UO Academic Extension

CANC:Craftsmanship: The Art of Footwear Making

Date: August 28-September 1, 2017
Day and Time: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: UO Lundquist College of Business Portland 38 NW Davis, Portland, OR 97209
Presenter/Instructor(s): Paolo Marenghi
Credit: Noncredit
Fee: $2999
Registration Deadline: 08/28/2016

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 White Stag 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



Online registration not currently available for this course