US 1463672 A
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'July 31, 1923- 1,463,672
P. CARRINGTON sAi DAL Filed Feb. 16, 1922 Phyllis Carrz'ngfo m ATTORNEY.
Patented July 31, 1923.
; UNITED srara PHYLLIS CARRINGTON, or new YORK, N. "r.
Application filed February 16, 1922. Serial IlO. 536,939.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, PHYLLIS CARRINGTON, a citizen of 'the United' states, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sandals, of which the following is a specification.
This invention has reference to sandals designed more particularly for wear by women and provided with a somewhat extensive fastening strand or strands so arranged as to embrace the toe portion of the foot, the instep portion'of the foot, and the heel portion of the foot, with the strand woven back and forth and providing a broad bearing or engagement which is easy of application and disengagement with respect to the foot and at no place bears unpleasantly upon the foot where bearing thereon;
In accordance with the invention, there is provided a sole structure of known form having a marginal band about the sole of the sandal, and this band, which is of soft padded construction, is of sutficient length to form an interwoven multiple strand bearing on the upper surface of the foot of'the wearer to receive and engage the foot over a sufficiently wide surface to firmly but easily hold the foot to thesandal in a manner to prevent any accidental disengagement of the sandal from the foot.
In order to construetthe sandal, a sole is provided, and this sole is furnished with asoft padded surface to receive'the foot of thewearer, secured about the edge of the sole at the upper surface margin thereof is a padded strand by means of which a pair of padded strands are secured by stitching or otherwise to in turn more or less loosely hold the pair of strands by which the foot of the wearer is secured to the sole to hold it in place.
At the forward end of the sandal holding strands, these strands, while loosely attached are held against longitudinal movement of the sole so as to retain the toes of the foot of the wearer in suitably close relation to such sole.
After leaving the toe portion of the sandal, the strands, still arranged in pairs, are woven together over the instep portion of the foot into a rosette, but with the loose weaving retained. After leaving the rosette, the strands still arranged in pairs are clirected to opposite sides of the heel portion of the sandal and again interwoven and passed about the marginal retainingstrand to provide a flexibility of intermes'h so that the strands will properly give to movements of the foot without loosening sufficiently to allow the sandal to leave the foot, but more or less firmly bind the sandal on the foot under the conditions of wear and at the same time hold the sandal close to the heel portion of the foot.
The sandal is of a character and the retaining means are so applied that the sandal may be very readily slipped-on or off at the T will ofthe wearer, while at the same time 'retaimng the sandal in place against accidental loss.
The invention will be 'best understood from a consideration of'the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawingsforming a part of this specification, with the understanding however that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawings, but may be changed' and modified so long as such changes and modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawings Y Figure 1 is a planview of a sandal constructed in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the structure shown iniFig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a cross section on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawings, there is shown a sandal 1 having a leather or other suitable sole 2 to which there is applied a covering 3 combining a soft cushion at to the sole by sewing or otherwise, the filling 4 being formed of some soft stuffing material to protect the foot of the wearer from harsh or unpleasant effects of the contact of the foot of the wearer with the leather or like sole, and for purposes of ornamentation, the
cloth covering 4 may be formed of silk or sandal are strands 9 preferably arranged in pairs, and at intervals joined by stitching 10 in order that these strands may maintain, under the ordinary-conditions of wear, a relatively constant relation.
Extending from the marginal strand 6 close to the toe strands 10 are other pairs of strands 11 and 12 extending from opposite sides of the sandal toward the instep portion thereof where'these strands are interwoven into a more or less circular rosette 13 of flattened contour and lateral extent.
The two pairs of strands 11 and 12 after being interwoven into a more Or less flattened rosette, are again separated into other pairs of strands 14, 15 extending from the rosette toward the respective sides of the sandal where each pair of strands i l and 15 is interwoven with itself and about the marginal strand 6 to. interlock with each other and with said marginal strand, and finally these strands are carried to respectively opposite sides of the sandal and wound about the marginal strand 6, as shown at 16. These strands 16 where extending from one side to the other of the sandal are joined. by stitching 17 so as to prevent any material shifting of the strands where they are joined together by the stitching 17 as they cross from one side of the sandal to the other at the heel portion of said sandal.
However, the crossing of the strands at the heel is sufficiently loose to permit these strands to be carried back of the heel and so prevent the sandal frommoving lengthwise of the foot of the wearer.
The sandal is of a nature permitting it to be applied to the foot of the wearer with great ease, and with equal ease to he. slipped from the foot of the wearer, but without liability of the sandal escaping from the foot inthe ordinary conditions of use.
What is claimed is 1. A sandal comprising a sole member, a foot-engaging padded surface, a marginal attachin strand fast to the sole, and pairs of strands located across the toe of the sole,
then continued rearwardly across the instep and there interwoven, andfrom thence continued as two pairs of strands to the sides of the insole and forming a heel loop extending about the heel to retain the sandal from displacement.
2. A sandal comprising a sole member, a foot-engaging padded surface, a marginal attaching strand fast to the sole member, and pairs of strands located across the toe of the sole and rearwardly across the instep and there interwoven, and finally continued as two pairs of strands to sides of the insole and forming a heel loop extending about the heel to retain the sandalfrom displacement.
3. A sandal provided with foot holding means comprising a toe strap, an instep bearing of interwoven strands, an interwoven heel retaining strand eXt-ending from the instep bearing and made fast to andinterwoven. with each other and made fast to the sides of the insole.
4. A. sandal provided with foot holding means comprising a toe engaging strap formed of two associated members, an instep engaging laterally spread means composed of two associated members with the spread portion interwoven to span the instep of said bearing, and two associated members on opposite sides of the toe portion of the sandal and spread and interwoven and connected to the heel part of the sandal.
5. A sandal provided with foot holding means comprising a pair of toe holding strands traversing the toe portion of the sandal and of substantially constant length from side to side of the sandal, a heel loop connected to opposite sides of the heel portion of the sandal and located to embrace the heel portion of the heel .of the wearer, and an instep engaging portion having intermediate spread interwoven parts connect- I ed to the toe engaging portion and the heel engaging portion.
In testimony whereof, I affix my signature hereto.