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How to Make a $10k Pair of Shoes from Scratch: The Shoe Surgeon

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Dominic Chambrone aka 'The Shoe Surgeon' is one of the most well-known creators in the custom sneaker world. What began as a humble shoemaking hobby has turned into a full-time career. Relocating to LA, Dom opened up his Surgeon Studios HQ, where he creates and collabs on custom sneakers from Pizza Hut and Ebay to celebrities such as DJ Khaled and Lebron James. He's opened up a school to help train the next generation of custom sneaker creators. WATCH NEXT: The Story of Sandstorm by Darude — https://youtu.be/NsGrfU5buKc Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0
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Chris Anderson (17 hours ago)
Would love to learn to make my own shoe but I live in Wisconsin lol
FutureSenator Leader (17 hours ago)
One of my dreams is to make custom sneak'rz....called china 10 years ago try'n to inquire about the protocol...the mold was $10,000 that's all I understood😱.... So, its definitely on my bucket list....your talent is award win'n....
Joshua Upham (2 days ago)
How can you use NIKE logo?
ulrey productions (4 days ago)
Who in there right mind would pay more then $65.00 dollars for a Pair of shoes
Gryphon Lalonde (5 days ago)
i dont remember tyler the creator being asain
Clowns
Don Anderson (6 days ago)
Dam i would do that class in a heartbeat. Awesome job u
Mohd Ibrahim (6 days ago)
Where to buy these sneakers or sneakers
Rizzo (7 days ago)
the last beat was too sick who is that
Tom T. (7 days ago)
Man. I'm so interested in this. But I'm an RN. Maybe I could learn this as a hobby?
Michael Williams (8 days ago)
I wanna enroll I want to make my own everything
adam burdt (8 days ago)
That's pretty close to the Nike logo. I'm surprised they dont put a cease and desist on him
Jay Garcia (8 days ago)
Fucken hipsters.........
Tÿ Bùñdîìï (8 days ago)
How much do y’all want for them IKEA sneakers 🤔
Bill b (9 days ago)
Put couple ozs of Molly or coke in them.
Broke Boyz (9 days ago)
I remember when he was still in Charlotte. S/o to you bro
Coach E (10 days ago)
Foolishness
Damien Williams (10 days ago)
so stress cause him a mental break down? damn. thank God hes not black. everyday life living in America would take him over tthe edge. ijs
Tobias Morgan (10 days ago)
Usually nike goes mental about people messing with there brand proper protective how did he get away with it guys work is amazing
GOT DA POKE (10 days ago)
American remake food asain do and make a killer profit some what sad and cool
csselement (10 days ago)
Is he licensed by Nike? Just watched another Vice doc about a guy being sent cease and desist letters for much less.
Dave Google (11 days ago)
I think it's nice to see someone going from zero to hero !
no hassle (11 days ago)
While I admire this guys passion I don't think Nike knockoff sneakers are all that fly. Saying that he is doing alright for himself compared to the starving people who make real Nike shoes in places like Indonesia.
John Cardenas (11 days ago)
What a rip off! I went to Mexico with a retro and they where able to remove the synthetic leather Jordan sells as leather and i got 100% pure snak skin for only 350$! Worth alot more then this dudes shit! I also got another pair made out of Ostrich skin! Again mexico is capital of pire learhers!
John Cardenas (11 days ago)
What a rip off! I went to Mexico with a retro and they where able to remove the synthetic leather Jordan sells as leather and i got 100% pure snak skin for only 350$! Worth alot more then this dudes shit! I also got another pair made out of Ostrich skin! Again mexico is capital of pire learhers!
Living like Him (11 days ago)
Cool and inspired guy,cool video !
Adrian Pimentel (12 days ago)
Hello...I love this video! I'm interested in creating my own shoes and would love to see if there is a list of qualified school in my area. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. My particular interest is to put together a weightlifting shoe with a wooden heel, similar to the Adidas Adistar 2008. If you can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it!
Şîlėñţ E (13 days ago)
I must say this video inspired me a lil as a graphic designer already i always seemed to find a way to make my own art and my own style. I wish i could be in LA making shoes with all these good people
Rayhanantha Rasya (14 days ago)
Broke ass people be hating, this is art, that's why it's expensive.
mark soraiz (14 days ago)
Kind of looks like Ethan Klein from H3H3 tbh. Good video.
