Abstract: A recyclable shoe midsole cloth is made from a recycled waste fabric material or a recycled rejected fabric product. The recycled material or product is processed such that the threads making up the recycled material or product are rehabilitated to become raw cotton materials, which are then processed to become the recyclable shoe midsole cloth.
Abstract: Articles of clothing and the method of making the same which will allow water vapor due to perspiration to transpire through the article but will prevent liquid water from external sources from reaching the wearer's foot. The articles made by this method of the invention include socks and gloves which are of three-ply construction with the inside and outside plies being knit and the intermediate ply being made from an elastomeric polyurethane film. The three plies are uniquely bonded together using a pliant, waterproof adhesive.
Abstract: This invention relates to a spun-laced fabric having improved water absorbency containing a blend of certain hydrophilic cellulosic and pack resistant fibers with a hydrophobic fiber material layer attached to one side of the blend. The fabric may be used as an absorbent layer in a multilayer or laminated structure.
Abstract: A shoe sole assembly is made by drying and cutting a fiber gourd into a cylindrical configuration. The cylindrical gourd fiber is then expanded and pressed into a sheet of gourd fiber. The sheet of gourd fiber may then be cut into a number of shoe soles. An insole layer may further be secured to each shoe sole to form the shoe sole assembly.
Abstract: A footwear article and the method of making the same which will allow water vapor due to perspiration to transpire through the article but will prevent liquid water from external sources from reaching the wearer's foot. One form of the footwear article of the invention comprises a sock which is of three-ply construction with the inside and outside plies being knit and the intermediate ply being made from an elastomeric polyurethane film. The three plies are uniquely bonded together using a pliant, waterproof adhesive.
Abstract: A sole having a top surface a bottom surface and a lip extending about the perimeter of the top surface and a shoe upper having a lower edge generally configured to conform with the configuration of the lip are provided. The upper is fit, right side in, about the sole such that the upper circumscribes the lip of the sole. Then the upper is secured to the outer wall of the lip. The inner wall of the lip is folded inwardly and attached to the top surface of the sole. The upper is progressively pulled over the sole so that the upper is right side out.
Abstract: A method of making a slipper is disclosed. The method comprises attaching heel portions of an innersole and sock. A vamp is attached to the innersole/sock structure. A filler is inserted through an opening between the innersole and sock by clamping the filler and pulling the innersole/sock/vamp structure over the filler. A binding is secured to the periphery of the slipper structure to close said opening. A sole pad thereafter is attached.
Abstract: A method of making a slipper is disclosed. The method includes the steps of attaching a vamp, sock and outsole together, leaving an opening at the toe portion. After turning the heel portions through the opening, a filler is inserted into the opening by the use of flat clamping members. The toe portion opening is then sealed and the slipper is once again turned to yield the finished slipper.
Abstract: Toe portions of an outsole and an outsole pad are stitched together, the outsole having a longitudinally extending slit formed therethrough. A vamp is then stitched to the toe portions of the outsole with the vamp and outsole inside out from their position in a finished slipper. The vamp and outside are then stitched to a sock at the toe portions thereof and a portion of the outsole pad is pulled through the opening in the outsole. The outsole and vamp are then stitched completely to the sock. The slipper is then turned to its right side through the opening in the outsole. The opening is closed with tape, and the portions of the outsole and outsole pad rearwardly of the stitched portions thereof are adhesively secured together.
Abstract: This slipper, which may be used in particular as an overshoe and is adaptable to feet of different foot sizes, comprises a series of elastic gathers 27 along the upper edge defining an opening of the slipper and is characterized in that it comprises at least one second series of elastic gathers 28 placed in an intermediate region between the upper edge and the sole of the slipper. Application in protective slippers or overshoes for use over a short period, in particular in the medical, industrial and nuclear fields.
Abstract: An improved slipper sock which conforms to the foot of the wearer is formed as follows: the bottom of the foot portion of a stretchable knitted sock, which is in a stretched condition on a foot form, has temporarily attached to the exposed side thereof a thin and flexible bottom sole by use of dots of adhesive located at the extremities of the heel and toe portions thereof, the knitted sock is then removed from the foot form, and the periphery of the bottom sole is then stitched to the stretched bottom of the foot portion of the knitted sock, this stitching concurrently creating a taper in the thickness of the periphery of the bottom sole.
Abstract: Footwear comprising cloth inner sole, back and front members constructed of three separate layers of jean material quilted together and frayed at their edges. The back and front members are sewn to the inner sole about the periphery of the inner sole and a rubber outer sole is sewn to the inner sole about the periphery thereof. A three layer, jean material, tie extends completely around the top of the back member of the footwear and beyond the front end thereof for securing the footwear to a human ankle. In manufacture of the footwear, the back is sewn to the inner sole at the back of the inner sole initially and then toward the front of the inner sole on both sides thereof to within a short distance of both ends of the back member, the front member is completely sewn to the front of the inner sole around the periphery thereof, after which the sewing of the back member to the inner sole is completed.
Abstract: There is provided a boot blank for a wading boot or the like, and as well a boot assembled from the boot blank with a leg encircling member for the assembled boot for hip-high wading boots. The boot blank has a novel structure with upper and lower portions, the lower portion having a planar bottom wall interrupted by a recess located generally centrally of the boot blank and along a central fold line with inwardly tapering side portions of the lower part meeting tapering side walls of the upper part. A triangular flap of the upper portion is adapted to be folded about the boot blank to join an opposite wall. The walls may be secured together by stitching or adhesive. The products are preferably made of an elastic cellular rubber-like material, such as "NEOPRENE", preferably provided with textile material laminated on both faces of the rubber material. The shape of the boot blank allows economical and easy manufacture of the boots and in addition, the products are self-supporting when worn by a user.