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|United States Patent Application
Moffitt; Laura Gail
February 18, 2010
Multi-point decorative shoe system
The multipoint decorative shoe system is a closed type of footwear. The
entire exterior upper is made from the looped side of hook and loop
fasteners. Decorative accessories are provided. An accessory has a top
and a bottom surface. The top surface of the accessory consists of a
decoration. The decoration is composed of a woven fabric, molded plastic
or casted metal. The accessory will have an upper decoration with a lower
plane having the hook side of the hook and loop fastener being adapted to
releasably couple with the upper side of the loop fasteners on the shoe.
A multitude of accessories can be coupled, removed and relocated any
point on the exterior upper of the shoe in an unlimited number of
Moffitt; Laura Gail; (Keller, TX)
Laura G. MOFFITT
1113 Oak Bend Lane
August 14, 2009|
|Current U.S. Class:
|Class at Publication:
||A43B 23/00 20060101 A43B023/00|
1. I claim a multipoint decorative shoe system for any occasion wear that
will provide for a plurality of releasably attachable decorative
accessories comprising in combination:an upper exterior material entirely
constructed of woven looped fabrication of hook and loop fasteners that
provides a facade for the decorative accessories;whereas, the woven
looped fabrication has a multiple function, that is in part as a surface
to releasably couple, uncouple and relocate the decorative accessories to
any point of said exterior upper surface of the shoe, and also provide an
aesthetic element to the design as integral to the design as a visible
portion of the exterior of the shoe;and the decorative accessories will
feature a bottom plane that is adapted to receive hooked fabrication of
hook and loop fasteners by means of stitching technique or adhesives,
creating a decorative accessory assembly that will then releasably couple
to any point on the shoe, whereas said decorative accessories will be
able to releasably couple to the shoe in a variety of non specific and
unique configurations, where as said decorative accessories can also be
re-positioned on any point to the upper exterior surface of said shoe,
singularly or in combination with a multiplicity of same or various
decorative accessory designs simultaneously, to create a multitude of
possible permutations to the final look of the shoe, and that all
decorative accessories will be capable of universally interchanging with
any and all sizes and designs of a shoe that features the multipoint
2. Decorative accessories of claim 1 wherein said accessories have an
upper surface of woven textile material, molded plastics, or casted
metal, in a plurality of various and unique design configurations that
are utilized in a non coextensive function on any point of the upper
exterior surface of said shoe, thus giving said decorative accessories a
universal interchangeability upon any multipoint shoe style.
3. A multipoint decorative shoe in which the exterior woven looped surface
of the shoe is an integral element of the design feature of the shoe
providing an aesthetic exposed surface in which a variety of colors will
be visually expressed.
This application claims priority of application No. 61/188,935 filed
on Aug. 14, 2008.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
As researched all prior art describes differing systems and
configurations on footwear and sandals that feature interchangeable
elements. However, the related and referenced patents all feature a
limited interchangeability that requires the product to utilize a very
specific shape, size, and location of said interchangeable elements in
order to function as stated. The multipoint decorative shoe system will
allow for a plurality of decorative accessories to be placed in any point
of the upper of the shoe and then removed and relocated, giving the
product the ability to have a plurality of different appearances and
adaptations. It is in this respect the referenced prior art does not
describe a multipoint decorative shoe assembly system.
The related art known regarding present invention includes the
following examples: U.S. Pat. No. 3,119,191 to Vitzthum discloses a shoe
improvement. U.S. Pat. No. 4,439,935 to Kelly discloses a convertible
high style footwear. U.S. Pat. No. 5,778,564 to Kettner discloses a
changeable shoe cover. U.S. Pat. No. 5,800,900 to Mitchell discloses
decorative attachments for article of clothing and footwear. U.S. Pat.
No. 5,979,085 to Ross et al. discloses a decorative shoe accessory. U.S.
Pat. No. 6,769,204 to Phillips discloses a sandal system. U.S. Pat. No.
7,210,251 to Rolle discloses a shoe with interchangeable covers. U.S.
