Shoe production step by step
Are you interested in how the shoes we offer are made? To satisfy your curiosity, we have prepared a brief description of the entire process. From this article, you will learn the names of the individual stages of customized shoe production and the materials we use.
First and foremost, our shoes are made 100% in our own factories – this is what sets us apart! We are a company whose traditions date back to the 1970s.
Since then, the Conhpol brand has been growing stronger, producing and exporting shoes worldwide, constantly expanding its range with ever-newer models.
Design and shoe construction
Everything starts with an idea. Our Implementation Department creates new designs, which are then consulted with designers, technicians, and sales personnel.
The vision is materialized in the form of sketches, project boards, and various inspirations collected during international trade fairs.
At this stage, the decision on the shoe production technology, which depends on its intended use, is made.
We offer collections of elegant, casual, sports, dance, trekking, communion, and uniform shoes.
The shoe’s construction must take into account its intended use.
Cutting the materials
Only the highest quality materials, mainly of Polish and Italian origin, which meet the strict European standards, are used for handmade shoe production.
The material for the shoes is carefully selected due to the product’s intended use: different leather will be used for the production of elegant shoes than for the sports collection. Based on the model’s design from the selected batch of leather, the individual elements of the upper and lining are cut using plotters, and interlining materials, foams, and reinforcements are selected.
The next step is sewing, which involves connecting the cut materials and shaping the upper according to the design we base it on.
Meticulous custom shoe sewing is a guarantee of high quality and customer satisfaction. Our modern machine park helps our employees produce footwear more quickly, more precisely, and more durably.
So, who sews shoes at Conhpol?
We’ve already written that as many as 70 people are needed to produce one pair of shoes.
These are qualified, experienced, and above all, fully committed employees.
The next stage of shoe production is lasting, which involves stretching the upper onto a mold (known as a last) and attaching it to the sole.
Attention to the smallest detail influences the final product.
At Conhpol, we mainly use two sole attachment techniques: the glued system and the blake system. In the case of the latter, the upper is glued to the sole and then additionally stitched. The simplicity of the technique affects the lightness of the shoe, its quick fit to the foot, and its durability.
Shoe finishing is one of the most important processes in our company – it determines how a given shoe will look.
Shoes can be finished in many ways – through waxing, polishing, painting.
Each pair from our collection is tested for the selection of the proper finishing methods before being approved for final production, as they ensure durability and protection against weather conditions for selected models. In addition, each of our customers can find a maintenance guide in their purchased footwear, so that each pair can stay with us for longer.
The final stage of work is quality control – no shoe will leave our production facility if it does not meet the highest quality standards.
Our task is to prepare shoes according to the customer’s specific instructions, including packaging, presentation style, and additional accessories.