This Is the Easiest Way to Make Your Own Custom Shoes
We love custom clothes and shoes, and we’re guessing that we’re not alone considering that a number of different footwear companies such as Converse and Milk and Honey are now letting us choose colors and patterns that speak to us. And now, a company called Pikkpack has taken personalization to the next level. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, Pikkpack was able to launch their brand — and their site not only allows you to choose your own hues and materials, but lets you in on the fun of making your own shoes.
For $99, you can select your shoe color, lace colors and sole material. Your package arrives with simple step-by-step instructions for building your own flats. Your kit even comes with a second set of laces to switch up the color if one day you’re feeling yellow and the next day you absolutely need to have pink on your feet.
Beyond the simplicity of Pikkpack’s design, these are also shoes with a conscience. Founder Sara Gulyas wanted to create footwear that used the least amount of materials possible. The shoe is made of only three pieces — the sole, the shoe upper and the shoelaces. There is no linen inside and the use of glue is also minimal. A pair is small and flat enough to fit in an envelope, so there is no need for shoe stuffing or paper boxes. And because you will be making these shoes yourself, Pikkpack can ship them to you in lighter and smaller packages using less material while conserving natural resources.
So, who’s up for a shoe DIY-ing party this weekend? We’re putting in our order stat.
Will you be ordering your own pair from Pikkpack? We want to hear about it in the comments.