Noise-making sole for footwear

  • US 5,640,788 A
  • Filed: 03/08/1996
  • Issued: 06/24/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A noise-making sole for footwear comprising:

  • a sole for said footwear having an inner surface including a cavity and an outer surface including a heel;

    a spongy material disposed within said cavity and adjacent said sole inner surface over a majority thereof in a location remote from said heel;

    a sheet of material covering said inner surface and said spongy material;

    a passageway disposed in said sole in communication with said spongy material in said cavity and an exterior of said heel at a back of said footwear; and

    a one-way air noise-maker disposed in said passageway adjacent said exterior of said heel, said noise-make enabling said spongy material to draw air therethrough after a step is taken and said spongy material is deflated to inflate said spongy material without emitting noise and to make noise by air passing therethrough when a step is taken and said spongy material is deflated thereby providing only a single noise per step of a person wearing said footwear.

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