How To Make Shoes | Custom Sneakers From The Sole Up

How To Make Shoes | Custom Sneakers From The Sole Up

Have you ever wanted to know how to make shoes? We spend most of our life wearing sneakers so in this video I take you inside of a factory that makes thousands of custom shoes to show you how they’re made. Start your brand with this free online training→ http://bit.ly/Free-Apparel-Training

I recently traveled to Leon, Mexico known as the shoe capital of the world in search of discovering how to make shoes. What I observed is that the process of making a custom sneakers is time intensive when it comes to manufacturing. In order to make a custom shoe line from scratch (from the soles to the uppers), it requires weeks of prep time and can take months to complete!

Inside of this video you will find the key steps involved in the shoe making process including:

0:00 Intro Into How To Make Shoes

0:46 *Shoe Design & Pattern Making *
The process of designing and creating patterns for a shoe begins by applying tape to a shoe last. The designer will then draw their idea on top of the tape, which is then cut from the last and made into a digital pattern.

*Sampling The Design*
Once the digital patterns are created they are made into physical patterns which are placed on the desired fabrics for the shoe design. The sample makers than take the cut pieces and make the one off design. Once the shoes are approved, the manufacturing process begins.

2:03 *Creating The Shoe Mold*
The shoe mold is designed in a CAD based system which is then made into a physical block with a CNC machine. The CNC machine engraves the design of the shoe sole into a metal block. This metal block is then inspected and prepared for the injection molding process, creating the base for the sneakers, heels and a variety of pieces needed for custom shoe designs.

4:50 *Metallization Process*
Some shoes have pieces that need a metallic finish, and during the metallization process plastic is put into a large vacuum which binds the metal to the plastic components.

5:35 *Injection Molding*
Using the shoe mold created with the CNC machine the sole of the shoes are instantly produced inside of the mold injection machine. Allowing thousand of shoe soles to be made every day.

6:18 *Fabric Cutting*
There are two different ways that fabrics for a large sneaker production can be cut; on a laser cutting machine or die cut. A laser cutter is able to cut pieces fairly quickly, but is usually used for runs lower than 5,000 pairs of shoes. Die Cutting is used for larger runs and is more efficient as you can stack multiple layers of fabrics and cut them all at once.

8:00 *Sewing and Completing The Shoe*
A variety of sewing machines, presses and gluing processes are required in the finishing of a shoe. Each shoe design has its own set up involved, and throughout this video we share all of the processes in detail for you to better understand how to make custom shoes.

▸Huge shoutouts and thanks to Francisco and the team at Black Diva Designs for sharing their factories with the world. If you’d like to do business with them, serious inquiries are welcome to their email: medussa_footwear@hotmail.com

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50 Comments

  1. JM on January 25, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    looks like a lot of underpaid workers



  2. NightUniverse on January 25, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Wish I had my own Sneaker factory



  3. dirty dan on January 25, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    this is the only video i could find about this lol



  4. IraQNid on January 25, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Neat video. Applying glue literally by hand (fingertip) doesn’t seem like an efficient process 🙂

    It would be cool to see basically two components involving a modular design for an adjustable upper and a removable lower. The bottom tends to wear out sooner than the upper portion. As a modular design the owner can then adjust the look, fit, and features of their shoes. It would be easier to mass produce.



  5. Prime Drink on January 25, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    How much do you think all the equipments cost and what company produces them cos it’s my dream to have my own shoe brand



  6. Md Atiqul Islam on January 25, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    It is very nice ..I love shows..it is very important life man..



  7. Radhika create champ on January 25, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Cute



  8. Maalox88 on January 25, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    this is so freaking cool!!! thanks for sharing



  9. Tshepo Msimango on January 25, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing this



  10. 🇸🇱 all day on January 25, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Been thinking of doing this but had no clue how to start. Does your program hit how to build a factory from the ground up?



