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Shoe Material Design Guide

A behind the scenes look at a real sneaker factor
Wade Motawi
Type: Print Book
Genre: Engineering
Language: English
Price: ₹3,000
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Shoe Material Design Guide:
The shoe designers complete guide to selecting and specifying footwear materials

Do you want to be a professional shoe designer? You must learn how to select and specify shoe materials correctly. The Shoe Material Design Guide details all the materials you will need to make modern athletic, classic casuals and high fashion footwear. Written as a companion to our best selling How Shoes are Made , The Shoe Material Design Guide digs deep into the world of footwear materials and design. A must-read for young shoe designers!

Each chapter covers a specific shoe material type. You will learn how each material is made, the options available, and how to specify the material correctly. Chapters focus on shoe leather, textiles, synthetics, shoelaces, glue, reinforcements, hardware, logos, midsoles, outsoles, and more! You will also find information on topics such as material testing, sustainable production, and exotic materials.

Photographic cross section diagrams from more than 30 different shoe types included. You can see exactly how each material is used inside real production shoes. Look at basketball shoes, running shoes, track spikes, hiking boots, work boots, high heels, cowboy boots, and many more!

A must-have book for anyone interested in shoe design, shoemaking, and footwear design.

Soft Cover, 330 color photos, 28 Chapters, 195 Pages.

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: 9781945919633
Publisher: Wade's Place
Number of Pages: 199
Dimensions: 8.27"x11.69"
Interior Pages: Full Color
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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