Source & increase your footwear sample capacity

We help your shoe sample production so you can focus on your footwear collection

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What
we offer

  • A personal approach with a high level of discretion
  • A fully equipped shoe sample making facility
  • Footwear sample service in ranging from men’s, ladies’, kids’ to sport shoes
  • A highly experienced and dedicated team
  • The best technical support
  • On time delivery of high quality shoe samples
  • Transparent pricing

4 simple sample steps

Inspiration

shoe design inspiration
  • Create your own design
  • Start from our 500 shoe designs per season
  • Enter a global network of footwear professionals

Creation

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  • Provide your own shoe lasts, outsoles and materials
  • Select from our +400 lasts, footwear fashion materials or sourcing service

Sampling

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  • Be involved in every step of the process
  • Launch, review & approve your shoe samples

Production

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  • Perfect footwear prototypes to use in collection or marketing
  • Small production batches
  • Sales samples for your agents
  • Quotation for mass production

Based on your sample needs, we will offer you the best price. Get in touch.

What others say

“The Sample Factory helped me to bring my creative vision of my first footwear collection to life! Thanks to their expertise, I was able to take my collection to the next level!”

Alesha Polak

“Sometimes you overlook certain important technical aspects when creating a shoe collection. Thanks to the guidance of the sample factory team, I was able to take every technical detail into account, without losing my creativity.”

Ravi O’ Leigh

High quality footwear sample service

For brands & retailers

+400
moulds / lasts

delivery in
2 weeks

+25
years experience

Who we are

The Sample factory is a shoe sample making factory located in Dongguan, China’s n° 1 footwear district.

With more than 25 years of experience in shoe sample making, The Sample Factory is the perfect environment with all tools and people to deliver a high quality footwear samples service for brands & retailers in need of footwear sample capacity.

The Sample Factory is the one stop solution for brands and retailers looking for a high quality footwear sample service.

The Sample Factory is located close to Dongguan, the word’s fashion heart of the footwear industry where we have acquired both a strong material sourcing background and a top level technical knowledge. Our R&D centre comprises 3D printers and a SATRA certified lab to enable us to keep innovating and offering production of high quality standard footwear samples.

Since we started we have secured a vast portfolio of international brands and retailers. We believe in a mutually beneficial long lasting relationship based on mutual trust and respect. In order to achieve this, we ensure that the shoe sample quality is outstanding, fair pricing for all parties and consistent on-time delivery.

Our passionate crew commits itself to handle each and every shoe of the 100.000 samples a year with love and respect.

In a nutshell

High quality shoe samples

With decades of footwear making experience we ensure high quality standard shoe production. Our quality is guaranteed with all required certificates.

Fixed and transparent pricing

Whether you’re a big brand or a starting shoe designer, our prices are affordable and transparent for everyone.

Fast and reliable

With more than 400 shoe moulds & lasts available to create your own shoe designs we can deliver footwear samples in only 2 weeks. We guarantee full discretion and protection of your intellectual property.

Research and development in house

With our in-house developing center, we provide flexible and high efficiency shoe sampling production. Between brainstorming, designing, and prototyping we make sure your vision becomes reality. We offer you the best developing solution to optimize pricing, quality, and delivery of products, enhancing speed to market.

Commercialization to production

Our footwear experts work closely with you to assess your particular needs using market research, retail and fashion trend forecasts, and innovative technology to handle all types of projects from first prototyping to mass production.


Pricing

Find the best development solution for your footwear collection

Ready styles

Quick start with our bestselling styles

From $19,95/FOOT

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What you get
  • Initial concept sample
  • Detailed technical sketch
  • Style base-size measurement sheet
  • Manufacture color card
  • Standard Design Tech-Sheet

Shoe sample making

Quick launch starting from your design and requirements

From $29,95/FOOT

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What you get
  • Initial concept sample
  • Detailed technical sketch
  • Style base-size measurement sheet
  • Manufacture color card
  • Standard Design Tech-Sheet
  • Sample confidentiality agreement (IP protection)
  • Daily communicaton and dedicated contacts
Chosen by 85% of our customers

Manufacture

Want to test with small production runs?

Contact us for details

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What you get
  • Initial concept sample
  • Detailed technical sketch
  • Style base-size measurement sheet
  • Manufacture color card
  • Standard Design Tech-Sheet
  • Sample confidentiality agreement (IP protection)
  • Daily communicaton and dedicated contacts
  • Inline quality control in every step of the proces
  • Final inspection
  • Documents and tests if required
Selection of possible options, based on your requirements we will offer you the correct price.

References

Great companies already use The Sample Factory

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