Almost all Nike shoes are manufactured outside UNITED STATED & INDIA. The leading manufacturer of Nike shoes is China and Vietnam each accounting for 36% of the total manufactured worldwide. Indonesia accounts for 22%, and Thailand for 6% of the Nike shoes produced worldwide. There are 785 contract factories with more than 1 million workers manufacturing more than 500,000 different products. To make the shoe, the worker first cuts all the material in the shapes and forms they need. They then sew the pieces together on the upper section above the sole. The workers then prepare the sole, also called stock fitting, followed by preparing the upper to the sole, also known as lasting. Then the worker attaches and shapes the bottom heel to its final form. This process is called heeling. The finishing touches are made, and any necessary accessories are then attached in the process called treeing.
Since many of the material used in these shoes are very decorative, most of these shoes are made of genuine leather, synthetic leather, and other nylon and cotton fabrics, so taking excellent care of these shoes is very important for their long life.
To ensure peak performance of your shoes over time, we recommend proper care and maintenance, including cleaning. You can keep your sneakers fresh with a few easy cleaning steps:
- Dry brush. Remove dirt from the outsole, midsole and uppers using a dry, soft-bristled shoe brush. No shoe brush? No problem—an old toothbrush will work just fine.
- Make a mild cleaning solution. Mix warm water with a small amount of mild laundry detergent.
- Wash laces. Remove the laces and apply a small amount of the mild cleaning solution. Massage the laces, rinse and then dry with a soft cloth.
- Wash soles. Apply the mild solution to a soft-bristled brush and brush the outsole and midsole. Dry with a soft cloth.
- Wash and blot. Use the mild solution and a soft-bristled brush or a soft cloth to clean the uppers. Then use a dry microfibre towel or soft cloth to blot and lift as much soapy moisture and dirt as possible. Repeat if necessary.
- Air-dry. Air-dry at room temperature.
We don’t recommend putting your shoes in a washing machine or dryer or using harsh cleaning products (like bleach). And for best results, clean your sneakers as soon as they get dirty. Then lace up and get back out there.