Sneakers produced in the Netherlands

shoe producing netherlands

The production of sneakers is best done close to home. Often the choice is made to outsource the production process to companies in low-wage countries. The main reason for this is that production costs are relatively low there. Yet we see a change in the choice behavior of shoe designers: they increasingly choose to produce in their own country. And rightly so, we think. Why? We will explain it briefly for you here.

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Prototypes: the beginning of a shoe line

prototype shoe line

In this meeting, we go around the table with our shoe designer and the customer to put the ideas on paper. The customer’s wishes are listed and critically examined. Is it possible? Does it work? What could improve the concept? How can we convert this idea into the optimal design? In this extensive brainstorming session, we come to decisive conclusions that will guide us throughout the process.

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Designing outdoor shoes

shoes outdoor

It takes a broad knowledge and long experience to design the perfect outdoor shoe line. The choices of materials, construction and fit must be carefully made and fully adapted to the terrain where the hiker will be. At Van den Breekel, we have that knowledge and get excited about creating a high quality outdoor footwear line. We use the best materials to create a beautiful line.

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Designing a shoe last

shoe last

Without a good last, you can design and produce such a beautiful shoe, but if the shape and values are not right, it will be useless. When designing a good last, it is therefore essential to do this with great care and attention. At Van den Breekel we design our own shoe lasts and we know exactly what is involved.

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Create a shoe collection

Create a shoe collection

Are you full of creative ideas but don’t have the possibilities to realize a shoe collection yourself? Don’t let that stop you from coming up with innovative plans. Van den Breekel produces shoe collections for hard-working entrepreneurs to bring a beautiful product to the market. Are you curious how that works? Then take a look at the process here.

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How do I start my own shoe brand?

How do I start my own shoe brand?

Dreaming about your own business is often easier than actually setting it up. We know all about it. Maybe the inspiration is there, but you have no idea where to start. Yet it is a shame to let a good idea go to waste. In this blog we will give you a hand on the way, and we will list a few important steps that you should take into account when setting up a shoe brand.

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SUSTAINABLE SHOES: HOW ARE THEY MADE?

sustainable shoes

Sustainability is a concept that is inextricably linked to the new shoe market. Not surprisingly, of all the clothes one buys, shoes remain in use perhaps the longest. Shoes say a lot about the person who wears them. Today we want products that are produced in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment and nature. So do shoes. Raw materials are sustainable when they have no negative impact on people, the environment and nature.

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VEGAN SNEAKERS

vegan sneakers

More and more people are consciously choosing a sustainable, vegan sneaker. These conscious choices are made more each year, especially among young people, because we realize more and more that we have to walk around on this earth for a while. Therefore, our choice increasingly falls on alternatives of animal materials. Of course, these sneakers have existed for a long time, but since a few years we see more and more that animal materials are deliberately exchanged for vegan substitutes.

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Producing shoes for emerging sports

shoes padel and golf

We continuously look at developments within the footwear industry. Currently, we see that various sports are becoming increasingly popular among young people, such as padel and golf. A good time to consider having sports shoes produced for these, so that you can respond to the expected upcoming demand among young people.

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Manufacturing within Europe increasingly attractive: From Offshoring to Reshoring

from offshoring to reshoring

For decades, companies have been “offshoring” their shoe production outside of Europe, to countries like China and India. One of the main reasons for manufacturing abroad is because the costs there are relatively low. However, due to environmental concerns, poor working conditions and extremely rising freight costs from Asia, companies are increasingly turning to ‘Reshoring’. We would be happy to explain all about reshoring and why it is becoming increasingly important and attractive to bring production back or keep it in Europe.

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