AIR JORDAN 1

shoemaking
workshop

£1850

Pay half now, half later

7
-
11
Dec
20
SOLD OUT
7
-
11
Dec
20
BOOK NOW
25
-
29
Jan
21
SOLD OUT
25
-
29
Jan
21
BOOK NOW
8
-
12
Mar
21
SOLD OUT
8
-
12
Mar
21
BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW

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

LEARN MORE

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

DOWNLOAD NOW

Download
Workshop
Breakdown

Sign up to download a course breakdown of what you'll learn throughout the workshop. The PDF will be sent to your email.

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.

WHO'S THIS FOR

  • Collectors
    Add a truly unique pair to the rotation. Your materials, your vision. Hand craft the missing piece of your collection.
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level through reconstruction.
  • Entrepreneurs
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn making an Air Max 1 to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.

FAQ

Are the courses suitable for beginners?

We cater for all skillsets. We will have plenty of time for practice and get you to point where you will feel confident with the process.

What leathers do you have? Can i bring my own?

We have a wide range of colours for you to pick from. On signing up we'll be in touch to discuss your design to ensure we have your colour you're after in stock. You're also welcome to source your own leathers and bring them with you. With footwear you can use a lot of different types of materials but some work better than others, for leather please insure it isn’t too thin or soft/large. It needs to be between 1mm-1.4mm. cow or horse hides works best. Fabrics, if you want to use fabric or synthetic material it will need a heavier cotton driller backer ironed on.

What do I need?

We'll provide everything you'll need on the day. Have a think about your design — on enrolling we'll be in touch to see what you had in mind. We provide all leather, but if you'd like to something you've found yourself you're welcome to.

Shoemaking is a craft and requires skill and patience, all we ask is you bring a positive attitude to learning and we'll help you with the rest.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes. We're flexible as long as all workshop fees are paid before the workshop starts. If you'd like to setup a recurring payment running up to your course please get in touch.

I can't make the workshop date, when is the next workshop?

If you can't make the date of the course then get in touch. We're always adding new courses and happy to give you a heads up on future dates.

We started London Sneaker School in the summer of 2020 with the goal of building and enabling a community of sneaker makers here in London (and further afield!).

Trainer's history and contribution to UK culture, and subcultures around the world is unprecedented. Yet the knowledge, materials and construction of our shoes exists in factories 1000's of miles away on the other side of the world.

At LSS we are bringing this production and knowledge closer to home by teaching people how to construct the classics.

While we will be hand making a pair of Air Jordan 1's during the workshop. Our ultimate goal at LSS is to provide you with the foundational shoemaking skills to go on and continue crafting your own footwear. Whether that's continuing with reconstructions or creating your own designs.

Shoemaking is a timeless craft and we hope this course is a stepping stone (or the start) to the next chapter of your shoemaking journey.

Thomas + Jase
LSS Founders

ENROL
TODAY

£1850

Pay half now, half later

Upcoming Workshops

7
-
11
Dec
20
SOLD OUT
7
-
11
Dec
20
BOOK NOW
25
-
29
Jan
21
SOLD OUT
25
-
29
Jan
21
BOOK NOW
8
-
12
Mar
21
SOLD OUT
8
-
12
Mar
21
BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW

AIR MAX 1

shoemaking
workshop

£1760

Pay half now, half later

19
-
23
Oct
20
SOLD OUT
19
-
23
Oct
20
BOOK NOW
15
-
19
Feb
21
SOLD OUT
15
-
19
Feb
21
BOOK NOW
22
-
26
Mar
21
SOLD OUT
22
-
26
Mar
21
BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW

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

LEARN MORE

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

DOWNLOAD NOW

Download
Workshop
Breakdown

Sign up to download a course breakdown of what you'll learn throughout the workshop. The PDF will be sent to your email.

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.

WHO'S THIS FOR

  • Collectors
    Add a truly unique pair to the rotation. Your materials, your vision. Hand craft the missing piece of your collection.
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level through reconstruction.
  • Entrepreneurs
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn making an Air Max 1 to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.

FAQ

Are the courses suitable for beginners?

We cater for all skillsets. We will have plenty of time for practice and get you to point where you will feel confident with the process.

What leathers do you have? Can i bring my own?

We have a wide range of colours for you to pick from. On signing up we'll be in touch to discuss your design to ensure we have your colour you're after in stock. You're also welcome to source your own leathers and bring them with you. With footwear you can use a lot of different types of materials but some work better than others, for leather please insure it isn’t too thin or soft/large. It needs to be between 1mm-1.4mm. cow or horse hides works best. Fabrics, if you want to use fabric or synthetic material it will need a heavier cotton driller backer ironed on.

What do I need?

We'll provide everything you'll need on the day. Have a think about your design — on enrolling we'll be in touch to see what you had in mind. We provide all leather, but if you'd like to something you've found yourself you're welcome to.

Shoemaking is a craft and requires skill and patience, all we ask is you bring a positive attitude to learning and we'll help you with the rest.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes. We're flexible as long as all workshop fees are paid before the workshop starts. If you'd like to setup a recurring payment running up to your course please get in touch.

I can't make the workshop date, when is the next workshop?

If you can't make the date of the course then get in touch. We're always adding new courses and happy to give you a heads up on future dates.

We started London Sneaker School in the summer of 2020 with the goal of building and enabling a community of sneaker makers here in London (and further afield!).

Trainer's history and contribution to UK culture, and subcultures around the world is unprecedented. Yet the knowledge, materials and construction of our shoes exists in factories 1000's of miles away on the other side of the world.

At LSS we are bringing this production and knowledge closer to home by teaching people how to construct the classics.

