7 July 2017 — Press Releases

First Training Pilot on high-end footwear manufacturing

At Politecnico Calzaturiero in Padua, a group of 14 designers and footwear technicians from 5 European countries recently participated in a two-week training in luxury footwear-making techniques thanks to the European Erasmus+ funded project High End Shoe (HES), which aims to develop a new qualification and occupational profile and corresponding training programme in luxury footwear manufacturing. The training enabled students to practice a comprehensive set of skills, from patternmaking, trimming, and sewing to finishing techniques, and they each produced a pair of shoes. The testimony of the students revealed the success of the pilot exercise, which intensified their ambition to reach their dream of working in luxury footwear.

The full press release is available here