Founded by Dominic "The Shoe Surgeon" Ciambrone, Surgeon Creators' Academy is a safe haven for creatives to learn, be inspired, and surround themselves with a community of like minded individuals.

Our mission is to enable artists to NEVER STOP CREATING and to TRUST THE PROCESS in the steps they take towards a one-of-a-kind work of art. Whether you are brand new to the shoe game, or a seasoned craftsman, we empower you with the tools and resources needed to move forward with confidence in your creations.

      02 / Meet The Shoe Surgeon      

From a young age, Dominic Ciambrone always had a desire to create. From backyard forts to Lego sets, he was overwhelmingly drawn to his ability to construct – a creative outlet that later evolved into a flourishing business.

As a young adult in search of his hidden talent, Dominic focused on learning the extensive techniques of shoe deconstruction and reconstruction. He found that customizing footwear was a way to differentiate himself and express his individuality. As he began to offer his made-to-order services to high profile clientele, he further developed a passion for bringing a creative concept to life.

Today, The Shoe Surgeon continues to push creative boundaries by teaching the skill and process to aspiring artists and creators at our Surgeon Creators' Academy, passing along his craft to the next generation.



The Surgeon Creators' Academy gives students the opportunity to learn from Dominic and his team on how to fully deconstruct and reconstruct a sneaker in a four day period. This process is much more than a school, but rather a fully immersive experience that will allow students to leave with not only a one-of-one design, but new skill sets and connections to last a lifetime.