LOOK: Make Your Own Leather Slides With This DIY Kit

Looking for a new hobby to explore? Or are you a DIY-loving craftsman looking for something new to create with your bare hands? Here’s something you can enjoy in the comforts of your home.

Zapateria, a Marikina-based shoe brand, has just released a Make Your Own Sliders Kit.

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Photo from Zapateria

This DIY kit highlights the heritage of craft from the Philippine Shoe Capital by bringing it to hobbyists’ homes. Those who avail of a kit will experience what it’s like to make their own footwear like that of a Marikina Maker and take on this new creative passion project,” says the brilliant creators behind Zapateria.

Because we are all stuck at home, fewer people are buying locally-made shoes from the manufacturers of Marikina. Zapateria took this as a challenge to offer better awareness and appreciation for the craftsmanship of Filipino shoemaking by making it more accessible.

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Photo from Zapateria

Each DIY kit has a complete set of materials needed to create your own pair of handcrafted sliders. It includes the leather needed for the straps, the soles, the glue, a set of guide patterns, and downloadable and watchable instructions to assist you as you try your hand at creating your own footwear.

With this kit, you’ll be able to create a stylish pair of double-buckle strap slide slippers. You can also choose what color of straps to use for your sliders, too.

It’s definitely an experience you’d enjoy, especially if you love tinkering with arts and crafts. Even if you don’t and you just really love locally-made footwear, this DIY sliders kit is worth a try, too! For only PHP 580, you get a pair of handcrafted and locally-made stylish sliders, a unique experience, plus a better appreciation of our local shoemakers.

Here’s something new to do for a stress-free weekend!

You can get your own DIY sliders kit through Zapateria’s website: www.zapateriahub.com.


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