HAVE A LOOK AT SOME REVIEWS FROM PEOPLE WHO ALREADY ENJOYED OUR COURSE.

Bobby, student

You walk in with an idea in your head. 5 days later you have that idea on your feet. It’s something you have to do, but most of all to experience. The smaller group really works and @roelvanhoff truly immerses you into the world of “custom made”. The amount of knowledge he passes on to you is more than worth it. I now have a new hobby. Thanks @sneakersschool!

Josefa, student

From 1 to 10 its an absolute 10.
What a great class and experience. I have to say I was a bit nervous and very excited on taking this course, but as soon as you get there @roelvanhoff makes you feel very warm and welcome.
Its a 5 day course with only 5 students that makes it a very personalized class, being able to ask and share with everyone without leaving anything behind.
Roel is a professional full of passion and knowledge that will guide you step by step in your creation giving you a space with a wide range of materials, tools, machines and timing that are absolutely perfect. Thanks again to Roel for the amazing food, beverage and coziness ass well to my classmates for a such and amazing experience! Lots of love from Chile!

Pedro, student

@sneakersschool Is one of the best, hands on learning experiences i´ve ever had. @roelvanhoff is very skilled and full of knowledge, I liked that he is very patient so the whole class understands the work and concepts, clearing any possible doubt. It was a great 5 days building my own custom sneaker and hanging out with fellow sneaker heads ,talking about.. you guessed it, sneakers and more sneakers.
When i entered the course i had more or less of an idea of what i wanted to make, but the reality is that you get to class and you have to adapt to whatever materials and colors are available, for me thats one of the best creative exercises. I want to thank Roel for such an experience, for me it has changed the way i look at the sneaker industry, getting a better understanding of how a sneaker is actually made.

Raymond, student

What an amazing 5 day’s it’s been. Such a great experience…
The atmosphere in our group was amazing.
@roelvanhoff was very patient and “precies”. He has a lot of knowledge of the craft.
Everything was well taken care of and you could get anything you wanted.
The lunches were also very nice, especially the “kroketten”.
For me, personally, I really enjoyed being creative and I loved to see my own personal sneakers develop.
It was also very nice to meet other sneakersheads!!

Nuël, student

I really had an awesome time learning how to make my own AM1’s! @roelvanhoff really did an awesome job teaching us the craft and took his time to show us the proces step by step.
It’s a lot of work and the days flew by but in the end, when you have the shoe that you designed and made in your hand, that’s just priceless!!
Thanks again Roel for sharing your wisdom

Alessandro, student

I love sneakers, I collect them and it had been a while since I tried to figure out how to customize them.
After a friend showed me @roelvanhoff ‘s @sneakersschool page, I said to myself: “This is the one for me!”
There were only 5 fellow students with the same passion for sneakers which have also become friends.
I’m glad that Roel taught us this art in his school, he’s a great guy and very patient.
Thanks again for everything, I will take this experience with me forever.
It’s great to create!

Sander, student

In my previous review I wrote I would do it again in a heartbeat… So I did…
The choice of materials was even wider than last time. The patterns have been developed and improved which resulted in a better fit and shape.
@roelvanhoff explanation, help, craftmanship and patience are so great that everyone can easily make his/her own bespoke.
The combination of nice fellow students and great lunches again made for an unforgettable experience.
To be continued…!

Michaël, student

I heard about a new sneakersschool session a couple of month ago. I really felt that this time, it was my turn to enroll and I’ve not been disappointed !
Before starting it I hadn’t really expectations about the course itself, I just started and discovered all the fun it could bring : top quality leathers products, good equipments and last but not least really cool ‘partners in crime’.
Crafting was the first challenge: how to choose the leathers, how to combine them, with no experience ?
That’s were Roel’s expertise come into the play, he can tell exactly what you have to keep in mind for crafting and the adventure can then begin !
Building up a sneaker is really a passionate thing: we were all focused at realizing our own bespoke while a cool atmosphere emerge from the group. Each one can evolve at its own peace while Roel advices, guides and helps you throughout all the process.
I’m really glad with that experience and my bespoke sneakers, I would definitely recommend any sneakerfan to follow the class. That’s an unforgettable experience,
Thanx Sneakersschool, Thanx Roel !

Virgile, student

It was a very nice experience, thank you to all students who were all attentive and @roelvanhoff who was able to advise us and remove doubts … I think we all had the desire to redo another sneakers barely thin the first one. thank you @sneakersschool !!!

