Bespoke Shoemaking Course

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Bespoke Shoemaking Course

The Stefano Bemer School organizes best-quality training in classic, high-end, Bespoke Shoes.


“Master the Art of Bespoke Shoemaking: An Exclusive Course at Stefano Bemer School”

Embark on a journey to become a master shoemaker with the Stefano Bemer School, the premier destination for learning the art of traditional, handmade, high-end bespoke shoe making.


Based in the birthplace of many of the world’s top footwear brands, Florence, Italy, this school offers the finest training in the industry.

Honoring the Legacy of Stefano Bemer The late Stefano Bemer dedicated his career to perfecting his unique blend of shoemaking techniques, resulting in recognition and acclaim from connoisseurs worldwide.

Learn from the Best The school offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of bespoke shoemaking, from sourcing materials to designing your own collection. The training includes hands-on instruction in classical techniques, allowing you to create your own unique, high-end shoes from scratch.


Start Your Career as a Master Shoemaker Upon completion of the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to launch or enhance your career as a master shoemaker, designer, or consultant.

Whether you aspire to be a footwear artisan, a style influencer, or a business entrepreneur, the Stefano Bemer School is the ideal starting point for your journey to success


The bespoke shoemaking course consists of 2 modules.


In the first 10-week basic module, you will learn the basic techniques of Bespoke Shoemaking.

On completion of the 20-week programme, you will have an advanced expertise, with which you will be able you design and create a Bespoke pair of shoes. 


Our 10-week programme includes basic training on shoemaking techniques, such as:


  • Leather Cutting techniques
  • Goodyear Hand Welted technique
  • Basic pattern making techniques
  • Upper making
  • Foot measuring
  • Bespoke last adjustments


Our 20-week course includes the following:


  • Leather Cutting techniques
  • Goodyear Hand Welted technique
  • Basic pattern making techniques
  • Upper making
  • Foot measuring
  • Bespoke last adjustments
  • Norwegian Construction technique
  • Making a pair of Bespoke shoes
  • Design, Branding and Marketing elements
  • Final Project



Bespoke shoemaking Course participants are encouraged to think and develop the essential elements of their own design identity.

In our courses, you will be able to conceive, design and create your own capsule collection, which will help you start to define your personal aesthetic vision while thinking about brand building strategies.

  • Cost: 13.800 Euro
  • Duration: 20 Weeks
  • Language: English
  • Modalities: Monday to Friday
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Starting In: September

No previous experience is needed


The Maestro Level is the highest professional training for Men’s Bespoke shoe-making.


Students in the third module are assigned to a single maestro, who will assist them on their daily activities. This level is reserved to a maximum of two applicants.

This course is held at the Stefano Bemer atelier in Florence, which permits students to master and complete their specialization at one of the most successful Bespoke brands in the world.


The competencies and vision that you will be able to develop during the course will provide you with the opportunity to start or enrich your professional career as:

  • – Bespoke Shoemakers
  • – Shoe Designers
  • – Shoe Prototypers
  • – Technical Consultants
  • – Fashion Entrepreneurs


Before you enroll, a personal interview with the school’s staff will be arranged, which will help us verify your language skills and motivations.


There is a maximum of 12 students. There are no previous requisites. When we handle your application, we will pay special attention to your motivation and your personal vision.


A high school diploma; high-intermediate (B2) level of English or Italian language (enough to understand and to participate in lessons); 18 years of age at the time of application.


Attendance is compulsory. Classes and workshops are held from Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 5:30pm.


Our training programmes starts twice a year: beginning of February and beginning of September.


The school provides students with information and support help you find accommodation during for the duration of your course. Living expenses are not included in the tuition fee.

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