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Re: Shoes/sneakers

Looking for people who have had shoes of any sorts done for Thier brands. Would like to get some sort of shoes or sneakers done for my brand. Any help would be appreciated.

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Zazzle does sneakers with your designs but they're pretty expensive. You actually do the design on their site from a template. It actually works pretty well but I've never bought any to be able to say anything about the quality. They use keds sneaks. zazzle.com
 

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So depending on how many you want China might be a good place to get some made. I would recommend Northern China because that's where my old manufacturer is and there seems to be a difference between Northern and Southern China's manufacturing (biased).

Hit up a trade-show in Vegas to connect with some manufacturers. Get their info and then contact them about getting a sample made. Samples should run between $50-$150 depending on the manufacturer.

If you find a good fit then get them into production. Don't worry about having a custom sole because from my experience that's the most expensive part (opening new molds). Get a small run made and offer to pay a fee in addition to the piece price.

So if they offer to do something around $12 per shoe, tell them you'll give them $1000 plus the cost for however many you want otherwise they might try and get you to do a really large order so that they cover their costs (essentially try and pay for their costs and get a smaller order)
 

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Thanks for the info. I won't make it to Vegas any time soon. But if you happen to get any good contacts. I would appreciate it.


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sure no thing, google "JimmyKicks" and look for his twitter account. He runs a sneaker company, you could always ask him about his manufacturer
 

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