Patent application title: Women's Boot Wallet and Pocket System
Elizabeth Anne Legear (Abbotsford, CA)
IPC8 Class: AA43B2300FI
Class name: Boots, shoes, and leggings boots and shoes shoe attachment (e.g., ornament, pocket, etc.)
Publication date: 2013-04-11
Patent application number: 20130086819
A women's boot wallet with additional pockets, generally disposed of
laterally and formed within the inner lining of the footwear. Designed
for storing items such as, keys, credit cards, identification and/or
other specialized inserts. These pockets eliminate the need to carry a
handbag, limiting the risk of having these items lost or stolen. In one
embodiment the object to be stored is placed directly into an open recess
along the side of the shoe near the upper portion of the calf, such as a
cell phone. In another embodiment, a series of recesses are created to
form a wallet for inserting credit cards and the like. Attached to this
wallet is a small pocket made of flexible material generally enclosed
through the use of a zipper or Velcro®. This pocket system may be used
as a permanent fixture to the boot or as a removable system of pockets.
1: The personal detachable or permanently affixed wallet & pocket system
for women's boots. One pocket consisting of 4 pieces of stiff material
sewn in a layered fashion to create accessible pockets designed to hold
credit cards and the like; One pocket consisting of two pieces of
material, one stiff backing, and one piece of flexible material, sewn in
such a way that they form an accessible open pocket to allow easy loading
and removal of a cell phone; One pocket composed of two pieces of
flexible material sewn in such a way as to create an accessible pocket
that can be closed by way of a zipper or Velcro® attachment, designed
to hold personal items such as keys and coins, or the like; Wallet
pockets can be affixed to the inner lining of a women's boot; Pocket
material to be sewn permanently into the inner lining of the footwear;
Conversely, pockets may be attached to the inner lining of the boot in a
detachable or re-attachable format by way of a fastening means provided
on the back portion of the pocket.
2: The invention of claim 1; wherein said stiff material is composed of stiff leather or buckram-like material, which provides the pocket with structure and support.
3: The invention of claim 1; wherein said flexible material is expandable to accommodate different size in content in the said accessible pockets when in a closed position.
4: The invention of claims 1, 2, and 3, wherein said fastening means comprises snaps, zippers, clips or Velcro®.
 This invention relates generally to women's boot wear, and more
particularly pertains to a system of formed pockets having the utility
for temporary storage of personal items during shoe usage.
 The current method of carrying valuables involves individuals using pant pockets or handbags to store personal items. For women, this can be an inconvenient method of carrying these items as handbags tend to be left behind or even stolen. Currently, inventors have addressed the issue of storing valuables by way of footwear in athletic shoes. For example, Canadian Patent Number 1130337 provides a method of storing keys and change while jogging in a laterally placed pocket stitched on the side or gusset of the running shoe.
 The invention provides in a series novel wallet-type pockets for women's boot wear designed for the purpose of holding small personal items such as a cell phone, credit cards or loose change in the inner lining of the boot. The invention addresses the need to find a more convenient method for a woman to carry small personal items. The proposed pocket system creates a portable wallet and cell phone carrier that will allow women to be "hands free" and will eliminate the possibility of these items being lost or stolen.
 The labeled figures illustrate the embodiment of the present invention wherein,
 FIG. 1 shows an outer side view of a sample right boot currently concealing the items being stored within the pockets on the far side. The proposed pockets are designed to hold small items that do not create a bulge in the material. This figure shows how the boot will look from the outside of the shoe with the stored items inside.
 FIG. 2 illustrates a side view of a right boot from an open perspective exposing vertically or laterally placed slots attached to the inner lining of the boot to form a wallet by way of thread, contact cement, Velcro or the like. These lateral pockets are designed to function like a wallet; holding credit cards, ID, folded cash or anything of that nature. Additionally, a smaller pocket made of flexible material is sewn near to bottom of the wallet. This pocket specifically is designed to hold loose change or keys within the boot. This smaller pocket can be sealed by the use of a small zipper, Velcro attachment or the like.
 FIG. 3 shows a side view of a left boot concealing the items being stored. Similar to FIG. 1, this drawing represents the flush look of the boot from the outer-side perspective when the items being stored are concealed within the inner pocket.
 FIG. 4 illustrates a side view of a left boot from an opened perspective exposing another laterally placed pocket attached to the inner lining of the boot by way of thread, contact cement, Velcro or the like. The purpose of this pocket is to allow the user to place their slim cell phone in an open, accessible pocket within the boot. The upper section of this pocket may be left open, or closed with a small Velcro attachment. This pocket can be used to store any items that fit the height and width of the pocket. Other such examples include makeup, passports, notepads and the like.
 FIG. 6 shows the various methods that can be used to attach the pockets to the footwear without permanently sewing the pockets to the boots. Examples include the use of adhesive products (such as contact cement), Velcro, clips or the like.
 The personal women's pocket system for boot wear is intended to be used as either a permanent fixture to a boot or as a removable system of pockets. If the invention is used as a removable pocket system, the proposed method of fastening the pockets to the inner lining of the boot involves the use of snaps, zippers, clips, Velcro®, or the like.
Patent applications in class Shoe attachment (e.g., ornament, pocket, etc.)
Patent applications in all subclasses Shoe attachment (e.g., ornament, pocket, etc.)