Women's Sumak Kilim Loafers - Size 8.5
- This pair is one-of-a-kind!
Our signature Women's Loafer has gained a cult following, and for good reason: it's a classic and comfortable everyday style, made extra special by the hand-sourced vintage textiles we use.
- This pair is one-of-a-kind! We photograph each one-of-a-kind pair individually, so the shoes you see in the two main images are exactly what you will receive.
- Upper made from hand-sourced Sumak Carpet (learn more below).
- Leather sole with 3/4 inch heel.
- Handmade in Istanbul in a small, family-owned workshop.
Sumak (also spelled Soumak, Soumakh, Sumac, and Soumac) kilims are crafted from a mixture of wool and silk, and have a stronger weave and a more textural hand than other types of kilim carpets. They are known for their intricate designs that incorporate finely detailed symbols, figures, and representations of animals. The crisp and boldly contrasting blues, reds, and whites often featured in Sumak kilims make them a favorite among our community.
Each of our Sumak Kilim pieces is handmade from one-of-a-kind Turkish carpets, which means that no two will ever be alike. We photograph each item individually, so what you see here is exactly what you'll receive.
The Sumak textile is more structured than the Kilim or Oriental Carpet, which generally means that they will take a little longer to break in.
If you plan on using your shoes for daily walks, you may extend the life of the soles by asking your local cobbler to attach a rubber sole to them.
The textile and leather sole are very durable and will age well with time. Avoid rain or snow, but if your shoes do become a little bit wet, that’s ok; just let them dry out completely and continue wearing as usual.
To clean stains, blot with a warm washcloth. Let heavier dirt or mud stains dry, and once dried, brush them off with a bristle brush.