Make Your Own Shoes – Hand Lasting Workshop


  • TimeDates by arrangement
  • TimeTime: 10am – 5pm any week day, Saturdays or on an evening class
  • Book byAllow six weeks before your preferred start date

Why not learn to make your own shoes from the experts? This is a great way to start. On this one-day shoe making course for beginners you will learn one of the most important elements of shoe making, hand lasting.

Hand lasting is the stage of pulling the leather shoe upper over the last (the forms that the shoes are made on) and securing it in place first with nails and then contact cement. It is one of the most important, because a hand lasted shoe has a beautiful shape, exactly following the contours of the last.

At the end of the day, your shoes will be sent off to our award winning cobbler to be stitched and to have a leather sole, heel and rubber sticker sole attached before being carefully boxed up and delivered back to you ready to be worn!


All of the materials are provided

Choose from five styles

Choose from a choice of shoe colours

Shoes are lined in natural, veg. tanned leather for comfort

If you would like to keep your shoes looking at their best you can choose to have personalised shoe trees made, simply select the option at checkout and add the name you would like on them in the notes section.

Next steps

Book now and then email us to arrange to come in to choose your shoe size and to arrange your course dates. (Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks notice).

See our full Terms & Conditions here.

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