Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fits Like A Glove: Foldable Satin driving shoes



This is a project that we did for a local brand in 2012, who was starting their first boutique in Greenbelt, Makati. 

We just developed & perfected the real foldable driving shoes, also known as pocket shoes. My product development team consisting of my pattern maker Cindy, upper maker Marina, laster Ding & technical consultant Noel Box, toiled for almost a week just for the foldable prototype.  We’ve repeated the patterns, creating superb techniques in extracting the perfect fit from the shoelast so that the foldable driving shoes will fit like a glove. 

This was also an important part of Cindy’s training for court shoe footwear pattern making because this was the first time that Noel Box taught this technique.



The construction of the sample prototype was repeated numerous times, trying all possible techniques in constructing the foldable shoes with a perfect fit & at the same time easy on the production line.  





I tried not to notice all the wasted materials and hours of work, but the result really paid off since we’ve made the foldable driving shoes so much more comfortable close to what Salvatore Ferragamo has developed, thanks to Kuya Noel.

Our client, the owner of the brand chose satin fabrics from the selection of the materials that we used, & she made a very good choice, too.




24 comments:

  1. My sister would love one of these foldable driving shoes! :)

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    1. I'm sure she will Rainbowjournal, they're super comfy & lightweight.

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  2. Love the last pair. Looks very chic and comfy!

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  3. Comfort ang isa sa mga hinaing na lagi kongnaririnig sa mga babae at magpahanggang ngayon e palaisipan sa alin. Hindi pa ako nakakabili ng mga sapatos na inirereklamo ko ang comfort. Ean ko, siguro mareklamo laang talaga ang mga ex at misis ko pagdating sa sapatos nila o hindi sila marunong pumili. Mukang dapat ikunsidera ng mga babae ang bumili ng mga sapatos sa linyang ito.

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    1. Ang babae kasi, mas nauuna ang konsiderasyon ng "Fashion" kesa "comfort". Di bale na masakit sa paa basta mabili lang ang sapatos na kinababaliwan at maisuot ito. Minsan nga kahit hindi maisuot basta nabili nya ito at tinitingnan-tingnan lang sa loob ng kahon, nakakatulong magpaganda ng pkiramdam nya... at ito ang dahilan kung bakit ang mga footwear companies mas target ang market ng mga babae kesa sa mga lalaki :) Pero para sa akin napakahalagang aspeto ang "Fitting" at "Comfort" kasabay nito ang "Aesthetics" ng sapatos. Hindi pwedeng mawala ang isa para maging maayos ang sapatos.

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  4. I would love to wear this! Thumbs up on creating and developing those shoes :D

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  5. These are cute yet simple. Love the material of the cloth. I'm sure its very comfy not giving our feet bruises.

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  6. I want the blue one. How much is this? and where can I buy? haha. Gab - www.taragumala.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Gabriella, these kicks are no longer available but will let you know when we start producing them again :)

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    2. Hi Gabriella, just want to let you know that I started manufacturing footwear again, you can check out my designs at our Facebook page. Happy holidays!
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/JacJam-footwear-closet/654097934660862?fref=ts

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  7. I don't drive but those would make for very nice everyday shoes. I love flats! :)

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    1. I don't drive, too haha but I use these flats. Thanks, Janice!

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  8. Love to wear flats! it's comfy and pairing up a classy dress...pwede.

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  9. how much are those shoes? Imma interested. :)

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    1. HI Alexandria, I don't have stocks of these flats anymore. I'll update you I produce it again.

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    2. Hi Alexandria, just want to let you know that I started manufacturing footwear again, you can check out my designs at our Facebook page. Happy holidays!
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/JacJam-footwear-closet/654097934660862?fref=ts

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