Type of shoe and construction
Firstly, to specify the type of shoe and how it’s going to manufacture in order that choose the right materials.
Itsn’t the same make a sandal, a boot, a mocassin or nautic shoe, etc…for men or women, with or without lining, etc…
It also keeping in mind what kind of work are you going to make over shoe, seams, stitches, embroideries, perforated pieces, rivets, eyelets, etc…
It also very important thing how is it going to manufacture, blake, strobel, vulcanized, goodyear welt, ideal, inyected, opanka, etc…
According to this previously mentioned, type and features of materials, may be different and you should keep in mind.
Materials and Accessories
Secondly, you must to specify every materials, accessories and suppliers. The most suitable according type of shoes you want making, ( leather, fabrics, insoles, soles, heels, buckles, trims, etc….) according three criteria:
- Characteristiques (colors, textures, size, etc…)
- Availability, Time of delivery, Minimum order
Well…you already have your shoes graphically defined regarding to design and materials but lacking technical specifications.
For this, we’re depending of research and selection of such materials and now you must to specify in the technical sheet of design:
- Material and color of every pieces
- Last size and reference
- Reference and color of sole
- Reference and color of stitches
- Detail of assembly of every pieces
- Reference and detail of different accesories and trims (buckles, embroideries, rivets, shoelaces, elastics pieces, perforated, etc…)
- Reference of tip and counter
The more detailed the technical sheet is, less possibility of errors in manufacturing. (Even then, we’ll do an exhaustive follow up and control of development phase).
Modelling and Pattern
It’s a technical phase which must be made to perfection and keeping in mind every details previously mentioned, (Design, Type of shoe, Construction and assembly and Materials).
It’s also needed to specify in the pattern cutting every details about every piece.
This is without any doubt a task which should be done by a technical-professional.