ApplicationNo. 07/161885 filed on 02/29/1988
US Classes:36/17R, Welt connected36/12, SOLE-ATTACHING MEANS36/55Linings
ExaminersPrimary: Meyers, Steven N.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA43B 7/12 (20060101)
A43B 7/00 (20060101)
AbstractA waterproof shoe construction and its method of manufacture is disclosed. The shoe has a liner which is impervious to liquid water but pervious to water vapor, a first innersole and a second innersole with a rib. There is a film impervious to liquid water but pervious to water vapor cemented between the first and second innersoles. A horizontal stitch connects the shoe side panels and the rib of the second innersole between the walls of a channel-shaped welt top, which welt bottom is cemented to the top of an outersole. The method of manufacture is a special blend of stitch down and cement construction techniques which allows for a comfortable, waterproof shoe at a lower manufacturing cost.