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Footwear business is the process of manufacturing various types of garments worn on the feet. This includes sneakers, boots, sandals, shoes, socks, indoor footwear and other types.
In South Africa, the local market demand for footwear is around 5 pairs of shoes per one citizen which is over 250 million.
● Industrial footwear manufacture and wholesale business;
● Surgical footwear manufacture and wholesale business;
● Orthopaedic shoe manufacture and wholesale business;
● Footwear for disabled manufacture and wholesale business;
● Shoe retail store.
Tools & Equipment
Creating your own shoe company requires buying various pieces of equipment. They are cutting and marking machines, stitching equipment, sewing machines, pressing tool, lasted shoe bottom working machinery, synthetic machinery and moulds.
You’ll also have to find suppliers of leather, textiles, synthetics, rubber, foam or other source material.