e-Learning: Life of a shoe

€ 300,00 / 3 months
4:40 HOURS
9AM to 5PM, Mon to Fri

Fundamentals of shoemaking. The “shoe” is greater than the sum of its parts. What brings a shoe to life and the role and function of each part is covered in detail. This online course is comprised of 7 lessons each of which focuses on the shoe’s life cycle

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Content of the course

In a methodical way it constructs the foundation for shoe making.
We are again reminded that the last or mold to manufacture the shoe is critical for the look, fit and wearability. The foot is complex and its measurement must correspond to the engineering of the last. Different sizing systems are reviewed. Engineering of heels, soles and insole boards are the structure of footwear. All parts of the structure need to be consistent with the last.
The role and function of the uppers and lining effect cost while the hidden components determine quality. A video takes us through the entire manufacturing process of the upper.

Overview of constructions are covered, both the upper constructions and that which assembles the upper with the sole. Construction influences flexibility, cost and durability. Key shoe constructions are defined with the technique required to assemble the upper with the sole.

As a shoe professional it is important to understand the life cycle of shoe making. Fit is a critical factor impacted by the foot and last. Being knowledgeable about different constructions is essential.

We encourage all footwear professionals to take this course in order to understand what brings a shoe to life and the process for good fit and construction.

The course in picturesOther than class hours, we believe a strong learning experience should include extracurricular activities. Here's a glimpse of the life of the course.
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Complete the online training program with these coursesGet a greater insight on the basics of shoemaking with these complimentary courses

e-Learning: Footwear Silhouettes
+ 4 HOURS   + € 300,00

Each industry has its own terminology. The footwear industry is no exception. This online course is comprised of 8 lessons, each of which focuses on the terminology of Footwear Silhouettes and the origin of style names.

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e-Learning: Materials and components
+ 2:20 HOURS   + € 300,00

Overview of footwear materials and components Footwear is comprised up of many different materials. The choices that are made in materials impact cost, quality and comfort. We may think mostly of the upper material because that is what is most visible but we have invisible materials as well. The last and soles are also critical materials to footwear.

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Footwear silhouettes + Life of a shoe + Material introduction
€ 600 for 3 months access

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