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#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.
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#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.
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#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!
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Book and Lasts! Beginners footwear Pattern making kit

The beginner’s pattern making kit includes:

  1. Softcover Book: Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design by Wade Motawi
  2. Pair of shoe lasts: you choose your shoe size, SNF-1 last
  3. Shoe makers measuring tape: 24in – 60cm
  4. Cut-paper shoe pattern: the exact pattern shown in the book

Follow the step-by-step process to make your own footwear patterns at home.

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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
Was $44.99

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 Available.
Was $44.99
  

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 Available.
Was $44.99

 

The Shoe Designers Double Pack:
This is how a pro prepares a shoe design for the factory.

Delivered by mail:
1.   How Shoes are Made
2.  Shoe Material Design Guide
3.  Factory Flat pattern: Cut paper pieces, labeled accordingly.
4.  Factory Blueprint for an EVA/ Rubber running shoe outsole unit. Includes paper

Delivered by Instant Download:
1.   How Shoes are Made,  PDF Ebook edition
2.  Shoe Material Design Guide, PDF Ebook edition
3.   Factory Flat pattern: PDF & vector .ai formats.
4.   Sample shoe specification drawing, 8 pages, PDF & vector .ai formats.
5.   Factory Blueprint for an EVA/ Rubber running shoe outsole unit. PDF vector .ai formats.
6.   Shoe specification. Complete line Item document In Microsoft .xls format.

 

This matched set is perfect for your DIY pattern-making and home shoemaking projects.

Together, the proven SNF-1 sneaker last and our classic rubber cupsole unit are a great choice for making casual-style shoes.

Based on the classic “Vans” styling, the SNF-1 last instep is suitable for low-cut, mid-cut, and high-top patterns. This shoe last also works for slip-on and lace-up style shoes.

  • The SNF-1 last allows for a sleek vamp and toebox yet it’s accommodatingly wide in the midfoot
  • The SNF-1 last features a defined feather edge (suitable for both hand-lasting and Strobel-lasting shoe constructions)
  • The hinge allows for easy removal without damaging your shoes
  • The classic cupsole unit has a high sidewall for bonding
  • The rubber egg-crate midsole provides cushioning and reduces weight
  • The modeled sidewall groove allows for a secure stitch-down attachment

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This shoe specification drawing pack is all you need to get started detailing your own shoe designs. This pack contains a technical specification drawing for a fully detailed shoe design, ready for your creative touch.  Upper views, outsole designs, material specs, colors. This is how a pro prepares a shoe design for the factory.  This 8 page drawing set is in Adobe .pdf format and Adobe Illustrator .ai live vector file.

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