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April 19, 1938. ‘ J. GIUFFRE 2,114,421 NONSLIP SANDAL Filed March 51, 1957 I I l I I I I \ | I/VVENTO/E JOSEPH GIUFFRE. Ev HIS ATTO/P/YEX Patented Apr. 19, 1938 2,114,421 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Joseph Giui’fre, San Jose, Calif. Application March 31, 1937, Serial No..134,081 3 Claims. (01. 36-115) My invention relates to improvements in’ non a connecting strap 5, as disclosed in Fig. 2 of the slip sandals wherein a ?at, ?exible sole is pro ' drawing. These straps 4 and 5 are also formed vided with a plurality of ?exible suction cups integrally with the sole I and, therefore, are of projecting from the bottom thereof which oper the same ?exible and resilient material so that ate in conjunction with a plurality of resilient they may be stretched slightly to ‘securely em supporting ribs also formed upon the bottom of brace feet of different sizes, within certain limits. said sole to relieve said cups of a portion of the In operation, the weight of a wearer will ?at weight of a wearer, in order that said cups may ten sufficiently the ribs 3 to permit. the suction properly grip, by suction, a surface to prevent cups 2 to engage and hold to a supporting sur 10 ' slipping. face and thereby prevent slipping of said sandal The primary object of the present invention is on said surface while the ?exible straps 4 will 10 to provide a new and improved article of manu tend to hold the foot of a wearer to the sandal. facture comprising a non-slip sandal which may be worn to prevent slipping in bath tubs and other By forming the structure, including the cups 2, ribs 3 and straps 4 and 5 integrally with the II slippery places. Another object isjto provide a new and im proved non-slip sandal of the character set forth and having ?exible and resilient securing straps ?at resilient sole I, a- new and useful article of 15 manufacture may be easily and economically pro- , formed integrally therewith so that the entire ar- ' ticle may be molded in one piece to provide an _ duced, and one which will prevent slipping in bath tubs, showers and other slippery places. Having thus described my invention I claim— 1. In a new article of manufacture, a non-s11 p20 economic construction. sandal comprising a ?at resilient sole provided I accomplish these and other objects by means ‘with a plurality of suction cups and supporting of the improved device disclosed in the drawing ribs between said cups and extending from and forming a part of the present application, and formed integrally with the bottom of said sole, in which' said ribs extending beyond said cups to relieve Fig. 1 is a bottom plan view of my improved the same of a portion of the weight of a wearer. 2. In a new article of manufacture, a non-slip Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof; and sandal comprising a ?at resilient sole provided Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view. with a plurality of suction cups and supporting Referring to the drawing: ribs between said cups and extending from and 30 The numeral I is used to designate a flat sole - formed integrally with the bottom of said sole, of ?exible and resilient material such as rubber said ribs extending beyond said cups to relieve or the like, and having a plurality of resilient the same of a portion of the weight of a wearer; sandal; r suction cups 2 and also having generally longi tudinally disposed ribs] formed integrally with 40 foot of a wearer. " said sole and extending from the bottom thereof, 3. In a new article of manufacture, a non-slip as disclosed in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing. sandal comprising a ?at resilient sole provided The ribs 3 are preferably extended beyond the with a plurality of suction cups and supporting cups 2 in order that a portion of the. weight of ribs extending substantially longitudinally of said the wearer will be borne by said ribs independq sole and between said cups and also extending ently of the cups and thereby prevent ?attening from and formed integrally with the bottom of of said cups and consequent destruction of their “said sole, said ribs extendingbeyond the ends of suction properties. 45 rand ?exible means for "securing said sandal to the ' In order that the sandal may be easily and em ciently applied and held upon the foot of a wearer I- have provided the integrally formed straps 4 for embracing the foot and joined, if desired, by 3) -' said cups to relieve the. same of a portion of the weight of a wearer; and ?exible straps formed integrally with said sole for yieldingly embracing 45 the foot of a wearer. JOSEPH GIUII'FRE.