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Shoe Manufacturing Process

Le 30 mai 2016, 05:20 dans Humeurs 0


Everything starts out as a concept, including shoes. In the beginning, they're designed on paper, but then they're put on something called a "last." Think of it like a shoe blank. under armour curry 1 It's blank white, but it's a three-dimensional model of a shoe. This is how the designers get a more accurate depiction of their could-be shoe.


Once the design is finalized, the fabric is cut and shaped to the specifications required for the shoe. mens Once the basic shapes have been cut, a machine called a skiving machine thins the edges so the various pieces are easier to sew together.

The Upper

The top half of the shoe is called "the upper." The pieces of the upper are sewn together first, then flattened out to give it a smooth finish. At this point, the upper is still a flat, almost U-shaped area of material. Along the inside of the "U," a leather or plastic edge is sewn on to give it a decorative look and hide any unfinished edges. Then the upper is placed back onto the last, with a layer of lining underneath it. An insole is glued underneath them, and then the lining is glued to the upper.


Machines smooth out the excess material hanging over the insole by tucking it back in underneath the shoe. The bottom of the shoe is smoothed out and then a sole is placed on it to cover up any unsightly extras, and to make the shoe comfortable and durable. Excess glue is removed, under armour batman laces are put in, the blank is taken out, and the shoe is finished.

Good Heels for Clubbing

Le 26 mai 2016, 09:18 dans Humeurs 0


High heels come in many forms: sling backs, peep toes and strappy sandals are just a few. The design that will offer the most comfort and safety for partying feet are closed-toe wedges, platforms or pumps -- minus the toe cleavage that can dig into toes and cause bunions. When it comes to material, nike running shoes patent leather, plastic and fabric shoes are in style, but Jaleh Hoorfar, doctor of podiatric medicine, told "O Magazine" that it’s best to stick with leather and suede heels since these materials are both breathable and comfortable.


When shopping for heels, Hoorfar recommends going late in the day when your feet are a bit swollen so that you buy shoes that will still fit after hours on the dance floor. Don’t go higher than three inches, and buy something with a chunky heel as opposed to a stiletto, which offers less support, especially when you’re running from club to club. Wedges and platforms give you height while reducing the angle of elevation, helping prevent arch collapse.


Clubs can be dangerous places, especially later in the evening when many patrons have had a few too many drinks. When you’re walking around in a dark, crowded club, cheap nike air max 95 the chances are pretty high that someone will step on your toe or a glass will get dropped and broken near your feet. If the person who accidentally steps on your toe happens to be wearing stilettos, the consequences could be extremely painful for you. Although strappy sandals are cute, for these reasons it’s best to stick with covered-toe pumps that offer more protection.

Other Tips

Be sure to break your shoes in at home before wearing them out for the big night. You can even try dancing in your living room to see how you feel. Also, before you hit the town, slip a pair of flats into your purse. nike air max thea uk Check them with your coat so that you have them to slip on at the end of the evening if your feet get sore. If you’re wearing shoes with adjustable straps, laces or ties, adjust them for comfort.

Swiss Ball Exercises and Side Lunges

Le 23 mai 2016, 04:28 dans Humeurs 0


The side of your exercise ball does matter. A simple way to measure the ball for proper fit is to sit on top of the ball with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. nike running trainers When your knees and hips are bent to 90-degree angles, you have the right-sized ball. If the angles of your hips and knees are less than 90 degrees, you need a smaller ball. If the angles at your hips and knees are more than 90 degrees, select a larger ball.

Ball Strength

The side lunge is a lower-body strengthening exercise. Begin with your feet close together, and step to the side with your right foot. Your left knee remains straight while your right knee bends as you lower into the lunge. Hold the ball between your hands over your head or out at chest height for a change in resistance. Alternatively, cheap nike roshe run hold the ball over your left shoulder and swing it down across your body toward your right knee as you step out into the lunge. This wood chop movement targets your core.

Ball Support

A Swiss ball provides a unique base for support during your side lunge stretching exercise. The ball remains on the floor in front of you. Straighten your arms and place your hands on the ball. As you step out with your right foot and lunge to the side, the ball moves easily to accommodate you. The side lunge stretch increases the flexibility in your leg adductors, which are also referred to as your inner thighs.

Muscles Worked

The side lunge targets your leg muscles. nike cortez uk Your inner thighs are stretched and strengthened as you perform lunge repetitions. Your quadriceps contract to support your body weight on one leg as you straighten your knee to come out of the lunge position. Your calves contract to stabilize your leg movements, and your glutes engage as you push off the floor with your foot and return to a standing position.

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