How the jorney began?
Beeing a native of Russia, Elina cherished the child memories of wearing hand crafted wool felt boots, called Valenki. There were no better material choice than wool to pass cold Russian winter. But let’s be honest, design of this traditional boots were fare from what we would call stylish and comfort leaves a lot to be desired.
Why not combine the remarkable characteristics of wool with contemporary design and comfort, using other sustainable resources for production?
Elina took the inspiration to the further level and after some incubation time the idea of Urstil was born.