How to making?
Sneaker Making Progress
Sneakers, which with another name, athletic shoes, was began to be produced for every sport, almost everyone need one pair sneaker in their wardrobe. The main purpose of sneakers is to be worn while doing activities such as running, exercising, playing a sport or hiking. Sneakers is comfortable for wearing and are widely chose by people as it could be worn all day along.
Sneaker was divided into different types according to their back heel height, low top sneakers, high top sneaker and slip on sneaker.
Low top sneakers
Low top sneakers stands for the ones that doesn’t cover your ankle. Low cut, lace-up trainers are the best type of sneakers that can be worn with a school uniform or other semi-formal outfits and shorts. They will make you look more dynamic.
High top sneakers
High top sneakers stands for the ones that cover your ankle. They are made for playing basketball or other sports and should always be kept for such activities. High top sneakers could provide protection of your ankle when you are doing sports. They are also a good match with sports suit or dress.
Slip on sneakers
Slip on sneakers stands for the ones without back heel, just like a slide shoes. People could put on and take off easily without loosen laces. Having a comfortable and stylish pair is a good idea if your lifestyle requires you to slip in and out of your shoes often.
How to Making Sneaker?
Quality sneaker shoes are made using a nesting manufacturing process, The manufacturing process of making different type of sneaker shoes are the same. It consist of material cutting, stitching, lasting and shoe assembly. The whole shoe making progress involves individual tasks among several departments within the factory.
The shoe making process starts with cutting materials. All production materials will be confirmed before production.
Shoe parts are generally hand-cut into different pieces, every part for every size needs its own pattern pieces.
For big quantity order, cutting die will be used since sneaker always with more pattern pieces than heel sandal.
On this stage, material usage and wastage is the most important that need to be controlled, our workers are with decades of cutting experience, they have a good knowledge on how to cut the shoe uppers with the most usage and less waste.
Besides material cutting, some hand-work like skive edges, gauge marking are finished here before moving to stitching department.
Shoe technology like print, stamp or embroidery are made after shoe cutting finished.
Stitching shoe uppers
Once the shoe parts are cut, the stitching department takes over.
In the stitching department, the operations are divided into simple steps, leather pieces are stitched together. First the upper, then the lining. The toe and back heel is reinforced with a toe cap and counter.
To prevent the leather pieces off position during operation, Stitching workers usually attach one to one another at the edges with glue. First, the upper is stitched together, followed by the lining. After both upper and lining have been stitched together, and the foam for collars and tongues is inserted then eyelet holes will be punched and neatened, also the loose threads are trimmed.
To make shape on the shoes, a reinforce hot melt is added on toe and a back counter will be added between upper and lining at the heel to keep the back shape. Finally, the stitching stage is completed with the shoe size marked and move to next stage.
Lasting and assembly
This stage is to attach sole to finished upper then a complete shoe finished.
With the stitching complete, the upper is ready to be bonded to the outsole. Before the outsole can be attached, the upper is drawn into a shoe lasts. Lasting is the operation that gives the shoe its’ final shape. The upper is pulled tight over the last to set the shoe shape.
Sneakers are made in two separate sections—the upper and sole. With the upper tight to the last, the outsole unit can be permanently cemented to the upper，then strong cement is used to bond the upper and sole together after first glue dry. They will be put in a press machine for around 12 seconds for a better bonding so that the upper and sole won’t peel off. Also back part molding machine is used for better back heel shape.
Different to heel sandal making, the sock with padding was inserted inside of shoe before lasting assembly. Once sole attached finished, then a complete shoe finished. Our workers will check and clean the shoes piece by piece, then match in pair, ready for inspection.
When a complete shoe finished, final inspection is the most essential step.
Quality control is a process which customers seek to ensure that product quality is maintained or improved. THE K FAMILY FACTORY QC team will do quality control for all products made, some of our clients will assign a third-party for final inspection after production ready.
Quality control help you determine the overall quality of your order, and determine the need to issue corrective actions before any products leave the factory. It also minimizes the amount of costly product defects. Inspections can detect merchandise containing non-standard or non-compliant components.
THE K FAMILY FACTORY team recommends the International Inspection Standard to determine the number of units that will be randomly selected for evaluation. Shoes are checked against a detailed inspection plan for appearance, applicable functionality, packaging integrity, workmanship, and your specific requirements. Discovered defects are classified as major, minor, or critical depending on inspection plans. If you have your QC standard and procedure, we will concern to follow your documentation.
And there are several types of inspections available throughout the production process. In-Process and Pre-Shipment inspections. As one of the longest serving inspection companies in Asia, one of our Inspection Manager are very capable to help choose the best source inspection service to fit your requirements.
After inspection finished, the completed pair of shoes is stuffed and wrapped with tissue paper and put in an appropriately labeled box. Cartons of boxes of the same style of shoe are packaged and prepared for shipment to the clients. Shoe packing varies from brand to brand, product to product, it provides protection against atmospheric moisture, dust, damage, shocks. A completed shoe packing is consist of several items.
Hand-made shoe box
Hand-made shoe boxes are available in different sizes and colors, most common used is black and white shoebox.
We also provide customized shoe boxes that meet requirements of each brand, customized shoe boxes are ideal for storing and exhibiting the shoes. Eye catching shoe boxes can have a greater impact on the overall sales.
Customized shoe box could be in any shape, color and size, like fold shoe box or multi-functional shoe box. Customers can design whatever you like according to you brand concept, needs and requirement.
Fold shoebox are easy to assemble, gets fold. When you don’t need it, you can put it in flat to save rooms.
Multi-functional shoe box, it could be a shoe box and also could be a gift box on some special event.
Shoe bag is to protect shoes from dirty and dust when you don’t wear it. White bag are most common used if not customized.
For customized shoe bag, different bag quality like cotton, polyester and nylon are available . Customized shoe bag could be any size and color, brand logo could be added and we will make shoe bags as per different brand’s demands.
A customized shoe bag is also multi-functional. Shoe bags are great for organization and keeping them separate from the rest of your items. This is especially important if shoes get muddy and dirty. Shoe bags are washable and reusable, It can also be used as makeup bag, toiletries bags and for other uses.
Top quality wrapping tissue paper
Wrapping tissue paper is widely used in packing shoes, we normally wrap one shoe completely in tissue paper, then add the second shoe to the same sheet and finish wrapping. It prevents shoes from rubbing each other during transportation, especially for the shoes with metal hardware or metal heel. Most common used is white tissue paper.
Customized tissue paper in different color and size are available to clients, also branded logo could be printed on top of it.
Anti-mold desiccant can be a small bag of silica gel or a sticker.
Anti-mold desiccant is used to absorb moisture content from the air, it is typically used in transport, storage of materials and products. Desiccants can be used to prevent shoes from moldy during long-time transportation, especially for sea shipment.