5 DAY SHOEMAKING COURSE

SHOEMAKING
COURSE

Learn how to make sneakers in 5 days in London by hand making the classics

In this 5 day course the London Sneaker School team will guide you step-by-step through the complete shoemaking process as you hand craft your dream pair. After 5 days you’ll leave with a handmade custom pair and the industry skills and knowledge to make shoes.
  • Expert traditional cordwainer tuition — over 15 years shoemaking experience
  • Intensive 5 day workshop suitable for all levels in our fully equipped shoemaking workshop
  • Small class size of 5 with 2 shoemaking expert teachers at all times
  • A wide choice of unlimited premium leathers to design your perfect colourway
  • Step-by-step instructions on making your hand made pair
  • Free copy of Shoemaking Handbook that includes assembly instructions and patterns
  • Exclusive access to shoemaking Discord for all LSS alumni members

Select your course

COURSE FEE
£1850
£1650 EARLYBIRD SPOTS AVAILABLE

Instalment payments

Select instalments when booking in to pay your course fee monthly  .

How it works:
Pay deposit now: £ 500.00
Pay remaining £1350 fee monthly running up to the course

Your first instalment payment will be automatically charged 30 days after you've booked on.

Your deposit and instalment payments are non refundable. Course fee paid in full is required before course start date.

OK, got it
LOCATION
Hackney N16
LONDON

MEET 
OUR 
STUDENTS

Most of our students are beginners have never made a shoe before — all these students shown were complete beginners!
Me and my friend at the time were offered the opportunity from well known street band, Broken Planet to join the 5 day Jordan 1 course. I really liked the creative space we were in and the friendly staff. It really helped me understand the structure behind my favourite Jordan silhouette.
Jordan Mullings
Sneakerhead and musician
An intensive and SUPER FUN 5 days sneaker making course with a small class of 5 students. Very equipped studio with other shoes designers and you can get a glimpse of their shoe making progress. The team are experts and super helpful in guiding all of us during the course. You can do whatever design you want and they would try their best to make your ideas come to life! I learned so much in such a short time and really encourages me to make sneakers on my own. Highly recommended!
Arf
Artist
I’ve been wanting to go on LSS’s sneaker making courses for ages!! I’m so glad I was finally able to because I loved every minute. Thank you so much to Thomas, Jase, Ish and Nathan for so patiently teaching, keeping everything on track and helping me out when I got stuck. I learned some really invaluable skills and knowledge about shoemaking I can’t wait to take forward. This course was well worth it and I finished feeling confident to pursue shoemaking as new skill!
Stella Stockbridge
Custom artist
I did the Jordan 1 course back in March and as a young creative and sneakerhead it has been one of the best experiences i’ve ever had. The level of knowledge and teaching that you’re surrounded by is something that Youtube tutorials cannot do! They provide everything you need and it was also a fun bonding and networking experience. You have full creative control and the vibes were immaculate in the studio everyday. I feel like every sneakerhead has to do a course here atleast ONCE in their life.
Riana Rahman
Sneakerhead
I took this course to further my skills in my pursuit of making custom items. And I was not disappointed. 1. The atmosphere on a daily basis was enough to make me fall on love! The vibe, the rustic industrial surroundings and the genuine peeps made it feel like home. 2. The course content and well structured but relaxed approach had me all confident about what I was doing. 3. The advice even to this day helps me figure out that there is more than one way to craft a sneaker!
Dextene Ellis
Shoemaker
The course was totally amazing! Gotta say it was one of my best weeks I’ve ever had. Very cool teachers and student. I always wanted to take customs to the next level and that course exactly reached me that, how to be creative and design and make my own pair of sneakers. I learned how to sew, glue and much more. I would recommend it because in comparison to other sneskerschools the price is stunning! Also it‘s an amazing experience for everybody who wants to create something with their hands.
Aris Remund
Custom artist
Couldn’t have done this without the chaps at LSS. They were knowledgeable, experienced and most importantly been very approachable throughout.⁠ I would recommend it to anyone interested in making their own sneakers.⁠
Damon Ma
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.
Matt Soczywko
Made these from scratch. I had never cut leather or used a sewing machine before this so I’m extremely happy with my first reconstruction. Can’t 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
Aris first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sLatyas first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sArthurs first handmade pair of Air Max 1Jailans first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sJoshs first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sHandmade pair of Air Jordan 1sEmmas first hand made pair of Air Jordan 1sBettinas hand made pair of Air Jordan 1s

WHO'S 
THIS 
FOR

All our courses are suitable for beginners. Start your shoemaking journey today...
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level with shoemaking. Hand make sneakers and make 100% bespoke custom made pairs.
  • Collectors
    Design and make a unique pair for your collection. A wide range of materials and leathers to bring your vision to life.
  • SNEAKER BRAND
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn with us to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.

WHAT 
YOU'LL
LEARN

  • Patterns — the technical know how and how to use them
  • Clicking — cutting leather the traditional English way for perfect cuts
  • Leather + materials — identify good leather vs. the bad stuff
  • Stitching — how to use an industrial post-bed sewing machine
  • Skiving — ensuring your leather is correctly skived to reduce bulk
  • Upper construction — follow us step-by-step as we show you how to construct uppers
  • Lasting — pulling your shoe over your last and lasting using traditional hand lasting methods
  • Design — how to bring together your design and select the right leather for certain parts of the shoe
  • Outsole removal — remove your donor soles safely and cleanly
  • Outsole application — applying your outsole — the final step!
  • Continuing shoemaking — we'll teach you how to continue on your shoemaking journey with suppliers, equipment checklists and next steps

WHAT'S IT 
LIKE ON 
A COURSE

Follow along as LSS student Stella shares each day at London Sneaker School as she makes a pair of shoes for the first time.
DAY 1
MOCK-UP UPPER
DAY 2
DESIGN TIME
DAY 3
FINISH UPPER
DAY 4
SOLE 
REMOVAL
DAY 5
LAST + LACE UP

ABOUT
OUR 
TEACHING

Our goal when teaching is to give you transferable shoemaking skills for you to apply to your own customs, brands or career. We take no shortcuts in the process to make teaching easier — our methods are based on traditional manufacturing process for sneakers from this period.

