Finnish born, Terhi Pölkki holds a MA degree in footwear design from Cordwainers at London College of Fashion (2008) in London. Her final collection was made of ecological Finnish reindeer leather and the collection was widely noticed as the first and new innovative way of using reindeer leather in shoes. Her MA final collection was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious, International ITS#7 competition hosted in Italy 2008 and Terhi was awarded Shoe Designer of the Year 2008 in Finland. After working for UK premium brands in London, she decided to launch her first collection under her name. Her shoe collection is made of high quality ecological vegetan leather and manufacturers are based in Portugal and Finland. Terhi’s design embraces Scandinavian minimalism, femininity and practicality. The main focus is design, combined with ecological and high quality materials. For Terhi, shoes are objects with a story.
Climber, a platform shoe by designer Terhi Pölkki, has a striking resemblance with the climbing shoe of old times. The wedge-like platform sole of the shoe has been covered with grey colored nubuck that is decorated with a leopard print in black. Nubuck leather has also been used on the heel and tip of the shoe. The sole of the shoe is made of rubber. Climber shoe comes with off-white cotton laces. Material 100% vegetan nappa and nubuck leather. Color black and grey. Made in Portugal.