Shoe pocket and method of use

  • US 6,094,844 A
  • Filed: 07/14/1999
  • Issued: 08/01/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/13/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A shoe comprising:

  • an upper;

    a sole connected to the upper;

    a recess formed in the side of the sole;

    an insert with a top surface, a closed bottom surface and sides, and wherein the insert has at least one opening at a side configured to receive an object;

    whereby the surfaces and perimeters of the object received make substantial contact with the internal elements of the insert; and

    including a means for securing the insert within the recess including a cam locking mechanism carried on a joining member comprising a cam, an aperture formed on a recess interior wall and the cam and joining member comprising a movable connection between the cam and a tab;

    whereby said cam locks, or "snaps" into the aperture upon placement of the insert into the recess; and

    whereby when said tab is depressed the movement of the joining member releases the cam from the aperture to permit removal of the insert.

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