Our teachers are lead and taught by London Sneaker School founder Thomas J. Rowe. Thomas has been making footwear in London for over 12 years and currently makes shoes for films and productions such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel and more.

At London Sneaker School our 5 course will give you an immersive learning experience and is the perfect place to start your shoemaking and custom journey.

We teach you the methods that will make your a better shoemaker.

We use traditional leather clicking knives. No scissors.

We teach you how to use leather properly — tight to toe.

Our assembly methods translate cheap-to-make sneakers into bespoke, premium shoes through our construction quality and material selection.

And we use no seamstresses or shoemakers to finish your shoes. It's all you. But we are here to help!

And above all the vibe is always on point. Our workshop is a relaxed environment to learn and hang out in. There's plenty to learn, but equally a lot of fun. We hope to see you at the workshop!

Thomas J Rowe
Thomas J Rowe
Lead teacher + co-founder
Student preparing his upper

THE 
WORKSHOP

Our workshop is kitted out with everything you need to make shoes and more. East London is home to London's creative industry with Shoreditch and Dalston down the road and our warehouse also being a home to a variety of creatives in fashion, customising and artists.

27B Belfast Road
London N16
UK

FAQ

Where are you based?

We are in Hackney, London.

27b Belfast Road
London N16 6UN

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 materials for you to pick from. You're 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 ensure it isn’t too thin or soft/large. It needs to be between 1mm-1.4mm. Cow or horse hides works best. If you want to use fabric or synthetic material it will need a heavier cotton driller backer ironed on. If in doubt bring it with you and we'll take a look.

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.

Is there an age limit?

The age limit is 16 and above.

If 14 or 15 please get in touch. We have had students as young as 14 that have been more than capable. Although the course does require high levels of concentration as well as handling heavy machinery and knives.

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

Sign up to receive updates on future courses.

Do you offer group discounts?

Use the discount code ROLLDEEP at checkout for 10% off when booking for 2 or more people. If booking for 3 or more please get in touch for further group discount.

Select your course

COURSE FEE
£1850
£1650 EARLYBIRD SPOTS AVAILABLE

Instalment payments

Select instalments when booking in to pay your course fee monthly  .

How it works:
Pay deposit now: £ 500.00
Pay remaining £1350 fee monthly running up to the course

Your first instalment payment will be automatically charged 30 days after you've booked on.

Your deposit and instalment payments are non refundable. Course fee paid in full is required before course start date.

OK, got it
LOCATION
Hackney N16
LONDON

Got any questions?

We're here to help. Hit us up.
Thank you! We'll be in touch.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
FREE 
GUIDE

How to make sneakers

A beginners guide to hand making shoes

Unsure if shoemaking is for you?

Start here!

This series of articles is a starting point for anybody who has dreamt of hand making their own sneakers.

This guide won't teach you how to make shoes — we provide courses in London and online to do that. But it is a starting point for you to learn everything you need to know to get up and running.

This guide includes....

1. Why make shoes?
2. What tools and supplies do I need?
3. What sewing machine do I need?
4. Are customs legal?
5. How to build a sneaker brand and blow up?
6. Next steps

Sign up now to access the guide

5 DAY SHOEMAKING COURSE

SHOEMAKING
COURSE

DATE
-
5 DAYS

Instalment payments

Select instalments when booking in to pay your course fee monthly  .

How it works:
Pay deposit now: £ 500.00
Pay remaining £1350 fee monthly running up to the course

Your first instalment payment will be automatically charged 30 days after you've booked on.

Your deposit and instalment payments are non refundable. Course fee paid in full is required before course start date.

OK, got it
COURSE FEE
£1850
£1650 EARLYBIRD SPOTS AVAILABLE

Instalment payments

Select instalments when booking in to pay your course fee monthly  .

How it works:
Pay deposit now: £ 500.00
Pay remaining £1350 fee monthly running up to the course

Your first instalment payment will be automatically charged 30 days after you've booked on.

Your deposit and instalment payments are non refundable. Course fee paid in full is required before course start date.

OK, got it
LOCATION
Hackney N16
LONDON

Learn how to make sneakers in 5 days in London

In this 5 day course the London Sneaker School team will guide you step-by-step through the complete shoemaking process as you hand craft your dream pair. After 5 days you’ll leave with a handmade custom pair and the industry skills and knowledge to make shoes.
  • Expert traditional cordwainer tuition — over 15 years shoemaking experience
  • Intensive 5 day workshop suitable for all levels in our fully equipped shoemaking workshop
  • Small class size of 5 with 2 shoemaking expert teachers at all times
  • A wide choice of unlimited premium leathers to design your perfect colourway
  • Step-by-step instructions on making your hand made pair
  • Free copy of Shoemaking Handbook that includes assembly instructions and patterns
  • Exclusive access to shoemaking Discord for all LSS alumni members

