SLEM is an international innovation and education institute for footwear. SLEM offers a unique full time 9-month program in footwear innovation and several short courses and workshops.

The shoe lab is a unique knowledge centre, combining a traditional workshop for the manufacture of shoes and an innovation lab with 3D printers, laser cutters and cnc machines.  Designers, students and companies are guided by product developers and technical experts, and so discover the endless possibilities of different craftsmanship and techniques.

In the coming years the Dutch Shoe and Leather Museum will also move in with SLEM. These developments will further enhance the knowledge and inspiration for the guests of the shoe lab.

3D plastics
Raadhuisplein 1-2
5141KG Waalwijk
+31 (0)416 757630