PIHKA shoe making course

In the PIHKA shoe making course, you get to try traditional leatherworking and make a pair of custom shoes yourself with the help of our design professionals. Don’t hesitate to join our courses even without prior experience in leatherworking or shoe making – we will guide you through all the phases of the work. In addition to fun memories, you will get a pair of self-made custom shoes that are ready for a life-long journey.

In the PIHKA shoe making course, you can choose your shoe style from the timeless PIHKA shoe designs. Our course collection includes sandals (Tuohi, Kiela, Olga and Valma), ankle boots (Lari, Sysi and Auri) and high boots (Kauka). You can also choose between narrow and wide width for your shoes.

Your shoes’ materials will be selected from our wide stock of different coloured leathers and other materials. You can choose any leather that is suitable for shoe making. In all PIHKA shoes, we use rubber soles, which are durable and repairable. In addition to the colour of your shoes, you can choose between different shapes of rubber soles. For example, you can make a pair of Lari ankle boots with commando soles instead of wedge soles.

In this one-day shoe making course, you will make the uppers of your shoes using a leather sewing machine. After the course, PIHKA’s shoemaker will glue and sew the soles to the uppers of the shoes. When the glue has dried, your shoes will be finished and sent to you by mail.

Our shoe making courses are held in PIHKA Workshop and Boutique in the centre of Helsinki.

The price of the PIHKA shoe making course is 320 € + materials. The price of the course includes teaching, coffee/tea and refreshments, lunch, a warm atmosphere and postage of your finished shoes. The material price depends on the design of your shoes, and it will be paid on the course day:

  • High boots (Kauka) 70 €
  • Ankle boots (Auri, Lari and Sysi) 60 €
  • Sandals (Tuohi, Kiela, Valma and Olga) 40 €

The course day lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The maximum number of attendants in one workshop six persons. If you collect a full group for the course, you will receive a 10% discount on your own course fee.

In our webstore, you can pay a registration fee or the full course price. With the registration fee, you book your place on the course, and the remaining price is paid on the course day. In the event of cancellation, the registration fee will not be refunded without a medical certificate.

We will send you a course information letter after your enrollment. Welcome!