The leather goods workshop “Kristāla Kurpīte” in Rēzekne has been operating since 1997 and is run by the shoemaker Andris Kačkāns – his company is the largest manufacturer of footwear that is required by folk art groups in Latvia. Pastalas, dance shoes, boots – that’s the master craftsman’s everyday life. The shoemaker’s passion is historical footwear, and he also makes ethnographic shoes to order. All footwear is 100% hand-made. 

Types of crafts

Hand-made pastalas in genuine leather, archaeological style boots for women and men, footwear for folk dance groups and choirs, footwear to wear with ethnographic costumes, footwear for historical films.

The distinctive in their field of activity

Footwear making from a pattern, on-site measuring, specific individual orders.

When to book a tour in advance; When to book a master class in advance

1 week