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 specialist cobbler to have a leather sole and heel attached before being carefully boxed up and delivered back to you ready to be worn! If you would like to keep your shoes looking at their best we also offer shoetrees made especially to fit them.

Next steps

Book now and then email us to arrange to come in to choose your shoe size and to arrange your course dates.

See our full Terms & Conditions here.

Plain Derby shoe
Plain Oxford shoe
burgundy shoes
brown brogue shoes
full brogue oxford shoe
Black leather
Chocolate leather
Detail - blind eyelets
Detail - eyelets
Heel counter
heel tab
Plain Derby shoe
Toe medallion
Maple wood shoe trees
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