Mel, student

Wow…..WHAT A WEEK! Honestly for me this was a life changing experience! The amount of knowledge and skill @roelvanhoff has is incredible, he really is a master and shares that with you by helping you each step of the way. It’s crazy to think you make a bespoke sneaker from absolute scratch with no prior experience in anything. I’m not going to lie I was super nervous and anxious when I first arrived but from the very start Roel makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, the studio is beautiful, there’s drinks whenever you want and lunch is really good! For me I really wanted to concentrate on the process of how to make the sneaker so chose something simple, clean and fresh. Super happy with how they came out, learned so much and I can’t wait to start making my own pairs when I get back home. Also met some amazing people who shared the same passion! If your contemplating doing this course DONT just do it, trust me you will LOVE IT! Peace and Love

Erkan, student

for me @sneakersschool was an excellent investment of time&money! using all the different tools and materials – while hand crafting my very own AM1 – kind of reshaped how I look upon sneakers at all, like from a general view mainly on the shape, silhouette and color way, more into details, with paying particular attention on every single piece of leather processed and on every single stich, stich, stich…
@sneakersschool is definitely a ‘must DO!’ for sneaker enthusiasts… just do it
thanks @roelvanhoff
“AIR”KAN aka @erkansoy

Shannon and Jeffrey, students

It was a dream come true to assemble and make our shoes with @roelvanhoff. A great experience far beyond our imagination.
The guidance and explanation Roel gives you are great. His knowledge and skills when it comes to the smallest details is mind blowing.
Our dream of making our own pair of AM1’s came true thanks to you Roel!
We can’t thank you enough and can’t wait to UNDS our new favorite pairs!
Keep it up and see you soon!
-Shannon and Jeffrey

Sanne, student

It was always a dream to create my own shoes, so I was extremely happy when I discovered the @sneakersschool! I can recommend this course to every sneakerfreaker! If you can sew or not, @roelvanhoff will guide you every step (and stitch!) of the way. The choice of leathers is mindblowing and the studio is supernice. Although it’s hard work, it’s a really chill vibe! It feels intimate because the group is so small and Roel’s knowledge is endless!
I always loved the air max 90s and asked for a 90s sole, which was no problem for Him. We kept the details from the 90s and combined it with the 1, and I’m so happy with the hybrid result: what a match!
When I was doubting myself, he gave me the confidence to ‘just do it’ and I’m so proud of myself! The workshop really helped me to accept that you can make mistakes, and there is always a way to fix it. Truly an unforgettable, lifechanging experience!!! Thanks Roel, you are amazing! ❤
-Sanne a.k.a @studio.pandi

Nicola, student

Definitely loved this AM1 class!! We got to work with crazy leathers and what i liked the most was the details and care behind every single step of the process. @roelvanhoff really helped us during the whole class figuring out what was the best choice for the shoe and i it really shows in the final product!!/p>

Nicola, student

It was a real pleasure to be able to work with @roelvanhoff. For me it was the second course of shoemaking, and the level has risen considerably. Roel is very knowledgeable in the world of shoes, and his air max is from another planet. From the patterns to the shapes, up to the internal parts, it coincides perfectly!
-Nicola

Bouchaib, student

Amazing experience at @sneakersschool
I did this custom pair of AM1 taking in consideration my ROOTS or personality. Each side represents a part of me: the left one paying tribute to the place I was BORN: Casablanca (Morocco)
and the right paying tribute to where I was RAISED: Paris (France)
It’s a pleasure to tell where you’re from by your sneakers.
Thanks you for giving me the opportunity to do it and thanks for sharing your knowlege with me @roelvanhoff

Fernando, student

After following @sneakersschool for a while I knew for sure: this is a course I HAVE to follow!
Then the moment was finally there. You learn to make your own pair of Air Max 1 from beginning to end.
It was a dream come true and I was in 7th heaven!
During the entire process everything is explained from A to Z by @roelvanhoff . How, where and why. The rest is up to you!
The tools and equipment are top notch and you can ask Roel everything.
The smaller group makes for a better and personal approach.
I never knew or even thought about how many parts make up an Air Max 1! It was wonderful to learn all this and how it’s put together.
I’m a creative person and had the chance to let my creativity go free. Eventhough I kept my pair clean and sober without using bright colors.
I’m very pleased with the end result and I finally made my very own shoes! I’ve always walked in and loved Air Max 1’s.
I won’t be wearing them so I ordered a special shoe display. Maybe I’ll wear them for my wedding day. But for now I just slept in them for the first night
Thanks Roel, it’s been a wonderful and educational week! We will meet again soon!
-Fernando

Ivo, student

I always had a passion for shoe’s and especially for sneakers. Therefor I planned on doing a full 3 year course on shoemaking and learning all about it, sadly I would not learn in that course are “custom” bespoke sneakers and destroying shoes to create new ones. This was something totally different than traditional shoemaking but is something that really interested me. I went looking around on the web to find more info on making your own bespokes and that was when I saw the @Sneakersschool course and the results it gave in on Instagram. At this point I knew, this is what I want! so I went ahead and sent @Roelvanhoff a message asking if I could attend and luckily there was still a spot for the next month! I could not be happier and went to the course with pretty high expectations. In the end the course was even better than imagined! Roel has an amazing eye for details and helps you with every step. This makes the course great for beginning shoemakers and people without experience as well. I hope to make a lot of nice bespoke in the future and improve all my skills. Big thanks to you @Roelvanhoff and all the other students for the amazing week and great learning experience!
-Ivo

