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-20% #1 Start Here! How Shoes are Made PDF ebook

Do you want to see how big brands make shoes? Now you can! More than just a tour through a sneaker factory, How Shoes are Made will show you how modern shoes come to life. From drawing shoe designs to sample development and footwear manufacturing you will see how it’s done. Written by veteran shoemaking pros, How Shoes are Made will give you a look inside the REAL world of shoe design, sneaker development, and mass production.

Ebook PDF edition – 26 chapters explaining:

  • shoe design, shoe pattern making, sample development,
  • footwear materials, stitching, outsole and tooling design,
  • EVA forming, final assembly, shoe lasts,
  • shoe factory prices, quality control, shoemaking equipment,
  • start your own shoe brand and much more.
  • 220 pages with over 400 color photos and drawings.

A must-read for shoe designers, sneakerheads or any footwear fanatic.
Over 10,000 copies sold in over 60 countries.

Instant download, start learning now!
Softcover Available Here

 

-20% #2 Next Steps! Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design A beginners guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking.

A beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking. 

Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high heeled fashion shoe versus a sneaker or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making.

Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design will show you how lasts are made, the shoe last design process, to the hidden geometry, special features, functions, and size grading principles. You will see many different last designs and shapes for sneakers, trainers, high heels, boots, and more.
Softcover Available Here.
  

-24% #3 Dig Deeper! Shoe Material Design Guide Shoe Parts Diagram

Do you want to be a professional shoe designer? You must learn how to select and specify shoe materials correctly. The Shoe Material Design Guide details all the shoe materials you will need to make modern athletic, classic casual, and high fashion footwear.

Each chapter covers a specific shoe material type. Learn how each material is made, the options available to you, and how to specify the material correctly. Inside you will find chapters on leather, textiles, synthetics, laces, glue, reinforcements, hardware, logos, midsoles, outsoles, and more!
Instant download, start reading today!
Softcover Available Here.

-20% #4 Ready For Launch! How To start your own shoe company Build your business and brand.

How To Start Your Own Shoe Company is for anyone with the dream of starting a shoe company of their own. The book follows the launch of two small start-up shoe companies. Each company has its own style of shoes and business plan. In each chapter we will describe a requirement or process, then we will take some time to explain how each new shoe brand will tackle the challenges.
Instant download, Start reading Now!
Softcover Available Here.

-20% The Full Course! Shoe Company Start-Up Pro Pack Download

The Shoe Company Start-Up Pro Course Download includes materials not available anywhere else.

1.   How Shoes are Made, ebook
2.  Shoe Material Design Guide,ebook
3.  How To Start Your Own Shoe Company, ebook
4.  Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, ebook
5.   Real factory shoe pattern in downloadable PDF and live vector .ai formats.
6.   Sample shoe specification drawing, 8 pages. PDF and .ai formats.
7.   Factory blueprint for an EVA & rubber running shoe outsole unit. PDF and a live vector file.
8.   Complete line item shoe specification in .xls format.
9.   3D print files for size 9 shoe last in STL format.
10.  Die-cut files to make a cardboard shoe last.
11.  Shoe size run calculator in .xls format.
12. Start-up shoe company profit margin calculator in .xls format.
13. The graded pattern for an Arris running shoe. PDF and .ai formats.
14. The graded pattern for a women’s T-strap high heel shoe. PDF and .ai formats.

-15% The Full Course! Shoe Company Start-Up Pro Pack Download

*COMPLETE AT-HOME COURSE*
Great value + Materials not available anywhere else

Delivered by Mail:
1.    How Shoes are Made
2.   Shoe Material Design Guide
3.   How To Start Your Own Shoe Company
4.   Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design
5.   Cut-paper shoe pattern from our factory.
6.   Blueprint for an EVA & rubber running shoe outsole unit from our factory.

