Our production run continues and has been going smoothly! As of now we are on track to ship the shoes to the US at the end of next week.
Since our last update our factory has finished building the grey Pilot. Here is a look at the manufacturing process:
Pieces of the Pilot being stitched together.
These are the inner linings of the Pilot. The shiny outside is the waterproof/breathable membrane with taped seams.
This picture shows the first step in the lasting process. A last is a foot shaped piece of high-density plastic that the shoe is built around. In this picture a technician is using a machine to fit the upper materials around the last, and stitch them into place.
Preparing the upper to be cemented onto the outsole.
Quality control inspectors doin’ their thing.
The finished products getting their extra sets of laces and being packaged!
We’re heading over to China on Sunday to inspect all of the completed shoes before they ship so stay tuned for more updates!
Sam & Jake