This is the book to purchase if you love to design footwear – or for someone you love who loves to design footwear. It’s the workbook used when the author teaches Footwear Design at FIT in New York, the London College of Fashion, and Pollimoda in Florence, Italy. But you can purchase it online – amazon has it, and used copies would be fine, I would think.
– describes the design process from inspiration to final presentation
– includes practical tips and step-by-step guides to collection design
– showcases the work of key designers and footwear experts
There are amazing shoes and boots in this book, this is my favorite pair:
( aku bäckström uses various interesting materials and finishes, such as felt and paint)
OMG (this is the first time I have used this expression), check out this Finnish designer’s webpage www.akubackstrom.com for photos of more footwear guaranteed to shake up your ideas of how shoes should be.
Then design and make some yourself to shake our ideas of how shoes should be and please send photos!