Our Velvet Smoking Shoes are handmade from 100% silk velvet, which is hand-loomed in Uzbekistan by a women's collective. The interior is lined with supple leather and suede, and the sole is leather.
· Hand-Loomed Silk Velvet Upper
· Leather Sole With Rubber Heel
· Handmade in Turkey
Our Smoking Shoe style fits true to size, with a wider, menswear-inspired shape as compared to our Classic Loafer. The hand-woven velvet material will feel very snug to start, and quickly stretch to a customized fit. An ideal starting fit is snug (even uncomfortably so), with toes very close to the front of the shoe, but flat on the bottom (not curled under to fit). In other words, size for length, and the width of the shoe will stretch to accommodate your foot.
If they become a little bit wet it’s not a big deal; just let them dry out completely and continue wearing as usual. To clean small stains, just blot with a warm washcloth. Any dirt stains can be removed with a bristle brush once dried.
Artemis is best known for their magical "Flying Carpet Shoes" -- one of a kind kilim loafers and kilim smoking shoes that are all handmade from genuine Turkish carpets. The idea for Artemis Design Co. was born on a trip to Istanbul in 2007. The designer, Milicent Armstrong, saw and fell in love with carpet bags, shoes and all of the other accessories that were repurposed from the beautiful flat-woven textile. Several years later, while attending Interior Design school, Armstrong made her way back to Istanbul, found a small artisan workshop willing to work with her, and began production on her first run of products. These first pieces took the concept of repurposing Kilims and altered the designs to suit modern, classic shapes.
We typically ship within 1-2 business days of order placement.
Our goal and policy is for you to be happy with your Artemis product. Unused merchandise in its original condition can be returned within 14 days of shipment for a refund. We work very closely with our clients to ensure that the product is the right fit for them, and we have been praised for our incredible customer service.