Learn more about what goes behind each pair of athletic shoes, including having a hand at creating one yourself.

Taught by an Italian trainer with extensive knowledge and experience in athletic shoes,expect to receive a unique hands-on experience during our classes.

What you'll learn?

Types of athletic shoes

You’re about to spend a sum on a pair of sports shoes, but what’s the difference between all those categories? Are shoes labelled ‘running’ the same as shoes labelled ‘support’? Find out how these various categories affect the way your shoes are made.  

Foot anatomy in relation to sports shoes

There’s science that influences the way athletic shoes are constructed, so they give us the best fit. Dive into science and learn more about your feet, and how pattern makers and designers have made considerations to give each individual the most comfort.  

Making an athletic shoe

Get a hands-on experience in creating a pair of athletic shoes! With all the components on hand and guidance from our Italian trainer, even beginners will find this seemingly complicated craft accessible to them.

Athletic Shoe Modules

Identify & Analyse Athletic Shoes 25 - 26 September Singapore/PRs: S$256 Singaporean: S$ 96.80 (Above 40 yrs of age) 

Construct Athletic Shoes 27 - 29 September Singapore/PRs: S$638.79 Singaporean: S$ 240.79 (Above 40 yrs of age) 

Location: Thye Hong Centre #02-09 2 Leng Kee Road Singapore 159086

Meet your trainer

Paolo Marenghi is an Italian Senior Professor and Technical Director in Ars Sutoria, world renowned footwear institute, since 1993. He has been a key program developer in Italy as well as overseas for more than 20 years. He started his career in a family footwear business where he developed skills and knowledge in designing men’s and women’s shoes. Paolo is much sought after by renowned footwear brands such as Hogan, Bata, Nike, Aldo, Timberland and New Balance for their corporate training. He is also a pioneer in the development of new training programs in technical fields such as sample making, manufacturing process for designers, technicians, buyers and retailers.