Women's Sumak Kilim Loafers - Size 38
About Our Sumak Kilim Loafers
This unique style has garnered a cult following, and its limited releases are collected by fans all over the world. Our Sumak Kilim shoes are handmade from one-of-a-kind Turkish carpets, which means that no two pairs will ever be alike. The Sumak Kilim Loafers 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.
- Handwoven Sumak Kilim rug upper in wool and silk fibers. Sumak (also spelled Soumak, Soumakh, Sumac, and Soumac) kilims 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.
- The Sumak textile is more structured than the Kilim or Oriental Carpet, which generally translates to a longer break-in period.
If you plan on using your Sumak shoes for daily walks or throughout city streets, you may extend the life of the soles by asking your local cobbler to attach a rubber sole to them.
The Sumak textile and leather sole are very durable and will age well with time. Avoid heavy 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 small stains, blot with a warm washcloth. Let heavier dirt or mud stains dry, and once dried, brush them off with a bristle brush.