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How much does it cost to build a sneaker?

How much does it cost to build a sneaker?How much money do you need to start a shoe business?How much does it cost to start a shoe company?How much money do I need if I want a shoe factory to build my dream sneaker? Your […]

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Sneaker Authentication Book

How To Spot Fake Sneakers How to Inspect and Authenticate Air Jordan, Nike, Adidas, and Vans Sneakers. How To Spot Fake Jordan’s Do you want to learn how to spot fake Jordan’s? Can you tell if a pair of Yeezys are real or counterfeit? Are you […]

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The barefoot sport shoe Nummulit Ignis provides lightness, flexibility and stability for every workout, walk or run.

Nummulit – Urban Shoes with a Minimalist Sole

Today we interview Josep Puig, owner of Nummulit Urban Shoes, and reveal his challenges and solutions in starting his niche barefoot shoe brand. Enjoy! The Shoe Dog: Hey Josep, thank you for speaking with me and sharing your story with our shoemaking community. Josep: Hi Wade. The […]

What is a fitting trial for shoes? 

Do I need to run a fitting trial for my new shoes?  A shoe fitting trial or fit trial is a footwear brand’s process to confirm a new shoe fits correctly and feels good on the user’s feet. The goal of a fitting trial is to evaluate […]

Channel stitching a sneaker sole

For a DIY sneaker project, it’s a good idea to reinforce the cement bonding with outsole channel stitching. You can stitch the toe, heel, or the entire perimeter. In the shoe factory, the workers will use a purpose-built channel stitching machine. The skilled worker can […]

DIY Outsole assembly

Outsole Cementing Process

DIY outsole cementing: step-by-step process Today in the workshop, we are finishing the assembly of our sneaker test pattern. Here, we will cover the step-by-step process of preparing the outsole units and uppers for cold cementing and sole stitching. We don’t have a shoe factory […]


Sneaker Lasts for DIY Shoemakers

Hormas El Arbol in León, Mexico Today is a big day at the sneaker factory workshop! The lasts arrived from León, Mexico. Our sneaker last, SNF-1, is made by Hormas El Arbol. Hormas El Arbol is one of the top last makers in Mexico. The […]