Decon & Recon - The Shoe Surgeon

“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.”
— Brian Herbert

Next week, I'll be in taking the Decon/Recon course offered by The Shoe Surgeon.  Over 5 days, with a handful of other students, we will take an existing shoe, deconstruct it, cut/sew new patterns and end up with a one of one shoe. 

 Custom AJ 1 - The Shoe Surgeon

Custom AJ 1 - The Shoe Surgeon

I'm excited to work with The Shoe Surgeon (Dominic Chambrone).  His story is inspiring and we share a similar vision for improving and creating newness.

I want to evolve and do stuff that no one else has done yet in the industry and be ahead of the game
— Dominic “The Shoe Surgeon” Chambrone

The course will also bring together students who share a passion for shoes and learning.  Until now, there were few places where people can gain footwear experience outside of a shoe repair store or working for a large footwear company.  Learning by doing is the best way to gain footwear experience.

Besides gaining experience, the course give you the skills necessary to start your own footwear business.

I'm looking forward to creating a story through my pair.  Selecting the colors and materials, cutting and sewing using my hands.  The end product is a true reflection of my creativity, hard work and attention to detail.