While we will be hand making a pair of Air Jordan 1's during the workshop. Our ultimate goal at LSS is to provide you with the foundational shoemaking skills to go on and continue crafting your own footwear. Whether that's continuing with reconstructions or creating your own designs.

Shoemaking is a timeless craft and we hope this course is a stepping stone (or the start) to the next chapter of your shoemaking journey.

Thomas + Jase
LSS Founders

ENROL
TODAY

£1760

Pay half now, half later

Upcoming Workshops

19
-
23
Oct
20
SOLD OUT
19
-
23
Oct
20
SOLD OUT
BOOK NOW
15
-
19
Feb
21
SOLD OUT
15
-
19
Feb
21
SOLD OUT
BOOK NOW
22
-
26
Mar
21
SOLD OUT
22
-
26
Mar
21
SOLD OUT
BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW

Air Max 1

5-day
SHOEMAKING course

LEARN TO MAKE A PAIR OF AIR MAX 1

£1760

Instalment payments available

BOOK YOUR SPOT

On our 5-day course you'll learn how to handmake a pair of Air Max 1.

You’ll be taken through the complete shoemaking process taught by expert shoemakers at LSS. We teach traditional shoemaking alongside modern techniques, and at the end of the 5 days you’ll have crafted your own pair of Air Max 1 to take home, designed and made by you.

Courses and COVID-19

All course dates are subject to the UK's government COVID-19 isolation instruction. The government's current plan is to open up shops and public spaces from June 1. If a 2nd outbreak occurs and isolation is extended we'll be in touch to reschedule. For all booking, we will be reviewing the situation weekly and keep you updated.

What you'll get

  • A pair of handmade Air Max 1

    Handmade by you, ready to lace-up and walk out wearing on your final day.

  • 5 days expert
    shoemaking teaching

    Run by the LSS team with a combined 15 years experience shoemaking and designing footwear.

  • Last and patterns to take home

    All students comes away with their own Air Max 1 last and patterns printout to take home and continue their shoemaking journey.

  • All leathers and materials

    Select from a wide range of leathers and materials to craft your perfect pair of Air Max 1.

  • 4 students to shoemaker ratio

    We keep classes small to maximise your learning time and give you enough time with your teacher, while also learning from the peers in your class.

  • A mock-up upper to practise on

    When it comes to shoemaking practise makes perfect. So we've designed the course so you get a chance to make a mock-up before you make your final pair.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

1

THE VISION

Whether for personal wear or starting your own brand, being able to craft 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 create a sneaker from scratch.

3

THE THEORY

Form follows function. The sneakers we love look they way they do for technical reasons. Understand the Air Max 1 on a whole new level.

WHO'S THIS FOR

  • Sneaker connoisseurs

    Add a truly unique pair to the rotation. Your materials, your vision. Hand craft the missing piece of your collection.

  • Custom artist + designers

    Take your custom work to the next level through reconstruction.

  • Starting your own brand

    Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn making an Air Max 1 to any original sneaker.

  • Footwear industry

    Deepen your knowledge and learn how to make the sneakers you've always wanted.

Last and patterns included

You'll receive a set of lasts and patterns in your size (worth £210) to take home and continue refining your craft.
Made these from scratch 🎉 spent the week down a 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!
Danny hillman
@dannychillman
It's been a great week designing and making my very own Piet Mondrian inspired Airax 1.⁠ Couldn't have done this without the chaps for their assistance and adviceto me every step of the way. They were knowledgeable, experienced and most importantly been very approachable throughout.⁠It hasuperb experience and I would recommend it to anyone interested in making their own sneakers.⁠
Damon Ma
@damonma1

HOW TO BUILD A SNEAKER BRAND ON A SHOESTRING

If you've got dreams and plans to start your own sneaker brand but lack the $100,000 you'll need to get started then this course is for you.

Many of today's fashion greats owe their humble beginnings to the printers, seamstresses and tailors found in their cities that have helped bring their vision to life.

Footwear, especially sneakers, is a little different. Unless you're lucky enough to be located in some of the sneaker manufacturing hubs around the world such as Gaungzhou or Portugal, access to manufacturing expertise is inaccessible.

The cost of bringing a line of sneakers into production far exceeds what it takes to bring a clothing line into reality when you factor in manufacturers remote locations, upper manufacture, outsole manufacture.

At LSS we want to change this. This course borrows from the lean startup methodology that has given birth to some of the tech giants over the last 10 years to get your sneaker brand out into the world.

This 10-part course will cover all areas of starting a shoe brand — from design, to branding, to marketing, to manufacture. Everything you need to know to help you build your business from the ground up.

Book your spot and receive Lesson 01 today.

FREE

If you've got dreams and plans to start your own sneaker brand but lack the $100,000 you'll need to get started then this course is for you.

Many of today's fashion greats owe their humble beginnings to the printers, seamstresses and tailors found in their cities that have helped bring their vision to life.

Footwear, especially sneakers, is a little different. Unless you're lucky enough to be located in some of the sneaker manufacturing hubs around the world such as Gaungzhou or Portugal, access to manufacturing expertise is inaccessible.

The cost of bringing a line of sneakers into production far exceeds what it takes to bring a clothing line into reality when you factor in manufacturers remote locations, upper manufacture, outsole manufacture.

At LSS we want to change this. This course borrows from the lean startup methodology that has given birth to some of the tech giants over the last 10 years to get your sneaker brand out into the world.

This 10-part course will cover all areas of starting a shoe brand — from design, to branding, to marketing, to manufacture. Everything you need to know to help you build your business from the ground up.

Book your spot and receive Lesson 01 today.

Sign up