How Shoes Are Made

How Shoes are Made

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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 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

Material cutting
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

Leather basics
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

Foam types
Open cell vs closed cell foam

CHAPTER 20 : KNOW YOUR FOOTBEDS

Footbed parts
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; 3rd edition (April 5, 2018) Language: English
ISBN-10: 1519389574
ISBN-13: 978-1519389572
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches

Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions11 × 9 × 1 in

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