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Publication numberUS830753 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date11 Sep 1906
Filing date12 Dec 1905
Priority date12 Dec 1905
Publication numberUS 830753 A, US 830753A, US-A-830753, US830753 A, US830753A
InventorsLouis H Voss
Original AssigneeLouis H Voss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 830753 A
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No- 830,753. PATENTED SEPT. 11, 1906.

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Specification of Letters Patent:

rimmed Sept. 11, 1906.

Application filed December 12. 1906. Serial No. 291,42

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LOUIS-H. Vos s, a citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented new and useful Improvements in Shoes, of which the-following isa specification.

This invention relates to closures for shoes, and has for its object to provide a closure which is neat in appearance and substantial in construction and also one which can be readily' or quickly secured upon the foot of the wearer and which will also allow a certain amount of freedom or elasticity at the instep, thereby making it an easy-fitting shoe and one which will always fit perfectly.

The invention is of decided advantage in low-cut shoes,-which ordinarily become loosefitting after being worn awhile; but the elastic feature of the resent invention will make the shoe always t according tothe shape of the foot and the'instep.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in Whichwvith the closure open.

Figure 1 1s a perspective View of a shoe Fig. 2 1s-a similar view with the same closed.

Referring specifically to the drawings, 6 indicates an ordinary blind strap or tongue' heads 8 of known head-and-socket fastenings, the upper or socket members 9 of which are carried by an outer tongue or flap 10, the sockets being fastened at o osite edges of the flap, which is of proper wr th to cover the slit or opening of the shoe, so that the closure cut shoe, and, furthermore, the inner tongue .6 may be omitted, if desired, since the flap 1O completely covers the o ening and also covers t e elastic 7. Said e .stic material is free to yield according to the foot of the wearer and insures a neat fit and smooth appearance. The. snap-fasteners em loyed enable the flap to be quickly and easi y released or secured to open or close the shoe.

A closure for shoes comprising strips of elastic material fastened to the edges of the shoe-upper at the slit in front, said strips having fastener members thereon, and a flap on the outside, which covers said slit and the said strips and conceals the same and has has tener members at each edge engageable with the aforesaid members. I

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.





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Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/047