Shoemaking #001: Introduction

at Brooklyn Shoe Space -

Course Details
$100 6 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Nov 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Next start dates (1)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 8

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this shoemaking class:

This class is a 2-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes. After this class, you will be motivated to find lasts that fit your feet, and create your designs!

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended (not a requirement) to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo. It will give you a little time in between this class and your 3-day class you intend to take, to prepare supplies or order custom lasts ahead of time.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   



We are a small studio and reorganizing and rescheduling classes is very difficult to accommodate.  Please make sure to gear up, stay healthy, and prepare to come to class. Please respect the teacher's and other students' time and energy they bring to the classroom. 

For multiple-day classes, if you have to miss a day, you are responsible for getting the information that will catch you up on missed information during the class hours. Any additional time you will need to finish the project due to your absence shall be signed-up as a studio-hour session at a $150/day rate.

If you are entitled to a refund, or have any questions, please email us at [email protected], minimum 10 days before the class. Any last minute cancellations will not guarantee a full refund.

We take your safety seriously. With COVID-19, circumstances may change quickly, at the last minute. Please communicate with us, if you are traveling from afar. We expect that you will be healthy, and that if you feel sick slightly, you will let us know and we will postpone the course. We will have hand sanitizers, surface wipes, we will wash hands frequently, and each student will have their own tool box to use during the course. Any shared equipment will be cleaned in between use.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $100
6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $100

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Question from Terry O.
Are these men and women's shoes?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Basil! Intro class is a theory class and won’t be making shoes. It’s talking about the construction of shoes and components and steps and lastly, you measure your feet, to know what size lasts to use for your project. Both men and women's shoes will be discussed. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Shoe Space (189)

(189 Reviews)
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Terry O. on 9/17/2019
Great place, lovely people, had a great time and learned a good deal about the process.
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/9/2019
It was an introductory class that got me hungry for more. Cool space too. Good vibes.
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Aliya J. on 4/19/2018
I loved this class. It was a great insite to the ins and outs of show making. I loved doing all of the measurements and discoving new things about my feel, i.e. sizing. I can’t wait to take the next level.
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/21/2017
Really bad. We just measured our feet. They should've given a better overview of the shoe making process
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Suna A. on 7/24/2017
I attended the class with much enthusiasm and excitement to learn the initial processes or at least thinking that goes into shoemaking but I left somewhat dismayed as the only thing of value I learned in an hour and a half was how to measure my feet. I would recommend that perhaps more thought is put into introducing the concepts of shoe making with samples that are set up on the table for students to see instead of watching the instructor looking for misplaced items. The instructor Keiko is really sweet but I'm used to more structure and valuable information being shared in a course I pay for, not waiting and wondering.
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Brooklyn Shoe Space's mission is to offer a fully equipped studio space for shoemakers, to be a reliable resource for shoe designers, to encourage creativity in our community through fun educational programming, and to make shoemaking accessible to a wider audience.  

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