Performance Athletic Footwear

The sneaker, representing a $64.3 billion industry, was first designed for sports and now has become an integral part of the fashion business. From top luxury brands to Main Street, USA, people love this iconic shoe. It has comfort, function, and style, which makes it one of the most sought-after shoe categories.

The Performance Athletic Certificate looks to bring together the four basic elements of design and functionality; from ergonomics (the study of how the body moves) and materials that are currently used in industry to creating your own designs on paper and learning how to map outsoles, this certificate provides you with the tools necessary to break into this fast-paced and exciting industry.


The program consists of the following four courses offered over a three- to four-semester time span:

Course Credits
LD 181 Ergonomics for Athletic Footwear 2
LD 182 Performance Materials for Athletic Footwear          2
LD 184 Athletic Footwear Sketching 2.5

LD 185 Athletic Footwear Drafting

Total 9

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For course-specific information and career advisement by appointment, contact:
Ellen Goldstein, advisor and coordinator
Pomerantz Center, Room D365
(212) 217-5402

This certificate is administered by the School of Art and Design