About Our Kilim Loafers
This unique style has garnered a cult following, and its limited releases are collected by fans all over the world. All of our Kilim shoes are handmade from vintage, hand-sourced Turkish carpets, which means that no two pairs will ever be alike.*
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.
- Vintage handwoven Kilim carpet upper--typically wool, or a wool & cotton blend.
- 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.
*The Kilim Loafers pictured here are the actual pair that you will receive.