Women's Carpet Loafers - Size 40
About Our Carpet Loafers
Our best-selling Loafer shape pairs beautifully with luxurious hand-knotted Anatolian carpet, known for its velvety texture and fine traditional patterns. Each pair of our Carpet Shoes are handmade from vintage, one-of-a-kind Turkish carpets, which means that no two pairs will ever be alike. The Carpet 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.
- As opposed to flat-woven kilims, hand-knotted oriental carpets are known for their “pile,” the small, raised fibers that give it a fuzzy texture and a soft, velvety hand. That quality has made oriental carpets more difficult to work with in the past, but our clever cobblers have found a way to gently shave down the pile while preserving its lush feel and appearance.
If you plan on using your Carpet 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 Oriental Carpet 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.