How Shoes are Made
Do you want to see how the big brands really 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.
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Updated 2019 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!
Softcover print 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 4 : SHOE SPECIFICATION DOCUMENTS
Parts of a shoe spec
How to detail a spec sheet
CHAPTER 6 : FOOTWEAR DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
Footwear sample making
Development sample phases
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 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 21 : FOOTWEAR MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
Working with material suppliers
List of top shoe material suppliers
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; 3rd edition (April 5, 2018) Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
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