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June 22, 1937. 2,084,455 _D. A. REED ARCH SUPPORT Filed May 6, 1956 I/ I. I IIl. OJ ' a ATTORNEY v: Ez,0s4,45s Patented June 22, 1937 UNHTE STATES Ars'r orrics 2,084,455 ARCH SUPPORT David A. Reed, Berkeley, Calif. Application May 6, 1936, Serial No. 78,230 1 Claim. This invention relates to an arch support and callous relieving pad, adapted to be worn in the shoe for the relief of callouses in the vicinity of the metatarsal arch, and has particular 5 reference to the adjustability of such a pad so that the latter may be fixed in the shoe in one of a number of different positions to eifect proper support for the foot. The present invention is an improvement over 10 that disclosed in my prior Patent No. 1,860,595, issued May 31, 1932. It is the object of the present invention to pro vide, instead of the single anchoring means for the pad, disclosed in my prior patent, which is 15 located in the shoe to suit each individual case, a plurality of separate anchoring means which will enable the pad to be positioned in a desired one of several different positions in the shoe. Referring to the drawing: Figure 1 is a plan view of the inner sole of a shoe showing a pad positioned thereon and the means for securing the pad to the inner sole. Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view, taken on (Cl. 36-71) ment the entire arch is supported in a normal and comfortable position, My prior patent shows the use of a conven tional snap fastener for securing the pad in po sition in the shoe, the male element of the fas tener being affixed to the pad and the socket ele ment of the fastener being mounted, after'the. correct position therefor has been determined by ' correctly locating, the pad with respect to the foot, in the inner sole of the shoe. It is evident v10 that to properly ?t the pad, and locate the fas tener socket, in each individual case, requires con siderable time, which of course must be paid for by the patient, thereby materially increasing to him the cost of the pads. ' I have found in practice that for a given foot’ size, the position of the pad, to afford relief, varies only a limited amount ina great many cases. It occurred to me, therefore, that instead of ?tting each pad,’ and locating the fastener 20 therefor, individually it would be feasible to‘ providein the inner sole l3 of the shoe, a plu rality'of spaced fastener socket members M which would allow for positioning the pad with the line 2—2 of Figure 1, of the structure shown out pre?tting, in one of several positions, such as 25 in the latter figure, showing the position of the that indicated by the dotted lines [5 of Figure 1, pad relative to the metatarsal arch of a foot; and by so providing for a selection in the position. the latter being shown in dotted lines. of the pad, the shoes are standardized and by Figure 3 is a plan view of a portion of the practically eliminating the time required for inner sole showing a modi?ed form of securing ?tting the pads, the cost of the shoes to the pa 30 means for the pad. ' Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view of the tients is materially reduced. In some cases, the shape of the foot, or the’ structure shown in Figure 3: the plane of sec location of the arch is such that shifting of the tion being indicated by the line 4-4 of the lat pad in the shoe only in small amounts is re ter ?gure. 35 The pad consists of a section of wool felt. or quired, during ?tting of the shoe, to properly other resilient material, molded or otherwise locate the pad; these distances of movement of formed to the contour 5, indicated in Figure 2.. the pad being considerably less than the spacing providing a thin peripheral edge. 6 and a ?at between the sockets M of ?gure 1. To provide for this ?ne adjustment I place, as is shown in under-surface ‘i, the periphery being of substan 40 tially triangular conformation with convex sides Figures 3 and 4, in the inner sole, a metallic 8 and 9, concave base Ill and rounded vertices l I. plate l6 having lugs l1 thereon, which pass The pad is placed in the shoe so as to relieve the through the inner sole and are clinched over on the under surface of the latter, and provided pressure on the callous, corn or bunion located, with apertures H! which are spaced apart less 45 as was stated above, in the vicinity of the meta than a diameter so that each aperture is in over tarsal arch. The exact form of the pad is such that the edge lapping relationship. The apertures are of such 9 and surface l2 are adapted to conform to the metatarsal arch, and by supporting this arch in 50 normal position, the cause of the callous, corn or bunion is removed and the latter is relieved. The edges 8 and II] are adapted to conform to the approximate contour of the ?fth and ?rst meta tarsal bones, extending backward adjacent to 55 the internal cuneiform bone. By this arrange 30 . ' 4.0 45 diameter that the male portion of the fastener will snap thereinto. It will be seen therefore that the. modi?cation just described provides for 50 adjustment of the pad in increments less than the diameter of each fastener socket, which slight degree of adjustment is very valuable in ?tting pads to patients having oddly shaped feet, or ‘feet i» with callouses in position which could not be af -2 " " " - — .2,~os4,455 forded relief by the structure shown in Figure 1. I claim: ‘ , ‘ The combination, with the inner sole of a shoe and an arch-supporting pad adapted to be placed thereon, of means for removably secur ing said pad to said inner sole in different posi tions, said means comprising a plate having spaced apertures therein secured to said inner sole, said apertures being adapted to receive a fastener element secured to said pad, and the spacing between each of said apertures being less than the diameter of each aperture. ‘ DAVID A. REED.