Shoemaking questions FAQ

Shoemaking Questions Frequently Asked Thank you for visiting our shoemaking blog! started more than ten years ago wi...

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Outsoles for Running shoes

Outsole Design For Footwear

The outsole design for a shoe plays a major factor in shoe performances. The outsoles for running shoes, biker boots, and football cleats all have very different performance requ...

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Shoe Designers Guide to Stitching Thread

The Designer’s Guide to Shoe Leather

What is the best shoe leather? There are many different types of shoe leather. Entire books have been written on the subject of leather and how it's made but we are just going to cover the basics you ...

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How to Become a Shoe Designer: 10 Steps

Do you want to learn how to become a shoe designer for Nike, Adidas, Converse, Puma or Vans?  You can do it! I'm going to be totally honest with you, landing a shoe design job at a top brand is hard b...

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Does Nike ethically produce shoes?

The short answer is "yes," they do.  The long answer is, it's not easy.  There is some irony to Nike's ethical production issue.  The irony is that Nike takes all the heat while they ha...

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What’s inside the Nike Air Vapormax?

What’s Inside the Nike Air VaporMax?

Do you want to know what's inside the Nike Air Vapormax? So do we! Here at the Sneaker Factory workshop we love to see what's inside the newest Nike shoes. Rather than murder our fresh pair of Nike Va...

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Shoe Construction Techniques

Shoe Lasting Constructions

Once you have designed your shoe, you need to decide which shoe lasting type or construction technique is right for your shoe.  Shoe "lasting" is the shoemaking operation that sets the final shape of ...

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