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The course is aimed at all who want to approach the world of footwear design and must acquire the fundamental skills for a professional approach to this sector.


Why attend this course?

The world of footwear is full of special features and technical aspects that must be considered when designing new products and collections.

Even a good training in the field of fashion design is not enough to face up to the footwear industry competently.

This course is an opportunity to acquire in short time some fundamental technical skills in the design of footwear styles and collections at the Shoes Academy of San Mauro Pascoli’s shoe district, area where are located well-known footwear brands of the luxury segment.

The 100% online training allows attendance from wherever the participant is located.

Lessons are provided in live streaming to offer the greatest possible interaction, accompanied by practical and project work activities with the monitoring by the teacher and facilitated by a specific kit of didactic materials provided to the student.



The training course aims to develop the creative and technical skills in the design of footwear styles and to introduce the basic tools for creative research as a starting point for the creation of collections. With the support of experienced teachers, who work as designers specialized in high end footwear, the participant will learn how to boost and channel his creativity and transform it into footwear designs and projects.



• Introduction to the models and the structure of footwear

• The basics of drawing: lines, shapes, perspective and organization of space

Study and design of a sandal

Study and design of a court shoe

Coloring techinques

Introduction to fashion research

Creation of a footwear line


september – october 2022



40 hours of webinar and lessons in live streaming, with theoretical explanations, exercises, discussions, practical activities assigned by the teacher

During the training they are provided:

– project work activities coordinated by the teacher

– weekly one -to-one tutoring activities



Online morning classes from Monday to Friday (Italian time)

There are also practical activities and project work to be realized offline by the participant, who is facilitated by a specific kit of didactic materials provided.




Admission requirements

Passion and attitude for the design of fashion products.


Enrollment fee


The course is for a limited number of participants. It will only takes place once a minimum number of applicants has enrolled.