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Private & Personal Footwear Consulting Service

What is your biggest shoemaking challenge? Let us know. We can help you!

Do you need help with your footwear or product design project?
Having trouble getting your footwear ideas off the ground?
Has something gone wrong with your shoes?
Do you need a referral to someone in China who can have a look for you?

With over 25 years of experience in the shoe trades and soft goods industries, we are here to help!

Comprehensive textbooks and materials, small group classes, or private consulting with “The Shoe Dog.” All you need to guide you in your shoemaking journey.

(price quoted is per hour)


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What Services Are Available?

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.
You are in the right place! With over 25 years of footwear design, development, merchandising, and sourcing I can help.
By the hour, short term and long term services are available.

  1. Footwear project viability assessments, merchandising, design, and technical assistance.
  2. I can help you find a professional designer or developer with the right expertise for your project.
    We have footwear developers located in the USA and China.
  3. Strategic footwear sourcing and procurement
  4. Our network in China can find and qualify factories for your shoes.
  5. I can introduce you to trustworthy sourcing agents.
  6.  Experienced work with last development.
  7. Pattern-making support.
  8. Materials, components, and hardware sourcing.
  9. China quality inspections.
  10. Assistance with factory price negotiations.
  11. Staff training and shoemaking private lessons.
  12. Footwear sustainability assessments, audits and opportunities
  13. Just about anything shoe or product design-related!

Please contact us via email before purchasing: [email protected]


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