Sneaker Courses

We’re teaching students how to make Air Jordans in a 5 day class.  Check it out!


Video Courses

Design and build your own shoes or sneakers in the comfort of your own home. Our video classes are very clear and materials and tools are included.

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Select leather working tools, kits, and our collection of premium leathers. We’d be happy to sell you a little or a lot!

About us

Built with leather

Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts (CSOS) provides in-person and online leather arts workshops and courses. CSOS is conveniently located in Ravenswood for students at all levels to learn the “lost art” of leather arts and shoemaking.

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combined years of shoemaking experience


combined years of leatherwork experience


shoes, boots, and sandals created

We’ve reached a 10 year milestone with our footwear programs.

Chicago School of Shoemaking was founded by Sara McIntosh, a Master Cobbler. Sara has made more than 10,000 pairs of shoes and is delighted to share the excitement of creating a first pair with her students.


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