Dutch Design Week Inspiration Tour


Where can you see the latest developments in sustainable (shoe) materials and systems, where can you find groundbreaking experiments with new (footwear) manufacturing technologies, where can you best experience new concepts that add emotional value? At Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, one of the largest and most original Design Weeks in the world! 


Last year Dutch Design Week attracted more than 355.000 visitors from all over the world. Just like Milan's Design Week (Salone del Mobile) the event takes place in many different areas all over town and it will normally take you at least 5 days to see it all, especially if you don't know the city well. That is why THE FOOTWEARISTS  are now offering a curated tour of Dutch Design Week, making sure you will see the best, most relevant and most inspirational elements in just two days. The images on this page are taken at previous editions. We will definitely not just be seeing footwear though, but we will look at everything through a footwear lense. 


And if you stay a day longer you can join FOOTWEARISM II, the latest innovation conference by THE FOOTWEARISTS, focusing on how big data will drastically change the future of footwear.

Tour Details


The tour is guided by Nicoline van Enter and Yassine Salihine


Dates: October 23-24, 2019

Tour hours: 10:00 - 22:00 

Tour format: during the day we visit several presentations and exhibitions around Dutch Design Week that each provide inspiration for the future of footwear. Over dinner we will brainstorm how these could be combined and applied.

Location: various locations throughout Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Level: intermediate, this course is meant for footwear professionals that are involved in product development, either from the creative side, the sustainable side and/or the technological side

Price: €500

Payment conditions: all prices are excluding 21% VAT, if applicable. The course price is to be paid in advance, at least 50% down-payment is required upon registration to reserve your spot.

Included in the tour price: all transportation throughout Eindhoven starting from a central location, lunch and dinner

Not included in the tour price: travel costs to get to Eindhoven, hotel accomodation, breakfast



Please fill out the form below to register for this tour. There is a maximum of 10 participants. If you have any questions, please email us at info@footwearists.com.