Delivered by Instant Download – Materials not offered anywhere else:
1.    How Shoes are Made – PDF ebook
2.   Shoe Material Design Guide – PDF ebook
3.   How To Start Your Own Shoe Company – PDF ebook
4.   Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design PDF ebook
5.   Cut-paper shoe pattern from our factory – PDF and live vector .ai formats.
6.   Blueprint for an EVA & rubber running shoe outsole unit. PDF and a live vector file.
7.   Real factory shoe pattern – PDF and live vector .ai formats.
8.   Sample shoe specification drawing, 8 pages – PDF and .ai formats.
9.   Complete line item shoe specification – .xls format.
10.  3D print files for size 9 shoe last – STL format.
11.  Die-cut files to make a cardboard shoe last.
12.  Shoe size run calculator – .xls format.
13.  Start-up shoe company profit margin calculator – .xls format.
14.  The graded pattern for Arris running shoe – PDF and .ai formats.
15.  The graded pattern for a women’s T-Strap high heel shoe – PDF and .ai formats.

How Shoes are Made $39.99
How Shoes are Made $39.99

Do you want to see how the big brands make shoes? Now you can! More than just a tour through a sneaker factory, How Shoes are Made will show you how modern shoes come to life! From drawing shoe designs to sample development and footwear manufacturing you will see how it’s done. Written by veteran shoemaking pros, How Shoes are Made will give you a look inside the REAL world of shoe design, development, and mass production.

ebook available here

A beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking. 

Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high-heeled fashion shoe, a sneaker, or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making.

Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design will show you how lasts are made, the shoe last design process, the hidden geometry, special features, functions, and size grading principles of lasts. You will see many different last designs and shapes for sneakers, trainers, high-heels, boots, and more.
eBook Download Also Available – Click Here.
  

Do you want to be a professional shoe designer? You must learn how to select and specify shoe materials correctly. The Shoe Material Design Guide details all the shoe materials you will need to make modern athletic, classic casual, and high fashion footwear.

Each chapter covers a specific shoe material type. You will learn how each material is made, the options available to you, and how to specify the material correctly. Inside you will find chapters on leather, textiles, synthetics, laces, glue, reinforcements, hardware, logos, midsoles, outsoles, and more!
eBook Download also Available.

How To Start Your Own Shoe Company is for anyone with the dream of starting a shoe company of their own. The book follows the launch of two small start-up shoe companies. Each company has its own style of shoes and business plan. In each chapter we will describe a requirement or process, then we will take some time to explain how each new shoe brand will tackle the challenges.
eBook Download Available.

-22% Download Now! Sneaker Design Books

Now you can enjoy the download of all four Sneaker Factory ebooks.
Perfect companions, these books belong together on your bookshelf.
How Shoes are Made“, ebook 220 pages
Shoe Material Design Guide“, ebook 195 pages
How to Start Your Own Shoe Company“, ebook 170 pages
“Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design”, ebook 204 pages
Instant download, Start reading Today!

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The Shoe Company Start-Up Download Plus is all you need to get your own shoe business started. The kit will show you how to start-up a new shoe brand. You will learn how to write a product brief, design shoes, raise money, find a factory, import shoes and sell them.  The download plus includes live formula .xls files for shoe size run calculators and  Start-up shoe company profit margin calculator. PC and Mac compatible PDF ready for download now!
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What Services Are Available?

Are you in need of more personalized help? Having trouble getting your footwear brand off the ground? Has something gone wrong with your shoes? Looking for a designer or a factory to make your shoes?

We offer private consulting with Wade Motawi, “The Shoe Dog.”

“My goal is to help you save time, money, headaches, and heartaches. Solving your footwear challenge is my mission. With over 25 years of footwear design, development, merchandising, and sourcing experience, I have been there and I can help. I wrote the books on shoemaking!” – Wade Motawi

Hourly, short term, and long term services available:

  • Footwear project viability assessments, merchandising, design, and technical assistance.
  • Referrals for professional designers and developers.
  • Strategic footwear sourcing and procurement.
  • I can introduce you to trustworthy sourcing agents and quality shoe factories.
  • Help with business plans and brand building.
  • Materials, components, and hardware sourcing.
  • China quality inspection information or inspection team referrals.
  • Assistance with costing and factory price negotiations.
  • Staff training, technical training, and private or semi-private customized lessons in shoemaking.
  • Footwear sustainability assessments, audits and opportunities.
  • Just about anything shoe or product design-related!

Please contact us via email before purchasing: [email protected] Our team will get back to you right away to schedule your call, Zoom, Skype, Chat, or personal appointment.

(price quoted is per hour)

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