Shoe Making Classes

Make your very own pair of custom fit leather shoes

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.

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

Styles & Class Schedule

Scandinavian TurnShoe Class Dates

Sept 17-20, 2020 (Thurs-Sun) (4 full days)

Location: Tryon Arts and Crafts
Cost: Price and registration coming soon.

Internal Stitch Down Shoe Class Dates

December 10-13 (Thursday – Sunday) (4 full days)

Location: West Asheville, NC
Cost: $400 which includes the materials fee

Leather Colors

Redwood, Tobacco, Chocolate and Black (left to right)

Upper leather is commercial chrome tanned 9oz. American Bison from the Hide House in California.

Leather Chocolate
Leather color - Redwood
Leather Tobacco
Leather Black

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