One-to-one Storm Welted Shoe Making Course


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On this 6-day shoe making course you will learn the specialist, storm welted shoe construction which is used for strong, water-resistant footwear. 

You will start with a comprehensive set of course notes and the shoe uppers, lasts, tools and materials that you need before we guide you through hand lasting and then sewing on the storm welt.

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

We will then show you how to stitch a strip of leather against the side of the shoe – the storm welt – before attaching a thin mid-sole.  Your shoes are then ready to be sent to a cobbler for the sole to be stitched on and the heel attached.

Simply choose:

  • Your UK shoe size – we have lasts in sizes 3 -13 including half sizes
  • A leather colour: Tan, Burgundy, Dark Brown or Black
  • A shoe style: Plain Derby, Plain Oxford, Toecap Derby, Toecap Oxford, or Full Brogue Oxford 
  • To have blind or metal eyelets, a heel tab or counter and a toe medallion or no toe medallion 

…and email us at or call us on 020 78130093 to book a time to suit.

The fee for this tailored, 6-day, storm welted shoe making course is £1250. 

See our full Terms & Conditions here.

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