Posts made in May, 2016

Adidas Opens Factory Powered by Robots, Plans Many More

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Industry News | Comments Off on Adidas Opens Factory Powered by Robots, Plans Many More

When you think of a shoemaker, you may think of a small shop with one skilled craftsman working with an apprentice or two to make finely crafted footwear geared to the individual customer. Of course, that hasn’t been the model for several generations. Companies like Nike and Adidas produce thousands of identical sneakers in large factories. Now, even that model is about to become outdated. Adidas has announced that it is ready to begin production in a new SPEEDFACTORY located in Germany. The newly built factory will use a highly automated system of robots to produce Adidas footwear....

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The Modern Cobbler is now online shoe repair services

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Shoe Repair | Comments Off on The Modern Cobbler is now online shoe repair services

When you think of shoe repair you may think of an aging cobbler working alone in his shop, painstakingly punching an awl through a piece of hand-cut leather to replace a piece that has worn through. That may have been the way it worked in generations past, but times have changed. While it’s still possible to find a small, independent cobbler doing repairs by hand, you really have to search. Even if you find one in your area, can you tell how skilled a craftsman he really is? You might be able to find some on-line reviews and try to sort the good from the bad. If you do go online, however,...

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Whatever Path You Walk, May You Walk with Comfortable Shoes

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Shoes | Comments Off on Whatever Path You Walk, May You Walk with Comfortable Shoes

There’s an old American Indian saying: “Don’t criticize a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins.” Simply put, it means that until you understand someone’s background and situation, you have no basis upon which to judge his actions. It has very little to do with footwear, but uses footwear as a metaphor for a person’s life history. It’s common to think about life as a journey. Everyone’s journey is different. Some follow easier paths than others, and we may end up at different “destinations.” Even those who end up in similar circumstances may arrive there by following different...

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Vibram shoe and boot repair services at NuShoe.com.

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Shoe Repair | Comments Off on Vibram shoe and boot repair services at NuShoe.com.

Finding just the right shoe can be a daunting challenge. You want just the right look, but it has to be comfortable. It also has to be practical, something you can wear to go from home to the office no matter what the weather without worrying about a leather sole soaking through, or slipping on a thin coating of ice with a shoe that has a poor tread. Now, the selection process is easier. Imagine finding the shoe that looks and feels good, and then be able to have a custom sole put on that shoe with the color and tread of your choice. That’s exactly what NuShoe offers with their Vibram Sole...

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Recovering Value in Damaged Footwear Shipments

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Shoe Repair | Comments Off on Recovering Value in Damaged Footwear Shipments

Shoes are made all over the world and shipped all over the world. Whether they ride in a container aboard a ship or a truck from Ohio to California, the period during which the shoes are being shipped puts them at risk. Whether there’s a truck accident or a tiny hole in the side of an overseas shipping container, there’s always a chance of the shoes or sneakers getting wet, or just moist enough to allow mold to grow. That doesn’t necessarily mean they are ruined. Often they can be salvaged and reconditioned to be as good as new. NuShoetm Inspect and Correct specializes in large volume...

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