How to make the perfect shoes?
As in old age, the shoemaker has all the responsibility of making handmade footwear from start to end, and it used to take a lot of time. But the emerging fast fashion trends and handwork cannot go side by side as we all know machinery is taking over the man labor, but still, the love for creating handmade is the same. Now we have industries for high-quality manufacturing shoes where shoes undergo plenty of stages to reach perfection.
How are shoes manufactured in factories?
In today's world, shoes are mass-produced to meet the expectations of shoe manufacturers of the world and fulfill the demand for footwear of people. In manufacturing factories, there are several departments to perform different jobs; when the position of the first department is done, the shoes are transferred to the following department until it matches all requirements.
All manufacturers have the almost same pattern of designing shoes, such as sole, insole, outsole, midsole, heel, and upper. Some boots of specific designs also possess lining, tongue, quarter, welt, or backstay. You must be confused now and want to know how exactly this works?
Let's have a close look at this whole procedure.
Steps involved in the manufacturing of shoes
Step 1. Designing of shoe
One of the departments in the production of shoes is the design department; this department involves people with creativity as you need them to design from prototype to the final product. So the final product looks good and is also comfortable to wear. The designers in this department work according to the clients' ideas and try to refine them and make sure that given designs are eligible to turn into a perfect shoe. Both hands or the computer sketches these designs, but the final design must portray the shoe from every angle.
Step 2. The shoe last department
In this department, it is made sure that the shoe is in perfect shape to fit. It is the molding of the shoe on a physical basis to give the shoe its form. Previously it was carved from wood, but nowadays, different materials can also be used, such as plastic or metal. Both shoes in pair need to be last so the shoe can have a desired shape and size. It also affects how the foot rolls when someone walks and the height of the shoe's heel. The last is put in the shoe repeatedly to make sure that it matches the desired design, shape, and size.
Step 3. Stamp and Sew
Constructing a shoe involves several different materials such as leather, plastic, or cotton; to combine all these pieces, we stamp them together. After stamping, the shoe is called a shaft; it is done to indicate where sewing needs to be done. The pieces are sewed together to make a seam. These pieces are thinned before the sewing, so they have a smooth look.
Step 4. Assembling of the shoe
Once the shoe is stitched, it is forwarded to the assembly department, where the shoe is assembled into a perfect structure, and there are usually two types of constructing a shoe such as
- Goodyear welt
- Blake method
Step 5. Insoles and styling
If you are planning to start your shoe factory, knowing that your shoe has reached the completion stage is a delightful feeling. But still, it lacks some styling and has some rough sides. To remove these flaws, a filler layer is added; this layer enhances the comfort level and also makes sure that its flexibility to increase the flexibility cork is used. This smooths the surface for the insole placement; after this, it is stitched with the welt. You might think this is the end, but no, now the pins are removed from the heel, and the holes are sealed perfectly by ironing, dyeing, polishing. After this, the edge of the heel and outsole are smoothed, and the welt is decorated. Then the shoe is provided with a double seam and cleaned carefully.
Step 6. Shoe room
At last, the shoe which matches all the desired requirements is sent into the shoe room, a place where these shoes are kept with extra care, including continuous polishing to provide perfect sparkle, and even some boots are also laced up to make them more stylish. This room looks like a walking closet and separates high-quality shoes from cheaper shoes. These shoes also undergo a final check and are then sent to the retailer so you can buy and wear these perfectly made shoes.
Types of shoes manufactured by our company:
Every company has its specialty in manufacturing shoes, such as our company deals with the production of four types of shoes such as:
- Canvas shoes
- Rain boots
- Water shoes
Our company is one of the best-known canvas shoes manufacturers, and it deals with wholesale production of canvas shoes. Canvas shoes consist of coarse cloth material made of hemp used to make sails, tents, and painting canvases. These shoes are primarily used for casual wear or as sneakers. It is available in both low top and high top, and you can get it in any desired color. Canvas lack shock-absorbing, cushioning, or support quality which makes them deficient for pavement activities, but you can wear them while doing aerobics or playing some sports such as tennis. Canvas shoes are not only versatile but also affordable and low maintenance.
Processes involved in manufacturing of canvas shoes
The manufacturing of canvas shoes consists of four steps such as
- Rubber mixing section
- Checking and sewing of upper of canvas
- Assembling section
- Finishing and packing section
Mostly rain boots are made of liquid rubber or sheet rubber. Some rain boots also have a fabric lining, and some have fasteners to the shoes that have relatively tightened shaped at the ankle. Nowadays, rain boots also have outsoles made of rubber bottoms. The uppers of most rain boots are made of microfiber fabrics or treated nylon. The fasteners include elastic straps with plastic buckles, which helps rain boots tighten over casual over dress shoes; these adjustable fasteners also keep the water out of the wearer's legs.
Sneakers are the best footwear for most sports activities, so sports manufacturers try to make them comfortable with many grips. To make sure the shoes are satisfied, the best materials are used, such as leather. Most manufacture leather in the crafting of sneakers because leather provides a high-end, sleek look and is durable but requires high maintenance.
Steps involved in manufacturing of sneakers:
- Cutting of leather into upper parts
- Stitching shoe uppers
- Lasting and assembly
In the summertime, most of us like to spend time on the beach, on the pool, or anywhere near water, so we need footwear that dries quickly and also be stable on slippery oceans or lakes. So water shoes are mainly manufactured to provide a protective cushion to protect our feet from sharp rocks or any debris on the sea. Water shoes consist of mesh and a stiff sole so the wearer's feet do not get injured while walking over rocks. Our shoe manufacture makes sure that the boots exactly match the desired qualities to survive the place requirements.