MEET 
OUR 
STUDENTS

Most of our students are beginners have never made a shoe before — all these students shown were complete beginners!
Me and my friend at the time were offered the opportunity from well known street band, Broken Planet to join the 5 day Jordan 1 course. I really liked the creative space we were in and the friendly staff. It really helped me understand the structure behind my favourite Jordan silhouette.
Jordan Mullings
Sneakerhead and musician
An intensive and SUPER FUN 5 days sneaker making course with a small class of 5 students. Very equipped studio with other shoes designers and you can get a glimpse of their shoe making progress. The team are experts and super helpful in guiding all of us during the course. You can do whatever design you want and they would try their best to make your ideas come to life! I learned so much in such a short time and really encourages me to make sneakers on my own. Highly recommended!
Arf
Artist
I’ve been wanting to go on LSS’s sneaker making courses for ages!! I’m so glad I was finally able to because I loved every minute. Thank you so much to Thomas, Jase, Ish and Nathan for so patiently teaching, keeping everything on track and helping me out when I got stuck. I learned some really invaluable skills and knowledge about shoemaking I can’t wait to take forward. This course was well worth it and I finished feeling confident to pursue shoemaking as new skill!
Stella Stockbridge
Custom artist
I did the Jordan 1 course back in March and as a young creative and sneakerhead it has been one of the best experiences i’ve ever had. The level of knowledge and teaching that you’re surrounded by is something that Youtube tutorials cannot do! They provide everything you need and it was also a fun bonding and networking experience. You have full creative control and the vibes were immaculate in the studio everyday. I feel like every sneakerhead has to do a course here atleast ONCE in their life.
Riana Rahman
Sneakerhead
I took this course to further my skills in my pursuit of making custom items. And I was not disappointed. 1. The atmosphere on a daily basis was enough to make me fall on love! The vibe, the rustic industrial surroundings and the genuine peeps made it feel like home. 2. The course content and well structured but relaxed approach had me all confident about what I was doing. 3. The advice even to this day helps me figure out that there is more than one way to craft a sneaker!
Dextene Ellis
Shoemaker
The course was totally amazing! Gotta say it was one of my best weeks I’ve ever had. Very cool teachers and student. I always wanted to take customs to the next level and that course exactly reached me that, how to be creative and design and make my own pair of sneakers. I learned how to sew, glue and much more. I would recommend it because in comparison to other sneskerschools the price is stunning! Also it‘s an amazing experience for everybody who wants to create something with their hands.
Aris Remund
Custom artist
Couldn’t have done this without the chaps at LSS. They were knowledgeable, experienced and most importantly been very approachable throughout.⁠ I would recommend it to anyone interested in making their own sneakers.⁠
Damon Ma
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.
Matt Soczywko
Made these from scratch. I had never cut leather or used a sewing machine before this so I’m extremely happy with my first reconstruction. Can’t 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
Aris first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sLatyas first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sArthurs first handmade pair of Air Max 1Jailans first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sJoshs first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sHandmade pair of Air Jordan 1sEmmas first hand made pair of Air Jordan 1sBettinas hand made pair of Air Jordan 1s

WHO'S 
THIS 
FOR

All our courses are suitable for beginners. Start your shoemaking journey today...
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level with shoemaking. Hand make sneakers and make 100% bespoke custom made pairs.
  • Collectors
    Design and make a unique pair for your collection. A wide range of materials and leathers to bring your vision to life.
  • SNEAKER BRAND
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn with us to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.

WHAT
YOu'll
Make

You'll spend the week making a custom pair from scratch.

This custom process (also referred to as a reconstruction) will teach you the complete shoemaking process.

For each student we buy an original pair and deconstruct them on the course. We'll use the outsole for your own pair and then construct a new upper in your design from our unlimited supply of premium leathers.

While we translate factory manufacturing processes into a process that can be done by hand, much of our process is similar to how these shoes are made in the factory. Our patterns are reverse engineered to be suitable for hand lasting and full-lining.

WHAT 
YOU'LL
LEARN

  • Patterns — the technical know how and how to use them
  • Clicking — cutting leather the traditional English way for perfect cuts
  • Leather + materials — identify good leather vs. the bad stuff
  • Stitching — how to use an industrial post-bed sewing machine
  • Skiving — ensuring your leather is correctly skived to reduce bulk
  • Upper construction — follow us step-by-step as we show you how to construct uppers
  • Lasting — pulling your shoe over your last and lasting using traditional hand lasting methods
  • Design — how to bring together your design and select the right leather for certain parts of the shoe
  • Outsole removal — remove your donor soles safely and cleanly
  • Outsole application — applying your outsole — the final step!
  • Continuing shoemaking — we'll teach you how to continue on your shoemaking journey with suppliers, equipment checklists and next steps

WHAT'S IT 
LIKE ON 
A COURSE

Follow along as LSS student Stella shares each day at London Sneaker School as she makes a pair of shoes for the first time.
DAY 1
MOCK-UP UPPER
DAY 2
DESIGN TIME
DAY 3
FINISH UPPER
DAY 4
SOLE 
REMOVAL
DAY 5
LAST + LACE UP

ABOUT
OUR 
TEACHING

Our goal when teaching is to give you transferable shoemaking skills for you to apply to your own customs, brands or career. We take no shortcuts in the process to make teaching easier — our methods are based on traditional manufacturing process for sneakers from this period.

Our teachers are lead and taught by London Sneaker School founder Thomas J. Rowe. Thomas has been making footwear in London for over 12 years and currently makes shoes for films and productions such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel and more.

At London Sneaker School our 5 course will give you an immersive learning experience and is the perfect place to start your shoemaking and custom journey.

We teach you the methods that will make your a better shoemaker.

We use traditional leather clicking knives. No scissors.

We teach you how to use leather properly — tight to toe.

Our assembly methods translate cheap-to-make sneakers into bespoke, premium shoes through our construction quality and material selection.

And we use no seamstresses or shoemakers to finish your shoes. It's all you. But we are here to help!

And above all the vibe is always on point. Our workshop is a relaxed environment to learn and hang out in. There's plenty to learn, but equally a lot of fun. We hope to see you at the workshop!

Thomas J Rowe
Thomas J Rowe
Lead teacher + co-founder
Student preparing his upper

THE 
WORKSHOP

Our workshop is kitted out with everything you need to make shoes and more. East London is home to London's creative industry with Shoreditch and Dalston down the road and our warehouse also being a home to a variety of creatives in fashion, customising and artists.

27B Belfast Road
London N16
UK

FAQ

Where are you based?

We are in Hackney, London.

27b Belfast Road
London N16 6UN

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 materials for you to pick from. You're 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 ensure it isn’t too thin or soft/large. It needs to be between 1mm-1.4mm. Cow or horse hides works best. If you want to use fabric or synthetic material it will need a heavier cotton driller backer ironed on. If in doubt bring it with you and we'll take a look.

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.

Is there an age limit?

The age limit is 16 and above.

If 14 or 15 please get in touch. We have had students as young as 14 that have been more than capable. Although the course does require high levels of concentration as well as handling heavy machinery and knives.

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

Sign up to receive updates on future courses.

