Abstract: A stitched waterproof joint can be formed between the vamp and top plug of a shoe by applying waterproof coatings to the interior facing surfaces of the vamp and plug, stitching the vamp and plug together to merge the waterproof coatings, heating the vamp and plug to eliminate voids in the merged film, and applying an additional waterproofing layer to the interior edge of the stitched joint between the vamp and the plug.
Abstract: A shoe with a shaft that encloses the front of the wearer's foot and is attached to a sole component. The upper section and lower section of the shaft and an inserted strip that extends along their outer edges in the vicinity of the attachment are attached along at least one hand-laced seam. The strip can be inserted between the edges of the sections of the shaft and can also overlap the edge of the lower section of the shaft. One embodiment includes a two-layer strip with two halves sewn together along the edge of an incision. This strip can be inserted as a whole or with only one half between the sections of the shaft. In the later event the second half of the strip will overlap the outside of the edge of the lower section of the shaft.
Abstract: A moccasin construction and method for making same having an articulated lining wherein a body liner is attached to a body vamp at preselected locations, the sole is attached to the joined body liner and body vamp, a sole liner is partially attached to the joined sole, body liner and body vamp, and the joined elements are then everted so that the sole liner and sole form a cavity to receive an insole. The sole liner is then secured to the sole, body liner and body vamp to encapsulate the insole and form a complete and everted moccasin. The everted moccasin is once again everted so that the completed moccasin is positioned in a wearable foot-receiving condition. Thus, the body vamp and body liner are loose, the insole is loosely maintained between the sole lining and sole, and all sewing construction is everted.
Abstract: A shoe having a uniquely shaped platform along the rear peripheral edge of the insole, which is constructed of a rigid backpart material. By combining it with a construction of a specially molded outflange counter and using a sturdy stitched lasting construction fastening securely the outward flange of the counter with the specially lasted molded leather upper together with the outward extension of the specially shaped insole platform, a stable support system is formed to control the lateral and longitudinal orientation of the foot when walking. The forepart of the shoe may be of moccasin. Strobel modified welt-type or other construction which provides varying degrees of flexbility.
Abstract: The process firstly involves the making of a sole and a vamp. The sole is composed of two elements, respectively upper and lower, that can be joined together as a perfect fit. The vamp, includes a rear area, a toe cap and of other completing parts. Subsequently the vamp is superimposed upon the upper sole element and sewn to the latter. Then the upper and lower sole elements are joined together by gluing. Finally the vamp is folded upwards and the rear area, the toe cap and the completing parts are sewn to it.
Abstract: The process is defined by a cyclic succession of identical phases, through each of which the part of the skin subjected to stretching is gradually wound from one extremity to the other, and vice versa, by means of a continuous or discrete surface that exercises an adjustable pressure thereon.A device with which the process can be carried out is constituted by a netted container, hung from a support, housing spherical objects and banded circumferentially with an elastic. The bottom end of the container is hooked to a wire that defines, in the said end, an adjustable depth lip.With the said support given a top downward and vice versa movement, the bottom end of the container comes into contact with the vamp and then enshrouds this completely.Consequently to the motion given to the support, the spherical objects that protrude from the meshes in the net come, first of all, into contact with the skin of the vamp and then roll over and/or rub, under pressure, against the said skin which is gradually stretched.
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: A shoe in which a peripheral wall extends generally transverse to the ground-contacting and top sole surfaces, upwardly from the top sole surface along the periphery of its heel portion; the rearward portion of the shoe upper is attached to the inside of the sole wall; and the forward portion of the upper is attached only to the top surface of the sole.
Abstract: A true moc shoe has a vamp with unitary bottom and side portions, and a sole coextensive with the vamp bottom. The vamp is stitched directly to the sole, and a cushioning element is interposed therebetween. The cushioning element has a shape substantially coextensive with the sole, and the peripheral edges of the element are spaced from the stitches. The sole may be formed of flexible rubber.
Abstract: An improved moccasin to be worn on a human foot is disclosed. The moccasin comprises a moccasin body including a bottom for underlining the foot, the sole curving upwardly about the sides of the foot in the periphery of the toes to form left and right side walls of the moccasin. The left and right side walls of the moccasin each have a rear portion and the rear portions are secured together and in conjunction with the sole form a heel cup. The heel cup has a generally horizontal sole portion underlining the foot and the sole portion includes an opening defined by an edge extending around this opening. A sole insert is secured in the opening. The insert includes a peripheral edge abutting the opening edge to thereby provide a substantially smooth, continuous upper surface for the foot heel to rest upon. An outer sole, which is preferably formed in a single piece by molding a polymeric material, includes a concave cavity receiving the sole of the moccasin body.
Abstract: A moccasin shoe is proposed to be made by a method which comprises cutting the parts of an upper including a vamp, preparing the underside of the vamp for fusing, assembling the back part of the shoe, placing and fixing the thus formed and prepared upper, which does not include a plug, in a mold which is injected with polyurethane or other suitable thermoplastic material to form a sole which is bonded to the underside of the upper and also, by means of an upstanding peripheral flange to the side margins of the upper, removing the upper from the mold and thereafter stitching a plug portion to the upper margin of the vamp.
Abstract: A thread-lasted shoe has an upper which is stitched to a stitching edge of the sole of the shoe. In the area of the heel of the shoe, the stitching edge has stitching holes extending substantially parallel to the plane of the sole of the shoe whereas the stitching holes are inclined at an angle to the plane of the sole of the shoe over the remainder of said sole of the shoe. The said angle at which the stitching holes are inclined to the plane of said sole may be a right angle.
Abstract: A moccasin having a continuous vamp defining the insole beneath the foot and the sides of the moccasin. The vamp is connected to the upper at the top of the moccasin. The moccasin has a wear and scuff resistant outer sole, which includes an integral side wall that extends up to and is secured to the sides of the vamp. The outer sole is shaped by a midsole which is secured therein. A full cushion pad, extending toe to heel is provided between the midsole and the underside of the vamp of the moccasin. In addition, a heel cushion pad of substantially the same thickness as the full cushion pad is provided between the full cushion pad and the heel portion of the underside of the vamp. The heel cushion pad is skived at its front end to avoid any ridge which might be annoying to the foot. The full advantage of the cushioned softness and feel of a moccasin is achieved while wear resistance and protection against ground texture and hazards are provided.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a footwear, comprising a three-dimensionally molded lateral side section of thermosetting or thermoplastic resinous material, an upper vamp section integrally formed with, or separately connected to, said lateral side section and a sole integrally formed with or separately connected to the lateral side section.
Abstract: A moccasin-type shoe seam and method of manufacturing same wherein the plug is secured to the vamp by a handsewn seam concealing the cut or raw edges of the plug and vamp. The plug and vamp each are provided with two lines of perforations extending through the peripheral portion thereof. The lateral spacing between the lines of perforations in the plug and vamp is substantially the same. The longitudinal spacing between the perforations in the vamp is greater than the longitudinal spacing between the perforations in the plug. In the formation of the seam, the peripheral portion of the vamp is folded over to align the two lines of perforations therein, and the peripheral portion of the plug is folded over to align the two lines of perforations therein.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shoe, comprising a first step for three-dimensionally molding a lateral side section of thermosetting or thermoplastic resinous material, a second step for connecting an upper vamp section integrally or separately with said lateral side section and a third step for connecting a sole integrally or separately with the lateral side section, and a shoe manufactured thereby.