CARE & SIZING

Artemis Design Co. kilim shoes and bags are carefully hand-crafted in small batches of woven wool Kilims, antique textiles and soft leathers.  Since every piece is unique, there may be small imperfections, asymmetry, and signs of the handmade & antique nature of the textile.  We hope that you love these little signs of humanity as much as we do.

Due to the natural wool fiber that makes up the Kilim textile, the Kilim shoes will stretch and form to your individual foot.  Please refer to our sizing guide below to make the best choice on sizing. 

We are happy to answer any additional questions about the products…simply e-mail us at hi@artemisdesignco.com or call us at (857) 399-0444.  

We hope that you love your one of a kind Artemis Design Co. creation!

How the shoes should fit when you first put them on: 

They should feel snug, but not too tight on the front of your toes. Much like high quality leather shoes, our Kilim shoes will stretch to mold to your foot. 

How to tell if they are too small:

If your toes feel crammed against the front of the shoe, then they are too small. If the sides feel tight, hang in there, they will stretch and mold to your foot.

How to tell if they are too large:

If you can fit a finger in the space behind the heel they should be returned for a smaller size. 

Breaking them in:

The break in process can last anywhere from 3-10 hours of wear. After wearing the Kilim shoes for a full day, you should feel a noticeable difference in the stiffness and tightness of the Kilim. If they are feeling very tight, we’d suggest wearing them around the house with thick socks on. If they still feel tight, we would suggest bringing them to your local cobbler to be stretched in your specific problem areas. You will notice that after they are fully broken in, the Kilim will feel soft and relaxed, much like your favorite house slippers! 

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