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Shoe Material Design Guide

Shoe Material Design Guide by Wade Motawi

Do you want to be a professional shoe designer? You must learn how to select and specify shoe materials correctly. The Shoe Material Design Guide details all the materials you will need to make modern athletic, classic casuals and high fashion footwear. Written as a companion to our best selling How Shoes are Made , The Shoe Material Design Guide digs deep into the world of footwear materials and design. A must-read for young shoe designers!

Each chapter covers a specific shoe material type. You will learn how each material is made, the options available, and how to specify the material correctly. Chapters focus on shoe leather, textiles, synthetics, shoelaces, glue, reinforcements, hardware, logos, midsoles, outsoles, and more! You will also find information on topics such as material testing, sustainable production, and exotic materials.

Photographic cross section diagrams from more than 30 different shoe types included. You can see exactly how each material is used inside real production shoes. Look at basketball shoes, running shoes, track spikes, hiking boots, work boots, high heels, cowboy boots, and many more!

A must-have book for anyone interested in shoe design, shoemaking, and footwear design.

Soft Cover, 330 color photos, 28 Chapters, 195 Pages.

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About the author of Shoe Material Design Guide:
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.

Book Details:
Title: Shoe Material Design Guide
Author: Wade Motawi
Publisher: ‎Wade’s Place
Published: 2017
Language: ‎ English
Format: Softcover
Pages: 195
ISBN-10: 099870704X
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0998707044

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