Device for preventing slippage of heel of woman's shoe, molded heel cup and method of forming device and molded heel cup

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6101655





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A foot gripping device is provided which utilizes a combination of a heel cup outsole formed of a semi-rigid material that stabilizes an orthotic or orthotic insert within a shoe in order to receive the heel of the wearer during a normal gate of the individual. Pockets are created on the inner side portions of a last for the shoe within which air/foam inserts are positionable and are securable by a sheeting member which is secured by adhesives and/or stitching to the inner side portion of the shoe. A second foot gripping device for a shoe includes a heel portion having a counter with an inner lining into which a heel of an individual is positionable, at least one strip of material secured to the lining wherein the strip of material forms a tunnel which is open at at least one end thereof, and an insert removably positioned within the tunnel, the insert reducing a width dimension of an opening of the heel portion of the shoe and being engageable with a side portion of the heel of the individual to resist slippage of the heel of the individual from the shoe. A heel cup is also provided which is in the form of a heel cup support for a shoe which includes either a midsole or outsole, the midsole or outsole having a cup portion extending from the heel portion of the shoe to a position in proximity with the arch portion of the shoe so as to provide greater comfort and support to the heel of the individual wearing the shoe. A method of resisting slippage of the heel portion of the shoe and a method of constructing a shoe having the cup portion is also provided.

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Buddle, Robert Naples, FL 1 10

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