About the Author
Wade Motawi is a working shoe design professional. Wade studied industrial design at the University of Michigan School of Art. In 1995, he started in the shoemaking trades designing hiking boots and traveling to the far east. Over the following 25 years, Wade worked as a shoe designer, developer, product line manager, development group manager, advanced technology group manager, buyer, sourcing manager, and R&D director. He has experience working on sports shoes for running, skating, hunting, hiking, snowboarding boots, soft goods, and hard goods for wakeboarding, snowboarding, and kiteboarding.
Wade has lived in the far east and traveled extensively in China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Europe, and Australia. Wade makes his home in San Diego, California, with his wife and two teenage boys. Wade has written several shoemaking books that have been read in over 60 countries.