Do you offer group discounts?

Use the discount code ROLLDEEP at checkout for 10% off when booking for 2 or more people. If booking for 3 or more please get in touch for further group discount.

ENROL TODAY

Ready to learn to make shoes? Sign up today and grab your spot!

Shoemaking Course

DATE
-
5 DAYS

Instalment payments

Select instalments when booking in to pay your course fee monthly  .

How it works:
Pay deposit now: £ 500.00
Pay remaining £1350 fee monthly running up to the course

Your first instalment payment will be automatically charged 30 days after you've booked on.

Your deposit and instalment payments are non refundable. Course fee paid in full is required before course start date.

OK, got it
COURSE FEE
£1850
£1655 EARLYBIRD SPOTS AVAILABLE

Instalment payments

Select instalments when booking in to pay your course fee monthly  .

How it works:
Pay deposit now: £ 500.00
Pay remaining £1350 fee monthly running up to the course

Your first instalment payment will be automatically charged 30 days after you've booked on.

Your deposit and instalment payments are non refundable. Course fee paid in full is required before course start date.

OK, got it
LOCATION
Hackney N16
LONDON

Got any questions?

We're here to help. Hit us up.
Thank you! We'll be in touch.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
FREE 
GUIDE

How to make sneakers

A beginners guide to hand making shoes

Unsure if shoemaking is for you?

Start here!

This series of articles is a starting point for anybody who has dreamt of hand making their own sneakers.

This guide won't teach you how to make shoes — we provide courses in London and online to do that. But it is a starting point for you to learn everything you need to know to get up and running.

This guide includes....

1. Why make shoes?
2. What tools and supplies do I need?
3. What sewing machine do I need?
4. Are customs legal?
5. How to build a sneaker brand and blow up?
6. Next steps

Sign up now to access the guide

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ONLINE COURSE

AIR MAX 1s

ONLINE COURSE

learn how
to make

AIR MAX 1
PATTAS

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This course includes:
  • Step-by-step expert video tutorial to create a pair of Air Max 1 Pattas
  • Pattern in your size as PDF download
  • Expert traditional cordwainer tuition — over 15 years shoemaking experience
  • Exclusive access to private Discord for community + support

With over 10 years shoemaking experience we are bringing our shoemaking process and techniques online.

On our online course you will learn how to make a pair of Air Max 1 from scratch.

This course has been designed for beginners and intermediates so you can make shoes from your own home. You will learn the shoemaking fundamentals and finish the course being able to handmake the designs and colourways you've always wanted.

This course is perfect for custom artists, fashion designers, sneaker heads looking to get deeper into the culture or anyone looking to get into shoemaking as a timeless craft.

Thomas J Rowe
Lead teacher + co-founder

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Step-by-step tutorial video

Step-by-step tutorial video

  • Learn how to make a pair of Air Max 1 Pattas using traditional shoemaking methods
  • Life-time access to online course — learn at your pace
  • Suitable for all skill levels
Air Max 1 Patta Patterns

Air Max 1 Patta pattern

  • PDF pattern in men or womens size of choice
  • Free access to any pattern updates
Shoemaking Discord

Exclusive access

  • Connect with the LSS team and community in our LSS ONLINE Discord channel
  • Get your questions answered and share your progress

WHAT
YOU'LL
LEARN

Tools + equipment
We'll run you through all tools and equipment you'll need as well items you may want to invest in in the future as your shoemaking skills develop.
Leather, materials + components
There is a lot of leather out there not suitable for footwear. Learn all materials found throughout shoes and where to buy them — from the upper to the internal components.
Patterns
Learn the ins and outs of shoe patterns. From the technical know how to how to use them.
Clicking + tracing
Learn how to cut leather the LSS way! We use clicking knives — the traditional English cordwainer tool for cutting leather, perfect for getting those curves cut smoothly.
Skiving
When shoemaking skiving raw edges of leather is essential to reduce material bulking. We'll teach you our skiving techniques and how to approach this with different types of leather.
Stitching
During our stitching module you'll learn the sewing machine fundamentals as well as the specialised stitches such as double stitch, butt seam and bagged stitch.
Upper assembly
You'll learn step-by-step how to construct and assemble an Air Max 1
Outsole removal + attachment
Here you'll learn our process for removing the outsole and then attaching it to your new upper.
Includes FREE patterns in your size
The course comes with patterns in the size of your choice — free to download!

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WHO'S THIS FOR

Our courses are suitable for all abilities. Start your shoemaking journey today.
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level with shoemaking. Hand make bespoke trainers.
  • Collectors
    Design and make a unique pair for your collection. A wide range of materials and leathers to bring your vision to life.
  • Entrepreneurs
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn with us to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.
  • Crafts people
    Shoemaking is a timeless craft you can master over time — a perfect

Enrol today

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  • Life time access to step-by-step video tutorial
  • Suitable for all levels
  • PDF patterns in your size to download today and get started
  • Full list and breakdown of tools, equipment and suppliers
  • Access to private Discord for community + support

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FAQ

What tools, equipment and materials will I need for this course?

We've put together a complete Shoemakers Toolkit and Equipment list free for you to download.

Download here.

Is this course suitable for beginners or intermediates?

This course is for all skill levels of shoemaking. The large majority of our students, both online and in London are new to shoemaking and our goal is always to provide shoemaking skills that are transferable to future shoes you'll make as well as the footwear industry.

How long is the course?

The course is designed for you to take at your own pace. Perfect for working on in the evenings or if you prefer to dedicate some time, schedule 2-5 days to complete (depending on your experience).

Will I be able to access the course once I've finished it?

Yes - you will have life time access to the course and all the material.

Will I be able to ask questions or get feedback?

Expert advice and answers to your questions is available form the Discord where the LSS team and community hang out daily. You'll find a community of shoemakers here willing to support and help as well as access to the LSS Online Channel.

ONLINE COURSE

learn how
to make
SNEAKERS
AT HOME

Step-by-step
shoemaking
tutorials

Learn how to make sneakers at home as we teach you our traditional shoemaking methods.

Select your shoe...

