Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture

Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture

2nd Edition - February 11, 2021

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  • Editor: A. Luximon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128216538
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128216064

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Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture, Second Edition, is a fully updated, expanded guide on the theories, processes, methodologies and technologies surrounding the footwear supply chain. Topics discussed include engineering design methodology, reducing manufacturing waste, footwear advertisement, emerging imaging technology, advice on the optimization of manufacturing processes for productivity, and summaries of the latest advances from researchers around the globe. This updated edition also includes coverage of sizing and grading based on different footwear styles and methods, AI based personalization and customization, emerging models for online footwear shopping (involving data mining), and new methods for foot data analysis and representation.

Key Features

  • Covers many exciting new developments, such as AR/VR, additive manufacturing, customization of footwear, new last design methods, and green footwear
  • Addresses the entire footwear design and manufacture supply chain
  • Explains new methods for foot data analysis and representation


Engineers, managers, and designers working in the footwear industry. Researchers and advanced students in fields related to the manufacturing and design of footwear

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Anatomy of the Human Foot
    2. Foot Problems and their Implications for Footwear Design
    3. Foot Biomechanics and Gait
    4. Foot Development in Childhood and Adolescence
    5. Sample Foot Data: 3D Scan, MRI CAT Scan Data, and Thermal Data
    6. Foot Anthropometry and Foot Shape
    7. Foot Models and Measurements
    8. Foot Sketch Templates and Footwear Design
    9. Shoe Design Development
    10. Footwear Drawing Templates and Shoe Design
    11. Footwear Design Exploration, Customization and Personalization
    12. Design Technologies: 3D Design and 3D Printing
    13. Footwear Comfort
    14. Design and Manufacture of Shoe Lasts
    15. Shoe-last Design for Mass-customized Footwear
    16. The Footwear Business and Advertising
    17. The Environmental Impact of Footwear and Footwear Materials
    18. Footwear for Cold Weather Conditions
    19. Textiles for Protective Military Footwear
    20. Textiles and other Materials for Orthopaedic Footwear Insoles
    21. Design Issues in Geriatric Footwear
    22. Sportswear
    23. Green Footwear

Product details

  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: February 11, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128216538
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128216064

About the Editor

A. Luximon

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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