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.
Athena sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the goddess of wisdom, olives, weaving, and battle strategy. 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 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.
Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she most likely received her name. She’s usually shown in art wearing a helmet and holding a spear. Her major symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, and the Gorgoneion.
In Greek mythology, Athena was believed to have been born from the head of her father Zeus. In the founding myth of Athens, Athena bested Poseidon in a competition over patronage of the city by creating the first olive tree. She’s known as Athena Parthenos “Athena the Virgin,” but in one archaic Attic myth, the god Hephaestus tried and failed to rape her, resulting in Gaia giving birth to Erichthonius, an important Athenian founding hero. Athena was the patron goddess of heroic endeavor; she was believed to have aided the heroes Perseus, Heracles, Bellerophon, and Jason. Along with Aphrodite and Hera, Athena was one of the three goddesses whose feud resulted in the beginning of the Trojan War.
She plays an active role in the Iliad, in which she assists the Achaeans and, in the Odyssey, she is the divine counselor to Odysseus. In the later writings of the Roman poet Ovid, Athena was said to have competed against the mortal Arachne in a weaving competition, afterwards transforming Arachne into the first spider; Ovid also describes how she transformed Medusa into a Gorgon after witnessing her being raped by Poseidon in her temple. Since the Renaissance, Athena has become an international symbol of wisdom, the arts, and classical learning. Western artists and allegorists have often used Athena as a symbol of freedom and democracy.