custom shoemaking class update:

3 Days Only

We understand the amount of commitment it takes in order to join our custom shoemaking class. We want to make sure that your experience is convenient in all aspects.

We've shortened the class down to 3 days (was 4 days) and are now limiting class size down to 5 total. This let's you work individually with 1 instructor giving you a more personal experience working directly with our certified instructors.

April 2024 Shoemaking Class is live with only 2 seats available. Register here:

Custom Shoemaking Class

Personalized Experience

The smaller class size really allows our certified instructors to work alongside each & every student throughout the entire class.

Our 2:1 Ratio of student-to-instructor class, offers more personal & private instruction & mentoring.

meet your instructor

Rey Marquez

Rey Marquez, Founder of SD Custom Footwear & Reymar Footwear, has been teaching & crafting sneakers for more than 6 years. Rey's passion for teaching has helped more than hundreds of sneaker customizers & built a community encouraged to support each other.

Rey has also worked and hand-made shoes for numerous athletes & famous celebrities.

Rey's work & dedication has allowed him, to open up his own shoe-making class, based in San Diego, CA, called SD Custom Footwear. SD Custom Footwear is now sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, a partnership that is a product of passion, innovation, and influence.

Invest In Your Passion


What Comes With The Class?

No, SD Custom Footwear will provide you with the following:
- Course Curriculum
- Pair of shoes to customize
- Shoe Pattern (of your chosen silhouette)
- Personal shoemaking toolkit
- Exotic leathers of your choice
- Internal construction parts & materials

Students are responsible for travel & lodging. Prior to the class, we do send you recommendations of the best & affordable hotels near the area. This list was created by SDCF Alumni for future students.

Aside from your 1:1 shoe on the last day, we do provide you with the toolkit to take home, as well exclusive access to SDCF Alumni discounts on all shoemaking supplies as well as future classes.

Lastly, on Friday night, you'll have a private dinner with Rey & the SDCF staff. Here, you can ask any & all questions about business or the shoe customization industry.

Do I Need Experience?

Absolutely. Our 4-Day class was created for all experience levels. Each day's curriculum, is broken down to explain the necessary materials, tools & steps in order for you to succeed. Our staff then allows you to go 'hands on', while they guide you through each step of the process. There is no previous experience required.

No, we've had students of all ages & experiences. Take a look at our some of our student reviews.

I still have questions

Feel free to email us by clicking here on our contact us page, or fill out the form below & we'll respond to you within 24 hours.

Still have questions about in-person classes? Fill out the form below & we'll respond to you within 24-48 hours. Thank you for your interest!