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Feb. 15, 1938. w. J. DE WITT SHOE FORM Fil'gd Sept. 5, 1935 2,108,657 ‘2,108,657 Patented Feb. 15, 1938 PATENT oFFmE UNlTED ‘STATES 7 2,108,657 H sHoE FORM William]; De Witt, ‘Auburn, N. Y., assignor to “Shoes Form 60.’, Inc., Auburn, N. Y., a corpora- ' " vtion of’ New‘ York I Application sestem?er'a'isss, ‘Serial No. 39,281 5 Claims.'-'(Cl.12#—128.1) Thisvinvention relates .to- van improvement in shoe forms and more particularly‘v tQ'ShOe forms having a toe member which enters and plumps out the walls of a shoe toe and a back part mem 5 ber which engages the heel counter and remov ably holdsthe toe member in. position. The primary object of this invention is vto provide a shoe form of the above described, type wherein the cone of the toe member is yieldably 10 elevated and the side walls thereof; contracted. A further object of thisinvention is to pro vide a- shoe form having aback partv member covered by a shoe lace or other tubular fabric. These and other objects will appear from a ‘1:5 consideration of the following description of s the invention and of the drawing which forms a-part thereof and in which . ' > ‘1 . Fig. l is a side elevation with parts. broken away of a shoe in which is, inserted a shoe form . 20 embodying this invention; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of, such shoe form with parts broken away; . ' , ~ - V L j Fig. 3 is a side elevation similar to'Fig.'2 of another embodiment of the invention; . p 25 Fig. 4 is a side elevation of therear part of a shoe with parts broken away in which is in serted another embodiment of this invention; Fig. 5 is a plan view of the rear part of the embodiment shown in Fig. 4; 30 Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 4 illustrating still another embodiment of the invention; and Fig. 7 is an enlarged view of a fragment of a back part member. The various embodiments of this invention 35 each comprise a hollow walled toe member l0 and a back part member H. The toe member I 63 includes ball ?anges it connected by cross braces which are not here shown but may be of any well known type. The toe member ill is 40 inserted into the toe of a shoe l5 and the back part member ll bears against the heel counter 16. The rear part ll of the toe member, which may be conveniently designated as the cone in view of the use of that term to designate the 45 corresponding part of a shoe last, serves to sup port the strap [8 of the shoe illustrated, The back part member H, connected at its forward end to the cone above the ?anges I2, preferably, though not necessarily, rests upon the inner sole 50 of the shoe and is not visible when the shoe is looked at from the side. The toe member 50 possesses inherent resili ency and is here shown as made of celluloid but might, if desired, be of ?bre or other material 55 which is resilient and yieldable. The back part . ’ member H also possesses resiliency and is here shown as comprising a Wire 20 encased in a tube Zlfofcelluloid 'overwhich a fabric sheath 22, for example a shoe lace, may be slipped, the sheath 22 being preferably cemented or otherwise ad- 5 hesively secured to the tube 2!. The fabric sheath may be of any desired color to harmonize with the shoes being displayed thereon. The back part member ll of the embodiments shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3 is secured at the for- 10 ward end of the toe member at the vtop center of the cone I'I, extends forwardly, downwardly and rearwardly‘and terminates in a loop 25 which, when the form is inserted in a shoe,‘ rests against the heel. counter I6 thereof. The intermediate 15 portion 26 of the back part member, when the form is fully inserted inv a shoe, rests upon the inner sole of the shoe slightly inadvance of the rear edge of the toe member. ,- These two embodiments differ only in‘ the .20 means by which. the forward end is secured to the "toe member. In the embodiment shown in Figs. 1 and '2 the back part member is secured by any suitablecement or adhesive while in the embodiment shown-in Fig, 3 the securement is 25 by a rivet 21 passed through a loop in the wire 20. ;; As the form is inserted in the shoe the back part member I l, performs two operations, ?rst, it advances thetoe member into the toe of the shoe and, second, due to the bearing of the in- 30 termediate portion 25 upon the inner sole of the shoe, it elevates the cone ll of the toe mem~ her. The inherent resiliency of the back part member causes the pressure exerted by both these _ operations to be yieldably applied so that no 35 undue pressure or strain is placed upon the ma terial forming the shoe upper. The side walls of the cone are, by the elevation thereof, con tracted to give the formed shoe the appearance of narrowness which has been found particu- 4O larly pleasing and desirable. The back part member ll ‘of the embodiments shown in Figs. 4, 