What are the materials for making shoes?

In today’s article I will show you a complete list of raw materials to manufacture shoes.

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Animal leather and synthetic leather

This is, without a doubt, the main raw material for finishing and structuring shoes. In addition to the types of leather, you can also invest in suede. It all depends on the style and occasion for which the shoes are being made.

Latex rubber

Latex rubber can be used in different parts of shoes. And she’s usually pretty tough.


Polymers are nothing more than the kinds of plastics and foams that are used in shoes. You must stipulate a quantity of polymer for each option you choose, and thus, promote comfort and lightness for your customers.

Fabrics for shoes

Fabrics are also part of the shoe’s finish. But of course they also have the important function of covering internally and externally, in different parts. Therefore, you should bet on more resistant and “thick” fabrics, so that they do not wear out too quickly.

Lines and glues

The threads and glues need to be special for shoes, since only in this way will you be able to have a firm finish. Otherwise, when walking, the thread may unravel easily, compromising the quality of the shoe.

Shoe laces and cords

The shoelaces and laces can have both the function of “closing” the shoe, as well as promoting aesthetic results. In fact, it is possible to unite the only two functions. Lace thickness, size and colors will vary depending on shoe style. It will be up to you to choose the most suitable type for each piece you create.


Finally, we cannot forget about the insoles that will provide the entire inner lining on the soles of the feet. They are the ones that generate more comfort and well-being when walking, in addition to “holding” dirt, making it easier to clean shoes later on.