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e-Learning: Life of a shoe

€ 300,00 / 3 months
4:40 HOURS
Learn at your own pace

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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How our courses change with COVID-19

Since February 2020 with the spread of COVID-19 the school had to suspend all training courses. Italian Ministry of Education and our Regional government have communicated that we will be able to start courses again from June 2020. Nevertheless we need to assure the safety of our students and put actions in place to prevent the spread of the virus again.

The major constrain that we need to face is the distancing. We won’t be able to use the facilities of the school as before because we need to assure a minumum distance of 1 meter between students. For this reason we have decided to change the way we organise our classes.

The three pillars of our training will remain the same but we will change the way we organise each of them

Lessons from the teachers

Our teachers have been working hard to prepare video lessons to cover all course topics. You will be able to access these contents at your own pace from home.

Individual work

Learning by doing has always been the center of our training. We will send you all the materials you need to work. Teachers will assign homeworks to assess your understanding of each topic

Review with the instructor

Teachers will dedicate 100% of their time to review your individual work and to give you feedbacks and suggestions on how to make better. This is a key moment of the course

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.

Content of the course


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