Artemis Design Co.
Artemis Women's Kilim Smoking Shoes - Size 40
From our friends at Artemis Design Co.--Our Kilim Smoking Shoes have a menswear-inspired shape rooted in classic formal wear, featuring a higher profile and slightly wider fit. Our Kilim shoes are handmade from vintage, hand-sourced Turkish carpets, which means that no two pairs will ever be alike. The Kilim Smoking Shoes 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.
Our Women's Smoking Shoes 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 quite snug at first, but stretch to a cushy custom fit after time and wear. Our Kilim Smoking Shoes tend to fit best on medium to wide feet, but do stretch beautifully width-wise to accommodate most feet-- 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.