Air Jordan 1 Hi

ONLINE SHOEMAKING COURSE

Dunk SB Low

ONLINE SHOEMAKING COURSE

Air Max 1

ONLINE SHOEMAKING COURSE
OG AND PATTA AVAILABLE

What you get

We'll run you through every step to make shoes and help you get your home workshop up and running...

Shoemaking tutorials
Step-by-step video tutorials
Pair of lasts
Select your size
Patterns in EVERY size (2-14)
PDF downloads worth £520
Shoemaking toolkit
Every shoemaking tool you need
Component kit
Enough for 4 pairs
Shoemaking handbook
The complete guide

pre-order now

Available December 12

We've put together a one-time offer for pre-orders.

Don't miss out, select your deal...

Course + patterns

£ 350.00 GBP
Already making shoes or not ready to buy your equipment yet — this is the deal for you...
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low or Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— PDF patterns in every size (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low or Air Max 1 [PDF format]

Beginner Bundle

£ 699.00 GBP
Perfect for first time shoemakers. Everything you need to get started making shoes at home.
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Pair of lasts for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB, Air Max 1

— PDF patterns in every size (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking toolkit — every shoemaking tool you'll need

— Component kit for 4 pairs

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1

Mega bundle

£ 1,700.00 GBP
Get all the things! All the courses, all the patterns, equipment and a last for each shoe.
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low AND Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Pair of lasts for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB AND Air Max 1 in your size

— PDF patterns in EVERY SIZE (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low AND Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking toolkit — every shoemaking tool you'll need

— Component kit for 4 pairs

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1

Get access to LSS Online...
Your online dashboard for everything shoemaking.
Includes complete assembly instructions
As well as step-by-step video guides you'll get our
handy assembly cheatsheets to ensure you don't miss a single step

WHO'S THIS FOR

Our courses are suitable for all abilities. Start your shoemaking journey today.
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level with shoemaking. Hand make bespoke trainers.
  • Collectors
    Design and make a unique pair for your collection. A wide range of materials and leathers to bring your vision to life.
  • Entrepreneurs
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn with us to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.
  • Crafts people
    Shoemaking is a timeless craft you can master over time — a perfect

WHAT 
YOU'LL
LEARN

  • Patterns — the technical know how and how to use them
  • Clicking — cutting leather the traditional English way for perfect cuts
  • Leather + materials — identify good leather vs. the bad stuff
  • Stitching — how to use an industrial post-bed sewing machine
  • Skiving — ensuring your leather is correctly skived to reduce bulk
  • Upper construction — follow us step-by-step as we show you how to construct uppers
  • Lasting — pulling your shoe over your last and lasting using traditional hand lasting methods
  • Design — how to bring together your design and select the right leather for certain parts of the shoe
  • Outsole removal — remove your donor soles safely and cleanly
  • Outsole application — applying your outsole — the final step!
  • Continuing shoemaking — we'll teach you how to continue on your shoemaking journey with suppliers, equipment checklists and next steps

FAQ

What tools, equipment and materials will I need for this course?

We've put together a complete Shoemakers Toolkit and Equipment list free for you to download on the course.

Is this course suitable for beginners or intermediates?

This course is for all skill levels of shoemaking. The large majority of our students, both online and in London are new to shoemaking and our goal is always to provide shoemaking skills that are transferable to future shoes you'll make as well as the footwear industry.

How long is the course?

The course is designed for you to take at your own pace. Perfect for working on in the evenings or if you prefer to dedicate some time, schedule 2-5 days to complete (depending on your experience).

Will I be able to access the course once I've finished it?

Yes - you will have life time access to the course and all the material.

Will I be able to ask questions or get feedback?

Expert advice and answers to your questions is available form the Discord where the LSS team and community hang out daily. You'll find a community of shoemakers here willing to support and help as well as access to the LSS Online Channel.

This course includes:
  • Step-by-step expert video tutorial to create a pair of Air Jordan 1s, Dunk SB Lows or Air Max 1
  • Pattern in your size as PDF download
  • Expert traditional cordwainer tuition — over 15 years shoemaking experience
  • Exclusive access to private Discord for community + support
  • FREE Shoemaking Handbook available as PDF

With over 10 years shoemaking experience we are bringing our shoemaking process and techniques online.

On our online course you will learn how to make a pair of Air Max 1 from scratch.

This course has been designed for beginners and intermediates so you can make shoes from your own home. You will learn the shoemaking fundamentals and finish the course being able to handmake the designs and colourways you've always wanted.

This course is perfect for custom artists, fashion designers, sneaker heads looking to get deeper into the culture or anyone looking to get into shoemaking as a timeless craft.

Thomas J Rowe
Lead teacher + co-founder

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

ENROLMENT CLOSES IN

00
Days
00
Hrs
00
Min
00
Sec

WHAT
YOU'LL
LEARN

Tools + equipment
We'll run you through all tools and equipment you'll need as well items you may want to invest in in the future as your shoemaking skills develop.
Leather, materials + components
There is a lot of leather out there not suitable for footwear. Learn all materials found throughout shoes and where to buy them — from the upper to the internal components.
Patterns
Learn the ins and outs of shoe patterns. From the technical know how to how to use them.
Clicking + tracing
Learn how to cut leather the LSS way! We use clicking knives — the traditional English cordwainer tool for cutting leather, perfect for getting those curves cut smoothly.
Skiving
When shoemaking skiving raw edges of leather is essential to reduce material bulking. We'll teach you our skiving techniques and how to approach this with different types of leather.
Stitching
During our stitching module you'll learn the sewing machine fundamentals as well as the specialised stitches such as double stitch, butt seam and bagged stitch.
Upper assembly
You'll learn step-by-step how to construct and assemble an Air Max 1
Outsole removal + attachment
Here you'll learn our process for removing the outsole and then attaching it to your new upper.
Includes FREE patterns in your size
The course comes with patterns in the size of your choice — free to download!

