During last few years sneakers have gained a lot of importance in the field of shoes. Already super strong among the athletic compartment they have contaminated the fashion industry.
Today all the most important brand offer sneakers among their collection ranges. In the 4 weeks of the sneaker course, design, pattern making and prototyping, we are going in depth of those topics we think are more important for design and product development.
During the course you will:
Arsutoria School is known throughout the world for shoe design and pattern making. We therefore decided to set up the sneaker course, design, pattern making and prototyping with a strong technical product imprint to enable our students to understand in detail how sneakers are designed and manufactured.
The leading content that distinguishes this course is the shoe technical design to which two weeks are focused. Knowing how to make a sneaker model is the way to translate creative ideas into a marketable product
To make teaching more effective, we will dedicate a full week to prototyping a shoe: each student will have the opportunity to sew and assemble the upper, glue and sew the sole too.
Involving students in practical activities together with our teachers and laboratory technicians, is undoubtedly the best way to learn how sneakers are made in reality.
Given the growing importance of sneakers made with knitting machines, Arsutoria School has introduced a computerized linear machine for production into the shoe prototyping laboratory.
Some hours of the sneaker course, design, pattern making and prototyping will be dedicated to a presentation of how this technology works and how traditional knitting machines have been adapted for the footwear industry.
Four days will be focused on the sneaker design, divided between creative design and illustration on paper and technical drawing on last. Sneaker Designers spend much time in sketching their own ideas: it is a practical and fast way to set creative inspiration on paper.
Once the creative idea is in focus, it is necessary to move onto the technical design, often directly made on the shoe last from which all patterns will be developed. During these four days students will experience both these techniques
Three days will be addressed to lectures on topics that we consider complementary and fundamental to better understand the sneaker world and its market of reference:
To complete the education in the sneaker sector, we suggest to join the Shoe 3D digital design course too.
In fact, during this training, two weeks will be spent on the design of soles. For sure, midsoles and outsoles have always been and will undoubtedly be the fundamental component characterizing the identity of sneakers.