Daphne

40.00

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.

  • 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
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Daphne sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the figure in Greek mythology, a naiad, a variety of female nymph associated with fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of freshwater.  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!

Product Details

Upper Material: Leather
Sole Material: Rubber
Heel Height: 1.5 cm
Linining & Inner Sole: Leather
Available leather styles: Nubuck, Natural, Metal, Stamped
Women’s Shoe Size Chart
US Europe UK Inches CM
5 35 2.5 9.05 23
6 36 3.5 9.37 23.8
6.5 37 4 9.64 24.5
7.5 38 5 9.84 25
8.5 39 6 10.07 25.6
9 40 6.5 10.27 26.1
10 41 7.5 10.59 26.9
11 42 8.5 10.98 27.9

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.

Greek Mythology

Daphne (/ˈdæfn/GreekΔάφνη, meaning “laurel“) is said to have been a daughter of the river god Peneus and the nymph Creusa in Thessaly (Hyginus Fabulae 203) or of Ladon (the river Ladon in Arcadia) or Pineios, and to Ge (or Gaia) (Pausanias and others). 

There are several versions of the myth in which she appears, but the general narrative appears in Greco-Roman mythology, is that due to a curse made by the god Cupid, son of Venus, on the god Apollo (Phoebus), she became the unwilling object of the infatuation of Apollo, who chased her against her wishes. Just before being kissed by him, Daphne pleaded to her river god father for help, who transformed her into a laurel tree, thus foiling Apollo.

Thenceforth Apollo developed a special reverence for laurel. At the Pythian Games which were held every four years in Delphi in honour of Apollo, a wreath of laurel gathered from the Vale of Tempe in Thessaly was given as a prize. Hence it later became customary to award prizes in the form of laurel wreaths to victorious generals, athletes, poets and musicians, worn as a chaplet on the head. The Poet Laureate is a well-known modern example of such a prize-winner, dating from the early Renaissance in Italy. According to Pausanias the reason for this was “simply and solely because the prevailing tradition has it that Apollo fell in love with the daughter of Ladon (Daphne)”.

Source: Wikipedia

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