James, student

Heres my review for you
I’ve been in to sneakers for a long time now and my favourite model is the Nike air max 1. I saw someone post a custom on fave book about 3 months ago and it looked amazing , I then learnt that they had made it @sneakersschool.That was it I had to find out more, I got myself straight on the waiting list for the next course. I finally got to start the course a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t disappointed. Our teacher @roelvanhoff has so much knowledge and skill that you’ll have no problem making your own bespoke air max 1 ,even if you’ve have no prior sewing/cutting/sneaker making experience at all (like myself) .There are so many different materials to choose from that the possibility are endless.
The further I got through the course the more you could see the sneaker coming together and taking shape.I’m so happy with the end result and will wear them with pride knowing, I made them myself. The other students I met on the course where not from the UK but we all shared a passion for sneakers and all learnt a new skill that we all will carry on practicing either as a hobby or as a profession.we all made friends and will stay in contact with one another to see how our journeys progress. I hope that if I keep making bespoke’s for myself that I can improve my skills to maybe one day be as good as @roelvanhoff
Thank you
@kingcobz

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James, student

Heres my review for you
I’ve been in to sneakers for a long time now and my favourite model is the Nike air max 1. I saw someone post a custom on fave book about 3 months ago and it looked amazing , I then learnt that they had made it @sneakersschool.That was it I had to find out more, I got myself straight on the waiting list for the next course. I finally got to start the course a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t disappointed. Our teacher @roelvanhoff has so much knowledge and skill that you’ll have no problem making your own bespoke air max 1 ,even if you’ve have no prior sewing/cutting/sneaker making experience at all (like myself) .There are so many different materials to choose from that the possibility are endless.
The further I got through the course the more you could see the sneaker coming together and taking shape.I’m so happy with the end result and will wear them with pride knowing, I made them myself. The other students I met on the course where not from the UK but we all shared a passion for sneakers and all learnt a new skill that we all will carry on practicing either as a hobby or as a profession.we all made friends and will stay in contact with one another to see how our journeys progress. I hope that if I keep making bespoke’s for myself that I can improve my skills to maybe one day be as good as @roelvanhoff
Thank you
@kingcobz

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Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Thomas, student

I was wondering doing sneakers since a very long time , I did custom but it was not the thing I really want , and one day roelvanhoff appear to me on insta , I was wahhhhooooo who is this guy ?? I talk to him about my sneakers dream , and finally I was there to do my own Decon /recon , the dream come true , and because of you now I know that everything in sneakers world is possible , thanks a lot bro for your patience , your knowledge, this class will change a lot of things in my life !!! And now you have to come snowboarding with us in French alps !!!
@thimzs_

Piotrek and Darek, students

To be honest, for us it has been the best thing we’ve ever done in our life!
@roelvanhoff explained everything clearly and helped us a lot. He’s also very kind and friendly
„Started from the bottom, now we here”- is the best way to explain how we made a pair of shoes which is 1 of 1 in the world!
We are working with shoes everyday because we make customs. This however is something different, something special and we can recommend it to everyone.
Thank You Roel and see you soon bro!

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Piotrek and Darek, students

To be honest, for us it has been the best thing we’ve ever done in our life!
@roelvanhoff explained everything clearly and helped us a lot. He’s also very kind and friendly
„Started from the bottom, now we here”- is the best way to explain how we made a pair of shoes which is 1 of 1 in the world!
We are working with shoes everyday because we make customs. This however is something different, something special and we can recommend it to everyone.
Thank You Roel and see you soon bro!

Student work reviews Sneakersschool
Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Claire, student

oel, A big thank you for this amazing experience that may change the rest of my life. I am proud to had you as a teacher on decon recon. Your processes are easy to apply even for beginners and the result is just impressive. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me. You don’t realize that I will probably tell to my grand children : @roelvanhoff is the guy who learn me how to become a shoemaker
Thanks Dude for everything

Piotrek and Darik, students

To be honest, for us it has been the best thing we’ve ever done in our life!
Roel explained everything clearly and helped us a lot. He’s also very kind and friendly
„Started from the bottom, now we here”- is the best way to explain how we made a pair of shoes which is 1 of 1 in the world!
We are working with shoes everyday because we make customs. This however is something different, something special and we can recommend it to everyone.
Thank You Roel and see you soon bro!

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Piotrek and Darek, students

To be honest, for us it has been the best thing we’ve ever done in our life!
Roel explained everything clearly and helped us a lot. He’s also very kind and friendly
„Started from the bottom, now we here”- is the best way to explain how we made a pair of shoes which is 1 of 1 in the world!
We are working with shoes everyday because we make customs. This however is something different, something special and we can recommend it to everyone.
Thank You Roel and see you soon bro!

