Artemis Design Co.
Artemis Women's Carpet Loafers - Size 39
From our friends at Artemis Design Co.--Our best-selling Loafer shape pairs beautifully with luxurious hand-knotted Anatolian carpet, known for its velvety texture and fine traditional patterns. Each pair of our Carpet Shoes are handmade from vintage, one-of-a-kind Turkish carpets, which means that no two pairs will ever be alike. The Carpet 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. As opposed to flat-woven kilims, hand-knotted oriental carpets are known for their “pile,” the small, raised fibers that give it a fuzzy texture and a soft, velvety hand. That quality has made oriental carpets more difficult to work with in the past, but our clever cobblers have found a way to gently shave down the pile while preserving its lush feel and appearance.
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.