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How Shoes are Made

A behind the scenes look at a real sneaker factory
Wade Motawi
Type: Print Book
Genre: Science & Technology
Language: English
Price: ₹3,000 + shipping
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Do you want to learn how modern athletic shoes are made? In How Shoes are Made you will see how the big brands design and produce shoes. More than just a guided tour through a sneaker factory, How Shoes are Made will show you how modern sports shoes come to life from initial design drawings thru sample development and manufacturing.

Footwear design and manufacturing are explained simply and thoroughly for sneakerheads, students, young professionals, or anyone interested in the shoe trades.

Written by veteran shoe professionals, How Shoes are Made will give you a look inside the real world of shoe production. 26 chapters explain shoe design, development, materials, stitching, outsoles, tooling, EVA forming, final assembly, shoe lasts, shoe prices, quality control, and much more! 197 pages with over 400 color photos, graphs, and charts.

Newly updated 2020 edition contains an all new chapter on patternmaking.

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: 9789390274468
Publisher: Wade's Place
Number of Pages: 197
Dimensions: 8.27"x11.69"
Interior Pages: Full Color
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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