sara gulyas assembles DIY pikkpack leather shoes kit sara gulyas assembles DIY pikkpack leather shoes kit
dec 21, 2013

sara gulyas assembles DIY pikkpack leather shoes kit

sara gulyas assembles DIY pikkpack leather shoes kit
image © krisztina filep
all images courtesy of sara gulyas

 

 

 

wanting to make a shoe that uses minimal material and involves its wearer in the assembly process, hungarian designer sara gulyas has created ‘pikkpack’, a DIY leather shoe kit. the project was based on an old hungarian shoe called ‘bocskor’, which was traditionally made from one piece of leather – ‘pikkpack’ is a play on words, meaning ‘piece of cake’. starting out as a flat piece of premium quality leather, the owner can quickly transform it into a 3D piece together with a contrasting cotton lace. shipping these lightweight flat-packed shoes in small packages, not only encourages participation in the manufacturing process, but also conserves materials and decreases costs. designed for both men and women, they are both breathable and warm. sara and her team are currently preparing for a kickstarter campaign to help get the project off the ground.

 

 


‘pikkpack – shoes by you teaser video ‘
video courtesy of pikkpack

 

 


side view
image © krisztina filep

 

 


the DIY shoes are constructed from high quality black leather with pink cotton laces
image © krisztina filep

 

 


the shoes are based on an old hungarian design, which was traditionally made from one piece of leather
image © krisztina filep

 

 


the unisex shoes are designed for both men and women
image © krisztina filep

 

 


the owner can quickly transform the kit into a 3D wearable piece
image © krisztina filep

 

 


the lightweight, flat-packed shoes are shipped in small packages
image © krisztina filep

 

 


lightweight and durable walking shoes
image © krisztina filep

 

 

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