WHO WE ARE

ZK Enterprises is a high-end handmade shoe manufacturing company. Operating for more than a decade our manufacturing operations working in a high capacity factory situated in Pakistan. With a commitment to constant innovation to manufacture the highest quality product for our partner brands, our team is dedicated to craftsmanship and strives hard to satisfy our customer needs. At ZK Enterprises a complete in-house development center is there to handle all of your design and manufacturing needs. We meet all domestic and international compliance standards.

Our mission is to facilitate your business. We work as a partner with you just like your internal team. We offer quality conscious & dedicated services to our partners. We strive hard to satisfy our partners’ needs while leading the way for socially conscious businesses.

From the very beginning we took on the challenge of producing our products worthy of admiration instead of standard, low-grade products. We uphold centuries-old traditional craftsmanship in shoes and with the help of modern technology we offer high quality goods to our customers at affordable prices. Over time, we’ve developed a set of values and norms that dictate the way we do business. We’ve created a strong company culture and make sure to operate within its guidelines.

We believe in expansion & giving opportunity to everyone that is why we give opportunity to all kind of business weather you are a Distributor, Wholesaler, Stockiest or Retailer. ZK Enterprises can provide you the best product and solution which suites your business.

WHAT WE OFFER

Some things remain timeless. That’s how we feel about our traditional 212-step manufacturing process that has been the basis for handcrafted shoes since decade. Yes, that’s a lot of work for one pair of shoes and we certainly feel a sense of pride to offer ever-evolving comfort of a hand stitched leather shoe as compared to a rigid, machine made product. The signature hand-stitching details allow the shoe to adjust specifically to your foot shape. From the leather-lined contoured shoe bed, to hand stitched leather sole and stacked heel topped with a rubber strike, each element exalts the prestige of the shoe in its entirety. All of the men’s and women’s shoes in our proprietary collection are made in Pakistan, Traditional shoe manufacturing has deep roots in that country, and there are many experts in the field working there, supported by an excellent infrastructure. This is where beautiful shoes are made—with a great deal of dedication, a love of detail, and following the dictates of traditional craftsmanship. Come join us on a brief tour of our factory.

LEATHERS

DESIGN

STITCHING

LASTING

FINISHING

Leathers

At ZK enterprises we use only fine leathers that breathe, repel moisture and hold their shape and age gracefully. That’s why our development team searches the globe looking for premium hides for our shoes.

ZK Enterprises | Leather, Home Textile

Design Department

Designs are stenciled in the design department; these stencils are used as guides for cutting pieces of leather in the punching shop. The leather pieces are cut by hand with a trimming knife, and are later used to form the shaft of the shoe.

ZK Enterprises | Leather, Home Textile

Stitching Department

In the stitching department, the various parts of the shaft are stitched together. The seams on the shaft are sewn with threads of varying thicknesses and stitches of varying sizes, creating a decorative effect. Our qualified employees working in the departments responsible for nest production; each one contributes to the challenging production process behind our high-quality shoes.

ZK Enterprises | Leather, Home Textile

Lasting Department

The key tool used during the assembly stage is the last, a mould that the shoe is constructed around. First, the outsole is provisionally fastened beneath the last with a few nails. A small rubber ridge is then affixed to the insole. This will later aid in stitching the shaft to the shoe edge. The laced shoe shaft is then stretched over the last and secured to the insole.

ZK Enterprises | Leather, Home Textile

Finishing

Finally, the shoes move to the last stages of manufacturing. We’ve developed hand-finishing and polishing techniques that highlight the natural appearance of the leather while simultaneously protecting it from the elements. The shoes remain in the last for at least 24 hours to ensure that they hold their shape for a lifetime. From there, it’s on to final inspection. We take quality control very seriously, because only the best of the best leave the factory

ZK Enterprises | Leather, Home Textile

WE OFFER 02 TYPES OF
SHOE CONSTRUCTION

Goodyear welt

The two-level stitching makes it incredibly easy to resole a goodyear welted shoe. Because the welt acts as a buffer between the insole and the outsole, removing the old sole and attaching a new one can be done by machine or by hand and without a specific machine. The extra layers make the shoe more water resistant and supportive.

The first part of the process is preparing the insole for stitching. This is done by creating a perpendicular “rib” that runs across the insole. We create the rib by cutting and sculpting the insole,

The second step is to last the shoe. This is done by stretching the outsole over the last and attaching it, along with the insole, to the last. At this point shoe-specific thread is sewn through the welt, the upper, and the insole rib. Through a separate stitch, the welt is attached to the outsole. For both of these stitching points, a lockstitch is used – meaning the chain won’t unravel if it breaks down at any particular point in the shoe.

Blake construction

For a Blake welt, the upper is wrapped around the insole and attached between it and the outsole. A single stitch attaches everything together.  Blake welting is also superior when seeking a close-cut sole. Because there are no exterior stitches, the body of the outsole can be cut extremely close to the upper. Lastly, because it has fewer layers than a Goodyear welt, a Blake-welted sole is more flexible.

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY
PRODUCT

All of our shoe leather taken from domestic hides and mildly tanned in strict compliance with environmentally-friendly regulations. We use leather soles which uses the plant-based tanning method. We also exercise the same degree of caution in selecting our exotic leathers. All of the leathers used to make our exotic shoes have been sourced from specialized breeders who work in compliance with CITES guidelines.

PRODUCT MIX

Our current product mix includes Men’s lace-ups, Boots, Loafers, Moccasins, Oxfords and Sandals. Covering 360 Degree of customers lifestyle.

GET CONNECTED

Phone: +92.313.2400.969 | +92.331.3471.030
Email:  info@zkenterprises.com
Office Address:  A-16, Block 11, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Pakistan
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