Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design by Wade Motawi is a beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking. Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high-heeled fashion shoe versus a sneaker or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making. Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design will show you how lasts are made, the shoe last design process, the hidden geometry of lasts, special features, functions, and size grading principles. You will see many different last designs and shapes for sneakers, trainers, high-heels, boots, and more. We devote part two of this book to the craft of footwear pattern making, including a step-by-step guide to patternmaking for beginners. More than 200 color photos illustrate the patternmaking process. See and compare sample patterns for joggers, hi-top sneakers, high-heels, and many other shoes. Learn how to make a sneaker forme, patternmaking procedures, computer-aided design software for pattern making, and shoe pattern grading. Why is a shoe last shaped that way? How can I make a shoe pattern with simple tools? You will find these answers inside! 200 pages, 12 chapters, and more than 500 color photos.
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About the author of Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design:
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 70 countries and three languages. After getting his degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 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, two teenage sons, and two dogs. His books on shoemaking are enjoyed by students, professors, design professionals, and sneaker enthusiasts alike.
Title: Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design
Author: Wade Motawi
Publisher: Wade’s Place
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