Shoe Making Classes

I teach people to reconnect with the ancient art of footwear.

The process of wrapping a protective layer of leather around our feet is 40,000 years old and, like fire, is one of the elements that defines us as humans.

What I teach is infinitely variable, though based on two fundamental styles. The main difference between the two styles is how the sole is attached to the upper.

The upper itself can be made in many variations such as the traditional flap and button closure, a more modern lace up shoe, or a no-flap slipper.

Both styles use rugged 9 oz. Bison leather with four colors to choose from. The classes take four full days and require moderate hand strength.

Shoe Making Video

Check out this quick shoe-making video. It shows the entire process start to finish and was shot during one of my shoe-making classes.

Shoe Gallery

Student Gallery