You CAN make shoes?! Yes! You can! Of your own designs too.
Tape up lasts of your own size, transfer designs on the last, and make a pattern for your sole and for your upper. This is the analog way to make patterns. Prep yourself to be hands-on! You will go home with a pattern for your own shoes.
For first time shoe makers, please take the shoe making 001 class to get a generic intro + material list, resource list, and a designing session to get all your ideas ready for creation in this class.
Please bring a "last" of your own size. You can purchase them at Kaufman's Shoe Supplies in NYC. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we have your size if you cannot find your size last at Kaufman's.
For materials to bring with you, please refer to the check-list from class 001!
I hope to see you soon!
ps: please note that I will meet you at the door of the building 5 minutes before class starts. Or, if you are early or late, you will need to call 646.338.8671 or 718.218.7111 to be buzzed in. As it is a small class, it will be beneficial for everyone to come on time- Thanks for understanding.
designer/shoe maker @ kstar shoes
I learned shoe making through Emily Putterman who still teaches at many design schools, like Parsons/New School, Pratt, JCC. She used to teach at FIT when I took her courses. She is "The Shoe Making Teacher" of New York. (Now there are several more...) I followed her around town with her classes. Sh... view full bio