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Components and Styles of Footwear

Aneta Genova

Source: Accessory Design, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

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Chapter Nine describes the different components of footwear. After reading this chapter, you will be able to identify the essential parts of a shoe as well as different types of shoe and heel styles for men and women.

Constructing Shoes

Aneta Genova

Source: Accessory Design, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

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Chapter Ten provides an overview of the footwear industry and the responsibilities of a footwear designers and technicians. After reading this chapter, you will be able to identify different types of shoe construction and describe advantages and disadvantages of each.

Shoes and Shoemaking

Elizabeth Semmelhack

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

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Shoemaking in North America dates back to the establishment of the very first colonies. It was one of the trades that the Virginia Company hoped to establish in Jamestown, and one of the early investors in the Virginia Company was the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, the shoemakers’ guild in London. The first mention of shoemakers, or cordwainers as they were known (a term derived from their work with Cordova leather) dates to 1610. Archaeological evidence from Jamestown suggests that the Engli

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