Jacob Lacasse (14 days ago)
Qui est ici pour le cours d’anglais?
NDK0 (14 days ago)
$10k?... You mean $10, right??
NPC .000000beta (14 days ago)
Hipsters learning how to be hip.exe//learn_kicks_run.save #robots
poisonknees (14 days ago)
It does matter that he's doing it -- it matters that he's teaching it. Good on ya.
pala bloom (14 days ago)
for me the perfect sneaker is above boring and below exaggerated, above "everyday" and below "saturday night". the perfect look is a little more than sexy but just make sure its not too much. so difficult :)
Ryne Lothrop (7 days ago)
Really well said. I dig it.
M Jones (14 days ago)
is there a reason these custom shoes all have a Nike logo on them?
Tak Radio (15 days ago)
This is awesome, glad there are people like Dom out there helping and assisting in inspiring others to be creative.
Rioeio Kha (15 days ago)
It's funny that these Sneakerheads claim to know so much about fashion and shoes, but they all dress like 13 year olds, ugly bright colours, baggy cheap looking clothes, no one cares about your " OG JORDANS" get a job , and get a life
EnteroPollo conLucas (15 days ago)
is this legal ? 🤔
Rooster HAX (1 day ago)
It does not make you rich about it, as long as a mass production. I guess its like making a cover to a song? Its ok, as long you dont "copy" the desing and then "sell a bunch". Just like the real deal. As long is for you! The nike's just have a simbol but not the name of it, fike*
Manito Benson (15 days ago)
Nice looking shoes but 10k naw I'll pass
B S (15 days ago)
I’m opening up classes now for anyone that wants to learn how to make the Nike boxes. Hit me up for details.
C A (15 days ago)
Dood needs to charge $10k for those Chanclas for when Nike puts him on the street for using their logo. fr tho
skin19head69 (15 days ago)
Dom is a douche
i loved making shoes .... i prefer fixing and making accessories .....cool store man!!
"okay" "right" kaboom" will the journalist shut up?
Mari M (16 days ago)
inspirational ♥
itscold (16 days ago)
Wow. I'm really impressed with the on the field reporter/interviewers over at Vice. He really brings in the viewers attention and compliments the video nicely with lines such as," Boom", or "my man" " yup" "gotchu" "aight" "okay" "right". At the end just ask the man a couple of questions that were typed up by some guy that sits at the vice corporate headquarters all day and isn't "camera appropriate" and BOOM you have a new Vice video. Vice is a cold, empty shell of what it once was.
MrDontez1992 (6 days ago)
Facebook
UnderTheLamp (16 days ago)
Chief wearing fake Off White/Supreme at 6:23
frannelk (16 days ago)
The guy is cool, their design is just beautiful.... What I like the most was him teaching people...
Twee Tenen (16 days ago)
thumbnail looks like zlatan ibrahimovic
steefan (16 days ago)
Tom Segura makes shoes?
GamerBajan (17 days ago)
Y u copy Nike but you are a pro
Iamnotgoodatyoutube (17 days ago)
The guy looks like zlatan ibrohamovic
Justine Vladimir Araja (17 days ago)
How to join the academy
Justine Vladimir Araja (17 days ago)
How to join the academy
TheCornaDuplex (17 days ago)
Does anyone know how I can sign up for this school???
J.D Truths (17 days ago)
That Was Awesome, Really Appreciated This !! God Bless! J... ( Toronto )
DATT CTEN (17 days ago)
Ol tyler the creator lookin ass!😂😂🖕
Real One (17 days ago)
Nobody wants a shoe from scratch if it's still full price people would rather buy replicas
Jesús Rodríguez (18 days ago)
Qué pedo con ese vato que trae una gorra de México y una chamarra de Puerto Rico?
nick4819 (18 days ago)
$10,000.... bruh you folks just be makin up things value. I got a toothpick fam...I found it surrounded by air that every person around the world has breathed. I broke the tip off myself so it's completely custom. I'm lettin it go for a steal.... $150,000,000. Easily worth $1,000,000,000 but I just wanna share it with the world. I don't really need the money.
crg750 (18 days ago)
I think this unique and very cool- and it’s personal art and learning to make something is also pretty special. I wonder though- they are using materials to create Nike branded products that are not made by Nike- and I doubt Nike is receiving and $$ for the branding and trademarks so how does that work?
