Best Reference Books – Footwear Designing and Technology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Footwear Designing and Technology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Footwear Designing and Technology along with reviews.

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1. “Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)” by A Luximon

“Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book provides a comprehensive review of footwear production and design and explores how these processes are used across a variety of application areas. This book 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. It discusses foot anatomy in detail and considers its implications for footwear design.

2. “Footwear Design (Portfolio Skills)” by Aki Choklat

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“Footwear Design (Portfolio Skills)” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book is the first guide to show the key skills and tips behind the trade, for both budding designers and anyone interested in shoes. Illustrated throughout with inspirational sketchbooks detailing the design process and specially commissioned images of cutting-edge shoe design, the book also contains case studies featuring an array of international shoe designers.

3. “World Statistical Compendium for Raw Hides and Skins, Leather and Leather Footwear 1968-87” by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

“World Statistical Compendium for Raw Hides and Skins, Leather and Leather Footwear 1968-87” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book is the eleventh issue in a series that FAO started publishing in 1980 in response to the growing demand for coherent statistical data on hides, skins and derived products. It is based on the same integrated approach used in the previous compendia, which compares figures for the subsequent stages of processing from raw hides to finished products for about 180 countries. Brief analytical notes highlighting the salient features and changes that have taken place in the sector over time have also been included.

4. “Marketing Fashion Footwear: The Business of Shoes (Required Reading Range” by Tamsin McLaren

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“Marketing Fashion Footwear: The Business of Shoes (Required Reading Range)” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book addresses the strategic issues surrounding the marketing and distribution of footwear, including brand identity, consumer behavior, production and manufacturing, and the impact of globalization and regional trends. Detailed case studies explore the evolving retail and e-tail landscape while industry perspective interviews focus on the issues faced by designers, brands and retailers.

5. “Art of the Boot” Art of the Boot” by Jim Arndt

“Art of the Boot” Art of the Boot” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book is a close up look at the veritable trunk show of some of the most impressive cowboy boot designs from the most prestigious and famed bootmakers in the world, and is small and handy enough to carry with you when you’re shopping for that next pair. From detailed shots of stitching, to a focus on the design elements like flowers, steer heads, horses, crosses. It also explains initials, hearts, cacti, and horseshoes, there is plenty of quality craftsmanship to ogle over.

6. “Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook” by Steven Di Pilla

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“Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book demonstrates how, with proper design and maintenance, many of these events can be prevented. A new chapter on the unique hazards and controls to protect staff and patrons in food service is provided. A new chapter on known parameters and causes of patient falls, assessment methods, and methods for reduction of staff falls is included. Coverage of management controls, a holistic approach to integrating slip/fall prevention controls into existing functions, hazard mapping, and electronic inspection systems are also given at the end.

7. “Royal Canadian Rubber Footwear – Illustrated Catalogue – Season 1906-07” by Canadian Rubber Co

“Royal Canadian Rubber Footwear – Illustrated Catalogue – Season 1906-07” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book contains an illustrated catalogue of Royal Canadian boots and shoes for both men and women. It includes information concerning the company, as well as an exposition of their ethos, an overview of their quality standards, details relating to their manufacturing processes, and a list of shoes and boots available for purchase. Physical aspects of rubber walkways surfaces, expanded floor mats, new stairway statistics, visibility, and design are also explained.

8. “Shoes, Glues and Homework: Dangerous Work in the Global Footwear Industry (Work, Health and Environment Series)” by Pia Markkanen

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“Shoes, Glues and Homework: Dangerous Work in the Global Footwear Industry (Work, Health and Environment Series)” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book has chapters that focuses on the footwear business, advertising and the environmental impact of footwear manufacture. Roughness measurements, perception of slipperiness, overseas standards, profiles of high risk industries, and accident investigation are also explained in this book.

9. “Plastics, Leather and Footwear: Health and Safety 1976-82” by Great Britain

“Plastics, Leather and Footwear: Health and Safety 1976-82” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book explains about health safety while making the boots. It also explains the concerns. It also explains about the increasing global warming due to the plastics caused by the footwear. This book takes many examples and case studies to prove the concerns and safety precautions to the people in the world. It also explains how animals are killed to make the footwear products. It also includes law against few of those methods.

10. “The Complete Handbook of Athletic Footwear” by Melvyn P Cheskin

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“The Complete Handbook of Athletic Footwear” Book Review: This book is useful for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing fashion management. Teachers and professionals can also use this book. This book contains an illustrated catalogue of Royal Canadian boots and shoes for both men and women. It discusses foot anatomy in detail and considers its implications for footwear design. Brief analytical notes highlighting the salient features and changes that have taken place in the sector over time have also been included.

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