NobleSole Factory Tour

NobleSole Factory Tour

March 23, 2017

Here is a sneak peek into the factory that makes our sneakers that look like dress shoes. Production is in its final stages and the shoes will exit the factory this week. Our shipment is scheduled to clear customs and be in our possession April 10.

In the meantime, here are some pics of the production process.

Enjoy!

 

The cutting table where the pattern pieces are cut.
The cutting table where the pattern pieces are cut.

 

 

 

Pattern pieces being sewn together.
Pattern pieces being sewn together.

 

 

Attaching the buckles for the monk straps.
Attaching the buckles for the monk straps.

 

Completed uppers are temporarily laces with twine for the lasting process.
Completed uppers are temporarily laces with twine for the lasting process.

 

Pressure is applied to give the upper shape before the last is inserted.
Pressure is applied to give the upper shape before the last is inserted.

 

After the last and midsole board are inserted the edges of the upper are skived to create a better bond and give the sole a better fit.
After the last and midsole board are inserted the edges of the upper are skived to create a better bond and give the sole a better fit.

 

Applying cement to the bottom of the shoe.
Applying cement to the bottom of the shoe.

 

After cement is applied to the bottom of the shoe and inside of the sole, both components are sent through an oven and the sole is manually attached once it comes out. Then the shoe is placed in 2 machines that apply pressure and ensure a successful bond.
After cement is applied to the bottom of the shoe and inside of the sole, both components are sent through an oven and the sole is manually attached once it comes out. Then the shoe is placed in 2 machines that apply pressure and ensure a successful bond.

 

 

Once the last is removed, the sole is stitched to the upper through the sidewall.
Once the last is removed, the sole is stitched to the upper through the sidewall.

 

 

The assembled shoe is then cleaned up before being polished.
The assembled shoe is then cleaned up before being polished.

 

Left: Polished. Right: Unpolished.
Left: Polished. Right: Unpolished.

 

 

 

 
 


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Size Guide
Choosing your size.
If you are unfamiliar with European sizing, it can be useful to measure your feet before ordering. Doing so will take just a few minutes, and save you the unnecessary time involved in exchanging your shoes. You can estimate your shoe size by measuring your foot length toe to heel.


Place your heel against the wall and on a piece of paper mark the tip of your longest toe. Measure the distance between the wall and your toe marking. Repeat the process for your other foot. Use the measurement of your larger foot as your shoe size.