Part 1 Fundamentals of footwear anatomy: The anatomy of the human foot; Foot biomechanics and gait; Foot development in childhood and adolescence; Foot models and measurements; Foot problems and their implications for footwear design. Part 2 Footwear design: Shoe design development; Foot sketch templates and footwear design; Footwear drawing templates and shoe design. Part 3 Shoe lasts and other aspects of footwear manufacture: Design and manufacture of shoe lasts; Sizing and grading of shoe lasts; Shoe-last design templates; Shoe-last design for mass customised footwear; Footwear business and advertising; The environmental impact of footwear manufacture. Part 4 Applications: Footwear for cold weather conditions; Textiles for protective military footwear; Textiles and other materials for orthopaedic footwear insoles; Design issues in geriatric footwear.
Dr Ameersing Luximon is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.