Patent US1546245 - Shoe-straightening insole and arch support - Google Patents

Patent US1546245 - Shoe-straightening insole and arch support - Google Patents


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Patented `luly 14-9 1925i.




r Application Bled August 28, 1923. Serial No. 659,790.v

To all w-wfm t may concern.'

Be it known that we, WILLIAM LUCK and CARROLL O. KLINGE, citizens of the United States, residing at Watertown, in the county of Codington and State of South Dakota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Straightening Insole like.

Another object of the invention is the construction of a simple and etlicient insole and arch support that will greatly help the wearer-s foot.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, our invention com rises certain novel combinations, constructions and arrangements of arts as will be hereinafter described, i ustrated in the accompanying drawings, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

ln the drawings:

Figure 1 is ay bottom plan view of our shoe straightening insole.

Figure 2 is a view taken on line 2 2, Fig. l, and looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line a-a, rig. 2.

vFigure 4 4 is a sectional view taken on line l-4, Fig. 2.

Figure 5 is a top plan view of our straightening insole and arch support, while Figure 6 is a bottom plan viewv of the Figure 7 is a sectional view taken on line 7-7, Fig. 5, andlooking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 8 is a lan view of another embodiment of the s ce straightening insole.

l 3 is for raising the outside of the ball of] the foot to throw the weight inward and strengthen the foot. The pad 4 is for raising the heel of the foot to'throw the weight of the foot inward and strengthen the ankle. The cut-away portion, forming the recess 5, is for the ball of the foot to rest lower than the rest of the insole; this recess 5, formed by cutting away part of the leather, is very essential as by this the weight is more evenly distributed and does not merely all rest on the bottom of foot.

Referring to the embodiments shown in Figs. 5, 6 and 7: ln these figures we have shown an insole 1, comprising a piece of leather 2 having the toe pad 3 and the heel pad 4, as in Figs. 1 and 2. Further, the recess 5 is also employed but with this embodiment (Fig. 5) the leather, at the instep is split at one edge to form a pocket, into which a filler pad 6 is placed, as clearly shown in Fig. 7. The upper portion 7 of the split portionof the insole, is bowed upwardly, to form an arch support; the padded portion 8 also forms an arch suport.

p Referring to Fig. 8: In this figure we have shown the insole 1 formed of a leather strip 2 and provided with a depression or recess 9 in the middle of the toek pad 3 to receive the joint of the lar e toe and make the device comfortable.

T is pad 3 raises the ball of the foot and-is designed for peothe ankle straightened enough in a very short time to entirely overcome the unsightly `weakness and completely restore the foot to its normal condition. The device shown in Fi 1 to 4 keeps the shoe straight because t e ball of the foot rests in the cutaway or recess on the inside of the sole, and 1s raised on the outside, keeping the weight of the foot evenly balanced and. also keeping the heel of the shoe straight thereby preventing people, who wear shoes over on the outside, from doing so and causing the heel and sole 'of the shoe alike to wear evenly, straight and not on one side or the other.-`

The shoe straightening insole and arch support shown in Figs. 5 tol 7 has the same advanta e as the devi es shown in Figs, 1 to 4 an 8, and addiional advantages as well. The arch support, built right into the insole, strengthens the arch of the wearer, and is the lightest and most compact and durable way possible to build an arch support," because when placed inside of the shoe it cannot work out of place as the insole is fitted to the inside of the shoe.

While We have described the preferred embodiments of our invention, and have illustrated the same in the accompanying drawings, certain minor changes or alterations may appear to one skilled in the art to which this inventionrelates, during the eX- tensive manufacture of the same, land We, therefore, reserve the right to make such alterations or -changes as shall fairlyvfall Within the scope of the appended claims.

What we claim is:

1. n insole comprising a body, a heel pad upon one side portion of the heel end portion of said body, and a pad for the ball portion extending along one side portion of the forward end portion of said body, a recess being provided for receiving the joint portion of the large toe to prevent excessive pressure thereon.

2. An insole comprising a body, a heel pad upon one side portion of the heel end portion 'of said body, and a pad extending along one side portion of the forward end portion of said body, the forward portion of the bodyatthe position Where the pad is secured thereto being provided with a recess for relieving the inner joint of the large toe from excesswe pressure.

ln testimony whereof We hereunto affix our signature.


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