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Creating Handmade Leather Sneakers

Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
16 years and over
7 spaces available

Course dates

  • Tue, 9 May '23   5pm – 9pm EDT
  • Wed, 10 May '23   6pm – 9pm EDT


When visiting a sneaker-making class in action one instantly gets the sense that students here leave with much more than a pair of custom sneakers or even the knowledge of how to make them. Our students leave with a sense of wonderment, fulfillment and flow.

​This simple 1-day workshop is designed to teach you how to make your own pair of simple good-looking sneakers. Students will learn how to hand craft a pair of shoes in their desired size, and walk away with their finished pair in only a matter of hours. Students will select their design from a few options and a choice of leather I colors and styles. After cutting and punching, students will hand-stitch their uppers and then fasten the uppers to sneaker soles using traditional shoemaking techniques.

This is a beginner level course, all skill levels welcome! Men’s & women’s styles and sizes available.

Level: Beginner


Single w/Supply Fee
Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
7 available


Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105