Brooklyn Shoe Space

Art
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
(172 Reviews)

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.  

Brooklyn Shoe Space provides a range of classes for students of all skill levels. At BKSS our mission is to encourage creativity and inspire the shoemaker in all of us by creating a collaborative and inspiring community.

Reviews of Brooklyn Shoe Space

(172 Reviews)

4/19/2018
Aliya J.

Attended: Shoemaking #001: Introduction


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.

4/16/2018
Caitlin P.

Attended: Slides and Mule Making


This class was a ton of fun & packs a lot in for one day. Lots of choices for materials which are included in the cost of the class - although everyone in class was working from the same pattern, the finished shoes were all unique. The instructor Bonnie was wonderful at explaining the process & very helpful when anyone got stuck. Brooklyn Shoe Space is really cool, with regular members coming in to work while the class was going on - you could tell what a wonderful collaborative space it is, with everyone around enthusiastic about the work and sharing ideas & tips with each other. I have a feeling this won't be my last pair of shoes or my last visit to the space. This is a FULL day of work (and our class ran late as our instructor ensured that everyone left with a finished project) so come prepared for a marathon of making!

4/2/2018
Shanterra L

Attended: Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker


I've been obsessed with Brooklyn Shoe Space since I discovered them while googling for shoemaking courses. After looking at their website and instagram I realized that this was the BEST option for me and it was the BEST INVESTMENT I've ever made in my designers education in my entire life. So happy and can not wait to return on November 28th, I will not miss the sneaker making class!

4/2/2018
Beth P

Attended: Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker


Amazing teachers and wonderful learning opportunities!

4/2/2018
Alexandria W

Attended: Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker


This is a wonderful space for any level of shoemaking or leather crafting. Take a class, come for open studio or combine both! I took a shoemaking course and continued studying independently through a month long membership. Everyone here is full of talent and super friendly. Thanks for the great experience bkss

4/2/2018
Alexandria W

Attended: 6-Day Intensive Shoe/Boot/Sneaker Making Workshop


This is a wonderful space for any level of shoemaking or leather crafting. Take a class, come for open studio or combine both! I took a shoemaking course and continued studying independently through a month long membership. Everyone here is full of talent and super friendly. Thanks for the great experience bkss

4/2/2018
Shanterra L

Attended: 6-Day Intensive Shoe/Boot/Sneaker Making Workshop


I've been obsessed with Brooklyn Shoe Space since I discovered them while googling for shoemaking courses. After looking at their website and instagram I realized that this was the BEST option for me and it was the BEST INVESTMENT I've ever made in my designers education in my entire life. So happy and can not wait to return on November 28th, I will not miss the sneaker making class!

4/2/2018
Anna S

Attended: 6-Day Intensive Shoe/Boot/Sneaker Making Workshop


This place is awesome! Everyone here is so friendly and helpful. I went here for a week long bootmaking class and left feeling truly inspired (and with an amazing pair of knee high suede boots)! They really let you create whatever you want here, there are no restrictions, which is awesome. The process is a bit daunting at first but Kate was so helpful and was an amazing teacher.

4/2/2018
Beth P

Attended: 3-Day Stiletto


Amazing teachers and wonderful learning opportunities!

4/2/2018
Cutis S

Attended: 3-Day Stiletto


The team here is great. Most of the classes are very well-suited to beginners. Some are half-day and one-day and others can run a full week for sneakers, boots, etc. Their new location on Roebling St is much larger than their old location, but it's the same amazing people. Highly recommended!

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224 Roebling St, Brooklyn, New York 11211
Brooklyn Shoe Space
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
224 Roebling St
Btwn S 2nd & S 3rd Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Shoe Space

6-Day Intensive Shoe/Boot/Sneaker Making Workshop
Next start date:

Monday Apr 30th, 10am

Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Next start date:

Monday Apr 30th, 10am

Handwelted Shoemaking
Next start date:

Saturday May 5th, 12pm

Leather Techniques
Next start date:

Thursday May 10th, 6pm

Leather Slippers
Next start date:

Saturday May 12th, 12pm

Shoemaking #002: Pattern Making
Next start date:

Tuesday May 15th, 6pm

Wallet Making Workshop
Next start date:

Wednesday May 16th, 6:30pm

3-Day Stiletto
Next start date:

Friday May 18th, 10am

Espadrille Making Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday May 19th, 12pm

Leather Bag Making
Next start date:

Tuesday May 22nd, 6pm

Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker
Next start date:

Friday May 25th, 10am

Slides and Mule Making
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 16th, 10am