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Nov. 8, 1938.
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2,135,849
‘J. scAcco
SHOE
STRUCTURE
' Filed May 5, 1937
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INVENTOR.
JACK SCACCO
BY
27/54 ATTORNIEY.
Patented Nov. 8, 1938
2,135,849
UNITED STATES
PATENT
OFFICE -
2,135,849
SHOE STRUCTURE
Jack Scacco, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application May 5, 1937, Serial No. 140,779
3 Claims.
The present invention relates to improvements
in shoe construction, and is more particularly
adapted for use in the manufacture of turn shoes.
In turn shoes as usually constructed, there may
5‘ be a leather shank piece which is put in the shoe
after it has been turned right side out, and which
is provided at its lower base with a metal stiffener.
The shank-piece may consist of a heel portion
and a shank portion. With the shank-piece and
10 the sole prepared as heretofore, it was substan
tially impossible, notwithstanding the great pres
sure exerted in pressing the shank-piece and the
sole together, to make them ?t close together at
the sides of the shank of the ?nished shoe so
15 as to allow no gap to appear between the sole
and the shank-piece.
In shoes in which the material of the shoe
upper extends along the entire edge of the sole,
such gap would not be particularly noticeable,
20 and this would be especially true of the heel por
tion of the shoe where a counter is used. How
ever, in the case of an open-fshank and open-heel
shoe, this gap would be very noticeable.
It is therefore an important object of the pres
25 ent invention to ?nd a way to obviate such
di?iculties.
,
According to the usual practice of making turn
shoes, each sole is provided along its continuous
edge and on its lower face with a so—called
In order to obtain a close ?t between
the edge of the sole and the shank of an open
, 30 feather.
shank shoe, the shank piece may, according to
the present invention, be provided with a bead
or ri-dge at its lower face and along both sides of
35 the shank so that, when the shank-piece and the
sole are pressed together and secured, their edges
will be close together and will remain in that
close-?tting condition for a long period. In fact,
when the beaded portion of this shank-piece and
40 the shank portion of the sole are pressed to
gether under heavy pressure, there is produced
a locking together of the shank and the sole so
that the two cooperate in producing a'strong
arch support. It should be understood that the
45 marginal bead or ridge may be formed by re
cessing the lower face of the shank-piece in any
suitable manner.
In the case of a shoe having an open heel as
well as an open shank, the shank-piece may be
50 provided with a marginal bead or ridge extending
around the heel portion of the shank-piece, and
preferably connecting the beads at the side edges
of the shank portion. This formation of the
shank-piece makes it possible to avoid gaps be
55 tween the edges of the sole and the shank-piece
(CI. 36-25)
at the heel as Well as at the shank of an open
shank and open-heel shoe.
Other objects, features and advantages of the
invention will appear upon consideration of the
following description and of the drawing, in 5'
which
Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating more
particularly the lower or sole-engaging side of
one form of shank-piece embodying the present
invention;
'
10'
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary perspective view illus
trating the appearance of the upper side of the
sole for a turn shoe;
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but for a modi
fled form of shank-piece;
15
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary side view of an open
shank shoe constructed with a shank-piece as
illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary side view of an open
shank and open-heel shoe with a shank-piece as 20
shown in Fig. 3; and
Fig. 6 is a section on line 6—6 of Fig. 4.
Referring to the drawing, Fig. 1 illustrates a
shank-piece ll) of suitable material, such as
leather, and comprising a heel portion II and a 25
shank portion l2, having on its sole-engaging
face marginal beads l3, which may be formed
by providing recesses in the shank-piece. The
shank-piece is preferably provided also on its
sole-engaging face with a metal reinforcing mem- 30
her I4 ?rmly secured to the shank-piece. The
shank-piece l0 having marginal beads l3 at its
shank-portion is particularly adapted for use in
making an open-shank shoe l5 such as is illus
trated in Fig. 4.
35
This shoe I5 has a sole l6 which, as illustrated
in Fig. 2, has a feather I‘! projecting from the
edge of the sole proper at its lower face and ex
tending completely around the periphery of the
sole. The sole [6 is further provided at its upper 40
side with a channel ?ap l8 extending around the
periphery of the sole in the part which projects
above the feather l7. When the shank portions
of the shank piece l0 and the sole I6 are pressed
together under heavy pressure, the beads 13 on 45
shank-piece H! are forced down at the outside of
the channel ?ap l8 of the sole so that there will
be no gap above the feather l1, and shank-piece
l0 and sole [6 will be locked together at their
edges. In this connection it should be noted that 50
the recesses at the inner sides of the beads l3 of
the shank piece I0 should be just deep enough to
receive the channel ?ap on the sole IS.
The shoe I5. is illustrated in Fig. 4 as having a
vamp l9 attached to the sole to the front of the 55
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tion 2| by means such as a buckle 24. It should be
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. An open-shank shoe comprising a sole hav
ing at its shank portion and at the lower face of
the sole a marginal feather, a shank piece hav
ing a heel portion and a shank portion with mar
ginal beads throughout its sole-engaging face to
engage and ?t closely against the feather of the
understood that the feather i1 is preferably
brought down to a thin edge so as not to be too
between the feather and the bead in the shank.
open-shank portion, a heel 20 and section 2| of
an upper above the heel and provided preferably
with a counter therein, the shoe being adjustably
secured on a foot by means including a strap 22
extending rearwardly from vamp I9 for attach
ment to a strap 23 extending from the upper por
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conspicuous.
In the open-shank shoe illustrated in Fig. 5,
there is no heel portion of the upper, and the
shoe is therefore not only an open-shank shoe but
also an open-heel shoe. With this form of shoe it
15 is important to avoid a gap between the heel por
tion of the sole and the heel portion of the shank
piece. In this form of shoe, use is made of a
shank piece 25 comprising a heel. portion 26 and
a shank portion 21 and having a marginal bead
sole whereby there will be substantially no gap
2. A shoe with an open shank and an open heel 10
comprising a sole having at its margin and lower
side a continuous feather, and a shank-piece en
gaging the upper side of the sole and having at its
lower side a marginal bead extending around the
heel portion and throughout the sides of the 15
shank portion and engaging closely the feather
so that there is substantially no gap between the
edges of' the sole and the shank-piece around the
heel and the shank portion of the shoe.
3. A shank-piece for an open-shank shoe, hav 20
20 28 around said heel portion 26 and along'both ingthroughout each side of its shank portion a
sides of the shank portion (Fig. 3). It will be
evident that the use of the shank-piece 25 tends bead to ?t closely over the outer edge of a chan
to prevent all gaps ‘between the sole and the nel ?ap of a sole having a marginal feather, the
shank-piece not only along the sides of the shank bead being formed by providing a recess just in
side the bead and just deep enough to receive the 25
25 but also around the heel of an open-shank and
channel flap on the sole, so that the outer edges
open-heel shoe.
It should be understood that various changes of the sole and the shank-piece may ?t closely to
may be made and that certain features may be gether along the shank portion of the shoe.
used without others without departing from the
30
JACK SCACCO.
30 true scope and spirit of the invention;
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