CloudBurst (18 days ago)
i went here they wanted 1500 for a simple color switch FUCKING NOBS
Ibrar Ali (19 days ago)
Legend, I hope to take a class someday, inshaallah
Lucien George Gooding (19 days ago)
This man is making art that you can actually wear, keep up the good work!
African Al (19 days ago)
Man Imma watch this video everyday
I-love-youtube-videos (19 days ago)
I thought the title said 10 bucks until I saw the K next to the 10😂. I was so excited to watch the video until then.🙄
Da Real Zax (19 days ago)
Boy when the ppl in China see this shit 🤯
1986baldwinvic (20 days ago)
Hands down The BEST VICE piece ever created!!!!
Conway Martin (20 days ago)
Innovation .passion
Benedict Dela Cruz (20 days ago)
yyeah boii, that's a shoe !
OmegaMan (20 days ago)
Justin Bieber made this man go crazy
Jacob Franklin (20 days ago)
Sooo he’s making Nike’s and he is not from Nike? Right? Am I missing something? China needs to up their prices!
MrMike (20 days ago)
Fake Nike's
Baron Samuels (20 days ago)
Yo dom you've just sparked my imagination always wanted to design my own shoe. Thanks for the cool video.
Shea McGladdery (21 days ago)
how havent the brands come after this guy ?
Ignacio Hernandez (11 days ago)
That's what I'm wondering
ScreamyPoussies (21 days ago)
I would rather buy Menthol 10’s by Ari Saal Forman! His was unique and for the most part original. Facts!
Nutty Puffz (21 days ago)
but when the somalians do it its counteirfeit......
Tc Beats (5 days ago)
+adam burdt I literally just came from watching that video lol
adam burdt (8 days ago)
Lol right. I just watched a video where a guy made shoes and he used an upside down type Nike symbol and they sued his ass and made him destroy all his shoes and buy back all the pairs he sold. This guy? Nothing
YaoMengLiew (21 days ago)
Dude is doing very well for himself... don't believe me? Go check the cost for a crocodile yeezy at the site. You have to provide the original. 👟🛠️🔬👞$$$$
Rachel Taylor Roth (21 days ago)
m I s o g i
Chubs N Scrubs (21 days ago)
My guy is a straight g
Dennis Allen (21 days ago)
Meanwhile...over in Jamaica, they arrest the Yardie Man dem for knocking of Clarkes!
Winner 2016 (21 days ago)
Cool. This would be a dope move. An option.
AreaCode Pictures (21 days ago)
Uptown's (NYC) best designer back in the 80's 90's (Dapper Dan) got sued by Gucci for doing this .. how is this any different?
Ashley Chap (21 days ago)
Can you make Nike shoes like this? Like does he work with Nike somehow sense he doesn’t get in trouble with it and sells it for a lot
aligboyakasha (21 days ago)
You can't just talk about the material when talking about the price point. With a product like this, it's essentially the time of labor which includes the design production and marketing, and all of those costs then go into the shoe price. Is there profit from closing a sale? Obviously, but the idea here isn't what you have from a normal shoe sale that is mass produced in a sweatshop.
Robbie Dobson (21 days ago)
That is the dogs bolliks what a great concept love to take that class
MQuadrat (22 days ago)
A wild Tobias Van Schneider appears in the background.
Joe Shmoe (23 days ago)
how to make fake nikes 101
just joking
can iget free
Revenge (23 days ago)
What’s the outro song
josh major (23 days ago)
See VICE this is the stuff you need to focus on!!! NOT these bullshit videos on nonsense, what's so hard about that Lol
SYA Playz (24 days ago)
I love this guy.
Etc (24 days ago)
I’m only at 2:45 Wow! I’d love to learn from you. What a cool job. Edit: 5:12 in I wish I could meet this man. Very cool!
Stin Kee (24 days ago)
Fantastic video from Vice. Keep giving spotlight to the makers 💛
Don Alejo (24 days ago)
THE DNC MURDERED SETH RICH
JapanFoor (24 days ago)
The comments section is infested with narrow minded people with ignorant hater mentalities . God bless America .
Donny Wahlberg (24 days ago)
I want to make shoes!!!
Promothash Boruah (25 days ago)
Why he is putting on nike in his shoes?
alandinhio10 (5 days ago)
It's like when someone restores and customizes a car they still keep the logo.
SYMPOL BMX (14 days ago)
Promothash Boruah he makes them out of Nike shoes

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