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March 20, 1962
3,025,615
J. K. PATTON
ADJUSTABLE GOLF SOLE COVERING
Filed June 28, 1960
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Uite States Patent
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3,925,615
ADJUSTABLE GOLF SOLE COVERING
James Kenneth Patton, Box 6747, Odessa, Tex.
Filed .lnne 28, 1960, Ser. No. 39,356
3 Claims. (Cl. 36—-7.6)
This invention is a novel adjustable golf sole covering
for shoes adapted to be worn by men, women or children
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therewith.
The outer or lower ends of the cleats 4 are
substantially conical, as at 4c, adapted to enter the ground
surface as the wearer walks thereover to prevent slip
ping of the wearer’s shoe S on the ground surface. As
shown in FIG. 1, a number of cleats 4 are provided
around and adjacent to the outer edge of the sole mem
her 1, while other of said cleats may be located at sub
stantially the center of the sole member 1 or under the
golfers, the covering being adapted to lit the soles of vari
ball of the shoes. ‘Obviously any other arrangement of
ous sizes and shapes, and to be adjustably clamped to the 10 cleats 4 may be used as desired.
ordinary shoe of the golfer, to provide a cleated golf sole
The heel member 2 is shaped generally to conform
for the wearer’s ordinary shoe.
with the heel of the shoe S; and in advance of the heel
I will explain the invention with reference to the ac
S’ of shoe S the heel portion 2 is de?ect-ed upwardly as
companying drawing, which illustrates one practical em
at 2a and then forwardly as at 2b so as to underlie the
bodiment thereof, to enable others familiar with the art .. portion 1a of sole member 1. The portion 21) is pro
to adopt and use the same, and will summarize in the
vided with a slot 20 therein as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2,
through which passes the shank of screw 5, the threads
claims the novel features of construction, and novel com
binations of parts, for which protection is desired.
of which enter the nut or plug 1c which is molded into
in said drawing:
the shank portion 1a of sole member 1, as clearly shown
FIG. 1 shows a bottom plan view of my novel adjust- L in FlG. 2. The upper face of portion 2b of the heel
able golf sole covering;
FIG. 2 is a side elevation thereof, partly in section,
showing the same clamped to a conventional shoe il
lustrated in dotted lines;
FIG. 3 is an enlarged top plan view of the heel ad
justable clamp assembly shown in FIG. 1, detached; and
FIG. 4 is an enlarged elevational view of one of the
member 2 is serrated in a manner similar to the serra
tions 1b of sole member 1 so that the serrations will en
gage together, and when screw 5 is tightened the sole
member 1 and heel member 2 will be securely and ad
justably fastened together to vary the length of the cov
ering 1-2. However, by loosening screw 5 the overall
length of the members 1 and 2 may be increased or dimin
ished according to the length of the shoe S to which the
covering is to be applied.
As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, my novel adjustable golf '
sole covering consists of a sole member 1 and a heel 30
As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, heel portion 2 is also pro—
member 2 preferably formed of semi-hard nylon plastic
vided with any desired arrangement of cleats 4 molded
material which may be produced in various colors and
into the body thereof, the same being similar in all re
which members 1 and 2 are adapted to be longitudinally
spects to those molded into sole portion 1, four such
adjustably connected together to conform with the size
cleats 4 being shown molded into heel portion 2 in
FIG. 1.
of the soles of various shoes, the thickness of the mem
bers l and 2 generally conforming with that of the thick
In order to maintain the toe clasps 3 of sole member
ness of the usual sole of an ordinary shoe.
1 in tight engagement with the sides of the sole of the
In FIG. 1, the sole member 1 which is formed of nylon
shoe S, I provide an adjustable heel clamp assembly
plastic material conforms generally in area to the ball
shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 in heel member 2, the same
and toe portion of an ordinary shoe, and is contracted 4:0 consisting of an arcuate plate member 6 having an up
at its rear end as at In to underlie the forward portion
turned bead at its inner edge 6a adapted to be molded
of the shank of the shoe S, the same terminating at ap
into the nylon heel member 2 so as to form an integral
proximately the midportion of the arch of the shoe S,
part thereof, the portion 6 conforming in shape with the
and having on its underside the serrations 1b, and hav
rear end of heel portion S; of the shoe S, the outer edge
ing molded into the portion 1b adjacent the center there 45 of plate 6 beyond the heel portion S’ being turned up
of a nut 10 which may be chrome plated and adapted
wardly as at 612. Secured upon the outer face of the
to receive the end of a screw 5 which secures the heel
upturned portion 619 of the adjustable heel clamp assem
member 2 in adjusted position to the sole member 1, as
bly are nut members tie into which screws 6d are thread~
hereinafter explained.
