Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Oregon’s only accredited fashion design college.
Get ready to design and create functional and stylish footwear. Get to know the anatomy of the foot and a sneaker. Engineer patterns. Understand shoe structure, trend research, design inspiration, materials selection, physical and wear testing. Know the importance of internal pieces and the wide variety of materials that make up a shoe: from the outer layers to the foams and fabrics for the inside of the shoe.