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Sepf- 4, 1962
J. A. GRIMALDI
3,052,045
sANDAL
Filed April 215,> 1962
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INVENTOR.
3,052,045
Patented Sept. 4, 1962
2
1
3,052,045
the inner side edge :18 to the outer side edge 16 as showtby the dotted lines marked 20’ in FIGURE :1.
John A. Grimaldi, was
s NW. 13th st., Miami, Fla.
In use, as shown in FIGURE 2, a human foot 38 o1
a certain size may be accommodated on the `sole mem
Filed Apr. 23, 1962, Ser. No. 189,420
5 Claims. (Cl. E36-2.5)
ber `10 with the toe strap 22 passing between the lai-gf
toe and lthe adjacent toe, the large toe being showt
broken away in FIGURE 2.
In FIGURE 3 a larger foot 40‘ is shown also accom
modated on the sole member 10 with the toe strap 2i
straps.
An object of the present invention is to provide a sandal 10 passing between the first and second toes.
A comparison of FIGURE 2 with FIGURE 3 wil
of the type which is held on the foot by straps which
show that for the smaller foot a shorter end portion o:
lends itself to ñ-tting almost every size of foot.
the toe strap 22 remains in the «recess 26 while'with th<
Another object of the present invention is to provide
larger foot the toe strap 22 occupies nearly the whol<
-a sandal of the type held on the foot by straps which
length of the recess 26.
is economical to produce, one having a novel feature
A feature of the invention is that both the toe straI
of adjusta’bility to many sizes of feet, and one which is
22 and the vamp strap 20 are fabricated of resilient ma
attractive in appearance and highly effective in action.
-terial permitting them to stretch to lit every si-Ze foo
These and other objects and advantages of the present
within reasonable balance.
invention will be fully apparent upon consideration of
the following description when taken in connection with 20 While only a preferred form of the invention is showt
other embodiments of the invention are contemplate(
the annexed drawing in which is shown a preferred em
and numerous «changes and modifications may be made
bodiment of the present invention, and in which:
therein without departing `from lthe spirit of the inven
FIGURE 1 is a plan View of the sandal o-f the present
tion as set forth» in the appended claims.
invention,
What is claimed is:
FIGURE 2 is a view taken on the line 2_2 of FIG 25
1. In a sandal including a sole member having an uppe:
URE l with the outline of a human foot in position on
face and a lower face and spaced inner and outer sid:
the sandal, the foot being of one size,
edges, and `a vamp strap extending over said upper fac<
FIGURE 3 is a View similar to FIGURE 2 with the
from the inner side edge to the outer side edge, a tot
sandal shown ñtted to a foot of a larger size, and
FIGURE 4 is a view taken on the line 4--4 of FIG 30 strap having a loop on one end circumposed about a mid
portion of said vamp strap, the portion of said toe stra]
URE 1.
'adjacent the other end being received in an elongate(
With reference to the drawing in detail, the sandal of
recess provided in said sole member upper face, an(
the present invention includes a sole member 10 having
The present invention relates to foot coverings and in
particular to an open sandal retained on the foot by
an upper face 12 and a lower face 14.
The sole mem
«fastening means extending from the lower face of sai(
ber 10 has an outer side edge 16 and an inner side edge 35 member into said recess adjacent one end of the latte:
18, the side edges being spaced from each other.
and securing said strap other end portion to the botton
Extending from the inner side edge 18 to the outer side
edge 16 is a vamp strap 20, fabricated of resilient mate
of said recess.
2. The sandal vaccording to claim 1 in which the vam]
strap is resilient.
rial so that it may stretch Within reasonable bounds.
3. The sandal according to claim 1 in which the tor
The invention further includes a toe strap 22 having 40
strap is resilient.
one end portion formed to a loop 24 which receives and
is circumposed about a mid~part of the vamp strap 20.
4. The sandal ‘according to claim l in which both tbl
toe strap and the vamp strap are resilient.
5. In a sandal including a sole member having a1
45 upper face and a lower face, spaced inner and outer sid<
ceived the portion of the toe strap 22 adjacent the other
edges, and -a toe portion, a vamp strap fabricated of re
end, »as shown most clearly in FIGURE 2.
silient materi-al extending over said upper face from thi
A rivet 28 extends from a recess 30 in the lower vface
Longitudinally of the upper face 12 of the sole mem
ber 10 is an elongated knurled recess 26 in whioh is re
inner side edge to the outer side edge and having its end
14 of the sole member It) upwardly into the rearward
end of the recess 26 and through the end portion of the 50 ñxed to said sole member, a toe strap having a loop o1
one end circumposed about a mid-portion of said vani]
toe strap 22 to secure the toe strap 22 to the sole mem»
strap, the portion of said toe strap adjacent the othe:
ber 10.
end being received in an elongated recess provided i1
A heel 32 is shown secured to the lower face 14 of the
said sole member upper face, said recess extending longi
sole member 10 yadjacent the rearward end of the latter,
tudinally of said sole member, and fastening means ex
55 tending from the lower face of said sole member int(
although the heel 32 may be omitted if desired.
`In a preferred form of the invention the sole member
said recess adjacent the end remote from said toe portion
10 is fabricated of two thicknesses of resilient material
and securing said -toe strap other end portion to the bot
such -as plastic, rubber, or the like, the two thicknesses
tom of said recess.
of material being designated by the numerals 34 and 36
60
in FIGURES 2 to 4.
Preferably the ends of the vamp strap 20 are secured
References Cited in the ñle of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
between the thioknesses 34 and 36 of the sole member
2,947,095
10 by cementing, vulcanizing, or in any other way found
suitable. It is yalso possible to form the vamp strap out
65
of a continuous loop so that it has a portion between'
136,184
the sole member thicknesses 34 and 36 extending from
602,879
Micachi ______________ __ Aug 2, 196(
FOREIGN PATENTS
Australia _____________ _.. Feb. `1, 195(
Canada _______ __i _____ __ Aug. 2, 196(
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