The course will be available on February 1 2022. Your toolkit, last, patterns and component kit will arrive in time for this.
By pre-ordering now you will save £150 with the Earlybird discount.
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.
If you enrol before 12 December you will receive an exclusive LSS ONLINE zine that you can gift to a loved one on Christmas Day. The zine will outline everything they'll recieve with the course as well as information to prepare them for February 1 2022 when the course is available.
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).
Yes - you will have life time access to the course and all the material.
The course comes with a free shoemaking toolkit providing all the specialised shoemaking hand tools you will need to make shoes as well as an Air Max 1 shoe last and component kit.
You will need the following additional tools and equipment.
A pair of Air Max 1 (for their outsole)
Various easy-to-find hand tools e.g. scissors, scalpel etc.
Your materials and leathers to make your shoe out of
On signing up to the course you will be provided you with a complete list of our recommendations and suppliers.
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.
We are in Hackney, London.
27b Belfast Road
London N16 6UN
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Create an Afro Kickz Air Force 1. Aida aka Afro Kickz will teach you how to make her signature style. Select the colours for your brush stroke underlay and then craft your own message on the top layer in black.
Create an 100% unique custom Air Force 1. Aida aka Afro Kickz will teach you the in's-and-out's of shoe customising and you'll leave with a truly unique pair.
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.