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April 26, 1938.
O_ TEODORml
2,115,350
HEEL CONSTRUCTION FOR SHOES
Filed June 2, 1936
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Patented Apr. 26, 1938
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V UNITED STATES
PATENT’ OFFICE
2,115,350
HEEL CONSTRUCTION FOR SHOES
Osmond Teodorini, New York, N. Y., assignor of
thirty-three percent to The Granada Finance
Company Limited, Granda, British West Indies
Application June 2, 1936, Serial No. 83,009
1 Claim.
(Cl. 36-36)
This invention relates to shoes, and particu
larly to the heel construction of shoes; and. the
object of the invention is to provide the heel por
tion of a shoe with a mounting member or
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adaptor of standardized form and construction
in respective sizes to facilitate attachment and
detachment of correspondingly standard heels;
a further object being to provide a mounting
member of the class described having a plurality
of couplings spaced along the outer edge portions
thereof and exposed through the lower surface
of the member to facilitate attachment of the
heel therewith, one of said couplings being of
contrasting form and construction compared
with the other couplings ; a further'object being
to provide the heel portion of a shoe with a plu
rality of key-hole sockets forming means for de
tachably coupling a heel with the shoe and fur
ther with a transverse bore and socket forming
20 additional means for retaining a heel against
displacement from the shoe; a still further ob-v
ject being to provide a mounting or adaptor
member for detachable shoe heels comprising a
coupling plate imbedded in said member and ex
25 posed through the lower or outer surface thereof;
30'
The member l2 may be composed of any de
sired material, and as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of
the drawing, this member is composed of a body
of molded material in which is embodied a plu
rality of socket couplings I 4, the inner ends of
which are provided with enlarged ?ange por
tions £5 for anchoring the couplings to the mem
ber l2. The couplings M are provided with key
hole apertures or openings consisting of a large
end portion l6 and a smaller end portion IT. 10
The U-shaped boundary Walls of the smaller
opening ll are beveled as seen at l8, note Fig. 1,
so as to form a seat for the beveled or outwardly
?ared heads IQ of the coupling pins 20 which are‘
imbedded in the heel [3 in the same spaced rela
tion as the spacing of the socket couplings I4 so
‘as to register therewith in the manner clearly
illustrated‘ in Fig. 2 of the drawing. The heads
[9 of the coupling pins 20 project above the up
per or inner surface of the heel l3, Whereas the
outer exposed surfaces of the socket couplings
l4 are ?ush with the lower or outer surface of
the member l2 as will appear from a consider
ation of Fig. 1 of the drawing. The member 12
may be’ cemented or otherwise secured to the
and with these and other objects in View, the
invention consists in a heel construction for
shoes, which is constructed as more fully herein
heel portion II of the shoe, and if desired, nails
or. other fastening devices 2| may be employed
after described and claimed.
heels, three or more of the socket couplings l4
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The invention is fully disclosed in the follow
ing speci?cation, of which the accompanying
drawing forms a part, in which the separate
parts of my improvement are designated by suit
able reference characters in each of the views,
and in which:—
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Fig. 1 is a side and sectional view of a part of
a shoe showing one form of construction which
I employ.
Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2—2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a View similar to Fig. 2 showing an
other form of construction, the section being on
the line 3-3 of Fig. 4.
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Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4—4 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Figs. 2 and 3, the
Ll section being on the line 5—5 of Fig. 6; and
Fig. 6 is a section on the line 6—6 of Fig. 5.
In Fig. l of the drawing, I have indicated at
ID a part of the rear portion of a shoe, the heel
portion H of which includes a heel mounting
50 member or adaptor l2 preferably of the periph
eral contour of the heel to be employed. At I3,
I have shown a heel for detachable mounting
with the member 12, said heel forming the sub
ject matter of a companion application ?led of
55 equal date herewith.
to secure the member l2 in position.
With large '
and pins 20 will be employed; whereas, with 30
smaller heels, a lesser number of these couplings
will be all that is necessary. In the operation
of attaching the heel [3 to the member [2, the
heads l9 of the pins 20 are ?rst passed through
the large opening l6 and the heel is moved rear
Wardly to bring said pins into the position shown >
in Figs. 1 and 2, and the interengaging beveled
surfaces of the pins and socket coupling serve
to draw the heel l3 snugly upon the surface of
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the member I2.
To retain the heel against forward movement
and accidental displacement from the shoe, I
employ centrally of the forward curved edge |2a
of the member l2, a transverse coupling or' re
taining bar 22 which is imbedded in the member
l2 and may also be secured to the heel portion
H by nails or other devices 23, as indicated in
Fig. 2. Rearwardly of the bar 22, the member I2
is provided with a recess 24'and the forward
lower surface of the bar 22 is beveled as seen at
25 and exposed through the outer or lower sur
face of the member £2 to engage a projecting
tongue or latch member 25 secured to the. heel
l3 and projecting from the upper surface of said
heel. The heel l3 or that portion thereof in GI
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ing of the shoe in connection with which the,
connection with which the'tong'ue or latch 26 is
mounted will be composed of ?exible material
capable of being forced inwardly by a ?nger or
?ngers of the hand in order to move the tongue
coupling is mounted.
