Sunday, May 31, 2009

Textiles in Shoe

In the revolution of branded footwear industry role of textiles has been very important. It played a vital role in manufacturing and functioning of shoes such as wedding shoe, running shoe, rain boots, etc, but more specifically sports shoes. A shoe can contain wide range of textile material such as nylon, rubber, membrane, latex and neoprene for its coatings and finishes
If we can look at these within the shoe can be explain with various parts of shoe such as upper (everything above the sole i.e., it is the part of the shoe that keeps the sole attached to the foot), Linings
(inner surfaces of the upper to protect the foot and enhance comfort, non-wovens and more recently combinations of hydrophilic and hydrophobic fabric layers are used),Body of the upper (abrasion-resistant fabrics and impregnated fabrics are often used in), Shoelaces and other closures (most often either braided or woven from cotton, nylon or polyester). Footbed (as top covers, most commonly laminated nylon, polypropylene, or polyester fabrics).

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