Student work reviews Sneakersschool
Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Ruben, student

Ever since we started following @sneakersschool, Noelia and I decided to take the course. We waited impatiently for 3 months to get started.
It was a great experience. We don’t speak a lot of English but this wasn’t an issue. In the end it’s all about the craftmanship. I want to thank @roelvanhoff for his patience while explaining everything and guiding us along the way.
Also a big thanks to my fellow students because we had a great time together.
I learned a lot during the course, but now it’s up to me to do the rest!
Gracias!!! (Espanja)

Noelia, student

For me it has been an unforgettable experience. After many years in the world of sneakers, this course has been special, creating your air max 1 from zero and being able to select your own fabrics is impressive. @roelvanhoff teaches you perfectly the whole process and, despite not knowing the language, I had no problem understanding the whole process. Thank you very much for your patience and thank you very much for making this possible.
Greetings to all our colleagues and thanks also for the help received.
-Noelia (Espanja)

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Noelia, student

For me it has been an unforgettable experience. After many years in the world of sneakers, this course has been special, creating your air max 1 from zero and being able to select your own fabrics is impressive. @roelvanhoff teaches you perfectly the whole process and, despite not knowing the language, I had no problem understanding the whole process. Thank you very much for your patience and thank you very much for making this possible.
Greetings to all our colleagues and thanks also for the help received.
-Noelia (Espanja)

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Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Samuel, student

I’m a details oriented guy, everthing has to bee on point. So far so good. When i got in touch with @sneakersschool i thought OMG, i can make my own bloody AM 1! i fell in love immediately!! So this was a decision by heart and not by my brain!! And it‘s not just like ahh i can have my own design, thoughts, visions to bringin in, no it‘s more than that! It‘s abaout to create your own pair of shoes, from A to Z.. well except the sole! I still can‘t find the right words what happend to me during this fenomenal week @sneakersschool workshop! By the way @roelvanhoff is the mastermind behind all that, his passion & Love for Sneakers tells his own story, und i got the chance to be a part of it!! It almost felt like Home to be there.. sadly it has come to an end. But with the knowledge and inspiration of @roelvanhoff i can keep this moments for life.. thank you very very much, from the bottom of my heart, i realy feel thankful.. One of the best times of my life, I‘ll never ever gonna forget! A big applaus to the dr. prof. @roelvanhoff from @sneakersschool to make this happen! He‘s such a lovely guy.. and a big big thank you to the great guys i met during this week! I couldn‘t imagine this, what came out of this perfect workshop!! If you get the opportunity, don‘t let it pass by.. as Nike said: Just do it!
Love Sam (Switzerland)

Jeroen, Student

The love for sneakers started in the 80s with my first pair of air Jordan 4’s, the love for sneakers has not stopped since then. Lately I have been fascinated by the customization of sneakers, when I came across the website of @roelvanhoff his @sneakersschool. i immediately signed up for the course. I had no experience with sewing machines, leather processing or shoe making, I started the course at zero. From the beginning with the pattern, the shoedesign with different materials, sewing and shoe making, Roel provided the necessary guidance to achieve a good end result. I’m very happy with my end result. I had a lot of fun these five days thanks to my fellow students Ruben & Noelle (ES) gracias por el delicioso jamón and Samuel (the balls from Switzerland) we had some fun times! Last but not least @roelvanhoff you the man !!! You’re a true craftsman!
-Jeroen

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Jeroen, student

The love for sneakers started in the 80s with my first pair of air Jordan 4’s, the love for sneakers has not stopped since then. Lately I have been fascinated by the customization of sneakers, when I came across the website of @roelvanhoff his @sneakersschool. i immediately signed up for the course. I had no experience with sewing machines, leather processing or shoe making, I started the course at zero. From the beginning with the pattern, the shoedesign with different materials, sewing and shoe making, Roel provided the necessary guidance to achieve a good end result. I’m very happy with my end result. I had a lot of fun these five days thanks to my fellow students Ruben & Noelle (ES) gracias por el delicioso jamón and Samuel (the balls from Switzerland) we had some fun times! Last but not least @roelvanhoff you the man !!! You’re a true craftsman!
-Jeroen

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Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Steven, student

Probably you’ve seen the increase of customization of sneakers in the past few years. In the Netherlands, if you want customize sneakers, there is one person to go to: @Roelvanhoff!
I was so happy when i heard @Roevanhoff opened @sneakersschool. This gave me te opportunity to learn from the best! And what a course! Not only do i know how to make sneakers, i’ve also learned you don’t “just make sneakers”. It’s about the design, precision, hard work and passion. It’s a hell of a craft! I’m really proud of the result, and this makes me want to design and produce more customized sneakers! I enjoyed every second of the 5 day course! @Roelvanhoff has a lot of knowledge, experience and is really helpfull. That’s priceless! Therefore i recommend @sneakersschool! Last but not least. Erik, Tijs, Tony and Monique, my fellow students, thanks! I had the time of my life, also because of you!
-Steven @stevenbrianludwig

