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