Traditional Shoe-Making Workshop

Penang, Malaysia

4 hours
1 - 2 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
RM 480.00

I speak English

Hand-made shoemaking is a craft that is gradually diminishing due to machinery. Get in touch with your creativity and learn the traditional ways of shoemaking from an established shoemaker, in a historical shop where world-renowned shoe designer Jimmy Choo started his legacy.

A two-generation legacy, this shop has made a name for themselves for being a pioneer in making both men’s and women’s shoes as well as taking custom-made orders from walk-in customers in the 1960s.

Following his father's retirement, Master Wong Jr has created a 4-hour introductory course for anyone wanting to experience shoe-making using traditional methods or getting in touch with their inner Jimmy Choo. You'll learn the basic techniques needed to cut shoe materials, understand the different contours of shoe patterns and how to apply glue on the shoe base.

Main activities:

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Learn the art of traditional shoe-making

What you will experience:
1) Basic knowledge & skills in making shoes/slipper.
2) The technique to cut shoe materials to fit your feet size.
3) Cutting the different contour of shoe patterns.
4) Applying glue-bond technique on the shoe base.

1) Understand various materials used to make shoes/slippers
2) Understand the types of leather used in making shoes/ slippers.
3) Selection of shoe's base materials according to designs.

Basic Tools of shoemaking; i.e. Scissors, Cutting blade, eyelet puncher, maker, plier, cutting mat, grinding wheels & etc.

Manual Hot-press labelling process to label the shoes. Standard shoe label is "Hong Kong Shoe Store".
Shoemaking master

Travel notes

Before joining the class, please do inform us of your gender and shoe size. For those wishing to label your shoes to your preference, eg; "Made by YOUR NAME - Date". You need to inform us at least 2 days in advance for us to pre-make your label.

Where we will meet

Hong Kong Shoe Store, Lebuh Kimberley, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

How to get there

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1 Reviews
  • Elisabeth
    Reviewed in January 2020

    I loved staying at the workshop and learn new techniques.

Standard price
RM 480.00 /Pax
No dates available
How to get there

Head to Hong Kong Shoe Store along Lebuh Kimberley.