Artemis Design Co.
Artemis Women's Pearl Velvet Loafers
From our friends at Artemis Design Co.--This shoe was originally designed by our designer, Milicent, for her own wedding day. She was looking for something for her fall wedding that would feel luxurious and special, but comfortable enough to dance all night in. She loved wearing the shoes and received so many compliments that we decided to make it available for all brides.
Upper in 100% silk velvet, hand-loomed by a women's collective in Uzbekistan. 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.
Our Women's Loafers run true to size. We only make full sizes, so if you wear a half size, order the next whole size down (for example, a US 8.5 should order a 38). Expect them to feel snug at first, but stretch to a cushy custom fit after time and wear. Our Women's Loafers tend to fit best on narrow to medium width feet, but do stretch beautifully width-wise to accommodate most widths--much like a fine leather shoe.
US Women's 5-5.5: size 35
US Women's 6-6.5: size 36
US Women's 7-7.5: size 37
US Women's 8-8.5: size 38
US Women's 9-9.5: size 39
US Women's 10-10.5: size 40
US Women's 11-11.5: Size 41
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.