Where can I buy sandals ?
Where can I buy sandals ?
Where can I buy sandals handmade in Greece ?
Where can I buy sandals directly from a Greek sandal workshop?
“Where can i buy sandals” is an article about Penelope’s ETSY shop. A creator of Handmade Greek Sandals for Men and Women, based in Athens, Greece. If you want to learn more about how to buy from Penelope, read more!
Penelope is holding a workshop in Athens Greece where she creates unique leather sandals.
Here is her statement:
I studied Graphic Design and Design with the stimulus from my father (old designer) and since 2001 i have created my first workshop in Piraeus. I was taught beside skilled and experienced masters in the manufacture of handmade leather shoes that they have also learned the craft of their grandparents. These people are close to you in every step of the way and they show you every technique for their proper construction, as they used to be in the old days and of course everything is handmade.
The construction and its techniques was taught by Mr George, very old and experienced teacher who had learned the art from his grandfather. The current craftsmen of the Schools are second and third generation. We have an extremely large collection of drawings, to which have included both classic and modern designs so that we can satisfy any of your preferences.
Our materials are EXCLUSIVE AND ONLY high quality leathers for durability. I ONLY USE THE BEST LEATHER SO THAT IT IS STRONG BUT ALSO LIGHT AND COMFORTABLE. Especially for the insole i use leather from the island of Creta, while for the straps it is from the rest of Greece.
Dealing with the leather, is not something new to me. During the 80s my parents had a leather shop where they made leather items such as bags, belts and more. My shop SUMMERSANDALPENELOPE on ETSY, IS MY BIGGEST PROJECT. I did it with love. I feel proud and i deal exlusively with it. Our work is done with special attention to every detail. Our work is done with special attention to every detail. I hope you like my job and love it you too.
Ancient Greek sandals were different than the ancient Egyptian ones. Ancient Greek sandals had a handful of stripes in order to be fastened with greater security on the leg. A feature of the long life tradition of Ancient Greek sandals is their depiction in numerous Ancient Greek pot paintings. One particular example is an amphora of the era, which depicts a customer in a shoemaker stepping on leather, in order for the craftsman to draw the outline of the customer’s leg.
Sandals were usually used by soldiers in Ancient Greece, due to their fine quality, only by original cattle leather, which was constituted by multiple layers and was very durable. Significant persons of the era, like Alkiviades and Iphicrates were fashion makers by wearing these sandals. Tradition features women wearing constantly Ancient Greek sandals, since many of their designs were inspired by Ancient goddesses who were depicted wearing them.
On our handmade sandals we use exclusively leather of exquisite quality. For their bottom, we use hard leather 2.2 mm thick, for greater durability while stepping and for their stripes, we use leather 1.8 mm thick. The choice of leather’s colors and quality has been made with strict criteria on the base of succeeding the best possible result for the customer.
Both men’s and women’s sandals are anti-slippery and are totally 8,2 mm thick, including the bottom.
In designs of metallic female sandals that feature laces, we choose the proper materials to achieve an even result in all of their sides.
Here are some photos of her works. Where can I buy sandals ? From Penelope’s of course! She knows great deal about Greek Handmade Leather Sandals!
All leather of our traditional Greek footwear are of best quality. Either hard, soft or bottom leather, they are handpicked one by one. It is worth noticing that you can brush soft leather with a hard brush appropriate for Nubuck leather. For harder leather you can use a cleaning cloth. In case of a dirt appearance in soft leathers (nubuck) such as wine or alcohol, we recommend to use a sponge with liquid soap for dishes. The leather of the Traditional Greek footwear will soften and take the shape of your foot. They are designed to hug your step. The natural brown leather will darken as you wear them. As they are exposed to sunlight, these Greek footwear will become better. You can notice some small natural marks or light color irregularities. These marks are absolutely natural as the leather is chemical-free. Buy Greek footwear in sandals designed in Greece! Where can I buy sandals ? From Penelope’s of course! She knows great deal about Greek Handmade Leather Sandals!
Choice of Materials – Leather, colors, sole, in-sole
You can choose the colors of the leather and the design you are interested in. Furthermore choose the color of the leather for the soles and in-soles from our color palette. In designs such as laces up high on the leg, you can select single or combined gold, silver, natural or black colors to provide us the chance of matching laces. In designs of metallic female sandals that feature laces, we choose the proper materials to achieve an even result in all of their sides.
How to proceed with foot measurement
Use the following procedure and then consult the board and choose your measure. Sit on a chair and put your foot on a piece of paper. Draw a straight line at the tip of your large toe and a straight line at the tip of your heel. With a ruler, measure the length between the two lines.
These sandals are Pink sandals, Handmade Greek Sandals, Sandals from Greece