Create your own handmade sneakers

Create your own handmade sneakers

Crafted within 5-days at The Sneakersschool in The Netherlands

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Roel at The Sneakersschool

Roel van Hoff

Certified Master Shoe maker – 3x European footwear championships gold winner
Teaches sneaker design and crafting

In 5 days, Master shoe maker and designer Roel van Hoff teaches you his process for creating sneakers that make you stand out and get noticed.

Learn to craft sneakers that spark conversations

Sneaker making Masterclasses

Founded by Roel van Hoff, The sneakersschool is a sanctuary for creatives to turn that long cherished wish of being able to craft sneakers into a reality. It’s the place for inspiration and to connect with a community of likeminded people.

Sneaker making Masterclasses

You will learn special techniques created by The SneakersSchool that will enable you to create your own handmade sneaker.

Tools and materials included

Donor sneakers, leathers, materials and tools are included in our courses.

No experience needed

No matter your skill level, our courses are designed to cater to all levels of experience

Discover our leather warehouse

Welcome to our own private Leather Studio. Its like a candy store with over 6000 leathers to choose from.

Air Max Experience

Discover our Air Max Experience and learn how to craft your own pair of Air Max 1 bespoke sneakers. Deconstructing, patterning, cutting leather and fabrics and sewing is included in the 5-day course.

Jordan Experience

Discover our Jordan Experience and learn how to craft your own pair of Jordan 1 bespoke sneakers. Deconstructing, patterning, cutting leather and fabrics and sewing is included in the 5-day course.

All the information you need about our sneaker making courses in The Netherlands

You don’t need any experience in shoemaking. Even if you never sewed before, that’s absolutely no problem! We promise you will be leaving our school with sneakers made by yourself.

Ready to build yours?

Ready to build yours?

Already 250+ students from over 20 countries visited The Sneakersschool. Are you next?

Master the Craft: create handmade sneakers at Sneakersschool

Calling all sneakerheads! Ditch the mass-produced kicks and craft your own unique pair at Sneakersschool. In just one week, this immersive program transforms you from a fan to a creator under the guidance of master shoemaker Roel van Hoff.

Level Up Your Sneaker Game and join the community

Our small class size ensures personalized attention from Roel. Here, inspiration flows freely as you connect with fellow enthusiasts, exchanging ideas and elevating your craft in a focused environment. Armed with special SneakersSchool techniques learned in just 1 week, you’ll transform your vision into a one-of-a-kind creation using the foundation (donor shoes) and premium materials we provide.

Learn from a master

Roel is a certified master shoe maker and winner of multiple footwear Championchips. After graduating from the Dutch healthTec Academy Roel developed his own techniques for creating handmande Nike sneakers.

These techniques are taught at the Sneakersschool to help both beginners and experts create the best handmade Nikes.

Continue your journey at home

After the 5 day course you will master and understand all the techniques necessary to create handmade bespoke Nikes. Finished our course? You will become part of our community with lifelong access to Roel for feedback on your home projects helping you out when you are stuck.

We are here for the makers and we will always support creativity.

Student Stories
  • Roel is a master craftsman who is able to make all the tasks with making a sneaker seem accessible and fun. With his relaxed and approachable personality the entire 5 day course feels more like a fun vacation than anything else. Roel has an extremely creative mind who is able to help bring your coolest and craziest sneaker ideas to life. Due to his years and years of experience and the clear care and passion he has for teaching others. I can’t imagine a better instructor or environment to learn sneaker making. I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to have a great time, meet cool people and learn the art of sneaker making. I plan on going back next year.

    - Bram

    From The Netherlands