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Craftsmanship: The Art of Footwear Making

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00am to 5:30pm

109 NW Naito, SPM Innovation Lab
109 NW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209

The University of Oregon Sports Product Management Program in cooperation with the Ars Sutoria School in Milan, Italy, welcomes back Italian international footwear master Paolo Marenghi.


This workshop provides a greater understanding of the different types of footwear construction and a deeper knowledge of the materials used in each stage of the product process. Expect an interactive, hands-on experience with time spent learning theory and then applying it by making products.

Attendees will learn:

  • Firsthand footwear theory and practice from master shoemaker Paolo Marenghi
  • Footwear manufacturing best practices, processes, and future directions for sports products
  • Lasts, molds, and materials used in footwear making
  • Techniques to physically craft their own sports shoe onsite in the SPM Innovation Lab

Who should attend?

  • Product line managers, engineers, marketers, developers, and designers
  • Sales, innovation, and costing managers
  • Others interested in the art of sports product footwear making

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this workshop will provide a robust understanding of the art of footwear making.

Note: Five day workshop includes daily coffee, lunch, and snacks.

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