Abstract: A shoe including a flexible shoe upper having areas adjacent cutouts at opposing sides thereof which include points corresponding to the metatarsal tibiale and fibulare of a human foot, which adjacent areas are secured by stitching to areas of a socklining adjacent cutouts on opposing sides thereof. The cutouts on the shoe upper, before being stitched, are longer than the cutouts of the socklining. The shoe may be prepared by stitching those cutout adjacent areas on opposing sides of the shoe upper to those cutout adjacent areas on opposing sides of the socklining, followed by adhesively bonding the remainder of the peripheral areas of the shoe upper and the socklining, and attachment of an outsole thereto.
Abstract: A cushioned insole (10) has an upper layer (12) and a lower layer (14). The layers have a toe area, a heel area, an upper surface and a lower surface. The insole has a cushion (28) disposed between the lower surface of the upper layer and the upper surface of the lower layer in the toe area of the layers. In the heel area of the layers, a tack board (30) is disposed between the upper and lower layers. A rib (40) is attached to the upper surface of the upper layer and to the lower layer by stitching, capturing the cushion therebetween and forming a peripheral margin exteriorly of the stitching. A lip (32) is formed from the upturned peripheral margin of the upper layer and is attached to the rib to add strength and reinforcement to the overall structure.
Abstract: A method of lasting an article of footwear includes forming a pattern for a shoe upper from a first material, forming a pattern for a lasting sock from a second material, and stitching a perimeter of the lasting sock to a bottom edge of the shoe upper. The stitching extends from a first location rearward of an arch area of the shoe upper, around a heel area of the shoe upper, along a lateral side of the shoe upper, around a toe area of the shoe upper, and terminates at a second location forward of the arch area of the shoe upper such that the arch area remains unstitched. An adhesive is applied to the arch area of the shoe upper and it is thereafter adhered to the lasting sock.
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 California-type shoe having an upper with a folded-over edge, a sock-lining and a sole having a stitching edge. The folded-over edge captures the sock-lining to form a three-layer seam, which seam is sewn directly to the stitching edge of the sole.
Abstract: An article of footwear comprising a flexible elongated vamp or front upper member having a plurality of apertures along its ends, a flexible elongated quarter or rear upper member having a plurality of apertures along its ends, a notched innersole, a flexible socklining having an expanded shape, slits along both sides of the front and rear portions thereof, and a plurality of apertures along both sides of each of the slits. The front and rear upper members are inserted into the slits in the socklining and joined therewith to form a one-piece unit by passing a thread or the like through the apertures to form a seam at each point of insertion. The peripheral portion of the expanded socklining then is wrapped around and attached to an innersole which is notched to receive the raised handsewn seams at the proper locations. Each seam is located closely adjacent and substantially parallel to the "feather line" of the shoe, i.e., the line at which a sole portion is joined to the innersole.
Abstract: A structure for a shoe which comprises a sole having a lip which extends upwardly from the foot engaging portion of the sole. Outside the lip is a ledge portion. The lip and ledge portion combine to fasten and support the upper to the sole by securement means. The combination is such that the width of the upper and ledge are equal resulting in that the outer portions of the upper and sole are flush. A liner is provided for the upper which engages the inner portion of the sole lip.