Synopses & Reviews
Understanding footwear design and manufacture is vital for improving the functionality, aesthetics and marketability of a product. Dr. Ameersing Luximon and a team of contributors provide a comprehensive review of footwear production and design and explore how these processes are used across a variety of application areas. Part one, an introductory section, reviews the fundamentals of footwear anatomy: chapters discuss the anatomy of the human foot, biomechanics and gait, foot models and measurements, the development of the foot in childhood and adolescence, and foot problems and their implications for footwear design. Part two examines footwear design including the development of shoe design, foot sketch templates, and footwear drawing templates. Aspects of footwear manufacture are highlighted in part three, including the design, manufacture, and sizing and grading of shoe lasts. Further chapters focus on the footwear business, advertising, and the environmental impact of footwear manufacture. The concluding section explores the design and manufacture of footwear for specific applications and includes chapters on footwear for cold weather, textiles and other materials used in the production of protective military and orthopedic footwear, and design issues in geriatric footwear.
The application of textiles in footwear is an active area of research, the understanding of which can improve design as well as the marketability of a product. Dr. Ameersing Luximon and a team of contributors review key research in this field. They first discuss foot anatomy and its implications for footwear design. They then look at design issues from foot and footwear drawing templates to shoe last design and footwear manufacture. The conclusion explores the design of particular types of footwear including orthopedic insoles, protective military, geriatric and cold weather footwear.
About the Author
Dr. Ameersing Luximon is Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Institute of Textile and Clothing, China. His research interests are in footwear design, digital human modeling and biomechanics.
Table of Contents
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