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Look no further. Our comprehensive online footwear design courses have you covered, starting with our essential starter course. Whether you’re a newbie or a career changer, this course unveils the secrets behind footwear design, development, and manufacturing. We’re talking about the fundamental principles, processes, and technology that power modern footwear manufacturing. Brace yourself to learn the industrial shoemaking techniques employed by industry giants like Nike, Jordan, Puma, and Adidas.

Accelerate your shoemaking skills and hit the ground running.

These 13 core foundational lessons are designed to fast-track your entry into the shoe industry. Once you complete this course, you’ll be primed and ready to dive deeper into the world of footwear design and manufacturing. But that’s not all—enrolling in this course grants you exclusive access to the eBook “How Shoes are Made,” an indispensable resource that complements your learning journey.

Don’t waste any more time. Take the leap and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the shoe business. Our online footwear masterclass is your ticket to unlocking endless possibilities and carving your own path to success. Enroll today and unleash your potential in the fascinating world of shoes.

  • 13 in-depth shoemaking lessons.
  • Over 2 1/2 hours of video instruction with “The Shoe Dog” , Wade Motawi.
  • Bonus Content: How Shoes Are Made Textbook download 
  • Bonus: Digital Certificate of Completion for Shoemaking for Brand Builders & Designers included.
  • Risk-Free: 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee.

The Shoe Dog would like to tell you about this on-line course. Find out if Shoemaking for Brand Builders & Designers is for you.

P. Alcazar
P. Alcazar
Shoemaking for Brand Builders & Designers
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This course was really helpful for me. Wade got me up to speed fast and I am working on my sneaker designs every day. My dream of starting my own brand is within reach. I recommend this course to others who don’t know where to start and want to learn from a pro. Well worth the price and I will be taking more of them for sure.
Eric J.
Eric J.
Shoemaking for Brand Builders & Designers
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Highly recommend for anyone interested in working with footwear as a designer, starting your own brand, or looking to get a job with Nike or some other established brand. Loads of insider-type, real-world information from someone who has worked their way up and around in the industry. Well worth the cost and time.
B. Hollingworth
B. Hollingworth
Shoemaking for Brand Builders & Designers
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I am loving expanding my knowledge base and learning about my dream job. I completed the Shoemakers Academy course for Shoemaking for Brand Builders & Designers. I’m looking forward to completing more of these courses so that I am better prepared to be hired into the shoe industry in a few years!

Does this course cover sneakers and women’s fashion shoes?
Yes! Course lessons apply to making both sneaker styles and fashion shoes. You learn the shoemaking techniques and processes required to create all types of shoes.

Is this a DIY Shoemaking Course?
Not specifically, however, this course does contain valuable information that will help DIY shoemakers step-up their craft. If you are looking for step-by-step DIY home shoemaking instructions, we have that too. 

The course DIY Shoemaking for Beginners will be found here.  
Books and Ebooks also available here.

Online shoe school

This course is now included in the All Access Pass! 
145 lessons, over 40 hours of on-demand video instruction for shoe designers, developers, and footwear start-ups. Fast-track your footwear career today!
Learn more:
Shoemakers Academy All Access Pass.

Our courses are designed to teach both beginners and professionals. We start from the basics and work our way up, so even if you have no experience, you can still learn and benefit from our courses. Our expert instructor will guide you through every step of the process, and you can ask questions and receive feedback on your progress. Our courses also include detailed video tutorials and written materials, which make it easier for you to learn and practice shoemaking techniques.

Yes! All Shoemakers Academy students have access to “The Shoe Dog.” Reach out anytime by email or schedule a call or Zoom. 
If you have any questions about this course or need a consult on your project send us an email right now! We’d love to hear from you.
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Course access is available for 2 full years from purchase date.
You can complete the course at your own pace, whether that’s over a few weeks or several months. Additionally, our courses are available online, which means you can access them from anywhere, at any time. Also, with online classes you don’t have to worry about finding time to attend physical classes or hassle with expensive and time consuming travel.

We understand that everyone has different learning styles and goals. If you’re not sure which course to start with please shoot us an email and “The Shoe Dog” can get you pointed in the right direction.
Also, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all online courses. If you’re not satisfied with the course within the first 30 days, we’ll give you a full refund. We encourage you to give the courses a try, and see how it fits into your learning journey. If it’s not for you, we understand, and we’ll be happy to issue a refund.

We understand your concern about the cost of the course. However, the curriculum set forth here and skills you will gain will last you a lifetime. Insider tips and expert advice will save you from countless costly and time consuming mistakes along the way.  We believe that the value of what you’ll learn from our courses far exceeds their cost. You may also consider the high cost of attending in person shoemaking courses.  
We also offer scholarships to students. Send us an email explaining your situation for your chance to receive a Shoemakers Academy Scholarship discount.

Our courses, books, and shoemaking supplies are used by professional instructors at universities, trade schools, and high schools around the world.  
We take great pride in the quality of our materials, which include detailed video tutorials, written instructions, and support from “The Shoe Dog,” Wade Motawi, who has more than 25 years of experience in the shoe industry. Additionally, we constantly update our course materials to ensure they are up-to-date and relevant.
If you have any concerns or questions about the quality of our materials and if they are right for you, we encourage you to email “The Shoe Dog” and he’ll be happy to address them.