A subject line that comes through my inbox all the time is “how do I become a shoe designer?” The simple answer to that is that there are many ways. I am a believer in blazing your own path. What worked for me may not work for you, so do you. But to help you reverse-engineer your future, I put together a guide that you can use as your blueprint to becoming the next great footwear designer. Who knows, maybe you will make the next “25 Most Powerful People In Sneakers” list.
Brett Golliff is a designer who has experience in the sneaker, automotive and other industries. Follow him on Twitter @bgolliff.