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Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design

A beginners guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking.
Wade Motawi
Type: Print Book
Genre: Engineering
Language: English
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Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design:
A beginners guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking.

A beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking. Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high heeled fashion shoe versus a sneaker or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making.

Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design will show you how lasts are made, the shoe last design process, the hidden geometry of lasts, special features, functions, and size grading principles. You will see many different last designs and shapes for sneakers, trainers, high heels, boots, and more. We devote part two of this book to the craft of footwear pattern making, including a step-by-step guide to patternmaking for beginners. More than 200 color photos illustrate the patternmaking process. See and compare sample patterns for joggers, hi-top sneakers, high-heels, and many other shoes. Learn how to make a sneaker forme, patternmaking procedures, computer-aided design software for pattern making, and shoe pattern grading. Why is a shoe last shaped that way?
How can you make a shoe pattern with simple tools? You will find these answers inside!

200 pages, 12 Chapters, Over 500 color photos.

About the Author

Wade Motawi is a veteran product design and development professional. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Wade has written and published multiple books on shoemaking, which sell in more than 40 countries and three languages.

After getting his degree from the University of Michigan in Industrial Design, Wade began his career designing golf bags. Since then, Wade has gained extensive experience designing and developing soft goods and hard goods for action sports including, wakeboarding, snowboarding, hydrofoiling, and kiteboarding.

Wade has worked as a Shoe Designer, Developer, Product Line Manager, Development Group Manager, Advanced Projects Group Manager, and Sourcing Manager. He has years of experience working on sports shoes for running, skating, biking, hunting, hiking, and snowboarding.

Wade has lived in Asia and travels extensively throughout China, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. He makes his home in Southern California with his wife and two teenage sons. His books on shoemaking are enjoyed by students, professors, design professionals, and sneaker enthusiasts alike.

Current top-selling titles include: How Shoes are Made, How to Start Your Own Shoe Company, Shoe Material Design Guide, and Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design. You can visit his blog and connect with him for consulting and speaking services at

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637540305
Publisher: Wade's Place;
Number of Pages: 202
Dimensions: 8.27"x11.69"
Interior Pages: Full Color
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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