This day course teaches you the pleasure of working with leather and the elements of hand lasting. You will never look at shoes the same way again.
Superb Wedding Present
Leave with a Pair of Shoes
Suitable for All Levels
No experience will be left unloved, we offer free exchanges if it's not quite the right vibe.
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WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
What is it about a brogue? The shoe that just begs to be polished, fitted with a shoe tree and placed in a duster bag. They have a look of permanence and, let’s face it, of class. You can tell a man by the shoes he wears. But what if you could make them yourself? Yes pick up the nippers, weld the pliers and get to grips with a last. You could never look at shoes in the same way again. This day course teaches you to understand the pleasure of working with leather, and the elements of hand lasting. Bespoke - by you.
WHAT WILL I BE LEARNING?
Shaping the insole, puffing the toe, stiffening the heel, and hammering the uppers. This is craftsmanship. You will be working with four specialist shoe making tools, and it will take you a day to create these little beauties. At the end your shoes will be sent off to Carreducker’s specialist cobbler to have a leather sole and heel attached. They will then be lovingly packed and delivered back to you, so you’re ready to dance the light fantastic - or maybe you could place them reverently in a box frame and just look at them….Shoes just got a little bit shinier.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
You'll need to book the dates of the course 4 weeks before the start of the course. On booking the date, you'll choose your closest UK shoe size, one of the five different shoe styles, a leather colour and the eyelet, heel, and toe details.
29th June | 6th July | 31st August | 28th September | 12th October | 9th November | 30th November | 14th December
Time: 10am – 6pm Saturdays