Caring for your Shoes
Ladies Kilim Shoes
Our ladies kilim shoes do come up quite generously in size. If you have a standard width foot or narrow shaped foot we would recommend going down a size to that of your usual size. If you have a wider fitting foot, you will probably be ok in your normal size.
Our kilim shoes might feel snug and stiff to begin with but don’t panic! After a few hours of wear, the kilim will begin to mould around your feet comfortably and the shoes will give as much as they need too.
If your shoes feel a little big, but you don’t want to go down a size for length, we recommend a double cushioned inner sole!
Men's Kilim Shoes
Our men’s shoes some up quite standard in size. If you have a very wide foot we would recommend going up a size. Like a leather shoe, our kilim shoes will mould around your feet with a few days wear.
If your feet are slopping out of them and you can fit a finger behind your foot, then you should exchange them for a smaller size. However, if your heel slips out occasionally and they feel comfortable everywhere else, an innersole usually solves it!
If your toes are scrunched up and they feel much too short on the length. However, if your toes are flat, and they are just tight on the width, don't worry, they will give in a few days. They will even give a little bit lengthways too if you need them to.
The Perfect Fit
If you can get them on quite easily, but they feel snug (even if a little uncomfortable to begin with). They will mould to your feet with a few days wear. If you are still having problems with them, try wearing them with wet socks around the house (sounds crazy, I know... but it works!)
Our ladies Ikat shoes should feel comfortable as soon as you slip them on. If the Ikat feels a little snug, they will give a little across the front but not massively, so they need to fit relatively well from the word go! They come up as a standard size, but a little narrow in fit if anything. If you have a wider shaped foot, we would recommend going up a size. If they are a little big when you go up a size, we would recommend a double cushioned innersole, this never fails to do the trick.
'She Who Dares' Sneakers
Our sneakers are so comfortable its like walking on clouds (I imagine)! They come up as a standard size, a little big if anything. If you have a narrow foot, we would recommend going down a size. Our sneakers are made in sizes 36 – 41.
Our kilim shoes are very hard wearing and don’t need a lot of looking after, just like a kilim rug! Try to avoid wearing them in the rain, but if you do get your shoes wet, allow them to dry naturally and stuff with newspaper to keep their shape. If you get your kilim shoes muddy, wait for the mud to dry and brush it off.
Our shoes are leather soled; if you would like to prolong their life you could ask your local cobbler to attach a rubber sole to the leather. We would definitely recommend this if you want to wear them aprés ski as it stops you slipping on snow!
Ikat Shoes & 'She Who Dares' Sneakers
These shoes are hardier than they look! When they are starting to look a little tired or dirty, scrub them with a nail brush using warm soapy water and they will revive themselves! Stuff them with newspaper so they keep their shape and allow them to dry.