The new advanced training course in footwear design, organized by, the Consortium of the Milan Polytechnic, in collaboration with the Politecnico Calzaturiero of Padua, has the goal of training professionals in the footwear sector. The course provides expertise on styling and art direction, and technical background for management of product development, to train professionals capable of operating in effective dialogue with production workshops, understanding the state of the art, the potential of technology and the various ways to implement creative design thinking in the field of footwear.