THE SHOEMAKER’S CLASS is a shoemaking school founded by MISAWA SHOE DESIGN, INC. in Tokyo, Japan. Experienced shoemakers will instruct you carefully from scratch the traditional crafting methods of shoemaking. Following your schedule, you may arrange your preferred class day and number of classes you’d like to join each month! Some of our students here take classes once or twice a month as a hobby, and some are taking as many as five classes a week aiming to become a professional in the field.
At THE SHOEMAKER’S CLASS, we come from all walks of life; men and women with a wide range of different purposes such as: “I would like to try it out”, ”I would like to incorporate shoemaking techniques into my works”, or “I just enjoy making things!”, etc.
Sometimes we get asked by female students if it is possible for a woman to join our school. Our answer is a definite: “Yes! Not a problem at all!”. Since shoemaking is about grasping the techniques rather than using brute strength, anyone can do it! We have also taken time and care to create a curriculum that allows all to be able to learn as many techniques as possible in an efficient and enjoyable way. More than mastering the methods of shoemaking, you will gain knowledge about leather and also have the chance to learn the difficult process of last making.
We hope to see you very soon!