“Designing footwear is not merely about aesthetics – one cannot concentrate only on colour and design of footwear, its fit, size, comfort and functionality is most important.” ~Sabbah Sharma, Footwear Designer India is emerging as the leading footwear destination in the world with numerous global footwear brands clamoring to enter the market. Footwear designing begins with a plan to sketch patterns and designs in scale drawings (either paper sketches by hand or on computer-aided software or a mix of both) and creating sample prototypes. Then it is about converting the conceptualized design into actual footwear for wearing. Designers are usually involved in this production stage. It is one of the most technical design careers.