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Oct.‘ 1,1946. G_ H_ JENNINGS 2,408,650 WATER RE_S I S TANT SHOE Filed March so, 1945 a ‘ /7@. 2 5 ' v 7 .2 / v 62‘ la ,/ rl‘in‘enbq.nnaoaaalli_o‘Qua I " \ Y'3 . I /-_/G 41 V 9 ’ f ' INVENTOR. GEORGE HOLLIS JZ'IVIV/AG'S _ 4 Patented Oct. 1, 1946 , 2,408,650 UNITED STATES ‘ PATENT OFFICE 2,408,650 WATER-RESISTANT SHOE George Hollis Jennings, Cincinnati, Ohio Application March 30, 1945, Serial No. 585,649 3 Claims. (CI. 36-78) My invention relates to shoes having a type 01’ welting which may be additional to the regu A line of stitching l3 holds the bead in shape. lar welting, said type of welting being sometimes place between the upper and the vwelt, and joined known as calk welting. with the shoe insole by the seam, as already In making up the shoe the calk welt is set in I have in my U. S. Letters Patent No. 2,004,116, noted. The strip portion not part of the bead, described a method of shoe construction in which forms the ?n for attaching purposes. The assem bly of the shoe outer sole with the upper, the a calk welt is applied. ' I have illustrated my insole and the welt follows usual practice. The calk welt will surround the shoe together 10 with the welt, and it is not found necessary to calk welting is not an essential. , attempt to use the calk welt about the heel It is the object of my invention to provide a proper of the shoe, which is not welted in regu calk welting which contains in the head portion lar construction. thereof, a ?lling of oil absorbing material such. present invention as being formed in the same manner but in its essence the precise mode of In use an oil can may be used to oil the as a cord formed of cotton ?ber or of any other suitable oil absorbing and retaining material. 15 calk welt bead which projects around the shoe between the regular welt and the upper. The The bead, which is preferably perforated, is oil is drawn from the wicking or cord, into the formed, according to my invention, by enclosing leather of the shoe in a short time oiling the this cord in a folded piece of suitable leather and entire upper, and attention to oiling from time stitching, or otherwise securing, the resulting bead to form thereby a calk welt with a bead and 20 to time will maintain this condition. For soldiers this invention is highly valuable a ?n. The leather on the upper side of the bead, as it not only greatly assists in keeping the feet at least is perforated to facilitate oiling the bead, dry, but also keeps the upper of the shoe soft and to permit gradual exuding of the lubricant and pliable, and stops the inner sole from curling through the perforations. I have found that when oiled at fairly frequent intervals, the oil 25 up, warping'or disintegrating. The sole I may be of the standard rubber like from the oil absorbent bead is soaked into the material used in military footgear. The calk leather of the shoe keeping it soft and water welt may be associated with, the upper by any resistant, and the oil containing calk welt is, desired method of attachment, to the sole. It of course, a very e?icient water resistor at the line of connection of the regular welt with the 30 is not necessaryvthat a self-sustaining strip of wicking be used, as any ?lling which will hold insole and upper. a bead, and will absorb oil and retain it, will In the drawing, I have shown an example of serve my purpose. my invention and refer to the appended claims Having thus described my invention, what I for setting forth the invention resident in the said example. claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Figure 1 is a plan view of the toe portion of a shoe equipped according to my invention. Figure 2 is a vertical section taken through the shoe along the lines 2-2 in Figure 1, showing the mode of construction above referred to. Patent is: v Figure 3 is a section through the calk welt. ' 1. A calk welt for shoes formed of a strip fold ed around an oil absorbent body to form a bead, with the remainder of the strip serving as a ?n , 40. for mounting in a shoe, and a series of holes formed in that portion of the strip which sur- ‘ Figure 4 is a detail plan view of the calk welt. In the drawing, I is the outer sole of the shoe, 2 the ?lling and 3 the insole. The regular welt 4 is stitched down to the outer sole by stitches 5. The upper B is held by the stitched seam ‘l rounds the oil absorbent body. 2. A calk'welt for ‘shoes formed of a strip to the insole lip 8. of holes formed in that portion of the strip which surrounds the oil absorbent body, said The same seam holds the folded around an oil absorbent body to form a head, with the remainder of the strip serving as a ?n for mounting in a shoe, and a series calk welt in place, between the regular welt and the upper. While the invention is speci?cally de vholes being formed in that portion of the head scribed in a welt shoe, it should be understood 50 which lies against the upper when mounted in that the calk welt may be held in position in a the shoe. cemented sole shoe or a shoe in which the sole is secured by nails and staples or in a McKay shoe. As noted, the calk is formed of a ?exible strip 9, preferably of leather formed into a lengthwise fold I0, within which is an oil absorbent cord or wicking II. The one portion of the leather at the resulting bead is perforated with holes I2. ’ 3. A calk welt for shoes formed of a perforate strip folded around an oil absorbent body to form a ‘head, with the remainder of the strip serving as a ?n for mounting in .a shoe, and means securing said bead in position in the shoe as described. GEORGE HOLLIS JENNINGS.