How Shoes are Made: A behind the scenes look at a real sneaker factory

How Shoes are Made: A behind the scenes look at a real sneaker factory

by Wade Motawi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998707037
Publisher: Wade Motawi
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Edition description: 2017 ed.
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 774,423
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 : THE SHOE DESIGN PROCESS.............................................1

Two types of design briefs

Get started drawing shoes

CHAPTER 2 : FOOTWEAR SPECIFICATION DRAWINGS........................17

How to make a factory ready specification drawing

What to include in a specification

CHAPTER 3 : MAKING FOOTWEAR PATTERNS.....................................25

Shoe designer vs. pattern maker

The pattern maker’s challenge

CHAPTER 4 : SHOE SPECIFICATION DOCUMENTS..............................39

Parts of a shoe spec

How to detail a spec sheet

CHAPTER 5 : OUTSOLE TOOLING DESIGN ..........................................45

Footwear outsole types

Outsole blue prints and tooling development

CHAPTER 6 : FOOTWEAR DEVELOPMENT PROCESS............................61

Footwear sample making

Development samples phases

CHAPTER 7 : FOOTWEAR PRE-PRODUCTION.......................................65

Production size grade

Production cutting equipment

CHAPTER 8 : SHOE MATERIAL PREPARATION......................................69

Material cutting

Logo printing and preparations

CHAPTER 9 : UPPER STITCHING OPERATIONS....................................79

The stitching room

Stitching order of operations

CHAPTER 10 : OUTSOLE RUBBER PRESSING........................................89

Mixing rubber materials

Rubber molds and pressing

CHAPTER 11 : EVA MIDSOLE FORMING..............................................109

What is EVA made of?

EVA pressing operations

CHAPTER 12 : THE SHOE ASSEMBLY LINE.........................................115

Cold cement shoe construction

Vulcanized shoe construction

CHAPTER 13 : THE SHOE LAST...........................................................141

Shoe last shapes

How lasts are made

CHAPTER 14 : FOOTWEAR COSTING..................................................155

Where does the money go?

Reading a factory cost sheet

CHAPTER 15 : LOGO DESIGN FOR SHOES..........................................161

What is the right logo for your shoe?

Shoe logo constructions

CHAPTER 16 :LEATHER FOR SHOES...................................................165

Leather basics

Common leather for shoes

CHAPTER 17 : TEXTILES FOR SHOES..................................................173

Fabric weaves

Backing and surface treatments

CHAPTER 18 : SYNTHETICS FOR SHOES.............................................177

Synthetic types

Application on shoes

CHAPTER 19 : FOAM FOR SHOES.......................................................181

Foam types, open vs closed

Foam compounds, densities and use in shoes

CHAPTER 20 : KNOW YOUR FOOTBEDS..............................................185

Footbed parts

Material types for shoes

CHAPTER 21 : FOOTWEAR MATERIAL SUPPLIERS..............................187

Working with material suppliers

List of top shoe material suppliers

CHAPTER 22 : SHOE DESIGNERS TOOLS............................................191

The PantoneTM color system

Common tools of the trade

CHAPTER 23 : JOBS IN THE SHOE TRADE..........................................195

Getting started in the trades

There is a job for you

CHAPTER 24 : QUALITY CONTROL......................................................197

How to grade shoe quality?

Standard shoe inspection procedure

CHAPTER 25 : LIFE AT A SHOE FACTORY............................................203

Look inside a real factory

Working conditions

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