List Of Shoe Making Schools In Namibia

List Of Shoe Making Schools In Namibia

List Of Shoe Making Schools In Namibia

What is Shoe Making?

Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand, often by groups of shoemakers, or cobblers. In the 18th century, dozens or even hundreds of masters, journeymen and apprentices would work together in a shop, dividing up the work into individual tasks.

List Of Shoe Making Schools In Namibia

Namibia College of the Arts (COTA) Fashion Design

University of Namibia (UNAM) Fashion Studies

NAMTVET Fashion Design, Pattern Making and Tailoring

KAYEC Fashion Design Studies


Frequently Asked Questions​​​​ (FAQs).

How do I become a shoemaker in Namibia?

There is no specific degree needed to become a shoemaker. However, you can take training courses for shoe boot and leather repair. This curriculum trains individuals to apply practical knowledge and skills to repair all forms of shoes.

Is shoe making profitable in Namibia?

Yes, the business is lucrative. Any business you can save from and get good patronage and people recommend your job to others, such business is said to be lucrative. The only thing is to package the business well. It all depends on how well you package your products and your target market.

Can I make my own shoes?

Although it can be a pretty complicated procedure in untrained hands, it’s quite possible to make your own pair of shoes from home. To make shoes, you need to gather the right materials, make a cast of your feet, cut the parts of the shoe to size, assemble those parts, and finalize the design.

What do shoemakers use to make shoes?

They were made from a single piece of wood roughly cut into shoe form. A variant of this form was a wooden sole to which a leather upper was attached. The sole and heel were made from one piece of maple or ash two-inches thick, and a little longer and broader than the desired size of shoe.

What are the raw materials of shoes?

The five materials most commonly used in shoe production are leather, textiles, synthetics, rubber and foam.

How long does it take to make shoes?

Making a shoe takes time, and is all the better for it. That said – we do give a ballpark figure and keep you informed every step of the way! Our best estimate for every batch is that they will take roughly eight to ten weeks to complete.

What is the difference between a cobbler and a shoe maker?

Shoemakers were the skilled artisans who made shoes, and cobblers were the shoe repair men. It was a grave insult to call a shoemaker a cobbler, in fact, the Oxford English Dictionary gives a secondary definition of cobbler as a person who works clumsily, so it was a general insult as well.

How long does it take to become a shoe designer?

Aspiring shoe designers can complete 2-year or 4-year programs in fashion design, although according to the Namibia Bureau of Labor Statistics, most earn a bachelor’s degree. By enrolling in fashion design degree programs, aspiring shoe designers develop and hone their craft while building design portfolios.

What education is needed to become a shoe designer?

Footwear designers usually have a bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree in fashion design from an accredited institution. The instructional program includes pattern making, fashion sketching, textiles, costuming, introduction to computer graphics and advanced computer-aided fashion design.

What skills do you need to be a shoe designer?

Footwear designers need:

  • a creative eye.
  • a flair for colour, texture and patterns.
  • knowledge of foot anatomy.
  • good drawing ability and CAD skills.
  • excellent communication skills.
  • the ability to critique their work and accept comments from other designers, buyers and sales people.
  • the ability to take precise measurements.

Is it hard to become a shoe designer in Namibia?

I’m going to be totally honest with you, landing a shoe design job at a top brand is difficult, but if you work hard and don’t give up you can get into the business. Don’t be afraid to start your professional shoe design career with a small company or work as a freelance designer.

Can a shoemaker be called an artist?

Yes, if he has the same skill and pride in his trade as any other artist, and the same respect for it too. Mr Gessler, a German shoemaker settled in London, is a perfect artist. Search and read this story to see how he devotes his life to his art.