“The Shoe Surgeon” is a studio based in Downtown, Los Angeles (California) and founded by Dominic Ciambrone.
Dominic is a shoemaker with over 15 years of experience. He is known as “The Surgeon” because he disassembles the shoes to reassemble them with the best quality materials.
The philosophy of this creative studio is based on craftsmanship and quality so the shoes they customize are made to last and to be worn. They offer a wide range of customised footwear, from design and development to brand experiences.
Dominic has collaborated with brands such as Nike with the LeBron 30K Point Milestone, Pizza Hut, Ebay, Jack Daniel’s, Miami HEAT, Luc Belaire for DJ Khaled or Wieden+Kennedy among others.
The models that The Shoe Surgeon use to customize are the Nike Air Jordan and Air Force 1. However, they can create any kind of sneakers like the Vans Old Skull or Nike Dunk SB.
According to clients requirements and needs, each pair of customized shoes is unique and individually priced. This price depends on factors such as size, detail, style or materials.
Please note that if you want Ciambrone to customize your favorite shoe model you will have to wait at least 6 months. He has a quite long waiting list although you always have the option to buy one of his limited edition models or place your order with other “surgeons”.