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.
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How Shoes are Made
Updated 2020 Edition!
How Shoes are Made
Updated 2020 Edition! Includes 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, starting your own shoe brand and much more!
ebook PDF edition, 220 pages with over 400 color photos and drawings. A must-read for young shoe designers, sneakerheads or any footwear fanatic!
Over 10,000 copies sold! Read in over 60 countries!
Chapter 1 : The Shoe Design Process
The shoe Design Process
Two types of design briefs
Get started drawing shoes
CHAPTER 2 : FOOTWEAR SPECIFICATION DRAWINGS
How to make a factory ready specification drawing
What to include in a specification
CHAPTER 3 : MAKING FOOTWEAR PATTERNS
Shoe designer vs. pattern maker
The pattern maker’s challenge
CHAPTER 4 : SHOE SPECIFICATION DOCUMENTS
Parts of a shoe spec
How to detail a spec sheet
CHAPTER 5 : OUTSOLE TOOLING DESIGN
Footwear outsole types
Outsole blue prints
Footwear tooling development
CHAPTER 6 : FOOTWEAR DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
Footwear sample making
Development sample phases
CHAPTER 7 : FOOTWEAR PRE-PRODUCTION
Production size grade
Production cutting equipment
CHAPTER 8 : SHOE MATERIAL PREPARATION
Logo printing and preparations
CHAPTER 9 : UPPER STITCHING OPERATION
The stitching room
Stitching order of operations
CHAPTER 10 : OUTSOLE RUBBER PRESSING
Mixing rubber materials
Rubber molds and pressing
CHAPTER 11 : EVA MIDSOLE FORMING
What is EVA made of?
EVA pressing operations
CHAPTER 12 : THE SHOE ASSEMBLY LINE
Cold cement shoe construction
Vulcanized shoe construction
CHAPTER 13 : THE SHOE LAST
Shoe last shapes
How lasts are made
Metal, plastic and wood lasts
CHAPTER 14 : FOOTWEAR COSTING
Where does the money go?
Reading a factory cost sheet
Part cost of shoes
CHAPTER 15 : LOGO DESIGN FOR SHOES
What is the right logo for your shoe?
Shoe logo constructions
CHAPTER 16 :LEATHER FOR SHOES
Common leather for shoes
CHAPTER 17 : TEXTILES FOR SHOES
Fabric weaves vs fabric knits
Backing and surface treatments
CHAPTER 18 : SYNTHETICS FOR SHOES
Synthetic material types
Synthetic applications on shoes
CHAPTER 19 : FOAM FOR SHOES
Open cell vs closed cell foam
CHAPTER 20 : KNOW YOUR FOOTBEDS
Material types for shoes
CHAPTER 21 : FOOTWEAR MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
Working with material suppliers
List of top shoe material suppliers
CHAPTER 22 : SHOE DESIGNERS TOOLS
The Pantone™ color system
Common tools of the shoe trades
CHAPTER 23 : JOBS IN THE SHOE TRADE
Getting started in the shoe trades
There is a job for you
CHAPTER 24 : QUALITY CONTROL
How to grade shoe quality?
Standard shoe inspection procedure
CHAPTER 25 : LIFE AT A SHOE FACTORY
Look inside a real factory
Commen shoe factory working conditions
CHAPTER 26 : SHOE MAKING DICTIONARY
Shoe making terms you should know
Shoe parts diagram
Series: How Shoes are Made (Book 1)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Wade’s Place; Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
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