Tony, student

I always wanted to learn how to build a Nike Air Max 1 from scratch so when I found out about @roelvanhoff his @sneakersschool classes I knew that was the course for me. I did not know what to expect and went to learn a new trade. With no prior knowledge of how to cut patterns in leather or how to sew, back to School I went. No ordinary school though, a school full of passion, expertise, the right tools and materials. Not to mention a friendly bunch of class mates, a fridge full of drinks and a huge choice for lunch. @roelvanhoff made the daunting process easy and enjoyable even though I found some parts of the process tough. I have learned lots and come away with a really special Air Max 1 that I literally hand made from scratch. I have gained experience and knowledge that will help me continue to make more bespoke pairs of Air Max 1
At the very least, it was a once in a lifetime experience but it could lead to so much more than just this if I am able to practice the craft, who knows, in a few years from now I could be doing a bespoke programme for people here in the UK.
-Tony

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Tony, student

I always wanted to learn how to build a Nike Air Max 1 from scratch so when I found out about @roelvanhoff his @sneakersschool classes I knew that was the course for me. I did not know what to expect and went to learn a new trade. With no prior knowledge of how to cut patterns in leather or how to sew, back to School I went. No ordinary school though, a school full of passion, expertise, the right tools and materials. Not to mention a friendly bunch of class mates, a fridge full of drinks and a huge choice for lunch. @roelvanhoff made the daunting process easy and enjoyable even though I found some parts of the process tough. I have learned lots and come away with a really special Air Max 1 that I literally hand made from scratch. I have gained experience and knowledge that will help me continue to make more bespoke pairs of Air Max 1
At the very least, it was a once in a lifetime experience but it could lead to so much more than just this if I am able to practice the craft, who knows, in a few years from now I could be doing a bespoke programme for people here in the UK.
-Tony

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Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Monique, student

For me it was the introduction into the “sneakerworld” and what an intro it was! We had a great group of students, which not only helped eachother, but we also had a lot of fun. Roel the teacher is patient, kind, very passionate about his work and he will help you trough every step of the process. I liked it that the group of students was small. This way you can get personal attention and all you’re questions can be answered. I learned a lot, had fun and now I have my very FIRST pair of Nike’s! And they’re exclusive handmade sneakers! As I said earlier: what an intro into the “sneakerworld”. Now I’m hungry for more!
-Monique

Erik, student

As a sneaker lover and customizer
@sneakersschool was something I had to do. The 5 days I spent there were truly amazing. Who doesn’t want the chance to build their own Air Max 1 bespoke? During this week long course @roelvanhoff is there to guide you in a really professional way. You can ask him everything and he’s always ready to help where needed. I can recommend @sneakersschool to every sneaker enthousiast!
Thanks for the great experience Roel and keep up the good work!
-Erik aka Mr.E @mresneakers

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Erik, student

As a sneaker lover and customizer
@sneakersschool was something I had to do. The 5 days I spent there were truly amazing. Who doesn’t want the chance to build their own Air Max 1 bespoke? During this week long course @roelvanhoff is there to guide you in a really professional way. You can ask him everything and he’s always ready to help where needed. I can recommend @sneakersschool to every sneaker enthousiast!
Thanks for the great experience Roel and keep up the good work!
-Erik aka Mr.E @mresneakers

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Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Tijs, student

@tazzmatazz_customs
All in all I can say I’m happy with the result & this was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned a lot that would’ve taken me years if I had to do it on my own. I met great people & made new friends. Most of all, I got more self-secure & motivated to pursue my passion & my dream to start my own business. When only a few months ago I had no clue what to do with my life.
Thanks Roel, for this memorable week

Ryan, student

I’ve been following @roelvanhoff his work for quite some time now. When i saw him at @sneakerness last year I knew I had to have a chat with him. He gave me information regarding @sneakersschool. I was sold immediatly. My love for air max has always been prevalent throughout my life allong with my passion for streetwear. From that point on being hyped was an understatement. Me being me I must admit I was kind of anxious leading up to the course but this week has truelly been one of the best experiences of my life. Everything was organised professionally and down to the last detail. I’d recommend this class to anyone with a passion for Sneakers and/or Nike. I definitely hope to pursue this further and I’ve even bought two donor pairs already haha. Thanks again for the amazing week @roelvanhoff and the rest of the guys. I’m so stoked with the result of my bespoke pair of am1’s!!
-Ryan

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Ryan, student

I’ve been following @roelvanhoff his work for quite some time now. When i saw him at @sneakerness last year I knew I had to have a chat with him. He gave me information regarding @sneakersschool. I was sold immediatly. My love for air max has always been prevalent throughout my life allong with my passion for streetwear. From that point on being hyped was an understatement. Me being me I must admit I was kind of anxious leading up to the course but this week has truelly been one of the best experiences of my life. Everything was organised professionally and down to the last detail. I’d recommend this class to anyone with a passion for Sneakers and/or Nike. I definitely hope to pursue this further and I’ve even bought two donor pairs already haha. Thanks again for the amazing week @roelvanhoff and the rest of the guys. I’m so stoked with the result of my bespoke pair of am1’s!!
-Ryan

