Shoe Making Guidance

I would like to try to design and make a shoe this year, I was wondering if I could get any guidance on where to get the necessary tools and maybe some a few links on where to gather materials…

also any videos or instructionals would be great… Ive searched Youtube and found a decent one but would like a couple more.

Any advice more than welcome



not to plug my own site, but there are lots of vids and info that might be helpful-

The designing is easy…the making you might find more challenging… there was, as I recall, though another thread somewhere in the FW forums about a guy who made a sandal model…


what kind of shoe is this? Athletic, casual, etc? That will determine a lot of what you can/can’t do and the materials/processes available…