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Aug. 6, 1946.
J. GREG-G
2,405,498
SHOE SOLE
Filed Sept. 29, 194.2
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
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J. GREGG
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‘2,405,498
SHOE SOLE
. Filed Sept. 29, 1942
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Paiented Aug. 6, 194%
2,405,498
UNITED STATS ‘PATENT OFFICE»
2,405,498‘
SHOE SOLE
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_ J on Gregg, Flemington, N‘. J“.
Application September 29, 1942', Serial No. 460,105
7 Claims.
(01. 36—32)
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This invention relates to shoe soles.
One object of the present invention is to pro
jointsbetween the ?anges ‘I2v and the back of the
vide a rubber or rubber~composition sole which
is hollow or is provided with recesses in which
The top of the sole at the inner side thereof in
the region of the shank just rearwardly of the
sole.
?lling means or members are received for produc
ing, a shoe sole of the platform type or of the
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ball line as indicated at ‘fly in Fig. 1 is somewhat
higher than at the part 79 at the outer or oppo
site side of the sole.
wedge heel type.
Another object of the invention is to provide a
As illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the end por
hollow shoe sole having a peripheral wall de?n
tions '54 and ‘it of the side walls and the corre
ing a recess and an inwardly directed marginal 10 sponding end portions ‘Ma and 16a of the bottom
?ange or lip at the top of said peripheral wall
of the sole are devoid of recesses or ribs. More
in. integral relation therewith and constituting
over, it will be understood that the grooves can
means to provide for the proper secur'ement of
be omitted from the bottom and side walls of the
the upper to the sole.
recess Where the rib formation on the outsole is
The above and other objects of the invention
not desired. This is illustrated in Fig. 9. The
will be more fully understood from the following
hollow shoe sole Sa which is illustrated in Fig. 9,
description considered with reference to the ac
is devoid of ribs or grooves in the peripheral side
companying drawings.
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wall 50a and similarly devoid of ribs or grooves
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a top perspective view of a sole embody
ing the invention;
in the bottom 52a thereof. The top lips or ?anges
20 for the sole illustrated in Fig. 9 are indicated at
Fig. 1A is a detail section taken on line lA—lA
of Fig. 1;
Fig. 2 is a side view of the shoe sole illustrated
in Fig. 1;
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Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the shoe sole
illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a side View of a shoe provided with a
to
12.
The soles produced in accordance with the
present invention are utilized for making shoes
of the platform or wedge heel type, one of such
shoes being illustrated in Figs. 4 to 7. As here
shown said shoe comprises an upper 88. of any
suitable construction and of any suitable material,
the lasting allowance 90 of said upper being se
shoe sole of the construction illustrated in Figs.
cured in any suitable way, preferably adhesively \
1, 2 and 3;
36 to the lips 12' and to the upper surfaces of the
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of the
thickened‘ end portions 14 and 16 of the sole.
shoe illustrated in Fig. 4;
As the sole produced in accordance with the pres
Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view on the line 6--6 '
ent invention is hollow, ?ller members 92 and 94
of Fig. 5; t
Fig. 7- is a cross sectional view on the line 7-1
of Fig. 5;
Fig. 8 is a top plan view of a heel and shank
filler member which is positioned in the heel and
shank part of the recess of the sole;
Fig. 9 is a perspective View of a sole embody
ing the invention but without ribs.
The sole S embodying the invention is illus
trated in Fig. 1 and in other ?gures of the draw
are positioned in the recess in said sole. Filler
member 92 extends from the back of said recess
substantially to the ball line and is wedge shaped
longitudinally so that it conforms in depth to the.
recess of. the sole of the heel and shank parts
thereof. Said heel and shank ?ller member 92
40 comprises a wooden block 96 completely encased
within and covered by an envelope 98 'of sponge
rubber. Member 92 is produced by molding
sponge rubber around a block 96 of wood or other
ings as will clearly appear as the description pro
suitable material in a mold. Said sponge rubber
ceeds.
45 envelope or casing 98 is provided with a forwardly
and laterally extending part I00 which tapers in
The outer surfaces of the bottom and periph
thicknesstoward the free edge thereof, and over
eral edge of the sole S are provided with ribs,
liesv the filler member 94 whereby to eliminate
thev transverse line of separation'which would
54.
50 otherwise. be formed atthe top of the shoe sole.
Filler member Fifi-extends substantially to the ball
The sole is provided‘ with inwardly projecting
line of the shoe sole and is preferably pre-formed
and inwardly tapering side ?anges or lips 72 at
and can be formed of any suitable material,
the top of side walls 50 of the sole S, except at
preferably of a ?brous‘ or felted character. As
the front ‘ill and rear end portions 75, respec
illustrated the shoe is provided with an insole Hi2
tively, of said side wall which are thicker than
which is adhesively‘secured'to the upper surface
the longitudinally extending portions of the side
of the lasting allowance of the upper and to the
wall. The sole is provided with ?llets 73 (Fig. 1A)
upper surfaces: of the ?ller members 92 and 94,
at the juncture between each ?ange ‘l2 and the
and also as here: shown a sock lining I04- is at
back of the sole. These fillets strengthen the
tached to the upper surface of said insole. The
as illustrated in Figs. 1, and 2 to 7. Sole Sis pro‘
vided with a side wall 50 and with a bottom wall
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sponge rubber casing 98 and the ?brous ?ller
member 94 provide a cushion at the top of the
sole for the full width and length thereof.
