Our sandals are hancrafted in Chania, Crete. Since it’s a family business, you can choose the color as well as the leather of your preference.
Alcmene sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the mother of Heracles. The sandals are 100% handcrafted in our family business with “meraki”* in the island of Crete – Greece, from durable leather, tanned without the use of chemicals. This pair of sandals are easily matched with all clothes!
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
Metal Platina Gold, Metal Rose Gold, Metal Silver, Natural Black, Natural Light Brown, Natural Natural, Natural Oil Dark Brown, Natural Oil Orange, Natural Oil Petrol, Natural Oil Purple, Natural Oil Red, Natural White, Nubuck Beige, Nubuck Black, Nubuck Brown, Nubuck Ciel, Nubuck Dark Grey, Nubuck Green, Nubuck Khaki, Nubuck Light Grey, Nubuck Natural, Nubuck Orange, Nubuck Puce, Nubuck Taba, Nubuck Yellow, Stamped Brown Croco, Stamped Dark Brown Cracked, Stamped Red Croco
|Heel Height:||1.5 cm|
|Linining & Inner Sole:||Leather|
|Available leather styles:||Nubuck, Natural, Metal, Stamped|
|Women’s Shoe Size Chart|
How to find the correct footwear size
1. Stand on a piece of paper and mark the distance from your longest toe to the heel end.
2. Measure the distance between these two marks to find out your foot length.
3. Repeat the same procedure also for the other foot (right and left foot are hardly ever the same in lenght. Please, always consider the longest one).
4. Don’t forget to save some additional room on the toe area.
In Greek mythology, Alcmene (/ælkˈmiːniː/) or Alcmena (/ælkˈmiːnə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀλκμήνη or Doric: Ἀλκμάνα, Latin: Alcumena means “strong in wrath”) was the wife of Amphitryon by whom she bore two children, Iphicles and Laonome. She is best known as the mother of Heracles, whose father was the god Zeus. Alcmene was also referred to as Electryone (Ἠλεκτρυώνην), a patronymic name as a daughter of Electryon.
Hesiod describes Alcmene as the tallest, most beautiful woman with wisdom surpassed by no person born of mortal parents. It is said that her face and dark eyes were as charming as Aphrodite’s, and that she honoured her husband like no woman before her.
Alcmene went with Amphitryon to Thebes, where he was purified by Creon for accidentally killing Electryon. Alcmene refused to marry Amphitryon until he had avenged the death of her brothers. During Amphitryon’s expedition against the Taphians and Teleboans, Zeus visited Alcmene disguised as Amphitryon. Zeus persuaded Alcmene that he was her husband. Extending one night into three, Zeus slept with Alcmene, his great-granddaughter, thereby conceiving Heracles, while recounting Amphitryon’s victories against the Teleboans. When Amphitryon finally returned to Thebes, Alcmene told him that he had come the night before and slept with her; he learned from Tiresias what Zeus had done.