Fall 2018 Application Now Open

Craftsmanship: The Art of Footwear Making

May 14 2018 to May 18 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (doors open 7:30 a.m.)

UO Lundquist College of Business Portland, 38 NW Davis St, Portland OR 97209

Back By Popular Demand Due to Sell-out Each Year

The University of Oregon Sports Product Management Program, in cooperation with the Ars Sutoria School in Milan, Italy, welcomes back Italian international footwear master Paolo Marenghi.

This workshop provides a greater understanding of the different types of footwear construction and a deeper knowledge of the materials used in each stage of the product process. Expect an interactive, hands-on experience with time spent learning theory and then applying it by making products.

Attendees will learn

  • Firsthand footwear theory and practice from master shoemaker Paolo Marenghi
  • Footwear manufacturing best practices, processes, and future directions for sports products
  • Lasts, molds, and materials used in footwear making
  • Techniques to physically craft their own sports shoe onsite in the White Stag Innovation Lab

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this workshop will provide a robust understanding of the art of footwear making.


  • Product line managers, engineers, marketers, developers, and designers
  • Sales, innovation, and costing managers
  • Others interested in the art of sports product footwear making


$2,999 Five day workshop includes daily coffee, lunch, and snacks.


uospm@uoregon.edu 503-412-3710