DIY Leather Kit Lets People Build Shoes From Scratch
Hungarian inspired design helps anyone make their own shoes with minimal materials and effort.
Nowadays, a good pair of handmade leather shoes is hard to find, especially one that won’t take a nice chunk out of your paycheck. Hungarian designer Sara Gulyas is offering an do-it-yourself solution on Kickstarter called PIKKPACK, hoping to cut down on waste while involving the consumer in the footwear creation process.
Inspired by a traditional type of Hungarian shoes called Bockskor which are made entirely of single pieces of leather, the PIKKPACK comes in 3 components: Leather upper, leather sole, and choice of colored cotton laces that holds the whole thing together. Oh and the uppers are not just any leather, they’re water buffalo leather, promised to be more flexible and durable.