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‘0a. 4, 1938. ‘
Filed Oct. 8, 1936
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
Oct. 4, 1938. '
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Filed Oct. 8, 1956
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Patented Oct. 4, 1938
Jack Alesci, Fort Sam Houston, Tex. ’
Application October 8, 1936, Serial No. 104,733
(CI. 36-45)
Y 6'Claims.
feature of riding boots that a lining, generally
designated as [2, is inserted within the boot. The
lining l2 comprises an upper or leg stiffening
member M which is constructed of relatively stiff
leather or like material, and is formed in a sheet 5
which is so cut that it will readily wrap around
This invention relates to riding boots, and more
particularly to a means in combination'with a
conventional pair of riding boots to assist in the
bending or breaking of the leg portion thereof
5 with respect to the shoe portion thereof.
An object of this invention is to provide a
the leg of the wearer with theopen vertical edges .
means insertible interiorly of a pair of ‘conven
tional riding boots which will effect a proper
bending or breaking between the leg and shoe
thereof disposed at the rear of the leg. The up
per edge l3 of the leg portion M has a con?gu
ration such that when the lining l2 is in applied 10
10 portions of the boot.
Another object of this invention is to provide
a lining which is adapted to be removably posi~
tioned interiorlyof a boot which is so constructed
position this upper edge l3 will be substantially
flush with the upper edge l5 of the outer leg por
tion M. The leg member 14 is provided at the
that it will readily maintain its position within
15 the boot while at the same time assisting in the
proper bending or breaking of the leg portion of
the boot with respect to the shoe portion thereof.
A further object of this invention is to provide
lower edge thereof with an upwardly offset por
tion or recess l6 which is adapted to engagel?
in a lining of this character means for anchoring
20 the lining within the boot to prevent the lining
position, are adapted to be disposed slightly above 20
from creeping upwardly or turning within the
With the foregoing and other objects in view,
the invention will be—
25 inaf-ter, and will be more particularly pointed
out in the claims appended hereto.
In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer
to like or corresponding parts throughout the
several views,
Figure l is a longitudinal section, partly broken
away and in section, of a riding boot having a
device constructed according to an embodiment
of this invention mounted therein.
around the front, or slightly above the instep, of
the boot, and at each end of the recess I6 there
is provided a downwardly extending portion or
lobe ll which, when the lining I2 is in applied
the ankle of the wearer.
The lower edge of the stiffening member l4
terminates in upwardly offset portions or recesses
18 which are adapted to be disposed at the rear
of the boot slightly above the heel portion of the 25
shoe it. A quarter lining is provided, this quar
ter lining being designated generally at Hi.
The quarter lining l9 comprises a pair of side
or wing members 20 which are adapted to engage
‘on opposite sides of the heel of the wearer, and 30
the wing or side members 20 are connected to
gether adjacent their upper edges by means of a
connecting strip 2| which is preferably integral
with the side members 2|]. This connecting strip
Figure 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but show
~ 2| is upwardly offset from the upper edges of the
35 ing the boot with the upper portion thereof bent side members 20'and is adapted to engage at its
forwardly with respect to the shoe portion upper edge with the recessed portion l6 of the
Figure 3 is a longitudinal section of the lining. upper member 14. The upper edges of the side
Figure 4 is a detail front elevation of the lin
40 ing spread out in flat form.
members 20 and the connecting strip 2| under
lap the stiffening member M at the lower edge 40
Referring to the drawings, the numeral Ill
designates generally the shoe or lower portion of
a riding boot, and the numeral 1 I designates the
leg or upper portion of the boot. In riding boots
45 at present available after the boot has been in
thereof and. are secured thereto by means of
stitching 22 or the like.
The confronting edges of the side or wing mem~
front of the leg portion II and the upper portion
of the shoe It] becomes enlarged to the point
where substantially all of the stiffness in the leg
confronting or forward edges of the side or wing
use for a period of time the break between the
bers 20 are'disposed in spaced apart relation, and
a forwardly extending instep member 23 has the
rear edge thereof secured as by stitching 24 to the
members 28. This instep member 23 is adapted,
when in applied position, to engage over the in
step of the wearer and along the sides of the foot, 50
50 portion II has been taken out so that the boot ' terminating at its forward end adjacent the toe
loses its original shapeliness and will not stay
in position on the leg of the wearer, the upper portion of the shoe Ill. The lower edges of the
or leg portion H gradually sliding or moving side members 20 and the instep member 23 are so '
formed that they will substantially engage the
It is in order to eliminate this objectionable upper surface of the insole of the shoe I0 adjacent 55
the marginal edges thereof so that no portion of
the side members 20 and the instep member 23
will engage beneath the foot of the wearer.
having front and rear projecting parts on its
upper edge mating with‘the upwardly-offset por- ~
tions of the leg lining and secured thereto, said
quarter lining having a front extension having
therein an inverted V-shaped opening slit
through the lower edge thereof, and an instep
member secured to the sides of the opening and
extending forwardly into the instep portion of the
The quarter lining l 9 is preferably constructed
of leather which has a greater degree of pliabil
ity than the stiifening member I4, so that the
quarter lining can readily conform to the con
7 ?guration of the shoe and foot and can readily
bend therewith.
