LEARN HOW TO
HANDMAKE SNEAKERS

5-day intensive workshops teaching you how to construct the classics.

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AIR MAX 1

shoemaking
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WHAT YOU'll GET

At LSS we teach you the in's-and-out's of shoemaking by handmaking the classics. You'll leave the course with a strong shoemaking foundation ready to get out there and craft your own.

  • LSS 5 day shoemaking workshop
  • 1 pair of lasts and patterns to take home
  • Expert shoemaking tuition with 15 years shoemaking and footwear design experience
  • All materials included — a wide range of premium leathers to choose from
  • Mock-up upper — we spend the first day on a practise pair so you can refine those skills
  • 1 information pack listing all tool and material suppliers we use
  • Access to shoemaking support from LSS team through our Discord Alumni channel
  • Lunch provided everyday from our favourite Hackney spots

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Download the WORKSHOP SYLLABUS — a PDF breakdown that includes the workshop schedule and what you'll learn throughout the 5 days.

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ALUMNI

Matt Soczywko
I've never sewn, I've never 'clicked' (cut) leather, I've never lasted. The teaching was so hands-on, so detailed and supportive, I was able to emerge with a great pair of shoes from scratch. Inspiration for the colurway was manifold: the Parra Air Max 1 which mixed patterns with block colours, I used racing green as this shoe makes me think of 'lo heads and Raekwon in particular, had to use animal skin because LSS have so many great fabrics in the studio, and finally the versatility of the Air Max 1 itself—you can colour block different sections and totally change the appearance of the shoe.
Damon Ma
It’s been a great week designing and making my very own Piet Mondrian inspired Air Max 1.⁠ Couldn’t have done this without the chaps at LSS - for their assistances and advice to me every step of the way. They were knowledgeable, experienced and most importantly been very approachable throughout.⁠ It had been a superb experience and I would recommend it to anyone interested in making their own sneakers.⁠
Danny Hillman
Made these from scratch 🎉 spent the week down at London Sneaker School and learned a whole lot more about the sneaker making process. I had never cut leather or used a sewing machine before this so I’m extremely happy with my first reconstruction. Can’t wait to bang out some more 🧡💚💛 incredible teaching and hospitality by the LSS team. I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to get involved in this craft. What a week!

what You'll Learn

1. VISION

Whether for personal wear or starting your own brand, crafting your own sneakers is a timeless, empowering skill to have.

2. THE PRACTICAL

All the information you need on the tools and machinery for making your own sneakers. From skiving leather to stitching a pattern — we'll teach you everything you need to know to make a sneaker from scratch.

3. THE THEORY

Form follows function. The sneakers we love look they way they do for technical reasons. Understand sneakers on a whole new level.

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