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Craft Your Own Shoes (in-person)

Craft Your Own Shoes (in-person)

Regular price ₱5,500.00 PHP
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 Why you need these workshops:

  • If you want to make your own shoes/sandals
  • If you want to have an appreciation of local craftsmanship, particularly shoemaking 
  • If you want to understand shoe manufacturing and business

What you'll learn:

  • Shoemaking basics (tools, materials, etc)
  • Choosing a shoe last for your size
  • Tracing, cutting and assembling the upper
  • Preparing your insoles and outsoles
  • Lasting your shoes/sandals
  • Attaching the soles
  • Adding sock-lining (for Level 1 & up)
  • Finishing your shoes/sandals

What are the options:

  • BASIC | LEVEL 0: Sandals
  • BASIC | LEVEL 1: Mules or platformed sandals
  • INTERMEDIATE | LEVEL 2.1: Doll shoes, mary janes, sneakers, loafers, or d'orsay (Must have done Level 1)
  • INTERMEDIATE | LEVEL 2.2: Oxfords, derby, wingtips, or brogues (Must have done Level 2.1)
  • INTERMEDIATE | LEVEL 3: Block heels or wedges (Must have done any Level 2 workshop)
  • ADVANCED | LEVEL 4: Stilettos (Must have done Level 3)
  • ADVANCED | LEVEL 5: Boots (Must have done Level 4)
  • SPECIAL: Bride & Groom / Couple shoes (Must have done Level 1)

What we'll provide:

  • Upper, lining, insole, outsole, socklining and other materials to create your shoes/sandals
  • Half-day / Full-day workshop instruction by Ms. Tal de Guzman of Risqué Designs
  • Side-by-side guidance by our uppermakers and shoemakers (we are 100% fully vaccinated!)
  • Use of tools and machines in the studio

Details of the workshop:

  • Where: Risqué Designs Manufacturing studio at 121 Malaya St, Malanday, Marikina
    • Only bike parking is available, please make arrangements to commute or get dropped off
  • When: Please see available schedules in the options
  • Duration:
  • Level 0 : 3 to 4 hours (1pm to 4pm)
  • Level 1 and up : whole day (10am to 6pm)


  • Lunch meal is not included in the fee, but we will direct you to nearby Marikina food spots! :) 
  • Full-vaccination is required. Kindly send your vaccination card through email ( or iMessage/Viber at 09175867907 with your proof of payment.
  • We only take maximum of 6 persons per day of workshop, for the safety of our students and our team
  • And yes it's a full day for Level 1 and up because shoes are not magically made, it's made with labor of love! :) 
  • Please also let us know if you have allergy to dust or adhesives so we can advise you if this workshop is for you, as we will be using a sanding machine and we’ll be making use of shoe adhesives

Check out our past workshops on instagram.

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