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Патент USA US3032906

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May s, 1962
Filed Jan. 23, 1961
Patented May 8, 1962
'spending arcuate facings, respectively designated 36 and
38, by means of a pair of washer portions 40 and 42 (see
Kathleen _P_. Weaver, 1001 N,_Mairi, Las Vegas, Nev'.
Filed Jan. 23, 1961, Ser. No. 84,016
4 Claims. (Cl. Sti-2.5)
This invention relates to' a Convertible shoe', and it
particularly relates to a shoe having a replaceable vamp
cover portion.
FIGS. 3 and 5)._
The facings 36 and 38 are attached to the strip 26
in any manner desired but preferably by sewing or stitch
ing. In the stitching operation, the edges of the strip 26
are bent around to form hems, respectively designated
44, 46, 48 and 501 (see FIG. 2). The facings 36 and 38
are similarly provided with hems, as at S2, 54 and 56
It is common knowledge that Women generally de; 10 for facing 36 and at 58, titi' and 62 for' facing 3S. The
sire different colors and shades of shoes to match the
respective her'ns of the strip 26 and facings 36+ and 38
rest of their costume such as to match a hat, blouse, belt,
are then coincided and the stitching is applied there'
dress or handbag. This means that in order to be fash
through as indicated at 64 (see FIG. 3). The individual
ionably groomed, a woman must have a large number of
hems of the facings 36 and 38 are themselves held to
shoes. This is obviously an expense which relatively
gether by individual stitching, such as illustrated at 66
few can adequately bear'.
It is one object of the present invention to overcome
in FIG. 5, prior to the main stitching d4 being applied
the above difficulty by providing a type of shoe which
After the vamp cover assembly 25 is applied to the
can be easily and simply changed in color or shade as
vamp 20 of the shoe 10 (as in FIG. l), if a Avamp cover
20 of a different color, shade or material is desired, it is
Another object of the present invention is to provide a
merely necessary to unfasten the vamp cover assembly 2S
shoe of the aforesaid type which is simple in construe
shown and substitute another of the desired type.
tio'n and easy to use.
The number of fastener elements 22--~24 has been
Other objects of the present invention are to provide
illustrated as being three on each side. The number used,
improved shoes, of the character described, that are easily 25 however, is optional.
and economically produced, which are sturdy in con
In the use of this invention, women would still buy
struction, and which are highly efficient in use.
the usual number of shoes, but they would have extra
With the above and related objects in View, this in
vention consists in the details of construction and combi
vamp covers 25’ to be utilized for variations in costume.
The convertible feature of these shoes makes them very
nation of parts, as will be more fully understood from 30 convenient for taking on trips since a woman can obtain
the following description, when read in conjunction with
a maximum change of shoes with a minimum amount of
the accompanying drawing in which:
packing space. Dress manufacturers could also clip an
FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a shoe embodying
extra piece of material to dresses so that the buyer could
the present invention, the vamp being shown partly de
have removable vamp covers made to match. This would
35 be especially handy for entertainers and the like who
need a large variety of change of costume.
FIG. 2 is an elevational view, greatly enlarged rela
tive to FIG. l, of the vamp assembly shown in FiG. l.
Although this invention has been described in consider
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary sectional View taken on line
able detail, such description is intended as being illustra
3_3 of FIG. 2.
tive rather than limiting, since the invention may be vari
FIG. 4 is an elevational view of the oppositely dis 40 ously embodied, and the scope of the invention is to be
posed facings utilized with the vamp of FIG. 2.
determined as claimed.
FIG. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5_5 of
Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this
FIG. 4.
invention, what is clairned is:
Referring in greater detail to the drawing wherein
1. A convertible shoe comprising a sole, a heel con
similar reference characters refer to similar parts, there 45 nected to said sole, a vamp fixed to said sole, and a
is shown a shoe, generally designated it), comprising a
vamp cover releasably positioned over said vamp, said
sole 12 integral with a shank portion 1d and a heel
vamp cover comprising a strip having arcuate edges and
Depending from the heel portion 16 is a
ends, individual facings overlying and secured to said ends,
high heel 18.
and fastening means on said facings, said vamp having
fastening means to be releasably engaged by the fastening
The upper surface of the sole 12, between the tip of
means on said facings.
the sole 12 and the shank portion 14, is~ provided with
a vamp 20 permanently attached to the shoe. This vamp
2. The shoe of claim ’1, said fastening means being
Y portion 16.
20 is provided on each side with three spaced female
snap fastener elements 22. These elements 22 are adapted
snap fastener elements.
3. The shoe of claim l, said fastening means on said
to be releasably engageable by complementary male snap 55 facings completely underlying the strip.
fastener elements 24 on the underside of a vamp cover
4. The shoe of claim 3, said vamp cover fastening means
25. This cover 25 may be of any desired material, color
being secured solely to and through said facings, thereby
or shade and as many different covers 25 may be pro
leaving said vamp cover strip free of any visible fas
tening means when in position on said vamp.
vided as desired for interchangeability.
The vamp cover assembly 25 itself consists of a strip
26, made of leather, canvas, plastic, fabric or any other
desired material. The strip 26 has a relatively shallow,
arcuately recessed edge 28 and an oppositely-disposed,
relatively deep arcuately recessed edge 30 (as best seen 65
in FIG. 2). Both the edges 28 and 30 are concave.
The opposite ends 32 and 34 of strip 26 are arcuately
convex and the snap fastener elements 24 are situated
References Cited in the file of this patent
adjacent thereto.
The snap fastener elements 24 are connected to corre 70
Turner ______________ __ Apr. 21,
Ferguson ____________ _.. Jan. 26,
Staff ________________ .__ May 26,
Taicher ____________ _„ May 26,
France ______________ __ Oct. 12, 1959
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