ed, the same having transverse slots in their outer faces
Molded into the sole member 1 at opposite sides there 50 for engagement with an ordinary screw driver. The
of adjacent the toe portion are toe clasp inserts 3 having
screws 6d pass through the nuts 60 and engage an arcuate
outer edge portions 3a adapted to snugly‘ engage the outer
plate 6e which passes around the rear edge of the heel
edge of the sole of the shoe S, and having horizontal
portion S’ of the shoe S and binds thereagainst to nor
portions 312 provided with beads 30, the portions 3b
mally shift the golf shoe covering assembly 1—2 rear
and 30 being adapted to be molded into the sole mem 55 wardly of the shoe S and to securely lock the covering
ber 1 at the time of manufacture thereof. The toe clasp
1—2 into position upon the sole of shoe S. In order
inserts 3 are preferably formed of chrome plated metal,
to secure the arcuate plate 6e to the heel adjustable clamp
and when molded into the sole forming integral parts
assembly, the arcuate plate 6e is provided with a pair of
thereof with the ?ange 3a extending vertically so as to
tongues 6f which are struck out of the body of the plate
engage the outer edge of the sole of the shoe S to locate 60 6e and pass through holes or slots in the upturned por
the sole member 1 upon the sole of the shoe S, so as to
tion 617 of the plate 6 so as to maintain the arcuate plate
prevent lateral shifting of the sole member 1 on the sole
6e substantially parallel at all times with the upturned
of the shoe S.
flange 6b of the heel adjustable clamp assembly, while
Molded into the sole member 1 are a number of cleats
permitting the arcuate plate 6e to be shifted toward or
4 of chrome plated metal as shown more particularly in 65 away from the heel S’ as the screws 6d are tightened or
FIG. 4, each of the cleats 4 being of substantially con
loosened. Presumably all parts of the adjustable heel
ical shape adapted to underlie the bottom of the sole
plate assembly are made of chrome plated metal so as to
member 1 and each having a short shank 4a, FIG. 4,
be non-rustable.
carrying a head 41;, the length of the shank 4a being such
As above stated, the sole and heel portions 1 and 2
that the heads 4b and shanks 4a of the cleat inserts 4 70 may be made of various colors, and the cleats, adjustable
may readily be molded into the sole member 1 at the
heel clamps assembly, and toe clasps are all molded di
time of manufacture so as to form an integral structure
rectly into the body of the members 1 and 2 so as to
cleats, detached.
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form integral parts thereof. In applying the golf sole cov
wardly of the heel of the shoe and being ?anged up
ering to a shoe of any type whether of size to suit men,
women or children, it is only necessary to place the toe
portion of the shoe S between the toe clasp inserts 3 and
to lower the heel S’ of the shoe S so as to seat upon the
heel member 2 of the cover when the screws 6d are
loosened to permit such seating, then by application of a
screw driver or the like the nuts 16 may be tightened
wardly so as to conform with the shape of the rear of
the shoe heel and to be spaced therefrom; a curved plate
adapted to engage the rear end of the shoe heel and ad
justably carried by the upturned ?ange; and means on the
?ange for shifting the curved plate towards the shoe heel.
2. In a covering as set forth in claim 1, said curved
plate having tongues struck therefrom and extending rear~
to clamp the arcuate plate 6e tightly around the rounded
wardly of the heel and passing through holes in the up
end of the heel S’ of the shoe S, as clearly shown in FIGS. 10 turned ?ange to adjustably mount the curved plate on the
1 and 2, to frictionally bind the golf sole covering the
upturned ?ange.
shoe S, the covering carrying all the necessary cleats to
3. An adjustable golf sole covering for shoes compris~
provide proper traction for the golfer.
ing separable sole and heel members of plastic material;
In order to further center the sole portion 1 on the
means for adjustably connecting the members together
sole of the shoe S, I provide a suction cup stabilizer '7
under the shank of the shoe; cleats embedded in the said
preferably of ?exible nylon or other plastic material
members; toe clasps embedded in opposite sides of the
adapted to engage the bottom of the sole of the shoe S
sole member and adapted to engage the outer edge por
at approximately the ball portion thereof, the suction cup
tions of the shoe; and an adjustable heel clamp assembly
7 being secured to the sole member 1 by means of a rivet
having portions embedded in the rear end of the heel
8 or the like, and when so positioned to suctionally engage 20 member adapted to engage the shoe heel to shift the cov
the bottom of the shoe S so as to further prevent slipping
ering rearwardly with respect to the shoe; said heel clamp
of the sole portion 1 laterally or longitudinally on the sole
of the shoe S.
I do not limit my invention to the exact form shown in
assembly comprising an arcuate plate having a bead at its
inner edge adapted to be embedded in the heel member,
the outer edge of the plate extending rearwardly of the
the drawings, for obviously changes may be made there
in within the scope of the claims.
I claim:
1. An adjustable golf sole covering for shoes compris
ing separable sole and heel members; means for adjust
heel. of the shoe and being ‘?anged upwardly so as to con
form with the shape of the rear of the shoe heel and to
be spaced therefrom; a curved plate adapted to engage the
rear end of the shoe heel and adjustably carried by the
upturned ?ange; and means on the ?ange for shifting the
ably connecting the members together; cleats on the said 30 curved plate towards the shoe heel.
members; toe clasps at opposite sides of the sole member
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
and adapted to engage the outer edge portions of the shoe;
UNITED STATES PATENTS
an adjustable heel clamp assembly at the rear end of the
heel member adapted to engage the shoe heel to shift the
1,039,928
covering rearwardly with respect to the shoe; said heel
1,070,951
Elliott ______________ __ Aug. 19, 1913
clamp assembly comprising an arcuate plate having a
1,487,390
King _______________ __ Mar. 18, 1924
head at its inner edge adapted to be embedded in the
heel member, the outer edge of the plate extending rear
1,837,730
2,668,373
Smith ________________ _- Dec. 22, 1931
Russo ________________ __ Feb. 9, 1954
Gray __________________ __ Oct. 1, 1912
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