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How Can I Find a Shoe Manufacturer?

Congratulations! You have developed a new shoe design, or your brand is growing, and you are ready to source a new shoe factory to manufacture your brand in China . So, how do you find and vet a shoe factory across the ocean from your […]

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Pivot & Run – Part 2

The Dream and the Challenge: Part 2 Develop a running shoe for South African runners designed by South African runners. “What is the perfect running shoe for South Africans?” The Pivot & Run shoe would need a firm structure for long-distance running, fatigue-reducing underfoot comfort, […]

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How Does a Factory Make Shoes?

When you walk into a modern shoe factory anywhere in the world, you will see the same footwear manufacturing processes. In China, America, Brazil, and Italy the art of shoemaking is the same. You will see that the giant 20,000 shoe city in China and […]

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Pivot & Run

Brand Building: Part 1 Marathoners Dream Shoe Project Hits the Wall (…and breaks through).   The birth of Pivot & Run, a running shoe brand, started with a dream of three runners, Roger, Alex, and Grant, in Capetown, South Africa. The 2020 Covid pandemic and […]

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What are Nike shoes made of?

What raw materials does Nike use to make shoes? Here at the Sneaker Factory, we have examined many Nike shoe styles to find out exactly what is inside. We have sectioned The Air Jordan 1, the Nike Vapor Fly, Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%, the Air […]

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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 […]

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 […]