TODAY’S PATENT – BOATING SHOE
The BOATING SHOE was invented by Stephen R. Turner (Marblehead, MA), Charles H. Poole (Durham, NH), William R. Peterson (Epping, NH), Kenton D. Geer (Exeter, NH) on 27th of March 1990, bearing the patent number US4910887A.
The present invention relates to an athletic shoe intended to be used for boating and more specifically to provide a boating show with excellent traction and support which shall keep the wearer’s feet relatively dry and comfortable in extremely wet environments.
The boating shoe comprises an upper unit, midsole, and outsole. The midsole includes a drainage system which causes water pouring or seeping into the shoe to be drained from the shoe. The outsole, which is beneath the midsole, is made of a material which provides a high level of traction. The upper unit includes an inner lining of a non-absorbent material and an adjacent lining of an absorbent or hydrophilic material which tends to draw water from the user’s foot. The bottom of the upper unit includes a mesh like bottom sock which allows water to pass from the shoe into the midsole, where it is channeled through the drainage system out of the shoe.