In use the lining, I2 is preferably inserted into '
the boot before the boot has been, placed on, the
foot and leg. The quarter lining I9 is positioned
within the interior of the shoe l0, and as shown
in Figs. 1 and 2 this quarter lining I9 terminates
at its upper edge slightly above the break or bend
25 at the front of the boot and slightly above the
2. A’ boot having a ?exible ankle portion, and
means for- de?nitely positioning at di?erent
heights'the wrinkles occurring in said portion I‘
when the same is ?exed so that said wrinkles.
around the angle portion will be disconnected 15
3. A boot including, a foot portion and an up- .
from. each other.
break or bend 26 at the rear of the boot, so that
per portion, said upper portion having its lower
end: secured to said foot portion, means for re
inforcing, the upper portion ofsaid upper above
stiffening member l4, and the free edges of the the ankle While leaving the ankle portion unrein
side. or .wing members 20 aredisposed at the rear ‘ forced, to make; said upper portionusubstantially
of the boot and-substantially contact with. each riei.d;.whereby the lower endear said upper around
other so-that there will not bea ridge or groove the ankle of: t-heboot; remains ?exible. and means
at the rear 10f the boot which might cause dis
on: the lower end‘v of- thereinforcing meansrfor
comfort or irritation to the wearer. When, the
de?nitely allocating v. the breaks, at, different
leg of the wearer is bent or inclined forwardly heights, in the ?exibleportionof; the upper around
with respect to the foot, the stiffening member the ankleportion when, said-,upper is. ?exed; with
M will‘ prevent .bending of the leg portion H of relationto the; foot portions
' .
the boot at any point above the break or bend 25.
4. Av bootincluding, a footfportion andanup;
This conditi'on'will obtain throughout the life or per portion, said upper portion havingits lower
use of the boot. Where the leg of the wearer is end secured to said foot portion, a reinforcing
the, foot portion“) can readily move relative to
- the leg portion ll thereof. The free edges of, the
bent or inclined rearwardly, as shown in Fig. 1,
the stiifening member M will. prevent bending of
the upper leg portion tl except at the break or
bend .26.
The quarter lining l 9 will prevent the stiffening
memberv l 4 from riding or moving upwardly on the
leg of the wearer, and as the upper edges of this
quarter lining l9 extend slightly above the breaks
40. or bends 25 and 26 there'will. not be any tendency
for the stiffening member 7| 4 to-break or bend at
the lower edge thereof. ' i
A boot having a lining constructed according to
this invention. mounted therein will. retain its
shapeliness throughout the life thereof and will,
therefore, present a better appearance than a
' boot not having such a lining. This lining [-2
will also serve as a guard to protect the leg of the
wearer. The protection is similar to-that afforded
by the leg I I of the boot andin'ad'dition thereto.
When the foot is in the boot; it will» engage the
instep lining? 23 and the quarter lining l9 which
will tend to-hold all of the various linings'in place
and against creeping upwards.
means within the upper; portion renderinggthelupe '
per portion of the: upper substantially rigid, and
said reinforcing meansterminating above the-foot
portion with lobes extending downwardly of the .35
sides of‘ the boot. with recessesextending upwardly
above thefront and rear portionsofithe foot pore
tion whereby creasing of the unreinforced' upper . '
portion will.- be permitted at different heights
around. the ?exible portion of the upper adjacent
to the foot portion.
5. A boot in accordance with claim 4 wherein
the recesses. between the lobes of‘ the reinforcing
means extend. to different heights at the front
6. A boot including, a foot portion and an up
per portion, said upper portion having its 'lower
end secured‘ to said footportion, said-foot portion
having substantially rigid front and rear upward
ly extending. projections with lower'side portions,
a reinforcing means within the upper portionren
dering the upper portion of the uppersubstan
tially rigid, and said reinforcing means terminat
ing above the foot portion’ with lobes extending
downwardly of the sides 'of the boot with'recesses
extending upwardly above thefront and- rear por
It‘is obvious'that various changes and modi?ca
tions may be made in the details of‘ construction
and design-ofthe above speci?cally described em
tions of the foot portion,said lobes extending-‘to
bodiment of this. invention without departing ward the lower vside portions of the‘ foot’ portion
from the spirit thereof, such changes and modi?
and the upwardly extending portions of the foot
cations being restricted only by the scope of the portion extending toward therecesses in the lower
following claims.
portion off the reinforcing means, whereby- creas
What is claimed is:
ing of the unreinforced- upper portion will be per
= 1. In a riding boot having a- shoe and a leg'por
mitted at different heightsv around»’ the ?exible
tion, a stiif lining removably mounted in the leg portion of therupperladjacent to the footp'ortionl,
65 portion with its edges adjacent one another at the
the creases being limited at the front and rear by ..
rear part of the leg portion, the lower edge of the the lobes of thereinforcing and at the‘ sides below
lining having front and rear upwardly-offset por
said lobes by the upward projections of- the foot
tions, a quarter lining'of ?exible material ?tted
down into the quarter of the shoe portion and
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