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Industrial exposure for FDDI, Hyderabad students at Oblum Shoes & Small Leather Goods

On 21st July 2022, industrial exposure at Oblum Shoes & Small Leather Goods was provided to the students of Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Hyderabad campus.

Under the supervision and guidance of faculty of FDDI School of Footwear Design & Production (FSFDP), the students visited Oblum Shoes & Small Leather Goods - a handmade footwear brand located at Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad.

The students met the shoemaker, Mr. Tarun Oblum who makes leather shoes using hand tools. Mr. Tarun pursued Diploma in Leather Technology at Milan and studied Footwear Design & Development at the London School of Fashion.

The shoes designs by Mr. Tarun include penny loafers, brogues and lace-ups, in various shiny patinas and various skin tones which are carefully crafted and boasts the highest level of elegance.

The students got an opportunity to analyze the steps involved in hand made shoe (Good year welted & Blake) manufacturing & the working methods. In addition, the students also saw the shoe last development for bespoke footwear.


The students had an opportunity to understand the customized art of handcrafted footwear.

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