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Our Air Jordan 1last is expertly produced in the UK. Reverse engineered from original Air Jordan 1s to create an accurate silhouette. This hinged last will get you through 100s of pairs.

  • Material: Plastic
  • Hinge: Alfa
  • Made to order - please allow 10 working days for manufacture + shipping
  • Suitable for all models of Air Jordan 1s - low, mid, hi etc.

We can not ensure any other patterns not produced for LSS will work on this last. Even a couple mm of tolerance can throw off a design.

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What you get

Our Air Jordan 1last is expertly produced in the UK. Reverse engineered from original Air Jordan 1s to create an accurate silhouette. This hinged last will get you through 100s of pairs.

  • Material: Plastic
  • Hinge: Alfa
  • Made to order - please allow 10 working days for manufacture + shipping
  • Suitable for all models of Air Jordan 1s - low, mid, hi etc.

We can not ensure any other patterns not produced for LSS will work on this last. Even a couple mm of tolerance can throw off a design.

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ONLINE COURSE

Learn to make Air Max 1 Pattas from home

Learn how to make shoes at home by hand crafting a pair of bespoke Air Max 1 Pattas.
  • Step-by-step video tutorials suitable for all levels
  • Expert traditional cordwainer tuition — over 15 years shoemaking experience
  • Course includes free last and patterns in every size

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
Air Max 1 Patta Patterns

Air Max 1 Patta patterns

  • The size fo your choice — men or womens
  • PDF downloads
  • Free access to any pattern updates
Component kit

Air Max 1 last

  • All the specialised internal materials you'll need
  • Includes foam, toe puffs, counter stiffeners and midsole board
  • Pair of AM1 Patta lasts in your size
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

Also included

 Shoemaking
toolkit

Every specialised tool you'll need worth £350

Shoemaking Toolkit
We've sourced all the specialised shoemaking tools you'll need to hand make shoes including a clicking knife, the traditional and LSS preferred knife for cutting (clicking) leather here in England.

The LSS Shoemaking Toolkit includes:
  • Shoemaking hammer
  • Hole punch
  • Lasting pliers (wide)
  • Lasting pliers (narrow)
  • Hand skiver
  • Bone folder
  • Clicking knife + blade
  • Silver pen
  • Rubber crepe
  • LSS Shoemaking Toolkit bag
Shoemaking tools

ONLINE SHOEMAKING COURSE: AIR MAX 1 PATTA

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  • Step-by-step tutorials suitable for beginners
  • Shoemaking toolkit
  • Component kit
  • A pair of AM1 Patta shoe last
  • AM1 Patta pattern in every size
  • Expert support from the LSS team

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

EARLYBIRD ENROLMENT CLOSES IN

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When does the course start?

The course will start on February 1 2022.

You will have received your toolkit, last, components and online tutorial.

Use this time to prepare your work space and get those design ideas sketched out.

We'll provide you with a list of supplies and equipment you'll need to pick up so you can jump straight in.
LSS Earlybird Zine

Enrol now for an exclusive Christmas gift

Receive an exclusive LSS ONLINE zine that you can gift to a loved one on Christmas Day.

The zine will outline everything they'll receive with the course as well as information to prepare them for February 1 2022 when the course is available.
Syllabus

WHAT 
YOU'LL LEARN

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Sign up to access the syllabus for a complete breakdown of every module in our Online Shoemaking course.

MEET 
OUR LONDON
STUDENTS

Arf
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!
Jordan Mullings
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.
Stella Stockbridge
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!
LSS student LatyaLSS student TeddyLSS student DexteneLSS student EmmaLSS student AfroKickzLSS student SebLSS student MattLSS student

About
London
Sneaker
School

Since opening our doors in the Summer of 2020 we have seen over 40 students jump into shoemaking on our London 5-day shoemaking courses.

It has been a pleasure teaching every one of our students and we are proud of the community that has resulted in bringing shoemakers all over London and the UK together.

In 2022 we are expanding the community world wide with our online courses.

Learn how to make shoes from home and become a part of LSS.

Our Discord will be the heart of the community — connect with the LSS team and fellow shoemakers as we teach you how to hand craft your own shoes, starting with the Air Max 1 Patta.

We can't wait to see the crep you hand make!