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

ENROLMENT CLOSES IN

00
Days
00
Hrs
00
Min
00
Sec

What's included

Step-by-step tutorial video

Step-by-step tutorial video

  • Learn how to make a pair of Air Max 1 Pattas using traditional shoemaking methods
  • Life-time access to online course — learn at your pace
  • Suitable for all skill levels
Air Max 1 Patta Patterns

Air Max 1 Patta pattern

  • PDF pattern in men or womens size of choice
  • Free access to any pattern updates
Shoemaking Discord

Exclusive access

  • Connect with the LSS team and community in our LSS ONLINE Discord channel
  • Get your questions answered and share your progress

Watch
The
Trailer

WHO'S THIS FOR

Our courses are suitable for all abilities. Start your shoemaking journey today.
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level with shoemaking. Hand make bespoke trainers.
  • Collectors
    Design and make a unique pair for your collection. A wide range of materials and leathers to bring your vision to life.
  • Entrepreneurs
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn with us to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.
  • Crafts people
    Shoemaking is a timeless craft you can master over time — a perfect

Enrol today

SIGN UP
  • Life time access to step-by-step video tutorial
  • Suitable for all levels
  • PDF patterns in your size to download today and get started
  • Full list and breakdown of tools, equipment and suppliers
  • Access to private Discord for community + support

ENROLMENT CLOSES IN

00
Days
00
Hrs
00
Min
00
Sec

FAQ

What tools, equipment and materials will I need for this course?

We've put together a complete Shoemakers Toolkit and Equipment list free for you to download.

Download here.

Is this course suitable for beginners or intermediates?

This course is for all skill levels of shoemaking. The large majority of our students, both online and in London are new to shoemaking and our goal is always to provide shoemaking skills that are transferable to future shoes you'll make as well as the footwear industry.

How long is the course?

The course is designed for you to take at your own pace. Perfect for working on in the evenings or if you prefer to dedicate some time, schedule 2-5 days to complete (depending on your experience).

Will I be able to access the course once I've finished it?

Yes - you will have life time access to the course and all the material.

Will I be able to ask questions or get feedback?

Expert advice and answers to your questions is available form the Discord where the LSS team and community hang out daily. You'll find a community of shoemakers here willing to support and help as well as access to the LSS Online Channel.

Step-by-step tutorial video

FREE LESSON

Try before you buy.
Learn how to cut leather.
Sign up for a free lesson on how we cut leather at LSS with our traditional English cordwainer technique.

MEET 
OUR 
STUDENTS

We are bringing our London courses online. Check out what our London students say about our courses. The majority of the students started as complete beginners...
Me and my friend at the time were offered the opportunity from well known street band, Broken Planet to join the 5 day Jordan 1 course. I really liked the creative space we were in and the friendly staff. It really helped me understand the structure behind my favourite Jordan silhouette.
Jordan Mullings
Sneakerhead and musician
An intensive and SUPER FUN 5 days sneaker making course with a small class of 5 students. Very equipped studio with other shoes designers and you can get a glimpse of their shoe making progress. The team are experts and super helpful in guiding all of us during the course. You can do whatever design you want and they would try their best to make your ideas come to life! I learned so much in such a short time and really encourages me to make sneakers on my own. Highly recommended!
Arf
Artist
I’ve been wanting to go on LSS’s sneaker making courses for ages!! I’m so glad I was finally able to because I loved every minute. Thank you so much to Thomas, Jase, Ish and Nathan for so patiently teaching, keeping everything on track and helping me out when I got stuck. I learned some really invaluable skills and knowledge about shoemaking I can’t wait to take forward. This course was well worth it and I finished feeling confident to pursue shoemaking as new skill!
Stella Stockbridge
Custom artist
I did the Jordan 1 course back in March and as a young creative and sneakerhead it has been one of the best experiences i’ve ever had. The level of knowledge and teaching that you’re surrounded by is something that Youtube tutorials cannot do! They provide everything you need and it was also a fun bonding and networking experience. You have full creative control and the vibes were immaculate in the studio everyday. I feel like every sneakerhead has to do a course here atleast ONCE in their life.
Riana Rahman
Sneakerhead
I took this course to further my skills in my pursuit of making custom items. And I was not disappointed. 1. The atmosphere on a daily basis was enough to make me fall on love! The vibe, the rustic industrial surroundings and the genuine peeps made it feel like home. 2. The course content and well structured but relaxed approach had me all confident about what I was doing. 3. The advice even to this day helps me figure out that there is more than one way to craft a sneaker!
Dextene Ellis
Shoemaker
The course was totally amazing! Gotta say it was one of my best weeks I’ve ever had. Very cool teachers and student. I always wanted to take customs to the next level and that course exactly reached me that, how to be creative and design and make my own pair of sneakers. I learned how to sew, glue and much more. I would recommend it because in comparison to other sneskerschools the price is stunning! Also it‘s an amazing experience for everybody who wants to create something with their hands.
Aris Remund
Custom artist
Couldn’t have done this without the chaps at LSS. They were knowledgeable, experienced and most importantly been very approachable throughout.⁠ I would recommend it to anyone interested in making their own sneakers.⁠
Damon Ma
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.
Matt Soczywko
Made these from scratch. I had never cut leather or used a sewing machine before this so I’m extremely happy with my first reconstruction. Can’t 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
Aris first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sLatyas first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sArthurs first handmade pair of Air Max 1Jailans first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sJoshs first handmade pair of Air Jordan 1sHandmade pair of Air Jordan 1sEmmas first hand made pair of Air Jordan 1sBettinas hand made pair of Air Jordan 1s

pre-order now

Available December 12

We've put together a one-time offer for pre-orders.

Don't miss out, select your deal...

Course + patterns

£ 350.00 GBP
Already making shoes or not ready to buy your equipment yet — this is the deal for you...
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low or Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— PDF patterns in every size (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low or Air Max 1 [PDF format]

Beginner Bundle

£ 699.00 GBP
Perfect for first time shoemakers. Everything you need to get started making shoes at home.
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Pair of lasts for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB, Air Max 1

— PDF patterns in every size (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking toolkit — every shoemaking tool you'll need

— Component kit for 4 pairs

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1

Mega bundle

£ 1,700.00 GBP
Get all the things! All the courses, all the patterns, equipment and a last for each shoe.
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low AND Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Pair of lasts for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB AND Air Max 1 in your size

— PDF patterns in EVERY SIZE (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low AND Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking toolkit — every shoemaking tool you'll need

— Component kit for 4 pairs

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1

Get an eXTRa 10% off

Pre-order available December 12

This one-time offer expires in...

