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Sept.‘ 10, 1946. s‘. L. KLEVEN SHOE 2,407,556‘ 7 Filed Oct. 6, 1945 \ IIIIIJIIIIIIIIII. ' 'IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIA Patented Sept. 10, 1946 ~ UNITED 2,407,556 * STATES PAIT ENT _ ICE“ ' ‘ 2,407,556 SHOE Samuel L. Kleven, Augusta, Maine Application October 6, 1945, Serial No. 620,769 2 Claims. (Cl. 36-12) 1 ' This invention relates to shoes, and has for its main object to produce an attractive and service able shoe at extremely low cost. Other objects and advantages will appear as this description proceeds. In carrying out my invention, I prefer to pro 2 Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe in ac cordance with my invention. Figure 2 is a section on the line 2—2 of Fig. 1. Figures 3 and 4 are detail views of the upper structure and sole element respectively, before assembly. I have indicated at H] a sole element, which may be an insole, a midsole, or a platform sole, I provide the marginal edge of the upper struc and at H an upper structure. The elements I0 ture of my shoe with a plurality of spaced down wardly extending prongs, and provide the sole 10 and H are bothconventional insofar as design ceed as follows: element of my shoe, which may be an insole, a and materials are concerned, but are character ized in that the sole element is provided adjacent its margin with a'plurality of spaced slots I2 of spaced marginal slots alignable with said prongs. substantial length and the marginal edge of the The upper structure is' assembled to the sole ele ment by threading said prongs through said slots 15 upper structure is provided with a plurality of spaced depending prongs 13 of substantial length and then bending the free ends of the prongs up alignable with said slots. wardly around the marginal edge of the sole ele "In assembling the upper structure to the sole ment and back against the outer surface of the element, the prongs l3 are passed downwardly upper structure above said sole element where they are fastened to the upper structure in any 20 through said slots and then bent upwardly as midsole, or a platform sole, with a plurality of at M over the marginal edge of the sole element and back against the outer‘ surface of the upper structure above said sole element to establish a trim. This bending action reverses the prongs upon prongs are colored differently from the material 25 themselves, that is to say, their inner faces‘ are of the upper structure, or are of different mate now exposed externally of the shoe. Such ex rial, such trim strikingly contrasts with the re posed faces may be left uncolored or may be mainder of the shoe and produces an attractive colored either to correspond to the color of the and pleasing effect upon the eye of the beholder. upper or. to more strikingly contrast therewith. Preferably, I attach the free ends of the prongs The free ends of the upturned prongs may be to the exterior surface of the upper structure by fastened to the adjacent external portions of the lacing the same thereto, in which case the prongs upper structure in any desired manner, as by ce and upper structure are pre-perforated at the menting, stitching, or lacing. suitable manner, as by cementing, stitching, or lacing. So fastened, the free ends of the prongs establish an ornamental trim around the margin of the shoe, and Where the exposed faces of said proper points to receive the lacing or lacing ele- _ ments. The free ends of the lacing 0r lacings may be fastened off in any desired manner, as by adhering them to the "under face of the sole ele ment, after which any suitable outsole may be attached to the assembly by conventional 40 I prefer to lace them to the upper structure, and in order to accommodate the lacing or lac ings L, I pre-perforate the upper structure as at l5 and the prongs as at 16 with alined perfora tions. ‘ Depending upon the type of shoe, the lacing methods. may be a continuous length or may consist of If the shoe is of the open-toe, open back type, two distinct lengths of cord, braid, or other suit the upper face of the insole at the open portions able material. The free ends of the lacing or of the shoe may be faced with materials of the lacings may be fastened off in any suitable man same or contrasting color to that of the upper 45 ner, as by carrying the 'same through holes I5’ structure. in the insole and cementing them to the bottom As a result of this construction, my shoe may surface of the sole element. ' be economically manufactured by relatively un In the illustrated shoe, I have completed the skilled labor and with the minimum of expensive shoe-making machinery. The resultant shoe is 50 shoe by assembling thereto a platform sole l8 and an outsole 11, both of which may be con very attractive in appearance, quite comfortable, ventionally attached in any preferred manner, and has excellent wearing qualities. as by cementing. In the accompanying drawing wherein I have Various modi?cations in design, materials, and illustrated a preferred embodiment of my inven tion: ~ 55 methods may obviously be resorted to within the 3 ‘ 4 spirit and scope of my invention as de?ned by the'appended claims. I claim: ‘ _ 1. A shoe, comprising an upper structure con tinuous‘ along its lower margin throughout its vamp and instep regions and a sole element, said upper structure having a plurality of spaced down wardly extending prongs integral therewith, each prong being provided with a perforation match extending downwardly through said slots and out wardly and upwardly over the edge of said ‘sole element, and a lacing passing through the per- '7 forations of the upper structure and prongs to secure them together and bridging the gaps be tween the prongs externally of the upper struc ture. ' 2. The shoe of claim 1 wherein the ends of the lacing pass downwardly through holes in the ing a perforation in the upper structure, said sole 10 sole element and are secured to the under surface element having a plurality of spaced marginal slots alined with said prongs and said prongs‘ thereof. > ' ' ‘I > ' ‘ " SAM’L L. y; f KLEVEN.