MEET 
YOUR 
TEACHERS

Thomas Rowe

thomas Rowe

LSS lead teacher Thomas Rowe has over 10 years shoemaking experience, moving from Canada to London in 2009. Learning his craft on the factory floor Thomas later went on to found The Parachute Collective where he continues to this day producing shoes for the likes of Marvel, Netflix, Disney and Pinewood Studios. Thomas also performs in a London based band called Mass Datura.
Jase Cooper

Jase Cooper

Originally a footwear designer working with the likes of Salomon and Pentland, Jase's design career has moved from industrial design, to graphic design for a variety of UK based record labels and well known sports, fashion and tech companies. Jase met Thomas 6 years ago when Thomas taught Jase to handmake shoes.
Sam Awoyemi

Sam Awoyemi

Sam graduated from London College of Fashion in 2020. As a footwear designer and shoemaker Sam has previously worked with Pull&Bear and NoTwoWays. If he's not knocking together a pair of shoes he's likely upcycling a donor pair into something new.
London Sneaker School team

FAQ

When will the course be available?

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.

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.

I am gifting the course as a Christmas — what can I wrap?

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.

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.

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

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.

  • Sewing machine

  • 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.

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 SHOEMAKING COURSE:
AIR MAX 1 PATTA

Enrol today

PRE-ORDER

£750

£750

Enrol Now
  • Step-by-step tutorials suitable for beginners
  • Shoemaking toolkit
  • Component kit
  • A pair of AM1 Patta shoe last
  • AM1 Patta pattern in every size
  • Expert support from the LSS team

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

EARLYBIRD ENROLMENT CLOSES IN

00
Days
00
Hrs
00
Min
00
Sec

When does the course start?

The course will start on February 1 2022.

You will have received your toolkit, last, components and online tutorial.

Use this time to prepare your work space and get those design ideas sketched out.

We'll provide you with a list of supplies and equipment you'll need to pick up so you can jump straight in.
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£ 120.00 GBP

Our Air Jordan 1last is expertly produced in the UK. Reverse engineered from original Air Jordan 1s to create an accurate silhouette. This hinged last will get you through 100s of pairs.

  • Material: Plastic
  • Hinge: Alfa
  • Made to order - please allow 10 working days for manufacture + shipping
  • Suitable for all models of Air Jordan 1s - low, mid, hi etc.

We can not ensure any other patterns not produced for LSS will work on this last. Even a couple mm of tolerance can throw off a design.

ENROLMENT 5/5

Complete your enrolment

COURSE FEE
£ 1,850.00 GBP
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See what our students have to say
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
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
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
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

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.

ENROLMENT 4/5

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ENROLMENT 3/5

Your first name

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ENROLMENT 5/5

Complete your enrolment

COURSE FEE
£ 1,850.00 GBP
COURSE DATE
-
checkout now
See what our students have to say
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
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
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
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

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.

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AIR FORCE 1

CUSTOM WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP FEE
£ 120.00 GBP
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Pay half now, half later
Pay half now and secure your spot. The other half will be paid before your workshop starts.

If you'd like to setup an alternative payment plan don't hesitate to get in touch.

AFRO KICKZ AF1

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.

100% CUSTOM

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.

ONLINE SHOEMAKING COURSE:
AIR MAX 1 PATTA

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AIR MAX 1

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  • Step-by-step video tutorial to create a pair of Air Max 1s
  • Learn the craft of shoemaking
  • Includes PDF patterns in your size to download today and get started
  • Exclusive access to private Discord for community + support

£ 120.00 GBP

£205 GBP / €247 EUR / ₹20504 INR / $361 AUD
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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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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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$270 USD

£205 GBP / €247 EUR / ₹20504 INR / $361 AUD
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  • Step-by-step video tutorial suitable for all levels
  • PDF patterns in your size to download today and get started
  • Access to private Discord for community + support

1 hour custom workshop

Bring your shoes to kick game and apply a lace system and more

WHEN
SAT 8 OCT 22
WHERE
KICK GAME, COVENT GARDEN
PRICE
FREE! [LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE]
HOW
Customise your shoes with London Sneaker School at Kick Game. Bring your shoes and apply our lacing system — choose from a selection of laces as well as other adornments and accessories.

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