Pat. No. 7,237,347 to Tobias discloses a plush toy for mounting on a
shoe. U.S. Pat. No. 7,328,528 to Caminiti discloses a removably
attachable decoration for footwear. Pub. No. US 2005/0066550 to Liu
discloses shoes with interchangeable strap covers. Pub. No. US
2003/0177664 to Monasseibian discloses ladies accessories with
interchangeable portions. Pub. No. US 2003/0101625 to Wu discloses a shoe
with replaceable decorative pieces. Pub. No. US 2004/0244162 to Schneider
discloses a shoelace retainer.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
In review of prior art for shoes and sandals that feature
interchangeability, the findings are they all have the similar
disadvantage of limited functionality, in that all, interchangeability
has limited applications as very specific shape, size, and location of
interchangeable elements are required in order to function as designed.
In addition as it relates to prior art that features larger panels of
interchangeable elements there is an inherent disadvantage in that all of
said interchangeable elements will have to be graded in size and
dimension to maintain the intended function as the shoes go from small to
larger sizes. It is this coextensive nature of all prior art that is a
limiting feature in their design and a disadvantage that the multipoint
decorative shoe overcomes.
The present invention overcomes all of the inherent limiting
attributes of prior art through the design feature of a shoe in which the
exterior upper material is made from woven looped fabrication, of hook
and loop fasteners. The invention in this embodiment represents a
comprehensive multipoint decorative shoe system that provides and
improved function, over prior art cited.
More specifically the design of this invention allows for a variety
of exterior design shapes of the shoe, a range of woven looped
fabrication colors on the upper exterior of the shoe, an array of
decorative accessories that will be in a variety of unique and differing
shapes, sizes and materials, and a plurality of points in which it can be
placed on the shoe to give the shoe an unlimited number of unique
configurations and adaptations.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is a side view of the complete shoe showing the woven looped
FIG. 2 is a top view of the complete shoe showing the woven looped
FIG. 3A is a top view of a woven decorative accessory.
FIG. 3B is a bottom view of a woven decorative accessory showing the
hook fabrication of hook and loop fasteners attached to the bottom plane
of the woven accessory example by way of stitching technique.
FIG. 4A is a top view of an alternate embodiment of a decorative
FIG. 4B is a bottom view of alternate embodiment of a decorative
accessory item showing the hook fabrication of hook and loop fasteners
attached to the bottom plane of the accessory example by way of
FIG. 5A is a top view of another alternate embodiment of a
FIG. 5B is a bottom view of alternate embodiment of a decorative
accessory item showing the hook fabrication of hook and loop fasteners
attached to the bottom plane of the accessory example by way of
FIG. 6 is an exploded side view of a decorative accessory showing
the construction of the top and bottom planes where the hook fabrication
is permanently attached to the decorative accessory by way of stitching
FIG. 7 is an exploded perspective view of a decorative accessory
showing the top and bottom planes attached by way of adhesive techniques.
FIG. 8 is a side view of the complete shoe featuring a decorative
accessory coupled to the side quarter of the shoe, and an example of an
accessory coupling to the exterior surface of shoe.
FIG. 9 is a top view of the complete shoe featuring an alternate
embodiment of a decorative accessory coupled to the toecap of the shoe.
FIG. 10 is perspective view of alternate embodiment of a multipoint
decorative hair accessory design.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
In the regard of establishing a complete understanding of the
invention, reference will now be made to the details in the drawings. It
will also be understood that are alternate embodiments of the multipoint
decorative system (FIG. 9).
The shoe as illustrated in FIG. 1 shows a side view. This side view
will highlight the additional construction detailing as to better
understand the overall design construction of the multipoint decorative
shoe. FIG. 1.1 shows the exterior woven looped material that all
multipoint decorative shoe designs will feature. Please note this
fabrication can be woven from a variety of man-made fibers, to include
but not limited to recycled materials and is available in a variety of
colors. It is also noted that this fabrication is well suited to the
exterior fabrication of a shoe as the woven looped material has superior
wear characteristics and is mildew resistance. This fabrication will be
attached to the inner portion of the upper, which will create the upper
assembly that is then affixed to the sole of the shoe (FIG. 1.2). FIG.
1.2 shows the sole portion of the depicted embodiment, which will feature
but is not limited to a vulcanized rubber material that will feature a
textured design on the bottom plane to give additional traction and
aesthetic. FIG. 1.3 shows a heel design on the depicted embodiment, also
made from a vulcanized rubber material with the same textured design on
the bottom plane as referenced in FIG. 1.2 for the sole portion of the
shoe, which give additional traction. FIG. 1.4 shows the foot aperture on
the depicted embodiment. FIG. 1.5 shows an elastic foot-retaining strap
on the depicted embodiment as additional comfort and security.
