This book is for anyone with the dream of starting their own shoe company. You will follow the launch of two start-up shoe companies. Each has its own style of shoes and business plan. In each chapter we will describe a requirement or process, then explain how each of our two new shoe brands will tackle this challenge.
You will cover crucial steps such as how to go about creating your shoe brand identity, how to legally set up your shoe company, how to register trademarks and apply for patents, how to get your shoes designed, built, paid for, and of course, how to go about selling your shoes.
You will also learn how to import shoes, how to handle international distribution, and how to pay overseas vendors.
You will also find information on topics such as; calculating profit margins, importing your shoes, paying overseas vendors, working with international distributors, and start-up capital requirements.
PDF Mac and PC Compatible, 12 Chapters, 170 Pages.
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Learn more about making shoes:Do you want to learn how big brands make shoes? Now you can! How Shoes are Made will show you how modern shoes come to life! More than just a tour through a sneaker factory and more than your average shoe making book! From drawing shoe designs to sample development and footwear manufacturing, you will learn how it is all 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. 220 pages with over 400 color photos and drawings. 26 chapters explaining shoe design, footwear pattern making, sample development, footwear materials selection, upper stitching, outsole and tooling design, shoe lasts, shoe costing, quality inspections, starting you own shoe brand, and much more! A must read for young shoe designers, sneaker heads, or any footwear fanatic! Over 2500 copies sold! Read in 60 Countries! See Preview Video On YouTube
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Table of Contents:The Design Process, Shoe Development, Shoe Patterns, Shoe Specifications, Outsole Tooling, Development Process, Pre-Production, Material Preparation, Stitching Operations, Rubber Pressing, EVA Forming, The Assembly Line, The Shoe Last, Footwear Costing, Importing Shoes, Shoe Logo Design, Leather for Shoes, Textiles for Shoes ,Synthetics for Shoes, Foam for Shoes, Know Your Footbeds, Material Suppliers, Shoe Designers Tools, Jobs in the Shoe Trade ,Quality Control, Starting a Shoe Company, Life at a Shoe Factory, Shoe Making Dictionary
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Print Edition, 250 Pages with over 400 color photos and drawings.
Print Edition, 220 pages with over 400 color photos and drawings.
A must have for anyone serious about launching a new footwear company!
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Download Edition + Paper Pattern + Blue Prints and Spec sheets
Start-up Pack is all you need to get your own shoe business started.
Print Edition + Paper Pattern + Blue Prints and Spec sheets
A complete technical specification, drawings, blueprint, pattern and spec.
Computer cut shoe pattern for a classic jogger. Factory Blue Print included.
Entire pattern size run for the Arris classic trainer, Men’s US 7-13 (Euro 39-47)
24 inch tape specifically designed for measuring shoe lasts.
Ready to Print! Men's size 9 last. The .STL file can be scaled in X, Y and Z.
Great for checking leathers and synthetic materials. Features adjustable dial.