Departments

In footwear department is the 1st and utmost important section is the designing section. The designing section is been handled by experienced faculties including some trained in abroad with the latest knowledge of design forecasting and marketing trends. The students have to undergo some basic styles like derby, oxford, pump shoe etc.

The student has to undergo the pre-training exercises where he makes himself handling the knife and cutting the sharp corners and curves. The students will be trained to cut the articles of the upper and lining components with standard measurements. The other models like moccasin, strobel, stitchdown, sancrispino etc. After preparing the patterns of the articles the same will be tested on the materials to confirm the perfection of the pattern preparation.

The Institute possess the state of art ShoeCAD system, through which the students are trained the advanced technology. The Institute is well equipped library consisting of world reputed Designing magazines such as ARS Sutoria, Insight, etc.

The Institute encourages students to participate in National and International Design competitions and our students have won several awards both in National and International arena. This motivates the students in their self development.

The first section in production department our clicking section is equipped for cutting the material in latest machinery technology as well as traditional handmade technology. The section headed by experienced faculties makes the right start for production. Machinery includes Swing arm, Beam press, stamping etc.completes saturates the technical side of the section.

Also the cutting of material is tought in traditional HANDMADE with the knife and tinpattens. Students clicks total 10 pairs/year of different model in their practical section. This pairs are clicked by machine as well as by hand. Also costing and proper interlocking is also trained to the students for each and every pair.

This Institute is having a very high infrastructure for the closing department. The students are able to gather the knowledge through utilizing the infrastructure individually, so that they can easily absorb the industrial working atmosphere. The Institute is having advanced machineries like computerized stitching machine. The Institute provides the knowledge to maintain, handle and operations of the machines with safety measures.

The students are initially trained with paper exercises followed by stitching exercises on synthetic and scrap leather.

The knowledge about needles, threads and types of seams, types of topline treatment, skiving, attaching and folding is imparted stage by stage. Every student make 8-10 uppers in an average during their training period in various basic styles, further followed by own design and stylistic variations.

This Institute is having a very high infrastructure for the cutting department. The students are able to gather the knowledge through utilizing the infrastructure individually, so that they can easily absorb the industrial working atmosphere. The Institute is having machineries like swing arm, travel head and strap cutting.

The newly developed and latest technology is the Die-less cutting machine. The Institute provides training, in various methodologies. The Institute allows the students to do the practical training like pre-training. In the pre-training the paper exercises, the synthetic materials and leather materials are used to get exposure to the working operations and proper utilization of materials. In the training the students are able to understand to identify defects in the leather, inter locking system on the leather or nesting of the components.

In area calculation of the component, we provide the knowledge of 1 pair system, russ and small method. The students are getting the knowledge to identify and grade the materials (Leather, synthetic, textiles etc.), according to the standard of the specifications.

The Institute provides the knowledge to maintain, handle and operations of the machines with safety measures. The students are able to understand the training to identify the dies of each component of the size, size notches and side notches and fitting of the die.

The Institute provides the information regarding selection of the material, thickness of the blade. The students get information about the quality standards of the cut components in the cutting department, practically and theoretically. In theory classes the students are able to go through the properties of the leather, the cuttability of the leather.

In the cutting section the student has to go under training to prepare knife making and handling the knife for cutting the components.

Course Content:

Tensile strength, Tear Strength, Bonding Strength, Breaking Strength, COlour fastness to water, Colour fatness to Rubbing(Wet & Dry), Flexing Resistance (Bally Method), Waer Penetration, Abrasion resistance(Martindale), water Absorption(maeser methods).

How to reach

Central Footwear Training Institute,
65/1, GST Road, Guindy,
Chennai 600032
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