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.
Arethusa sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the Ancient Greek myth name of one of the Hesperides, and water nymph (Nereid), daughter of Nereus, who was pursued by Alpheus, the river god. 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 Green, 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 Black Cracked, Stamped Black Croco, Stamped Brown Cracked, Stamped Brown Croco, Stamped Brown Marguerite, Stamped Dark Brown Cracked, Stamped Khaki Psatha, Stamped Natural Psatha, Stamped Red Croco, Stamped Red Marguerite, Stamped Yellow Marguerite
|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, Arethusa (/ˌærɪˈθjuːzə/; Greek: Ἀρέθουσα) was a nymph and daughter of Nereus (making her a Nereid), who fled from her home in Arcadia beneath the sea and came up as a fresh water fountain on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse, Sicily.
The myth of her transformation begins in Arcadia when she came across a clear stream and began bathing, not knowing it was the river god Alpheus, who flowed down from Arcadia through Elis to the sea. He fell in love during their encounter, but she fled after discovering his presence and intentions, as she wished to remain a chaste attendant of Artemis. After a long chase, she prayed to her goddess to ask for protection. Artemis hid her in a cloud, but Alpheus was persistent. She began to perspire profusely from fear, and soon transformed into a stream. Artemis then broke the ground allowing Arethusa another attempt to flee. Her stream traveled under the sea to the island of Ortygia, but Alpheus flowed through the sea to reach her and mingle with her waters. Virgil augurs for Arethusa a salt-free passage beneath the sea on the condition that, before departing, she grant him songs about troubled loves, not those in her own future, but those of Virgil’s friend and contemporary, the poet Cornelius Gallus, whom Virgil imagines dying from unrequited love beneath the famous mountains of Arcadia, Maenalus and Lycaeus.