Abstract: An integral sole and heel construction for footwear having a wear resistent under-heel is formed by molding a fluid pre-polymeric compound using the under-heel as a piston to displace the fluid compound at least in part through channels formed in the under-heel.
Abstract: The shoe bottom unit is made of a single piece of material having an upper side, a lower side, a rear part for supporting a heel, a flexible forepart, and a stiff waist part joining together said forepart and said rear part. The forepart has an opening for receiving a top portion of a wearing member. The wearing member comprises a top portion having an outside contour substantially complementary in shape to the shape of said opening and having a height substantially equal to the thickness of said flexible forepart.
Abstract: A system is provided wherein a dress shoe may be fabricated by even small industrial enterprises or small groups of workers, using four basic components, namely an anatomically-shaped combination insole and heel jack unit, a removable heel with its securement device, an upper and a sole. By preference the insole/heel jack unit is constituted by a body of plastic material sandwiched between and united to upper and lower layers of sheet material. In the shoe assembly operation, the insole/heel jack unit is inserted into the upper and secured in place with the heel jack exposed below, a sole is laminated to the underside of the forward portion of the upper and a heel of selected height and style is removably secured in place.
Abstract: A basic design of heel-needing shoe is provided having a sole member made of semi-rigid molded plastic material including a thickened heel stub or jack portion having a downwardly-tapering outer perimetrical sidewall extending about the back and the lateral sides, and a downwardly-opening cylindrically-walled centrally-located socket. The upper surface of the sole member overlying this thickened portion is preferably provided with a small-diameter opening axially communicating with the well. The upper end of the heel is provided with a centrally located axially upwardly projecting cylindrical boss, preferably centrally provided with an upwardly opening threaded bore. The boss is surrounded by a flat upper end surface. An upstanding flange extends about the back and sides of this end surface. The inner surface of this flange tapers to match the heel jack.
Abstract: A sole-heel assembly for women shoes, particularly of the high heel type, made of a plastics material, is described, which is formed of a single piece and is provided, inwardly with respect to the heel, with a reinforcing core having a hole for the fixing of the heel top-piece. A stiffening element is embedded in the sole and extends from the top of the heel as far as the overall front part of the foot-sole. The heel is laterally and rearwardly covered by a thin sheet material. The heel is covered on the front face by a further thin sheet material. The thin sheet material consists of skin, synthetic skin, wood or plastics laminate, and the reinforcing core and stiffening element are made of wood, metal, premolded plastics material or the like.
Abstract: An improved shoe is disclosed having a relatively flexible shank portion utilizing no shank reinforcement. The shoe comprises a substantially flexible insole attached to an upper. A wedge heel is attached to the insole at the heel seat thereof, and a wedge tunnel cover is attached to the front face of the heel and the bottom of the insole forward of the heel. The rear edge of an outsole covers the front edge of the wedge tunnel cover and stitching may be used to lock the insole, the outsole, the wedge heel and the wedge tunnel cover together so that they adequately support the weight of the wearer. The improved shoe is constructed by a novel method so that the forepart of the shoe is made by slip lasting while the remainder of the shoe is made using a cement construction.
Abstract: A shoe for ladies in which the outsole and heel are uniquely associated so that a portion of the outsole forms the complete bottom construction or bottom covering or sole for the heel and the heel seat provides a continuous surface engaging the insole in the shank area. The heel is generally triangular in configuration and the surface defining the heel seat is received in a slot formed in the outsole by the portion of the outsole which defines the bottom construction for the heel.