Sneaker Essentials

FIT’s Sneaker Essentials online program, in partnership with Complex (formerly Complex Networks), provides an in-depth overview of all aspects of the sneaker industry and provides you with the tools and skills you need to launch or advance a successful career.

The program includes six on-demand courses: Sneaker History, Design, Manufacturing and Production, Distribution and Retail, Brand Strategy and Marketing, and Media.

Total length of the program is 20-30 hours, and each course is broken into several shorter modules that you complete at your own pace. The courses are taught by FIT faculty, Complex staff, and experts and influencers from top brands in the sneaker industry.

Students who complete the program will receive a noncredit Certificate of Achievement in Sneaker Essentials from FIT.