FIG. 2 represents an alternate view of the shoe from the top, which
shows the entire exterior upper portion of the shoe (FIG. 2.6) that will
feature the woven looped fabrication. FIG. 2.7 shows a top view of the
foot aperture. FIG. 2.8 shows a top view of the elastic foot-retaining
strap on the depicted embodiment. FIG. 2.9 shows the insole of the
depicted embodiment of the shoe, which can an will be made from a variety
of colors and materials including natural fabrications an man made
materials, such as leather, pigskin, and/or Polyurethane, but not limited
FIGS. 3A through 7 will represent the detailed construction elements
of the decorative accessory. FIG. 3A shows a top view of a decorative
accessory embodiment featuring a woven fabrication construction (FIG.
3A.10). This woven construction can be made into a multitude of
decorative accessory designs all incorporating a hook fabrication of hook
and loop fasteners on the bottom plane (FIG. 3B.11) that is permanently
attached by way of stitching technique (FIG. 3B.12). FIG. 4A and FIG. 4B
show top and bottom views of an alternate embodiment of a decorative
accessory that is made of a casted metal material which can also be made
into a variety of decorative accessory designs (FIG. 4A.13) all
incorporating a hook fabrication of hook and loop fasteners on the bottom
plane that is permanently attached by way of adhesives (FIG. 4B.14). FIG.
5A and FIG. 5B show another top and bottom view of another alternate
embodiment of a decorative accessory that is made from molded plastics to
include but not limited to sequins, beads, and injection molded shapes
and configurations, which again can be made into a range of decorative
accessory designs (FIG. 5.15) all incorporating a hook fabrication of
hook and loop fasteners on the bottom plane that is permanently attached
by way of adhesives (FIG. 5B.16). FIG. 6 shows an exploded side view of a
decorative accessory. FIG. 6.17 shows a side view of the decoration. FIG.
6.18 shows the side view of the bottom plane of the decoration, which
will be stitched to the top plane of the hook fabrication (FIG. 6.19).
FIG. 6.20 shows the bottom plane of the hook fabrication featuring the
hook portion of the material that will couple with the exterior woven
looped surface of the shoe (FIGS. 1.1 and 2.6) and FIG. 7 shows an
exploded perspective side view of an alternate embodiment of a decorative
accessory made of either molded plastics or casted metal. FIG. 7.21 shows
the top plane of the decorative accessory in depicted embodiment. FIG.
7.22 shows the top plane of the hook material that will be permanently
affixed to the bottom plane of the decorative accessory depicted (FIG.
7.21) by way of adhesives. FIG. 7.23 shows the bottom plane of the hook
material featuring the hook portion of the material that will couple with
the exterior woven looped surface of the shoe (FIGS. 1.1 and 2.6).
FIG. 8 shows a side view of the complete shoe in the depicted
embodiment with a decorative accessory (FIG. 8.24) in the process of
coupling to the exterior woven looped surface of the toecap area of the
shoe (FIG. 1.1). FIG. 8.25 shows a decorative accessory already in a
coupled assembly arrangement with the exterior woven looped surface of
the quarter portion of the shoe exemplifying the multipoint attachment
function of the shoe.
FIG. 9 shows a top view of the complete shoe with a decorative
accessory (FIG. 9.26) depicted in a coupled assembly arrangement with the
exterior woven looped surface of the top toe cap area of the shoe further
exemplifying the multipoint function of the shoe.
FIG. 10 illustrates the multipoint function on an alternate embodied
hair accessory. FIG. 10.27 shows the entire surface of alternate
embodiment made of the woven looped fabrication, which is permanently
attached to sub surface of item by way of adhesives. FIG. 10.28 shows the
interior bottom plane of the alternate embodiment, which can be made of
but not limited to molded plastics, natural materials and metals. FIG.
10.29 shows a decorative accessory already in a coupled assembly
arrangement with the exterior woven looped surface of the alternate
embodiment. FIG. 10.30 shows the combed teeth arrangement of the
alternate embodiment in which these prongs function to secure the item
firmly to the hair of the wearer.
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