Course + patterns

£ 350.00 GBP
Already making shoes or not ready to buy your equipment yet — this is the deal for you...
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low or Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— PDF patterns in every size (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low or Air Max 1 [PDF format]

Beginner Bundle

£ 699.00 GBP
Perfect for first time shoemakers. Everything you need to get started making shoes at home.
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Pair of lasts for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB, Air Max 1

— PDF patterns in every size (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking toolkit — every shoemaking tool you'll need

— Component kit for 4 pairs

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1

Mega bundle

£ 1,700.00 GBP
Get all the things! All the courses, all the patterns, equipment and a last for each shoe.
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low AND Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Pair of lasts for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB AND Air Max 1 in your size

— PDF patterns in EVERY SIZE (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low AND Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking toolkit — every shoemaking tool you'll need

— Component kit for 4 pairs

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1

Get access to LSS Online...
Your online dashboard for everything shoemaking.
Includes complete assembly instructions
As well as step-by-step video guides you'll get our
handy assembly cheatsheets to ensure you don't miss a single step

WHO'S THIS FOR

Our courses are suitable for all abilities. Start your shoemaking journey today.
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level with shoemaking. Hand make bespoke trainers.
  • Collectors
    Design and make a unique pair for your collection. A wide range of materials and leathers to bring your vision to life.
  • Entrepreneurs
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn with us to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.
  • Crafts people
    Shoemaking is a timeless craft you can master over time — a perfect

WHAT 
YOU'LL
LEARN

  • Patterns — the technical know how and how to use them
  • Clicking — cutting leather the traditional English way for perfect cuts
  • Leather + materials — identify good leather vs. the bad stuff
  • Stitching — how to use an industrial post-bed sewing machine
  • Skiving — ensuring your leather is correctly skived to reduce bulk
  • Upper construction — follow us step-by-step as we show you how to construct uppers
  • Lasting — pulling your shoe over your last and lasting using traditional hand lasting methods
  • Design — how to bring together your design and select the right leather for certain parts of the shoe
  • Outsole removal — remove your donor soles safely and cleanly
  • Outsole application — applying your outsole — the final step!
  • Continuing shoemaking — we'll teach you how to continue on your shoemaking journey with suppliers, equipment checklists and next steps

FAQ

What tools, equipment and materials will I need for this course?

We've put together a complete Shoemakers Toolkit and Equipment list free for you to download on the course.

Is this course suitable for beginners or intermediates?

This course is for all skill levels of shoemaking. The large majority of our students, both online and in London are new to shoemaking and our goal is always to provide shoemaking skills that are transferable to future shoes you'll make as well as the footwear industry.

How long is the course?

The course is designed for you to take at your own pace. Perfect for working on in the evenings or if you prefer to dedicate some time, schedule 2-5 days to complete (depending on your experience).

Will I be able to access the course once I've finished it?

Yes - you will have life time access to the course and all the material.

Will I be able to ask questions or get feedback?

Expert advice and answers to your questions is available form the Discord where the LSS team and community hang out daily. You'll find a community of shoemakers here willing to support and help as well as access to the LSS Online Channel.

This course includes:
  • Step-by-step expert video tutorial to create a pair of Air Jordan 1s, Dunk SB Lows or Air Max 1
  • Pattern in your size as PDF download
  • Expert traditional cordwainer tuition — over 15 years shoemaking experience
  • Exclusive access to private Discord for community + support
  • FREE Shoemaking Handbook available as PDF

With over 10 years shoemaking experience we are bringing our shoemaking process and techniques online.

On our online course you will learn how to make a pair of Air Max 1 from scratch.

This course has been designed for beginners and intermediates so you can make shoes from your own home. You will learn the shoemaking fundamentals and finish the course being able to handmake the designs and colourways you've always wanted.

This course is perfect for custom artists, fashion designers, sneaker heads looking to get deeper into the culture or anyone looking to get into shoemaking as a timeless craft.

Thomas J Rowe
Lead teacher + co-founder

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

ENROLMENT CLOSES IN

00
Days
00
Hrs
00
Min
00
Sec

WHAT
YOU'LL
LEARN

Tools + equipment
We'll run you through all tools and equipment you'll need as well items you may want to invest in in the future as your shoemaking skills develop.
Leather, materials + components
There is a lot of leather out there not suitable for footwear. Learn all materials found throughout shoes and where to buy them — from the upper to the internal components.
Patterns
Learn the ins and outs of shoe patterns. From the technical know how to how to use them.
Clicking + tracing
Learn how to cut leather the LSS way! We use clicking knives — the traditional English cordwainer tool for cutting leather, perfect for getting those curves cut smoothly.
Skiving
When shoemaking skiving raw edges of leather is essential to reduce material bulking. We'll teach you our skiving techniques and how to approach this with different types of leather.
Stitching
During our stitching module you'll learn the sewing machine fundamentals as well as the specialised stitches such as double stitch, butt seam and bagged stitch.
Upper assembly
You'll learn step-by-step how to construct and assemble an Air Max 1
Outsole removal + attachment
Here you'll learn our process for removing the outsole and then attaching it to your new upper.
Includes FREE patterns in your size
The course comes with patterns in the size of your choice — free to download!

