LEARN ABOUT OUR PROCESS
The art of shoemaking has been around for centuries. Before the middle of the 19th century, each shoe had to be measured and made individually by shoemakers. Today, specialized departments and machines have made the process much more streamlined and efficient, but shoemaking remains a complex art, and expertise is required to produce durable, comfortable shoes of great quality. Here we show you the steps that you can expect when working with us.
Before the material is chosen, the style and concept of the shoe has to be developed first. This includes sketches, and developing the shoe last. The shoe last is a mold that is used to simulate the shape of the foot, and takes into consideration the rolling motion of the foot during walking, and the effect of the heel height on this motion. The last is used during the final stages of the shoe’s construction, and the design stage produces templates for use.
2. Research and Development
The R&D team combines disciplines including material science, chemistry and biomechanics with traditional shoemaking, 2D and 3D engineering, and injection techniques. Research is done on the shoe upper and soles with different specifications depending on look, feel, and function. The aim is to produce shoes that are of high quality, with lasting comfort and durability.
3. Shoe Sample Prototype
Materials are procured after the foundations of the shoe are developed. The pieces of leather required are cut out and marked, then they are stitched together. The insole is temporarily affixed beneath the shoe last, and the upper is pulled tight across the last. The leather is left to rest on the last for a while to mould its shape, then the sole is assembled. Shoe laces are threaded and the leather is polished to a high shine. This completes the sample of the shoe.
4. Customer selection
With the completed samples, we provide an estimation of the cost and present the samples. Our customers are invited to take a look at the finished samples and select the desired one to meets their needs and requirements. Refinements are made if necessary.
5. Manufacturing and Distribution
Once the shoe sample is selected, product sales are carried out, which drives the mass production orders for the shoe model. Cutting dies are made, and the various factory departments will come together closely to manufacture each pair of shoes. Quality control tests ensure that the products made are of high quality and without defect. Finally, the orders are fulfilled and shipped.