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Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Deftoon, student

I was very enthusiastic about the @sneakersschool because I design shoes for years but never known how to make it.
I have reconstruct a lot of sneakers but that’s all. The process about making sneakers was something new for me and I was happy to learn it by the @sneakersschool.
I have no idea before what to expect from the course but I was pretty sure I was on the right place. My inspiration for this Design comes from the colors of #mondriaan art. In combination with safari and elephant prints.
@roelvanhoff have a lot of different leathers in stock. It’s sure you can make a amazing pair yourself with it! I have learned a lot these day’s and the course was pretty good.
@roelvanhoff is a relaxed dude and gives the right explanation. He helps when u ask for his help. The lunch was pretty good! And he try’s to give everyone a good experience. After 5 intensive day’s and hard works I have learned a lot. Now I can Design my sneakers in a different way. I have another look to the sneakers now. Thanks again Roel for the experience and with #airmaxday I will show u guy’s the different methods on silhouettes on the air max 1.
@Deftoon03 @DeftoonMasonbrothers

Jordi, student

Ever since I was a small kid I loved sneakers and the past years I also became fascinated about the craft of shoemaking. For me it was a natural next step to follow a shoemaking course. However, almost all these courses focus on traditional formal shoes. So as soon as I found out @roelvanhoff was starting a @sneakersschool I knew I had to became part of it!
I’ve not regret my decision to follow this course. In the beginning I was nervous because I had no prior experience in shoemaking or even leather working. In the course you go through every step of making your own shoes from design to lasting. I even found out I’m quite talented in stitching! What I especially liked about the course was that you really create your own shoes from scratch. After every day you can see the leather evolving from a flat patern to a 3d shape and after five days there is you own handmade shoe! The easing part for me was that despite you do all the work yourself @roelvanhoff is always there to help and to make sure the final result is astonashing. Once again thanks for the great course! I can’t wait to create another pair!
-Jordi

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Jordi, student

Ever since I was a small kid I loved sneakers and the past years I also became fascinated about the craft of shoemaking. For me it was a natural next step to follow a shoemaking course. However, almost all these courses focus on traditional formal shoes. So as soon as I found out @roelvanhoff was starting a @sneakersschool I knew I had to became part of it!
I’ve not regret my decision to follow this course. In the beginning I was nervous because I had no prior experience in shoemaking or even leather working. In the course you go through every step of making your own shoes from design to lasting. I even found out I’m quite talented in stitching! What I especially liked about the course was that you really create your own shoes from scratch. After every day you can see the leather evolving from a flat patern to a 3d shape and after five days there is you own handmade shoe! The easing part for me was that despite you do all the work yourself @roelvanhoff is always there to help and to make sure the final result is astonashing. Once again thanks for the great course! I can’t wait to create another pair!
-Jordi

Student work reviews Sneakersschool
Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Jeroen, student

After 5 days of @sneakersschool it’s review time.
I had no experience with sewing or leather work what so ever. So I did not know what to expect of this course.
With my iPhone full of screenshots of possible colour combinations and sneaker inspiration I took the drive to Amersfoort.
First I was overwhelmed by all the different leather types and colours available but that was also very inspiring. I just started picking colours and textures and putting them together. With some help from @roelvanhoff I came up with this design.
I saw the pink ostrich on @roelvanhoff instagram feed once and knew right away, that’s one of the colours I wanted to use. I tried to keep them as clean as possible with the white and had to pick a Nike original elephant print leather.
Roel is a super relaxed guy and takes all the time you need to explain everything in to detail. The cool thing is that you do all the work cutting, sewing, nailing, glueing etc.
If you get stuck he is happy to help so you will leave with a pair of sneakers that you are proud of and proud I am.
After the 5 day’s of hard work it’s hard to explain how much I have learned and I am still processing it all. Now when I pick up one of my other pairs airmax one sneakers I look at them with a different eye.
Thanks Roel for the experience and guidance to make my own bespoke sneaker.
If you always wanted to make your own bespoke sneaker now is your chance @sneakersschool
-Jeroen

Yusuf, student

Since starting my bespoke bag making journey a few years ago with @yussico I’ve been longing to learn bespoke sneaker making, but with courses in the USA, could not make it a reality. When my friend Ellen of @looidesign told me about Roel’s course in the Netherlands, I jumped at the opportunity and waited those months to start 2019!
I usually play with colour but with my first sneaker chose to play with pattern and texture as I had a modern white sneaker in mind. I mixed animal prints but added a humorous touch with the vintage comic book print on the heel and tongue and the volt laces complete the on trend look. I call it the Nike Air Max 1 Arctic Fox Editio.
@roelvanhoff has created an amazing school with every detail of the environment and experience thought through in detail and with great taste. The workshop is spacious and comfortable with all the machines and tools. There’s also a fully stocked fridge and superb lunches provided which is a thoughtful touch. The course material is fast paced and hard work but with individual attention from Roel all the way through. Last but by no means least, Roel himself is a great person and teacher – expertly guiding and supporting all the way to make sure each student reaches their goals. In the end we all achieved our ambitions. I’m really thrilled with the outcome of my first bespoke sneaker and thanks to Roel for sharing the passion and inspiring me to create more sneakers! – Yusuf

