Sneaker courses

Sneaker courses

Everything you need to know before signing up

The SneakersSchool Decon/Recon classes offer a five-day immersive studio experience designed to teach the art of deconstructing and reconstructing Nike Jordan or Air Max sneakers. Master the entire process, and walk away with a completely custom pair that you’ve personally designed and crafted.

The J1


The AM1


The Jordan One and Air Max One experience and it’s components

Unlock the secrets of crafting your own sneakers with our comprehensive course, curated from years of expertise in the industry. As a master shoe maker and sneaker designer, Roel has honed various techniques, and now, He’s here to guide you through the journey of creating sneakers from scratch.

1. Sign up

Sign up through our website and tell us about your preference week.

2. Deconstruction

Deconstruct your sneaker and re-use the sole and start rebuilding with custom leathers and materials!

3. Patterning

The Sneakersschool offers a revolutionary approach. We’ll equip you with our exclusive and inhouse developed patterns and lasts, improved through years of experience. These ensure a perfect fit and provide a solid foundation to create your perfect sneaker.

4. Cutting leather and fabrics

Explore the art of drawing patterns on selected materials and master the use of the latest, most effective techniques to cut, shape, and refine materials. From basic cuts to intricate forms, we’ll be there every step, ensuring you acquire the expertise needed to craft your envisioned sneakers.

We have over 6000 leathers to choose from and Laces in every color of the rainbow. Everything you need to craft exactly what you envisioned.

5. Sewing

Let’s assemble your sneakers with confidence. Under our guidance, you will seamlessly stitch together the cut leather and fabric pieces. No prior sewing experience is necessary; we’ll share invaluable tricks to ensure your shoes are properly crafted.

6. Lasting

The final step in creating your handmade Nikes. This process involves shaping the shoe on a mold, ensuring it achieves the perfect fit and finish. SneakersSchool developed their own Nike Jordan and Air Max lasts and patern to ensure a perfect fitting.

Date and Time

The course spans five full days, running from Wednesday to Sunday. Each day’s session begins at approximately 9:00 and concludes at 17:00 hrs. Lunch and beverages are included, and we accommodate personal preferences wherever possible.

  • Elevate your skills to the level of true artistry, distinguishing yourself with unparalleled craftmanship

  • Learn how to create your unique style and stand out with one-of-a-kind designs

  • Boost your shoemaking journey with expert guidance, mastering techniques typically reserved for years of intensive training in shoemaking schools

Costs of a course

The course, with a maximum of 5 participants, spans 5 full days (9:00-17:00 hrs) and is priced at €1680, per person (including 21% tax).

  • Small hand tools are included
  • A pair of donor shoes is included
  • Lunch and drinks are provided
  • No prior experience is required
  • Receive a certificate of achievement


Overview of our most frequently asked questions. Any more questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or hit the button to view all our FAQ items.

How can I use the skills learned during the course?2024-05-31T19:22:39+02:00
  • Create unique pairs: You will be able to create your own bespoke Nikes making you stand out from the crowd.
  • Sell Your Creations: If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can use your skills to create custom sneakers and sell them online or at local markets. This can be a way to turn your passion into a profitable side hustle.
  • Offer Customization Services: Provide sneaker customization services to others. This could involve taking requests and transforming their existing shoes or creating custom designs based on their specifications.
What’s included in the sneaker course?2024-05-31T19:25:09+02:00

Everything you need to create your own custom handmade pair. Materials, A donor pair and tools as well as lunch and drinks throughout the week.

What will I learn during the M1 and J1 course?2024-05-31T19:22:25+02:00
  • You’ll master the art of deconstructing and reconstructing sneakers, understanding anatomy and construction techniques.
  • You’ll develop practical skills like cutting, stitching, lasting, and material application to rebuild and personalize a shoe.
  • You’ll explore advanced customization methods potentially used by the Roel van Hoff himself.
What is the Decon Recon Nike course?2024-05-31T19:25:26+02:00

Decon/Recon classes offer a five-day immersive studio experience designed to teach the art of deconstructing and reconstructing Nike Jordan 1’s or AirMax 1’s. Master the entire process, and walk away with a completely custom pair that you’ve personally designed and crafted.

Upcoming courses

See a list overview of our upcoming courses. Don’t hesitate to sign up for a moment later this year. We are trying to plan these weeks as effectively as possible. We get in touch with you after signing up.

Student Stories
  • The workshop was more than I expected. Roel and the people in the class made this experience 100%. From the first class Roel made sure everyone had all materials and had a plan. I worked on Air Jordan 1 High which was a personal challenge because it was my first time making sneakers. I’m planning to take a second class next year. Thanks Roel and the people in the class for the good times

    - Orlando

    From Somewhere

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