Under the major lab projects of the Institute, Design & Fashion Studio will work on:

Design & Fashion Innovations for Leather and Leather Products

Comfort line of footwear:

In the context of FOOTWEAR, psychologically, a person picks up a ‘sports shoe immediately thinking that the shoe will give him/ her the desired comfort to the feet irrespective of the occasion for which he/she is wearing those shoes. The CSIR-CLRI project on COMFORT SHOES addresses the discerning who want to wear a good formal/ semi-formal ‘comfort’ shoe for men, women and for children. For comfort footwear, it’s what’s inside the shoe that counts. Foot beds often deliver the benefits from arch supports to metatarsal guards to simple cushioning. So, in order to prolong the life of a shoe, making the most of one’s investment, replacement of insoles that can be easily swapped out with the original is recommended. Due to the unique shape of the shoes that follow the natural contours of the foot, the footwear is customized to its signature silhouettes. Leather-lined versions would also be designed.  Comfort shoe gives consumers the chance to experience the benefits of their unique design which has an arch support and helps relieve foot pain.

Plan of work:

  • Design and Development
  • Criteria of comfort shoe and manufacturing technique
  • Development of comfort index and thereof Material selection
  • Optimization with the help of material & shoe testing
  • Prototype development
  • Wear Trial & validation
For Further Information Please Contact

Head, Design and Fashion Studio

CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute,
Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Telfax: +91 44 24437157
E-mail: mdsadiq@clri.res.in