26 into position to snap into the recess 24 and
to engage the bar 22 in retaining the heel against
displacement. To facilitate, this ?exing move
ment, the heel 13 or that part thereof immediate
ly back'of the projecting tongue 26' is recessed
10 as indicated.- at 21 to facilitate the flexure' of
31 are beveled as indicated at 38 in Fig. 6 of the
drawing to receive the beveled or ?ared heads l9
of the coupling pins 20 on the heel l3. At 39', .10
I have shown the transverse coupling bar which.
is similar to the bar 3| and equivalent tothe bar
22 shown in Figs. '1 and 2 of the drawing. The
coupling 32 is recessed as seenat 40 rearwardly
of the bar 39 to receive the tongue 26 of the heel 15
heel is forced outwardly a sufficient degree to
disengage the bar 22, and the entire heel I3 is
I3.
. then moved inwardly to bring the pins into aline
ment with the large openings l6 and the heel is
then disengaged by a downward movement. The
tongue or latch 25 forms part of a plate which
is imbedded. in and. secured to the heel l3 as is _
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vIn Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawing, I have shown
a slight modi?cation which consists simply in
25 providing a single coupling member 29 which is
substituted for the independent socket couplings
i4 and the coupling bar 22. The member 29 has a
series of socket openings 33 similarin all respects
to the sockets M for receiving the coupling pins
'30 20 or the heads‘ 19 thereof which form part of
the heel [3. At 3|, I have shown a coupling bar
portion which forms a part of the front crosshead
29a of the member 29. Aside from these features,
the construction and operation of the device
35 shown in Figs. 3 and 4 will be the same as that
shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
In Figs. 5 and 6 of the drawing, I have shown
another‘ modi?cation wherein a ?at coupling
plate 32 of substantially the same general con
40 tour as the plate 29 shown in Fig. 3 is employed.
This plate may be secured directly to- the heel
portion lid of the shoe or to a member 33 which
takes the place of the member 12. Said member 7
33 has a large open socket 34 in which-the cou
45 pling 32 is arranged. The lower surface of the
coupling'32 is ?ush with the lowersurface of the
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construction. The walls of the smaller openings
the tongue 26 rearwardlygand said part of the
indicated at 28.
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"smaller openings 31 forming the same key-hole '
the heel. In the operation of detaching the heel,
the above operation is reversed, and su?icient
inward pressure is applied to the heel to move
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With the construction shown in Figs. 5 and 6,
the coupling 32 has a plurality of socket portions
consisting of large openings 36 opening into
Suitable nails or other devices 4| are em
ployed to secure the coupling 32 in position upon
the heel portion of the shoe or the member 33.
With the construction shown in Figs. 5 and 6,
the coupling 32 is in the form of a substantially 20
D-shaped 'unit, and if desired, a molded body of '
rubber or other material may be molded with a ,
corresponding D-shaped recess to receive this
coupling. On the other hand, if the coupling 32 -
is secured directly to the heel portion of the shoe, 25
the coupling may be covered with a substantially
D-shaped facing and ?lled with a center plug
substantially conforming to the contour of the
opening or space 35 in said coupling.
From the foregoing, it will be understood that 30
my improved mounting member or adaptor may
be manufactured and sold independently of the
heel or in conjunction with the heel for applica
tion to a shoe in the repair thereof, or to a shoe
manufacturer for installation directly upon the 35
shoe when made, it being understood that the
spacing and arrangement of the coupling sockets
' in said member will be standardized as to sizes
and be classi?ed by serialnumbers or other
markings so as to- facilitate renewal of the de
peripheral contour of the standardized heels and '
mounting members will be the same in shoes of 45
the respective sizes.
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member 33, and if desired, a suitable ?lling may »
Having fully described my invention, what I
be employed in the large central opening 35
claim as new'and desire to secure by Letters .
formed in the coupling 32, or this space may be
left open as is indicated in Fig. 6 of the drawing
Patent, is 2-- '
' to increase the cushion properties of the heel.
This type of construction will adapt itself to
heels or mounting members of heels constructed
of leather or any other material than molded
5'5; material, With the construction shown in Figs
.l and 2, the mounting member or adaptor will
be formed of rubber, rubber compositions or other
suitable molded materials. It will also be ap
60. parent that with small heels such as French heels,
a mounting plate alone maybe employed and
the peripheral edges of the plate which may be
exposed through the heel, may be enameled or
V ' otherwise coated to be consistent with the color
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tachable heels from time. to time without the
performance of any mechanical operations or
shoe repairing labor, it being understood that the
_ A shoe, the‘ heel portion of which is provided 50
-, with a mounting member for quick detachable
mounting of a heel therewith, said member being '
in the form of a thin flat body of a peripheral
contour corresponding to that of the' shoe heel,
coupling sockets imbedded in and exposed
through the lower surface of said'member in
wardly of and adjacent the outer edges thereof,
other coupling means comprising a transverse
bar imbedded in and exposed through the lower
surface of said member inwardly of and arranged
adjacent the inner edge thereof, and saidmem
her having a recess registering with the entire
inner surface of said bar.
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