Shoemaking: Shoe Design Course


On this one-day shoe design course we’ll show you how we design our bespoke shoes. Then, working on our almond toed 0743 shoe lasts, we’ll guide you through the design process yourself… advising on construction, material and detail considerations as we go.

The morning will be spent designing on paper. The afternoon session will be spent drawing your chosen design onto the 0743 shoe last.

At the end of the session you will leave with a sketchbook of ideas.

You also have the option:

To book onto a one-day class to hand last your own shoes – £525


To order your design to be made up into a pair of leather heeled and leather soled shoes – £450.

Date & Time:

The last Tuesday of the month 11am – 4pm with a one hour lunch break



Carreducker, Unit 1.20, The Courtyard, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH

The 0743 Last:

The 0743 last is well proportioned with an elongated, soft egg shaped toe and 1 1/8″ heel height

Class Description:

Through presentation, demonstration and guidance, we will show you how to:

Identify a well fitting shoe

What good proportions look like

The dos and donts of shoe design

Burnish the edges of the leather

How to sketch a shoe design

How to tape up a last

How to transfer your sketch onto the last

Material and detail considerations


All materials are provided.


See our full Terms & Conditions here.

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