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Shoe making: sneakers, sandals, pumps & laced-up

€ 4500,00
May 6th, 2019 → May 31st, 2019

Sep 23rd, 2019 → Oct 18th, 2019

English, Italian
9AM to 5PM, Mon to Fri

These courses have been developed for:

  • “makers” designers, artisans, and not only, who are passionate to be hands-on and who wish to be able to make a simple prototype of a shoe and walk away at the end of the course with the pair of shoes they have made
  • pattern makers willing to learn the basics of stitching and lasting a pair of shoes. This knowledge gives a pattern maker a better understanding of what happens when the patterns are worked in the manufacturing plant and will facilitate the interaction with the workers of a factory

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Topics covered during this course

During the 4-week course the students work on a precise sequence of styles and constructions that guide them through an increasing difficulty of hands-on making. During the making course each student will select leathers and materials from the selection available at the school. Patterns will be available before the beginning of the class so that each student can have a set of patterns that can keep after the end of the course. Those students that wish to know more on how patterns are made can take the 12 week pattern making course and additionally the 4 week advanced pattern making class

Sneaker shoe making
The first week students work on a strobel sneaker that requires no lasting. Students prepare the leather patterns with splitting and skiving, stitch the upper together and make the strobel stitching (on the edge) with the strobel machine and then attach a cup-sole.
Flat sandal shoe making
The second week will see the student make a flat sandal that requires hand lasting. It is a valuable exercise to understand the basics of lasting. Sandals are made for man and woman.
High heel pump shoe making
The third style is a high heel pump (only woman): limited number of pieces to be stitched together, but lasting is made part with machines and part by hand. Then bottom roughing and pounding, heel nailing and sole attaching and pressing.
Derby and oxford shoe making
Laced up
The last style is a laced-up shoe (Derby or Oxford for man and woman): the patterns are more complicated to stitch, then lasting with machines and bottom (unit with welt) attaching.


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