Shoe ‘know-how’ – professional shoe manufacturing by Sioux
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Shoe ‘know-how’

Whether it is the design, shoe manufacturing, leather, size and fit, soles or shoe care – you will find out everything you need to know here.

Checking, selecting, measuring, cutting, sewing, lasting, tweaking, polishing ... 150 stages made up of hundreds of steps, which are performed by experienced specialists, coupled with complex designs and state-of-the-art production processes. This is how premium footwear featuring the highest standards is created.


Why are there so many different shoe models? The construction technique used by Sioux depends on what the shoe will be worn for and what the wearer requires from it. Because, ultimately, the shoe must have a perfect fit.

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In the 1960s, the natural form moccasin was a revolution. Today, the cult shoe is more topical than ever as a pioneer in modern casual wear.

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There are lots of steps involved in making a shoe. From developing the model in the first instance, to the stamping, sewing and putting the finishing touches to the shoe at the very end.

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Choosing the leather is very easy when it comes to Sioux shoes: we only settle for the best.

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As the foot performs a rolling motion when walking, it bears your weight in various areas and thus changes shape  in doing so. The hallmark of a perfect-fitting shoe is that the toes and the foot itself have enough space within the shoe throughout this rolling motion and that the heel experiences sufficient grip. When a shoe fits, the heel does not slip out of the back of the shoe, and the shoe sits so perfectly in the midfoot area that the foot is supported – and is unable to slip forwards – hence the shoe pinching.

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Whether they are a lightweight and flexible, feature unique air-cushioning or have a timeless and elegant leather sole: it's the perfect join of the shoe upper and sole which is the finishing touch to each and every shoe.

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Consumers often only pay attention to whether they like a shoe and whether it fits well. What is inside the shoe should also be a decisive factor: the shoe lining is often underestimated when buying shoes, despite being a key factor when it comes to comfort and health. Below we will explain the various types of shoe lining, their uses and the importance of shoe lining when it comes to your well-being.

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A Sioux shoe is truly a trusted companion thanks to its high quality. But even premium materials need support in order to offer protection against environmental influences. Taking care of a Sioux shoe properly means maintaining its worth and exceptional comfort for a long time.

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The combination of high-quality leather and our innovative Sioux-Tex climate membrane will give your feet that “feel-good” feeling: whilst moisture and vapour are quickly wicked away from the shoes, water from the outside has no chance of getting in, meaning your feet are always warm and dry.

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Sioux has reinvented the business shoe: we've combined the classic business shoe with our Sioux Natural Move System™. The result is a modern business shoe boasting the same comfortable features as trainers, making them perfect for wearing both in the office and in your free time thanks to their exceedingly soft feel and comfortable fit.

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More than 40,000 years ago, people developed a need to protect their feet against adverse external conditions. It took several centuries, however, until the fashionable and comfortable footwear that we are familiar with today became available.

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A question frequently asked by our customers is: “How can I be sure that the material used is really genuine leather?"

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Learn more about what is undoubtedly the most natural form of comfort - everything about this Sioux speciality can be found here.

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The following 10 tips will give you a practical guide and help you with your next shoe purchase. Besides the right shoe size and width, an optimal fit, skilful workmanship and the use of high-quality materials for the upper, lining and outsole are also important factors when it comes to quality and selection. We want you to stay feeling comfortable in your shoes for as long as possible.

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