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NEW BOOK: Handbook of footwear design and manufacture

UK based publisher Woodhead Publishing has published ‘Handbook of footwear design and manufacture’, a new book that looks at design issues from foot and footwear drawing templates to shoe last design and footwear manufacture.

9th August 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cambridge

Clothing/​Footwear

UK based publisher Woodhead Publishing has published ‘Handbook of footwear design and manufacture’, a new book that looks at design issues from foot and footwear drawing templates to shoe last design and footwear manufacture. The Cambridge based publisher has provided the following summary of the book:

Summary

Understanding footwear design and manufacture is vital for improving the functionality, aesthetics and marketability of a product. The ‘Handbook of footwear design and manufacture’ provides a comprehensive review of footwear production and design and explores how these processes are used across a variety of application areas.

 Part one, an introductory section, reviews the fundamentals of footwear anatomy; chapters discuss the anatomy of the human foot, biomechanics and gait, foot models and measurements, the development of the foot in childhood and adolescence, and foot problems and their implications for footwear design. Part two examines footwear design, including the development of shoe design, foot sketch templates, and footwear drawing templates. Aspects of footwear manufacture are highlighted in part three and chapters address the design, manufacture, sizing and grading of shoe lasts. Further chapters focus on the footwear business, advertising, and the environmental impact of footwear manufacture. Part four explores the design and manufacture of footwear for specific applications and includes chapters on footwear for cold weather, textiles and other materials used in the production of protective military and orthopaedic footwear, and design issues in geriatric footwear.

The ‘Handbook of footwear design and manufacture’ is a wide-ranging and technical resource for footwear designers, materials scientists and researchers involved in the production of footwear, and professionals in the footwear industry looking to expand their knowledge of design and manufacture processes. 

About the editor

Dr Ameersing Luximon is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Buy this book

‘Handbook of footwear design and manufacture’ (ISBN 978 0 85709 539 8) is published at £150.00/ US$255.00/ €180.00 (plus p&p) by Woodhead Publishing Limited, 80 High Street, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3HJ, UK.  Tel: +44(0)1223 499140.  Fax: +44(0)1223 832819.  Email: [email protected] .

Based in Cambridge, England, Woodhead Publishing is a leading international publisher of textile technology books. Click the link below for further details or to buy this book from the publisher’s website:

NEW BOOK: Handbook of footwear design and manufacture

 

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