Footwear Fitting and Comfort: online course now open for enrollment!
Making shoes that fit comfortably and are correctly suited to their function is critical to the success of your shoe brand. This video course takes you step-by-step through the essential footwear fit development process—indispensable knowledge for all footwear product developers, designers, and brand managers. Learn fit priorities and problem-solving techniques to elevate your brand today.
It has never been easier to get the guidance and instruction you need to design shoes or build your brand from the bottom up – whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out.
Elevate your brand: Footwear Fitting and Comfort
Not sure where to start? Check out the introductory course:
“Shoemaking Basics for Designers and Brand Builders”
This is the foundation course for the entire Shoemakers Academy Program. This course contains the 13 core lessons to get you started fast! Once you complete this course, you will be ready to dig deeper into the business of footwear design and manufacturing.
See the entire Course Catalog here.
Courses Are Open for Enrollment - Become a better shoemaker today!
Shoemakers Academy All Access Pass: The Full Curriculum at one low price!
Shoemaking for Designers and Brand Builders: Start Here! 2 1/2 Hours of foundational skills. Everything you find in How Shoes Are Made plus more
How to Select Shoe Materials: 14 Lessons inon material selection for your needs, 4 1/2 Hours
Sneaker Authentication Basics: Learn the tell tale signs of fake vs real Nike and more
Creating Footwear Specifications: Step-by-step with a professional to guide you
How To Calculate Footwear Cost: 1 1/2 hours on real factory costing sheets and cost savings
Footwear Cost Engineering: 1 Hour, build product value and improve your profit margins
Footwear Inspection and Quality Control: Inspection skills that are critical to making quality footwear
Building A Modern Shoe Factory: How shoe factories work
Courses Coming Soon*:
Photoshop for Shoemakesr: Jan. 2023
Footwear Sustainability Strategies: Jan. 2023
Footwear Import Duty: Jan. 2023
Starting Your Shoe Business Part 1: Jan. 2023
Shoe Types and Constructions: Feb. 2023
How to Design Shoes: Feb. 2023
DIY Shoemaking for Beginners: Mar. 2023
The Footwear Process Development to Production: Apr. 2023
Footwear Development & Factory Communications: May 2023
(*Please note this is an estimated course schedule.)