Do you want to learn how modern athletic shoes are made? In How Shoes are Made you will see how the big brands design and produce shoes. More than just a guided tour through a sneaker factory, How Shoes are Made will show you how modern sport shoes come to life from initial design drawings thru sample development and manufacturing. Footwear design and manufacturing are explained simply and thoroughly for sneakerheads, students, young professionals or anyone interested in the shoe trades. Written by veteran shoe professionals, How Shoes are Made will give you a look inside the real world of shoe production. 26 chapters explain shoe design, development, materials, stitching, outsoles, tooling, EVA forming, final assembly, shoe lasts, shoe prices, quality control and much more 222 pages with over 400 color photos, graphs and charts. Newly updated 2017 edition contains an all new chapter on patternmaking.