FreshPatents Logo
newTOP 200 Companies
filing patents this week


High heel shoe structure

Abstract: A high heel shoe structure includes a shoe sole. The shoe sole includes an outsole, a mid sole adhered on top of the outsole and a shoe bed adhered on top of the mid sole. An air chamber and a groove are provided between the mid sole and the shoe bed. The air chamber is provided with a plurality of resilient studs. The shoe bed has a plurality of vents which communicate with the air chamber. Two ends of the groove communicate with the air chamber and outside, respectively. Without increasing the thickness of the high heel shoe, the air chamber and the resilient studs are configured to form a buffer space for providing a cushion effect and the air in the high heel shoe is ventilated to keep a dry condition.


Browse recent patents
Inventors:

Temporary server maintenance - Text only. Please check back later for fullsize Patent Images & PDFs (currently unavailable).

The Patent Description data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20110283566 , High heel shoe structure

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a high heel shoe structure, and more particularly to a shoe sole.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

2. Description of the Prior Art

There have been a number of shoes provided with an air cushion on an outsole to create a buffer and cushion effect. Some shoes are provided with support studs between an outsole and a mid shoe, so that there is a gap between the outsole and the mid sole to create cushion and ventilation effects. However, the air cushion and the support studs have a specific size which will increase the thickness of the shoe. This limits the type of shoe. In particular, for a high heel shoe, the thickness of the shoe will influence the appearance of the shoe. What is needed is a high heel shoe having cushion and ventilation effects, without increasing the thickness of the shoe.

A high heel shoe structure comprises a vamp, a shoe sole and a shoe heel. The shoe sole further comprises an outsole, a mid sole adhered on top of the outsole and a shoe bed adhered on top of the mid sole. Circumferential portions of the mid sole and the shoe bed are sealed completely. An air chamber is provided between the mid sole and the shoe bed. The air chamber is provided with a plurality of resilient studs. A groove is provided between the mid sole and the shoe bed. The groove has a first end interconnected with the air chamber and a second end formed with an exhaust hole to communicate with outside. The shoe bed has a plurality of vents which communicate with the air chamber. Accordingly, the air chamber and the resilient studs are configured to form a buffer space for providing a cushion effect. The air in the air chamber will be exhausted through the groove and the exhaust hole when walking. Thus, the air in the high heel shoe can be ventilated to keep a dry condition. Without increasing the thickness of the high heel shoe, the present invention also beautifies the appearance of the high heel shoe.

Embodiments of the present invention will now be described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings.

An air chamber is provided between the mid sole and the shoe bed . The air chamber is provided with a plurality of resilient studs . In this embodiment, the air chamber is disposed at a front section of the shoe sole . The air chamber and the resilient studs are integrally formed with the shoe bed . The air chamber is recessed on one side of the shoe bed , facing the mid sole . The resilient studs are disposed in the air chamber . The shoe bed is made of Polyurethane (PU) or the like which is soft and resilient, so that the resilient studs have better resilience. The shoe bed is adhered to the mid sole by means of hot melt to completely seal circumferential portions of the mid sole and the shoe bed , such that the air chamber is in a closed state. The resilient studs lean against the mid sole , as shown in , for resiliently supporting the air chamber to form a cushion space. When the user puts on the high heel shoe and walks, the air chamber and the resilient studs provide a cushion effect so that the user feels comfortable.

Besides, the shoe bed has a plurality of vents which communicate with the air chamber . A groove is provided between the mid sole and the shoe bed . The groove has a first end interconnected with the air chamber and a second end formed with an exhaust hole to communicate with outside. In this embodiment, the groove is located close to an outer edge of the shoe sole , and the groove is integrally formed with the bed shoe . As shown in , the groove is recessed on one side of the shoe bed , facing the mid sole . The second end of the groove , opposite to the air chamber , is extended toward the shoe heel . The outsole has the exhaust hole which is located close to the shoe heel and communicates with the groove , so that the groove is able to communicate with outside. The exhaust hole is provided with a one-way valve .

Referring to and , when the user puts on the high heel shoe and walks, the air chamber and the resilient studs are configured to form a buffer space for providing a cushion effect, so that the user will feel comfortable when walking. When the user's foot steps on the ground, the air in the air chamber will be exhausted through the groove and the exhaust hole . When the user's foot is away from the ground, the air in the shoe will be inhaled from the vents into the air chamber because the exhaust hole is provided with the one-way valve . The air in the shoe will be exhausted from the exhaust hole when the user's foot steps on the ground again. Thus, the air in the high heel shoe can be ventilated to keep a dry condition, preventing the foot from diseases. Furthermore, the air chamber and the resilient studs are disposed between the mid sole and the shoe bed , which doesn't increase the thickness of the high heel shoe . The high heel shoe of the present invention not only provides the aforesaid effects but also beautifies the appearance of the high heel shoe , having an economical benefit.

Although particular embodiments of the present invention have been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications and enhancements may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention. Accordingly, the present invention is not to be limited except as by the appended claims.