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

ENROLMENT CLOSES IN

00
Days
00
Hrs
00
Min
00
Sec

What's included

Step-by-step tutorial video

Step-by-step tutorial video

  • Learn how to make a pair of Air Max 1 Pattas using traditional shoemaking methods
  • Life-time access to online course — learn at your pace
  • Suitable for all skill levels
Air Max 1 Patta Patterns

Air Max 1 Patta pattern

  • PDF pattern in men or womens size of choice
  • Free access to any pattern updates
Shoemaking Discord

Exclusive access

  • Connect with the LSS team and community in our LSS ONLINE Discord channel
  • Get your questions answered and share your progress

Watch
The
Trailer

WHO'S THIS FOR

Our courses are suitable for all abilities. Start your shoemaking journey today.
  • Custom artists
    Take your custom work to the next level with shoemaking. Hand make bespoke trainers.
  • Collectors
    Design and make a unique pair for your collection. A wide range of materials and leathers to bring your vision to life.
  • Entrepreneurs
    Starting a shoe brand? Sample, prototype and manufacture your own designs. You'll be able to apply what you learn with us to any original sneaker.
  • Footwear designers
    Deepen your design expertise with shoemaking craft and knowledge.
  • Crafts people
    Shoemaking is a timeless craft you can master over time — a perfect

Enrol today

SIGN UP
  • Life time access to step-by-step video tutorial
  • Suitable for all levels
  • PDF patterns in your size to download today and get started
  • Full list and breakdown of tools, equipment and suppliers
  • Access to private Discord for community + support

ENROLMENT CLOSES IN

00
Days
00
Hrs
00
Min
00
Sec

FAQ

What tools, equipment and materials will I need for this course?

We've put together a complete Shoemakers Toolkit and Equipment list free for you to download.

Download here.

Is this course suitable for beginners or intermediates?

This course is for all skill levels of shoemaking. The large majority of our students, both online and in London are new to shoemaking and our goal is always to provide shoemaking skills that are transferable to future shoes you'll make as well as the footwear industry.

How long is the course?

The course is designed for you to take at your own pace. Perfect for working on in the evenings or if you prefer to dedicate some time, schedule 2-5 days to complete (depending on your experience).

Will I be able to access the course once I've finished it?

Yes - you will have life time access to the course and all the material.

Will I be able to ask questions or get feedback?

Expert advice and answers to your questions is available form the Discord where the LSS team and community hang out daily. You'll find a community of shoemakers here willing to support and help as well as access to the LSS Online Channel.

Step-by-step tutorial video

FREE LESSON

Try before you buy.
Learn how to cut leather.
Sign up for a free lesson on how we cut leather at LSS with our traditional English cordwainer technique.

MEET 
OUR 
STUDENTS

We are bringing our London courses online. Check out what our London students say about our courses. The majority of the students started as complete beginners...
Me and my friend at the time were offered the opportunity from well known street band, Broken Planet to join the 5 day Jordan 1 course. I really liked the creative space we were in and the friendly staff. It really helped me understand the structure behind my favourite Jordan silhouette.
Jordan Mullings
Sneakerhead and musician
An intensive and SUPER FUN 5 days sneaker making course with a small class of 5 students. Very equipped studio with other shoes designers and you can get a glimpse of their shoe making progress. The team are experts and super helpful in guiding all of us during the course. You can do whatever design you want and they would try their best to make your ideas come to life! I learned so much in such a short time and really encourages me to make sneakers on my own. Highly recommended!
Arf
Artist
I’ve been wanting to go on LSS’s sneaker making courses for ages!! I’m so glad I was finally able to because I loved every minute. Thank you so much to Thomas, Jase, Ish and Nathan for so patiently teaching, keeping everything on track and helping me out when I got stuck. I learned some really invaluable skills and knowledge about shoemaking I can’t wait to take forward. This course was well worth it and I finished feeling confident to pursue shoemaking as new skill!
Stella Stockbridge
Custom artist
I did the Jordan 1 course back in March and as a young creative and sneakerhead it has been one of the best experiences i’ve ever had. The level of knowledge and teaching that you’re surrounded by is something that Youtube tutorials cannot do! They provide everything you need and it was also a fun bonding and networking experience. You have full creative control and the vibes were immaculate in the studio everyday. I feel like every sneakerhead has to do a course here atleast ONCE in their life.
Riana Rahman
Sneakerhead
I took this course to further my skills in my pursuit of making custom items. And I was not disappointed. 1. The atmosphere on a daily basis was enough to make me fall on love! The vibe, the rustic industrial surroundings and the genuine peeps made it feel like home. 2. The course content and well structured but relaxed approach had me all confident about what I was doing. 3. The advice even to this day helps me figure out that there is more than one way to craft a sneaker!
Dextene Ellis
Shoemaker
The course was totally amazing! Gotta say it was one of my best weeks I’ve ever had. Very cool teachers and student. I always wanted to take customs to the next level and that course exactly reached me that, how to be creative and design and make my own pair of sneakers. I learned how to sew, glue and much more. I would recommend it because in comparison to other sneskerschools the price is stunning! Also it‘s an amazing experience for everybody who wants to create something with their hands.
Aris Remund
Custom artist
Couldn’t have done this without the chaps at LSS. They were knowledgeable, experienced and most importantly been very approachable throughout.⁠ I would recommend it to anyone interested in making their own sneakers.⁠
Damon Ma
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.
Matt Soczywko
Made these from scratch. I had never cut leather or used a sewing machine before this so I’m extremely happy with my first reconstruction. Can’t 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
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Course + patterns

£ 350.00 GBP
Already making shoes or not ready to buy your equipment yet — this is the deal for you...
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low or Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— PDF patterns in every size (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low or Air Max 1 [PDF format]

Beginner Bundle

£ 699.00 GBP
Perfect for first time shoemakers. Everything you need to get started making shoes at home.
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Pair of lasts for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB, Air Max 1

— PDF patterns in every size (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking toolkit — every shoemaking tool you'll need

— Component kit for 4 pairs

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1

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£ 1,700.00 GBP
Get all the things! All the courses, all the patterns, equipment and a last for each shoe.
What you get...

— Online shoemaking course for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low AND Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Pair of lasts for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB AND Air Max 1 in your size

— PDF patterns in EVERY SIZE (2-14) for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low AND Air Max 1 (Patta and OG)

— Shoemaking toolkit — every shoemaking tool you'll need

— Component kit for 4 pairs

— Shoemaking handbook for AJ1 Hi, Dunk SB Low and Air Max 1

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