Update: Over 4000 Readers in over 60 Countries!  

Sneaker Making book

Read by over 2500 3000 4000 people in 60 countries!

We want to take a minute to thank the 900,000 1,000,000 1,250,000 people around the globe that have visited the SneakerFactory.net website in the past two years. We also want to extend a special thank you to the 3000 shoemakers, designers, and sneakerheads that have purchased our books “How Shoes are Made” and “How to Start Your Own Shoe Company!”

Shoe factory book

You may have noticed that new posts are not coming out quite so often and we are genuinely sorry about that!  After the March 2017 launch of “How to Start Your Own Shoe Company,” we planned to take a break from writing shoe making books and spend more time writing articles for the site. Well, it just didn’t work out that way. After receiving so many comments and questions about shoe materials we decided to launch right into our new project, I mean book, right (write) away!  

We are pleased to report that the third book in our series, “The Designers Guide to Shoe Materials,” is well on its way to being complete! Our team has about 25 of the planned 30 chapters complete. Our editor, the indispensable and Indefatigable, Andrea, is hard at work crossing the i’s and dotting the t’s. Meanwhile, our photography department is touching up the brilliant photos. We will offer you a new book at Christmas (I promise).   


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Footwear design book Free PFD Shoe Design Book Download जूते कैसे बनते हैंDo 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!  This is the perfect Shoe design a handbook for footwear designers.  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. This book teaches shoe making for beginners and students. 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, pattern making and much more!  A must-read for young shoe designers, sneakerheads, or any footwear fanatic! Secure payments Visa, MasterCard & PayPal. Over 3500 copies sold! Read in over 60 countries!
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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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Shoemaking Books / Go to Shoemaking Tools

E-Book edition 220 pages. PC and Mac compatible PDF file. Download Now!

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Print Edition, 250 Pages with over 400 color photos and drawings.

Print edition 330 color photos,  28 Chapters, 195 Pages order today!

Print Edition, 220 pages with over 400 color photos and drawings.

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Shoe Designers

Two softcover books, paper pattern and Blue Print. Free downloads included!

Two PFD E-books, paper pattern and Blue Print. Download Now!

The triple download of all three Sneaker Factory publications.

Start-up your Own Shoe Company

E-Book edition 170 pages. Profit margin and Size run calculators. Download Now!

A must have for anyone serious about launching a new footwear company!

A must have for anyone serious about launching a new footwear company!