Dec. 31, 1946. E_ Z|N]T|‘ } 2,413,481 SHOE CONSTRUCTION _ Original Filed Déc. 28, v1939 A iiorneys Patented Dec. 31, 1946 2,413,481 'UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,413,481 SHOE CONSTRUCTION Evelyn Ziniti, New York, N. Y. Substituted for abandoned application Serial No. 311,397, December 28, 1939. This application October 4, 1945, Serial No..620,222 1 Claim. (Cl. 36-45) 1 2 This invention appertains to new. and useful improvements in shoes and more particularly to This seam 6 not only extends along the edges i but also along the edges g located at the rear side a shoe constructed of such a nature as to offer not only a reinforced toe construction, but. also a e and h. of the beak 'l' which is formed of the sections d, construction of unique and distinctively ornate ' Some styles of shoes now on the market have this peak or beak pointed and upstanding, pre appearance. An important object of the invention is to pro vide a shoe which combines style and durability in a construction of marked simplicity and of low cost of manufacture. 10 More speci?cally, novelty is predicated upon an individually stylish shoe characterized essentially senting a sort of Persian effect. This odd style, while having some degree of popularity, has only been accepted by women who have a desire for radically new styles and shapes. The present invention not only presents the above style in a modi?ed way but also adds by a novel toe construction, that is, a form of toe strength to the shoe by way of utilizing the orna in which the outer end or terminal portion is mental peak as a reinforcing adjunct. fashioned to include a triangular peak-like ex 15 As shown in Figure 2, the apex portion of the tension, the inner base portion thereof being triangularly shaped peak 1 is provided with an upturned and the apex portion bent back and eye 8. It is also shown in Figures 1 and 3, that down on the body of the toe construction, this to each side of the seam line 6 is provided with provide an ornamental and reinforcing beak, said eyes 9. A single shoe string is laced through apex having an eye therein and said eye coact 20 these eyes 9 and through the eye 8 of the peak ‘I, ing with regularly positioned eyelet on the toe being then drawn substantially taut and tied as construction, whereby to permit a shoe lace to shown in Figure 1. This holds said bent back be laced through all of said eyes and to hold said peak ‘I down and intimately ?at against the toe beak properly in place. ' 7 portion of the shoe as depicted in Figure 1 and Other objects and advantages of the invention 25 clearly detailed in Figure 3. will become apparent to the reader of the follow The accompanying application is a complete ing speci?cation. new proceeding but is based on a corresponding In the drawing: application identi?ed as Serial No. 311,397, ?led December 28, 1939, by me, the same having been Figure 1 represents a perspective view of one form of the shoe. ' “ Figure 2 is a perspective view of the forward portion of the upper with the beak unattached. Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through the forward portion of the shoe upper. 30 abandoned. - While the foregoing speci?cation sets forth the invention in speci?c terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing ‘ Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of 35 from the spirit and scope of the invention as the external face of the blank partly folded. claimed hereinafter. Figure 5 is a fragmentary plan view of the I claim: blank showing the fold lines. ‘In a shoe construction, a toe portion con Referring to the drawing wherein like no. structed of portions stitched together longitu merals designate like parts, it can be-seen in 40 dinally along the top of the toe portion, said toe Figure 1 that the improved construction resides portion being constructed to de?ne an upstand principally in the forward upper section 5. This ing beak at the forward extremity thereof, an forward upper section is constructed fro-m a blank eye in the tip portion of the beak formation, said substantially as shown in Figures 4 and 5. This toe portion having eyes at opposite sides of the blank is struck from a sheet of the desired pliable 45 aforementioned stitched portion, and an elon material. The intermediate portion of this blank gated tie element laced through the eyes at the a is bent on the two inwardly converging fold opposite side of the stitched portion and through lines b-b and further bent on the fold lines c—-c the eye at the tip portion of the beak formation so that the area d can be brought under the area to hold the beak formation ?atly against the for 6 with the result that the edges f—]‘ are brought 50 ward end of the stitched portion and to reinforce under the area e with the result that the edges the stitched portion of the toe portion. .f—]‘ are brought together and in interlapping relation where they are sewed together as at 6. EVELYN ZINITI.