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  • Small class size allows for each person to ask the questions and get the information needed to complete the custom sneakers in class and into the future.
  • The application of cork to the void on a traditional lasting style to create a smooth bottom prior to attaching the sole to your custom made upper.
  • Learn on the industries best sewing machines. Durkopp Adler and Juki machines result in the best stitch quality.
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Drode Atelier

DA Decon-Recon Class: July 2024 Sessions

Attend 5 full days of Drode Atelier's Deconstruction-Reconstruction Class! 

Experience the ultimate shoe customization class with our DA Decon-Recon Class, held in sunny Santa Ana, California. Whether you choose the AJ1 Low or TS-AJ1 Low, you'll not only create a unique pair of shoes, but also learn essential skills and enhance your knowledge for successful customization. Perfect for beginners and intermediate levels, our class will have a maximum of three (3) students to ensure an immersive and personalized experience. Led by Bryan Magedman, Creative Director of Drode Atelier (@zerowes) on IG.

What's included?

  • Follow-along shoe construction guide for your chosen shoe 
  • Base pair of shoes
  • Ready-to-use Drode Atelier toolkit with all the starter hand tools needed to make your shoes in class and in the future
  • Shoe pattern in your size
  • Shoe last in your size
  • Leather and internal components for crafting your shoe
  • Working in the studio using best-in-class industrial sewing machines (Durkopp Adlers and Juki), with built-in servo motors. This enables the machine speed to be set based on sewing skill level and abilities.
  • Knowledgeable team that will help guide you in successfully creating your custom shoes!
  • Pre-launch Drode Atelier hoodie
  • Shoe choice/size and clothing size will be determined with you after sign up 
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages during the class

What you'll learn:

  • How to remove the uppers and prepare the soles for your custom shoes
  • Sewing 101- how to set up and use a post bed sewing machine; how to thread bobbins, adjust thread tensions, change needles, oil the post bed machine, and more! We'll have an in-depth conversation about machine selection, including types of machines and price points.
  • How to make an AJ1 Low or TS-AJ1 Low, from start to finish


  • List of the best material suppliers to assist you in your future shoe building
  • VIP access to our online store with special pricing and materials not offered to the public

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now to avoid the waitlist!

By making payment you certify you have read all information regarding the workshop and agree to all terms set forth herein. Please note: No refunds will be issued for this workshop. If something should arise and you are unable to attend, you may reschedule for a future date to take this workshop. There will be a $200 fee to reschedule if we are not notified of the need to reschedule at least 72 hours prior before the start of the workshop. 

Regular price $2,997.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,997.00 USD
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