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3,087,254
United States Patent 0 ice
Patented Apr. 30, 1953
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3,087,264
46 may be threaded through the ring and screwed into the
shoe base for preventing the ring from turning during
ENTERCHANGEABLE TURNABLE HEELS
‘William
Filed
McKinley,
Mar. 18,1402
1960,Ave.
Ser.1”,No.
Brooklyn,
15,0085
1 Claim. (Ci. Sid-35)
This invention is directed at an improved turnable heel
and sole construction, for a shoe.
According to the invention there is provided a heel or
sole body for a shoe made of rubber, plastic, ?ber or com 10
position material. The body is provided with a cavity
normal wear. This screw can be loosened and the ring
can be turned by ?nger pressure on core 34 so that when
the outer portion of the ring exposed beyond the ?nger
portions 25 of the heel body is worn, the ring can be
turned around to expose a fresh unworn portion for
renewing the life of the heel. A thin metal foil sheet 23
or a rubber sheet can be inserted between heel structure
20 and heel base 42, to waterproof the heel. The sheet 23
is formed with a central opening 27, and may be fastened
for receiving a turnable rubber member adapted to be
secured in place on a shoe by a core or plug having
tapered sides. In one ‘form of the invention, the core
itself is adapted to be turned to equalize wear thereon.
The outer surfaces of the members constituting the sole
or heel may be ribbed or corrugated.
It is therefore one object of the invention to provide a
heel or sole body ‘for a shoe having a cavity adapted to
to the ring 26 by cement or the like.
The nails 33 extend through the opening 27 of the sheet
23 so that the core 34 can be rotated slightly. A screw
29 extends through the center of the core and into the
base 42 and may be set upon to hold the core in adjusted
plurality of turnable rings and cores having tapered walls.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the
objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to
the appended claim.
position.
The structure of heel 22a in FIGS. 5 and 6 is similar to
that of structure 20 except that the ring 26a and core 3:4a
receive ‘an annular ring, the ring having an inner tapered 20 have outer ribbed or corrugated surfaces '33, 35, respec
tively. Otherwise the ring and core have the same struc
wall adapted to abut a mating tapered wall of a circular
ture as that of members 26 and 34 and corresponding
core whch ?ts within the ring and holds it on a shoe.
parts are identically numbered.
A further object is to provide a sole or heel structure
While I have illustrated and described the preferred
for a shoe, with a turn-able ring adapted to: be rotated
as it wears at one point so that a fresh portion may be 25 embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that
I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein
disposed at the point of greatest wear and impact of the
disclosed and that various changes and modi?cations may
shoe.
be made within the scope of the invention as de?ned in
Still another object is to provide a sole body with a
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as
new, and desire to secure by United States Letters
Patent is:
the following description and ‘accompanying drawings,
A heel structure for a shoe comprising a ?at leather
and to the appended claim in which the various novel fea
base of semicircular shape, a ?at rubber body of sub
tures of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In ‘the accompanying drawings forming a material part 35 stantially the same shape having one end cut away pro
viding a semicircular cavity therein, means securing the
of this disclosure:
rubber body to the base, a rubber ring member ?tted in
FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a portion of a shoe
said cavity, said ring member having a central aperture, a
with a heel embodying the invention mounted thereon.
waterproof metal foil sheet secured to the inner surface
FIG. 2 is a bottom plan view of the portion of the
of the ring, said sheet having a central aperture smaller
shoe of FIG. 1.
in diameter than the diameter of the central aperture in
FIG. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on line 3--3
the ring member, and a separate solid circular rubber
of FIG. 2., on an enlarged scale.
core member ?tted in the aperture of the ring and seated
FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the com
on the metal sheet, said core member having holes therein,
ponents of the heel of FIGS. 1-3, parts being omitted.
FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view of another heel construc 45 fastening elements extending through the holes in said
core member and through the aligned apertures in the
tion according to the invention.
ring and sheet into the base for yieldingly and rotatably
FIG. 6 is an exploded side elevational view of the ring
holding the ring in position, and a screw member extend~
and core of the heel of FIG. 5.
ing centrally through the core member and through the
Referring to FIGS. 1-4, there is shown a heel struc~
aligned apertures in the ring and sheet whereby the core
ture 20 including a flat body 22 formed with a partially
member is secured in adjusted rotated position.
cylindrical cutout or cavity 24 extending through more
than 180° circumferentially. Within this cavity and co
planar with the body 22 ?ts a rubber ring 26. This ring
is a ?at annular member having an outer cylindrical wall
28 which ?ts snugly against the curved wall 24 of the
heel body. The ring has a central hole ‘301 whose wall
32 ?ares outwardly from top to bottom of the ring.
A circular core or plug 34 having a corresponding ?ar
ing wall 36 ?ts within and abuts wall 32 of the ring.
Nails 38 may be driven through holes 40 preformed in the 60
core for securing the core to the heel base 42 of shoe 44.
Nails 39 will secure the body 22 to base 42. A screw
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
1,439,758
1,444,677
2,500,302
Redman _____________ _.. Dec. 26, 1922
Fischer _______________ __ Feb. 6, 1923
Vicente _____________ __ Mar. 14, 1950
FOREIGN PATENTS
627,066
1,092,165
Great Britain ___________ __ July 27, 1949
France _______________ __ Nov. 3, 1954
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