I wanted to go to a shoemaking workshop in Vancouver, Washington. I think I still want to explore shoemaking after seeing this Etsy seller Zerkahloostra's stuff:
In lieu of shoe school, I bought a book on making your own shoes, and I remade a pair of trainers/runners/kicks after making lasts (foot forms) out of socks and duct tape filled with Great Stuff foam. My friend said they look just like diabetic feet.
I'm going to make shoes out of vinyl, I think.