While I have shown and described the preferred
embodiment of the sole of the present invention
it will be understood that there may be various ,
other possible embodiments thereof, and that va- ->
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said end portions, respectively, of said peripheral
Wall, and the upper surfaces of said end portions
of said peripheral wall being flush with the upper
surfaces of said lips.
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4. A hollow sole made of compressible resilient
material, and comprising a one-piece member
having a bottom wall and side and end walls, said
rious changes in the details of construction and p ' end walls being thicker than the side and bottom
' walls, and said member having inwardly extend
in the arrangement of parts may be made in the
embodiment disclosed herein. Therefore, I do‘
not wish to be limited to the speci?c construction
herein shown or described except ,to’the extent
which may be required by the scope of the ap
pended claims.
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Having thus described my invention, what I
claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
_1. A, shoe sole comprising a bottom wall, a
peripheral side wall integral with said bottom
wall and upstanding therefrom completely there
around, said peripheral side wall being deeper at
its rear part than at its forward part, and in
wardly extending lips integral with said side
wall at the upper edge thereof and extending
longitudinally of the sole at opposite sides of
the sole, the front and rear transversely extend
ing end portions of said peripheral Wall being
ing lips at the upper ends of the side Walls, said
lips merging with said end walls.
5. A sole made of compressible resilient mate
rial, and comprising a one-piece hollow member
made of resilient material and comprising a bot
tom wall and an upstanding wall extending all
around the bottom wall, lips extending inwardly
from the side portions of said upstanding wall,
said lips having downwardly and inwardly ex
tending upper surfaces, and said lips decreasing
in thickness toward the inner edge thereof, the
end portions of said upstanding wall being thicker
than the sides of said upstanding wall, and said
lips merging with the end portions of said up
standing wall.
6. A wedge shaped shoe sole comprising a hol
low member, said member having a bottom wall
and an upstanding peripheral wall integral with
said bottom wall, said bottom wall extending for
the full length and width of the sole, said up
thicker than the side portions of said wall, the
opposite ends of said lips terminating at the in
ner surfaces of said end portions, respectively, of
said peripheral wall, and the upper surfaces of 30 standing wall extending completely around the
sole and de?ning with said bottom wall an open
said end portions of said peripheral wall being
top recess, said peripheral wall having heel, shank
?ush with-the upper surfaces of said lips.
and forward portions, and tapering in height from
2. A shoe sole comprising a bottom wall, a
the rear of said heel portion to said forward por
peripheral side wall integral with said bottom‘
tion whereby said recess is adapted to receive a
wall and upstanding therefrom completely there
around, said peripheral side wall being deeper
at its rear part than at its forward part, and
inwardly extending lips integral with said side
wall at the‘upper edge thereof and extending
longitudinally of the sole at opposite sides of the
sole, the front and rear transversely extending
end portions of said peripheral wall being thicker
than the side portions of said wall, the opposite
ends of said lips terminating at the inner sur-'
faces of said end portions, respectively, of said 46
Wedge shaped ?ller, and inwardly extending lips
integral with said peripheral wall at the upper
edge thereof and extending longitudinally of the
sole at the opposite sides respectively thereof, the
front and rear transversely extending end por
tions of said peripheral wall being thicker than
the side portions of said wall, the opposite ends
of said lips terminating at the inner surfaces of
said end portions, respectively, of said peripheral
wall, and the upper surfaces of said end portions
of said peripheral wall being flush with the upper
peripheral wall, and the upper surfaces of said
surfaces of said lips.
end» portions of said peripheral wall being ?ush
7. A wedge shaped shoe sole comprising a hol
with the upper surfaces vof said lips said lips
low member, said member comprising a bottom
tapering and decreasing in thickness toward the
inner free edges thereof, respectively.
_ 50 wall and an upstanding peripheral wall integral
with said bottom wall, said bottom wall extend
3. A wedge shaped shoe sole comprising a hol
ing for the full length and width of the sole, said
low member comprising a bottom and an up-~
upstanding wall extending completely around the
standing peripheral wall integral with said bot
sole and de?ning with said bottom wall an open
tom, said bottom extending for the full length
top recess, said peripheral wall having heel, shank
and width of the sole, said upstanding wall ex
and forward portions, and tapering in height from
tending completely around the sole and de?ning
the rear of said heel portion to said forward por
with said bottom an open top recess, said pe
tion whereby said recess is adapted to receive a
ripheral wall having heel, shank and forward
wedge shaped ?ller, and inwardly extending lips
portions and tapering in height from the rear
of said heel portion to said forward portion, 60 integral with said peripheral wall at the upper
edge thereof and extending longitudinally of the
whereby said recess is adapted to receive a wedge
sole ‘at opposite sides, respectively, thereof, the
shaped ?ller, and inwardly extending lips inte
inner surfaces of said lips at the heel and shank
gral with said peripheral wall at the upper edge
portions of the sole sloping downwardly toward
thereof and extending longitudinally of the sole
at the opposite sides, respectively, thereof, the
inner surfaces of said lips at the heel and shank
portions of the sole sloping downwardly toward
the front of the sole in position to engage the
marginal edge portions of the top of the ?ller
when the latter is positioned in said recess, the
front and rear transversely extending end por
tions of said peripheral wall being thicker than
the side portions of said wall, the opposite ends
of said lips terminating at the inner surfaces of
~ the front of the sole in position to engage the
marginal edge portions of the top of the ?ller
when the latter is positioned in said recess, the
opposite ends of said lips terminating at the
inner surface of the front and rear transversely
extending end portions of the peripheral wall,
and theupper surfaces of said end portions of
said peripheral wall being flush with the upper
surfaces of said lips.
JON GREGG.
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