Like clothes footwear also play an important role in improving personality. So footwear designers and related technology experts demand as increased same like fashion designers. Due to raise in demand of footwear’s many national and international companies have started work in this field. so there is lots of job opportunities in this field of footwear designing.
Structure of Work :
In footwear designing creativity is most important. Also except this according to present trends the shoes, sandals, sports etc are designed, also there comfort level is kept in mind while manufacturing.
In designing computer aided design help is taken. In footwear designing except leather material, plastic, jute, rubber fabrics etc are also used. During this for cutting and pasting many machines are used.
Course and Qualification Required :
In footwear and designing technology many graduation, post graduation and P.HD. Courses are available. In shoes making and designing related course 10+2 passed students can take admission. For taking admission in footwear designing B-Tech and M-Tech students should be from science field. B-Tech course is of four years and others are of less duration than this.
In this field designers get to work in many ways like: designing, pattern making, research and development, manufacturing works, quality control, marketing etc. Professionals are appointed in Many footwear manufacturing and designing companies such as Bata, lee cooper, red tape, liberty. Trend professionals can start retailing business also in this field.
Main Institutes :
Central Footwear Training Centre, Agra.
www. cfiagra. org. in
National School of Fashion Technology, Kolkata.
www. nift. ac. in/kolkata/index. html
Footwear Design and Development Industry, Noida.
www. fddindia. com