Artemis Design Co.
Artemis Men's Sumak Kilim Loafers - Size 40
From our friends at Artemis Design Co. This unique style has garnered a cult following, and its limited releases are collected by fans all over the world. All Artemis Kilim shoes are handmade from vintage, hand-sourced Turkish carpets, which means that no two pairs will ever be alike. The Kilim Loafers pictured here are the actual pair that you will receive.
Leather sole with 3/4 inch heel. Handmade in Istanbul in a small, family-owned workshop, by cobblers whose families have practiced the craft for generations. Kilims are a style of textile traditionally crafted on Turkey's Anatolian peninsula using wool, cotton, or silk. Kilims are flat-woven, featuring a thin, tight weave that make them a perfect textile for crafting shoes. Every symbol, color, and pattern woven into the Kilim has meaning and represents a hope, a dream, or a story from the life of the weaver.
In these Artemis Loafers, we recommend selecting the European equivalent of the smallest US size you wear. For example, if you are usually a US 10, but sometimes wear a 9.5, order a 42 in the Kilim Loafer. In the open-back Kilim Slipper, order one size larger than that (a 43 for the previous example).
US Men's 6: size 39
US Men's 7: size 40
US Men's 8: size 41
US Men's 9: size 42
US Men's 10: size 43
US Men's 11: size 44
US Men's 12: size 45
US Men's 13: size 46
US Men's 14: size 47
We believe that beautiful vintage Kilim textiles, made largely by women artists, deserve to be repurposed and preserved for admiration and enjoyment. Artemis makes beautiful things in a slow and careful way, using a treasured team of artisan suppliers and cobblers to ensure that their chain of production is hands-on, handmade, and brings as much pride as the products themselves.