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e-Learning: Materials and components

€ 300,00 / 3 months
2:20 HOURS
Learn at your own pace

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.

This online course is comprised of 5 lessons each of which focus on the different materials and components, which make up a shoe

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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

Materials that make up an upper or lining can be leather or synthetic. Fabric is also used.
This course covers the characteristics and types of each. It also reviews the tanning process and leather finishing. This course highlights that the last is the most important tool to assure fit, shape, style and comfort.
The invisible materials, namely the toe box and back stiffener play a critical role in quality. Innovation in materials has affected the variety of options that can be chosen for outsoles.
The course reviews key types of soles as well as the manufacturing process. The emphasis is on what types of soles are most popular to use in today’s world.

Shoe professionals need to be aware of the different material options for all parts of footwear top to bottom, visible and invisible. Understanding that it all starts with the last enhances their knowledge.

We encourage all footwear professionals to take this course in order to identify and understand the materials that make up a shoe.

Content of the course


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