US 1058561 A
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G. R. DAVIS. SHOE CONSTRUCTION. APPLIOATION FILED AUG. 15, 1912.
Patented Apr. s, 1913.
el Non q o UNiTEo STATES rnTENT OFFICE.
GEOEGE E. DAVIS, or SEATTLE, WAsHINeToN.
Specricaton of Letters Patent. Application led'August 15, 191.2. Serial No. 715,267.
Patented Apr, 8, 1913.
To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, GEORGE R. Davis, citizen of the United States, residing at Seattle, inthe county of King and State of Washington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in. Shoe Construction; and I do hereby declare the following to be'a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to shoes having improved insoles for the purpose of supporting the instep, and has as an object to provide a shoe having an insole with an instep brace andan instep support formed integral therewith.
A further object of the invention is to provide means for holding the instep brace and support in normal position, the means being secured to the shoe in such a way as to leave a water-tight insole.
A still further object of the invention is to provide means for supporting the instep` brace and support which. will insure the -close contact of the instep brace and support with the instep of the foot, to prevent the slipping of the shoe upon the foot.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a side elevation of the insole equipped with the present invention. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the insole shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section through the instep of a shoe constructed according to the present invention.
Like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout .the several y VleWS.
The broad scope of this invention aims to provide a shoeL constructed with an 'insole having an instep brace, and an instep support held'-in normal position by strips located between the upper and the lining of the shoe secured to the insole, andlaced with the lacing of the shoe. It will be apparent as the description -proceeds that this type of shoe can beused on either the Blucher or laced style or any style of shoe which is laced to the foot. It will also be Obvious.l
that the construction could be adapted to sandals andV other forms of shoes, not ordinarily provided with vamps.
Referring to the drawings, Fig. 3 particularly, it will be seen that the insole 1 is provided With a skived instep support 2 upon one side thereof, and a brace 3' upon cured thereto in any suitable manner.
The instep brace 3 may be made to conform to any shape of foot and if not formed integral with the sole may be made of any flexible material which will retain a given shape. The objectof the support 2 is to prevent the foot from slipping transversely y the Opposite side. The insole 1 is made of ,leather and may have the support 2 and brace 3 formed integral therewith or sedue to the slopeof the brace 3. The ordi nary insole plate for bracing-the same is shown at 4, the same being formed of metal vand forming no part of the present invention. The underside of the insole 1 is provided with a channel 5, which deines a rib 6 which is continuous, extends around the sole of the instep as shown in Fig. 1, and has its two ends terminating in the heel of the instep. The rib- 6 is provided with suitable punctures for receiving the thread which secres the lining 7 and the upper; 8' to the s oe.
The lining and upper of this shoe are formed as in ordinary shoes, but there is inserted between thelining and the upper a pair of strips 9, one secured to the insole at a point opposite brace 3, and the other secured opposite to the inst-ep` support 2. In order to secure these strips 9 to the shoe, the thread is passed through a suitable welt, through the upper 8, through each strip 9, the lining 7 and through the punctures in the rib 6, this general process being the same as carried out in ordinary shoes. The upper lends of the strips 9 are provided with suitable holes 11 which are designed :to receive the lace of the shoe. To complete this part of the shoe it is merely necessary to sew the outer sole to the welt 10.
tightly through the'holes 11, whereby thef strips 9 'are bound tightly to the instep of y Athe foot. The strips 9 are comparatively narrow, although not narrow enough to cause discomfort to the wearer,-the object of making the strips -narrowbeing to prevent ongitudinal slipping of the shoe upon the oot.
From the construction disclosed it will be apparent that the strips of leather or canvas 9 hold the sh'oe tightly to the 4foot, but cause -no inconvenience because of the fact While acting as avreinforcement to the shoe, the'strips 9 add very little extra weight to @the shoe, and are designed to be held by the vis ordinary lacings, so that no inconvenience attends'the 4use lof a shoe constructed after the manner described.
What I claim is:
an insole, aninstep support integral with the insole and straps secured tothe opposite sides of the insole and located between the lining and the upper, said straps being 'adapted to be laced together.
2. In a shoe having a lining and an upper an insole, anfinstep support on one side of the insole, a brace on the other side of the insole, and straps secured to the insole under the support and brace and located between the lining and upper, said straps being adapted to be laced together. 3. In a shoe of the class described, an insole having an instep support formed on one sideand a lbrace on the other side thereof, a rib formed on the insole extending beneath theV support and brace, and straps secured to the 'rib and provided with openings to receive a lacing. I p 4. In a shoe having a lining and an upper, an insole, one side of which is turned up to form an mstep support, a brace turned up -from the other slde of `the insole, a rib formed on the insole at the base of the support and brace, and straps secured to the rib 1. -In a shoehaving a lining and an upper,
and under the support and brace, Athe said straps being providedwith holes adapted to receive a lace. Y
5. In a shoe having a lining and an upper, an insole having van instep support and a brace, a rib formed on the lower side of the insole, straps located between the lining and the upper and adapted to be laced together, a welt and stitching securing the Welt, ,up-A per, straps and lining to the rib.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two'witnesses.
s GEORGE R. DAVIS. Witnesses:
G. WARD Kuma,- W. B. Nmcnnons.
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