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Yusuf, student

Since starting my bespoke bag making journey a few years ago with @yussico I’ve been longing to learn bespoke sneaker making, but with courses in the USA, could not make it a reality. When my friend Ellen of @looidesign told me about Roel’s course in the Netherlands, I jumped at the opportunity and waited those months to start 2019!
I usually play with colour but with my first sneaker chose to play with pattern and texture as I had a modern white sneaker in mind. I mixed animal prints but added a humorous touch with the vintage comic book print on the heel and tongue and the volt laces complete the on trend look. I call it the Nike Air Max 1 Arctic Fox Editio.
@roelvanhoff has created an amazing school with every detail of the environment and experience thought through in detail and with great taste. The workshop is spacious and comfortable with all the machines and tools. There’s also a fully stocked fridge and superb lunches provided which is a thoughtful touch. The course material is fast paced and hard work but with individual attention from Roel all the way through. Last but by no means least, Roel himself is a great person and teacher – expertly guiding and supporting all the way to make sure each student reaches their goals. In the end we all achieved our ambitions. I’m really thrilled with the outcome of my first bespoke sneaker and thanks to Roel for sharing the passion and inspiring me to create more sneakers! – Yusuf

Student work reviews Sneakersschool
Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Emily, student

I came to Europe to visit a leather craft friend who invited me to join her friends to take a five day course for sneaker making by @sneakersschool. After the course was finished the teacher, Roel, asked if I’d be willing to give an honest review from the course. So here it is:
I have a few years of experience in shoemaking and didn’t have any expectations leading up the course. However, I was happily surprised to learn some new tips and make some wonderful new friends in the process. I can genuinely say that @roelvanhoff is knowledgeable about shoemaking and sneakers. Additionally, Roel enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge. I can sum up his character with his response to a question from a classmate. The question was, “Are you concerned that teaching people your profession will increase competition for you?” His response was, “I think competition is a good thing because it will make me and everyone around me work harder and be better.” That’s Roel- A really nice person who is humble, positive, down to earth and kind. He is such a rare gem and I wish him every success. – Emily

Carol, student

What can I say? There are not enough superlatives to describe last week’s experience. Apart from working hard we had lot’s of fun! How could that not have been, we are 4 leatherworking friends from 4 different countries coming together for a fun week. It was a complete new challenge for at least 3 of us. Driving back home last night, it actually starting sincking in how much we have learned over the past 5 days. I was really surprised by the huge number of pattern parts that go into a pair of Nike Air Max 1! I chose different types of black leather, amongst which the original Nike leather with elephant print. I added a bit of colour with a stylish red on black leopard print leather by @driesvannoten, one of Belgium’s greatest designers. (One of the perks of living in Antwerp 🙂 A small contrasting yellow/greenish X on the back side highlights the fact that these are a truly handmade pair of Air Max 1. I’m still debating if I’ll actually wear this pair or put it under a glass dome in my workshop, that’s how proud I am! All credits go to @roelvanhoff from @sneakersschool as he is the best possible instructor for making your own pair. Roel is such a genuine friendly and patient instructor who thought of all the details! No prior leather working experience is needed, Roel is able to assist you in making a pair of your own! Why wait? Just do it! – Carol

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Carol, student

What can I say? There are not enough superlatives to describe last week’s experience. Apart from working hard we had lot’s of fun! How could that not have been, we are 4 leatherworking friends from 4 different countries coming together for a fun week. It was a complete new challenge for at least 3 of us. Driving back home last night, it actually starting sincking in how much we have learned over the past 5 days. I was really surprised by the huge number of pattern parts that go into a pair of Nike Air Max 1! I chose different types of black leather, amongst which the original Nike leather with elephant print. I added a bit of colour with a stylish red on black leopard print leather by @driesvannoten, one of Belgium’s greatest designers. (One of the perks of living in Antwerp 🙂 A small contrasting yellow/greenish X on the back side highlights the fact that these are a truly handmade pair of Air Max 1. I’m still debating if I’ll actually wear this pair or put it under a glass dome in my workshop, that’s how proud I am! All credits go to @roelvanhoff from @sneakersschool as he is the best possible instructor for making your own pair. Roel is such a genuine friendly and patient instructor who thought of all the details! No prior leather working experience is needed, Roel is able to assist you in making a pair of your own! Why wait? Just do it! – Carol

Student work reviews Sneakersschool
Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Ellen, student

As a leather bag maker, I love leather. The feel, the touch, the smell and the diversity. I’m always interested in learning new things and leather techniques and always wanted to learn how to make bespoke Nikes. And then I saw on IG Roel with his @sneakersschool in the Netherlands. Without any doubts I contacted @roelvanhoff and asked of he was willing to do a class for me and my leather friends. I am so happy he said yes. So here we are a full week in the Sneakersschool, with my friends from Belgium, London and America, having a great time. @roelvanhoff is such a nice guy, leather master and teacher. He has so much patiënt and explaines everything step by step. With a handmade Nike as a result of this nice week. My first handmade is finished . Time for some bespoke Nike adventures @evbswooshed. Thank you Roel for this great experience. I am loving it!

