Shoe Pattern Parts

The Basic Shoe Pattern Parts

If you want to learn more about shoe pattern making or shoe pattern cutting you will need to know the correct names for the anatomy of the shoe.   You will also need to understand how parts are really in a complete shoe pattern.  Here  you can see even this simple shoe has 17 pattern parts not including any quarter logo designs. Now imagine the pair will have 32 pattern parts. Now think about the entire size run that could be 14 sizes! The can see the number of shoe pattern parts and cutting dies grows quickly into the hundreds. Another point too consider is the popular shoes sizes 9-10-11 may need more than one set of cuttings dies to make big orders quickly.

Shoe Pattern Parts

Shoe pattern shoe design parts of a shoe diagram
The anatomy of the shoe

Parts of a sneaker

1.  Heel Patch or Mustache:  Leather
2.  Heel counter reinforcement:  heat moldable plastic
3.  Collar padding: KF Soft PU sponge foam
4.  Heel lining: nylex, visa terry or jersey fabric
5.  Tongue lining: nylex, visa terry or jersey fabric
6.  Tongue padding: KF Soft PU sponge foam
7.  Tongue logo panel: Woven label logo or leather patch
8.  Tongue face:  Textile mesh fabric
9.  Quarter panel medial side:  Leather
10.  Quarter panel lateral side:  Leather
11.  Eyestay reinforcement medial side: Non woven super tuff reinforcement
12.  Eyestay reinforcement lateral side: Non woven super tuff reinforcement
13.  Quarter panel lining medial side: Non woven textile
14.  Quarter panel lining lateral side: Non woven textile
15.  Toe Cap:  Leather with Vamp vent holes
16.  Toe Puff reinforcement: heat moldable plastic
17.  Vamp / Toe cap lining: Non-woven textile



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