upper bearing sheet 1, a spirally arranged layer of pneumatic tubing 2, arranged beneath the same, and an inclosing covering 3, of flexible material, substantially as set forth.

5. A cushioned sole for footwear, comprising in combination, an upper bearing sheet 1, a layer of pneumatic tubing 2, arranged beneath the same, and an inclosing covering.

3, of flexible air tight material, adapted to having an attaching flap 4, at one end,alayer contain air in a confined condition, substanof pneumatic tubing arranged beneath the tially as set forth. sheet 1, and an inclosing eovering3 of flexible 6. A cushioned sole for footwear, comprismaterial, substantially as set forth. 5 ing in combination,an upper bearing sheet 1, In testimony of said invention witness my [5 having an attaching flap 4, at one end, and hand this 26th day of November, 1894:. a layer of pneumatic tubing arranged beneath CHARLES MACDONALD. the sheet 1, substantially as set forth. In presence of- 7. A cushioned sole for footwear, compris- ROBERT BURNS,

m in g in combination, an upper bearing sheet 1, J AMES LAVALLIN.

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US2767490A (en) * 1953-04-16 1956-10-23 Marbill Company Slip soles for converting over-the-shoe boots to over-the-foot boots
US4223457A (en) * 1978-09-21 1980-09-23 Borgeas Alexander T Heel shock absorber for footwear
US4227320A (en) * 1979-01-15 1980-10-14 Borgeas Alexander T Cushioned sole for footwear
US4833795A (en) * 1987-02-06 1989-05-30 Reebok Group International Ltd. Outsole construction for athletic shoe
US5113599A (en) * 1989-02-08 1992-05-19 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US5255451A (en) * 1988-12-14 1993-10-26 Avia Group International, Inc. Insert member for use in an athletic shoe
US5575088A (en) * 1991-09-27 1996-11-19 Converse Inc. Shoe sole with reactive energy fluid filled toroid apparatus
US5826349A (en) * 1997-03-28 1998-10-27 Goss; Chauncey D. Venilated shoe system
US5987779A (en) * 1987-08-27 1999-11-23 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US20040003515A1 (en) * 2002-07-02 2004-01-08 William Marvin Shoe having an inflatable bladder
US20040187350A1 (en) * 2003-03-24 2004-09-30 Reebok International Ltd. Stable footwear that accommodates shear forces
US20050120590A1 (en) * 2003-11-03 2005-06-09 Todd Ellis Resilient cushioning device for the heel portion of a sole
US7080467B2 (en) 2003-06-27 2006-07-25 Reebok International Ltd. Cushioning sole for an article of footwear
US7278445B2 (en) 2002-07-02 2007-10-09 Reebok International Ltd. Shoe having an inflatable bladder
US7383648B1 (en) 2004-02-23 2008-06-10 Reebok International Ltd. Inflatable support system for an article of footwear
US7448150B1 (en) 2004-02-26 2008-11-11 Reebok International Ltd. Insert with variable cushioning and support and article of footwear containing same
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US7622014B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2009-11-24 Reebok International Ltd. Method for manufacturing inflatable footwear or bladders for use in inflatable articles
US8037623B2 (en) 2001-06-21 2011-10-18 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear incorporating a fluid system
US8572786B2 (en) 2010-10-12 2013-11-05 Reebok International Limited Method for manufacturing inflatable bladders for use in footwear and other articles of manufacture
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US2767490A (en) * 1953-04-16 1956-10-23 Marbill Company Slip soles for converting over-the-shoe boots to over-the-foot boots
US4223457A (en) * 1978-09-21 1980-09-23 Borgeas Alexander T Heel shock absorber for footwear
US4227320A (en) * 1979-01-15 1980-10-14 Borgeas Alexander T Cushioned sole for footwear
US4833795A (en) * 1987-02-06 1989-05-30 Reebok Group International Ltd. Outsole construction for athletic shoe
US5987779A (en) * 1987-08-27 1999-11-23 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US5255451A (en) * 1988-12-14 1993-10-26 Avia Group International, Inc. Insert member for use in an athletic shoe
US5113599A (en) * 1989-02-08 1992-05-19 Reebok International Ltd. Athletic shoe having inflatable bladder
US5575088A (en) * 1991-09-27 1996-11-19 Converse Inc. Shoe sole with reactive energy fluid filled toroid apparatus
US5826349A (en) * 1997-03-28 1998-10-27 Goss; Chauncey D. Venilated shoe system
US8037623B2 (en) 2001-06-21 2011-10-18 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear incorporating a fluid system
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US8677652B2 (en) 2002-07-02 2014-03-25 Reebok International Ltd. Shoe having an inflatable bladder
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US20040003515A1 (en) * 2002-07-02 2004-01-08 William Marvin Shoe having an inflatable bladder
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US20060032087A1 (en) * 2003-03-24 2006-02-16 David Lacorazza Stable footwear that accommodates shear forces
US7377057B2 (en) 2003-03-24 2008-05-27 Reebok International Ltd. Stable footwear that accommodates shear forces
US7080467B2 (en) 2003-06-27 2006-07-25 Reebok International Ltd. Cushioning sole for an article of footwear
US20050120590A1 (en) * 2003-11-03 2005-06-09 Todd Ellis Resilient cushioning device for the heel portion of a sole
US7353625B2 (en) 2003-11-03 2008-04-08 Reebok International, Ltd. Resilient cushioning device for the heel portion of a sole
US7600331B2 (en) 2004-02-23 2009-10-13 Reebok International Ltd. Inflatable support system for an article of footwear
US7930839B2 (en) 2004-02-23 2011-04-26 Reebok International Ltd. Inflatable support system for an article of footwear
US7383648B1 (en) 2004-02-23 2008-06-10 Reebok International Ltd. Inflatable support system for an article of footwear
US7448150B1 (en) 2004-02-26 2008-11-11 Reebok International Ltd. Insert with variable cushioning and support and article of footwear containing same
US7622014B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2009-11-24 Reebok International Ltd. Method for manufacturing inflatable footwear or bladders for use in inflatable articles
US8540838B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2013-09-24 Reebok International Limited Method for manufacturing inflatable footwear or bladders for use in inflatable articles
US7565754B1 (en) 2006-04-07 2009-07-28 Reebok International Ltd. Article of footwear having a cushioning sole
US8572786B2 (en) 2010-10-12 2013-11-05 Reebok International Limited Method for manufacturing inflatable bladders for use in footwear and other articles of manufacture

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