Jelle, student

For a while I had the dream to be able to make my own pair or sneakers. Unfortunately, at the time it was only done in America and there was no chance for me to come over. Until I found the @sneakersschool from @roelvanhoff by @instagram. I could not keep up my luck and sent him a message right away. Then of course I had something of expectations but I could not yet imagine how the 5 day course would go.
The course exceeded my expectations and I enjoyed every day. Roel knew very well what he was doing and that also made it very instructive. In the end I have been able to make a really cool Air Max 1 in my opinion and I am very grateful to Roel for that. If it is something to tickle to be able to make your own sneaker then this course is highly recommended!

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Jelle, student

For a while I had the dream to be able to make my own pair or sneakers. Unfortunately, at the time it was only done in America and there was no chance for me to come over. Until I found the @sneakersschool from @roelvanhoff by @instagram. I could not keep up my luck and sent him a message right away. Then of course I had something of expectations but I could not yet imagine how the 5 day course would go.
The course exceeded my expectations and I enjoyed every day. Roel knew very well what he was doing and that also made it very instructive. In the end I have been able to make a really cool Air Max 1 in my opinion and I am very grateful to Roel for that. If it is something to tickle to be able to make your own sneaker then this course is highly recommended!

Student work reviews Sneakersschool
Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Sander, student

Through instagram I went to the @sneakersschool. It took a lot of my attention, so I looked at @roelvanhoff his work. His work and love for sneakers made me stand up for the course. Everything was really better than I expected. The course has been dealt down to the last detail. The choice of materials was really big. This made it very difficult to make a decision. Roel showed his first self-developed sneaker, an Air Force 1. From here came the inspiration for the dark and light brown color. I made a selection of them. The explanation and involvement of Roel was really great. I am really satisfied with how my bespokes have become. I would do it again. Thanks Roel!

Zoë, student

Together with a friend we participated in this course. When he asked me, I had no doubt and said yes. This fits perfectly with the love and passion for sneakers I have. And the Air Max 1 is the biggest highlight in my personal collection. After waiting for a long time, the moment was there. Worked for 5 full days under the guidance of @roelvanhoff, With all his knowledge, craftsmanship, patience, tips, advice and love for the sneakers, he has guided us and I am more than happy with the end result. It was very difficult to choose from so many different types of materials and colors, especially because you have no idea how it will ultimately look like on the Air Max 1. That’s why I went purely on original colors and prints from @Nike I really like the colors and leather for combination on my first impulse. I can not even find the right words to express what a great addition this experience is in my life as a sneakerhead. And that feeling to walk out with your own handmade shoe is truly MAGIC. Thank you very much for this opportunity @roelvanhoff from @sneakersschool!

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Zoë, student

Together with a friend we participated in this course. When he asked me, I had no doubt and said yes. This fits perfectly with the love and passion for sneakers I have. And the Air Max 1 is the biggest highlight in my personal collection. After waiting for a long time, the moment was there. Worked for 5 full days under the guidance of @roelvanhoff, With all his knowledge, craftsmanship, patience, tips, advice and love for the sneakers, he has guided us and I am more than happy with the end result. It was very difficult to choose from so many different types of materials and colors, especially because you have no idea how it will ultimately look like on the Air Max 1. That’s why I went purely on original colors and prints from @Nike I really like the colors and leather for combination on my first impulse. I can not even find the right words to express what a great addition this experience is in my life as a sneakerhead. And that feeling to walk out with your own handmade shoe is truly MAGIC. Thank you very much for this opportunity @roelvanhoff from @sneakersschool!

Student work reviews Sneakersschool
Student work reviews Sneakersschool

Ingrid, student

Soon I will start cleaning sneakers with my own company @sneakerbar010. To get a feel for the sneaker world, to gain insight into the different materials and leather types of which the sneakers are made, I have been apprenticed to The @sneakersschool by @roelvanhoff. The only sneaker school in Europe! Without any experience I made a sneaker from A to Z, result: great and beautiful! The course was well cared in detail, Roel had everything well prepared, patterns and materials everything was neatly in a box. Professional guidance and explanation, good crockery. Lunch well taken care of. Restfull location, workspace neat and ordered, decor very inviting. Price quality ratio: At first I thought it was an amount! because I did not know what to expect but it is certainly worth it, above my expectations. ROEL YOU DID A EXCELLENT JOB! SURE A FIVE STARS WORTH!

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