5, and 6 is substantially double the length of the corresponding member of the embodiments previously described and is bent 45 midway between its ends. Both ends of the wire 20 are exposed at the forward'ends of the member II and secured to the side walls of the cone I‘! by studs or rivets 30. The bend 3!, which forms the rearward end of the back part 50 member, bears against the heel counter l6 and the intermediate portion 32 rests upon the inner sole of the shoe just in advance of the shoe heel. The member ll passes downwardly, outwardly and forwardly from the studs or rivets 30 to bends 55 2,108,667 33 (Figs. 4 and 5) or coil loops 34 (Fig. 6) from which it continues to the bend 3| being arcuate in elevation as shown in Figs. 4 and 6. These two embodiments differ only in that the embodiment shown in Figs. 4 and 5 has the bends 33 While the embodiment shown in Fig. 6 has the loops 34. intermediate portion which rests upon the inner The member creates upwardly and inwardly ex 3. A shoe form comprising a hollow walled toe member and a resilient back part member, the erted yieldable pressure upon the walls of the sole of a shoe, the rearward end of the back part member engaging the heel counter of a shoe, when the form is inserted therein, thereby the back part member tends to elevate the cone of the 5 toe member. cone whereby the tip of the cone is raised and toe member including a cone and the back part the side walls contracted in substantially the member being secured to the top center of the same way as described in connection with the cones of the embodiment shown in Figs. 2 and 3. cone at its forward end and extending forwardly, downwardly and rearwardly, to a loop» whereby From, the above description it will be apparent when the form is inserted in a shoe the back part that, when a form embodying this invention is member through its loop bears against the heel inserted in a shoe the back part member acts, counter thereof and through its forward end 15 ?rst, to advance the toe member and, second, yieldably tends to elevate the cone of the toe to elevate the tip of the cone thereof, said ac - member, an intermediate portion of the back part tions being the result of yieldably exerted pres member resting upon the inner sole of the shoe to sures and the second being accompanied by a carry out the cone elevating tendency of the back 20 contraction of the side walls of the cone. This part member. 20 is in contradistinction to the forms of this type 4. A shoe form comprising a hollow walled toe previously made where the back part member member and a resilient back part member, the acts either solely to advance the‘ toe member toe member including a cone and the back part into the toe of the shoe or inaddition to depress member being bent midway its length, the for 2-5 the cone thereof. ward ends thereof being secured to the side walls 25 While certain embodiments of this invention of the cone portion of the toe member and ex have been shown and described it will be under tending forwardly, downwardly and rearwardly to stood that I am not limited thereto and that the bend therein whereby, when the form is in other embodiments may be made without de serted in a shoe, the back part member through parting from‘ the spirit and scope of the inven the bend bears against the heel counter thereof tion as set forth in the following claims. and through the forward ends yieldably tends to I claim: 1. A shoe form comp-rising a hollow walled toe member and a back part member, the rearward 35 end of the back part member being adapted to engage the heel counter of a shoe, the toe mem ber including a cone and the back part member having its forward end secured to the cone and including an intermediate portion which rests upon the inner sole of a shoe, when the form is in serted therein, whereby the back part member in engagement with the heel counter tends to elevate the cone of the toe member. 2. A shoe form comprising a hollow walled re 45 silient toe member and a resilient back part mem her, the toe member having ?anges at the bottom of the walls and including a cone and the back part member having its forward end secured to the cone above the wall ?anges and including an elevate the cone of the toe member, an inter mediate portion of the back part member resting upon the inner sole of the shoe and thereby carrying out the cone elevating tendency of the 35 back part member. 5. A shoe form comprising a hollow walled resilient toe member and a resilient back part member, the toe member having ?anges at the bottom of the walls and including a cone and the back part member having its forward end secured to the cone above the wall ?anges and bent inter mediate its ends whereby, when the form is in serted in a shoe, the back part member engages the heel counter and inner sole of the shoe and tends yieldably to elevate the cone of the toe member. WILLIAM J. DE WITT.