Sneaker School with The Shoe Surgeon

The Shoe Surgeon – aka Dominic Chambrone, has been working with shoes for upwards of 15 years now, customizing his first pair of shoes at age 15. Since then, he has done everything from customizing countless Jordans, to red bottoms, to original developments, including the infamous “Pie Top” and coming soon is his original line. Now, he is offering his services to teach others the ins and outs of shoemaking with his Decon/Recon Sneaker School. The classes are held all over the world, several times a year and the levels of the class vary.

The goal Dominic has is to create more makers. Create more jobs. Give people the skills to make good quality sneakers. It doesn’t make sense to hide all the knowledge the goal is to EVOLVE the Craft faster. Especially back in the USA.

This September, Dominic will be hosting a Decon/Recon DTLA class in downtown Los Angeles with a focus on the classic Stan Smith by Adidas. This class is perfect for beginners, including anyone who has never even used a sewing machine before. During this intensive five day course, students are provided with a full toolset, a glossary of important industry terms, a sewing bootcamp, a student t-shirt + apron and a base pair of Stan Smiths that they will leave with fully re-crafted. Students learn to completely deconstruct a pair of Stan smiths, pattern them, recreate them using different materials, including exotics, sew them back together, Hand lasting them (#lastcomesfirst) attaching and hand sewing the soles on. Dominic reveals trade secrets, skills and ins and outs that took Dominic over a decade to hone. Dominic always hosts a Sunday Supper to break bread with all of the students. This one will be at @bestiadtla.

Usually the class has 2 different “surprise” guest speakers that have been in the industry or know Dominic somehow. Past guests have been Jeff Staple, Dj Clark Kent, Chad Muska, Jerry Lorenzo, Trinidad James and more…

This course is for serious people who are looking to learn. There are few spots left for this course which is priced at $3,000. The class is held from September 7th-11th, from 10am-5pm. See the website for details and to purchase.


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Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks |

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