  11. Watcharee DIY on January 25, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Very Nice!



  12. John Santos on January 25, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Did this help you in learning how to make shoes for your clothing line? If you’d like additional resources and information about jumpstarting your brand, get your free online training: http://bit.ly/Free-Apparel-Training



  13. Jacquelyn Picken on January 25, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    This video was a complete blessing to me. Thank you.🙏🏽



  14. carloko08 on January 25, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    another dumb that end every sentences talking with the throat



  15. Mychal AG’pg13 on January 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    HAAAAM



  16. DEVIL NEEL on January 25, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Hlw sir .. I have my own design sneakers so I want to make it with my own brand. So how is it possible? . 🙂🍂



  17. Cargradulation Daily  on January 25, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Now imagine how much effort Chinese people put to make replicas



  18. Vandergrift Productions on January 25, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    What app do they use to make the shoes?



  19. Anderson Caviedes on January 25, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    So much tech for those ugly sneakers…



  20. frankiestiletto on January 25, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Hi what shoe company in Mexico was this



  21. Randy Neil on January 25, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Nice



  22. Mishal Alharbi on January 25, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    We are looking Production line machines for boot shoes and we need your help and support to find a good Factory to sale Safety shoes & Military shoes machines



  23. 李宗祐 on January 25, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    until watching this video, i realize that shoes can not be automatically produced.



  24. HunnidKHoncho on January 25, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    What’s the name of this shoe manufacturer? I have shoes ready to be made right now!



  25. House Of Roses N The Dark on January 25, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Which factory is this. I would love to reach out and make a shoe.



  26. randy miller on January 25, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    These are those cheapo shoes that fall apart in a week



  27. willie graham on January 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    All this bull shit about designer crap it’s the name tax shipping and most off all greed in profit that’s wat your paying for in the west 🤣



  28. Deepak Jamra on January 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks



  29. CHRISTIAN LLAMAS on January 25, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Hi, im from leon ❤️
    Good video, I want to know whats mame of factory, thks



  30. Jeff Evans on January 25, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    So Nike started in a garage with waffle makers,…..?



  31. Anantokarim nsu on January 25, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Hello brother
    Please send me pu copper mould making process
    Or
    Please make a video about pu copper mould



  32. Highlight Central on January 25, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    So how much does it cost to get one shoe made? Then what is needed to get the design into production?



  33. Kevin on January 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    This is a very enjoyable video. The details of the process are so soothing. I would love to learn how to source the materials and make handmade sneakers at home.



  34. Amaguq Channel on January 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    AMAZING soooo many gems on your channel man 💪🏽 much love



  35. Miguel Ortega on January 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Do they make jordans their??



  36. Kami Art on January 25, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Really interesting…. 👍👍👍👍👍👏👌👌👌👌



  37. Courtney Vargas on January 25, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Really can benefit from not cussing in your next videos to make it more family friendly to aspire little kid’s dreams. It was random and out of no where.



  38. Chris Batchelor on January 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    John. you are… a d i c k



  39. Forrest William on January 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    great video!



  40. Urboi Kev on January 25, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Looking at how da shoes are made der make me think da ones I’ve in mind might take triple da effort to make



  41. Alfredo Ornelas on January 25, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Great video



  42. Brothers Debate on January 25, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    I actually wanna get a shoe made who do I contact



  43. blueshoes915 on January 25, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know the process involved so much human production. I thought more of it would be machine made. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing this!



  44. C-LOVE THE MUSCLE 💪🏽 on January 25, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I need help designing my own shoe and getting it made.



  45. Mishal Alharbi on January 25, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Hi, Mr John



  46. XOXOKIDWIZ on January 25, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    ay thank u for the knowledge, stay safe and blessed



  47. South Shore Swimwear - a luxury swimwear brand for women & men on January 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Loved this video – how do we find the name of this factory?



  48. Wim M on January 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Lots of machines but still many hands that touches the shoes, awesome video
    Thanks



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  50. Pop Life Studios on January 25, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Can you send me a list with contact info of factories in the area that manufactures sneakers? Also, their MOQ.