Polyxene

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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Polyxene sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. 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 styles!

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

In Greek mythology, Polyxena (/pəˈlɪksɪnə/; Greek: Πολυξένη) was the youngest daughter of King Priam of Troy and his queen, Hecuba. She is considered the Trojan version of Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.

An oracle prophesied that Troy would not be defeated if Polyxena’s brother, Prince Troilus, reached the age of twenty. During the Trojan War, Polyxena and Troilus were ambushed when they were attempting to fetch water from a fountain, and Troilus was killed by the Greek warrior Achilles, who soon became interested in the quiet sagacity of Polyxena.

Achilles, still recovering from Patroclus’ death, found Polyxena’s words a comfort and was later told to go to the temple of Apollo to meet her after her devotions. Achilles seemed to trust Polyxena—he told her of his only vulnerability: his vulnerable heel. It was later in the temple of Apollo that Polyxena’s brothers, Paris and Deiphobus, ambushed Achilles and shot him in the heel with an arrow, supposedly guided by the hand of Apollo himself, steeped in poison.

Some claimed Polyxena committed suicide after Achilles’ death out of guilt. According to Euripides, however, in his plays The Trojan Women and Hecuba, Polyxena’s famous death was caused at the end of the Trojan War. Achilles’ ghost had come back to the Greeks to demand the human sacrifice of Polyxena so as to appease the wind needed to set sail back to Hellas. She was to be killed at the foot of Achilles’ grave. Hecuba, Polyxena’s mother, expressed despair at the death of another of her daughters. (Polyxena was killed after almost all of her brothers and sisters.)

However, Polyxena was eager to die as a sacrifice to Achilles rather than live as a slave. She reassured her mother, and refused to beg before Odysseus or be treated in any way other than a princess. She asked that Odysseus reassure her mother as she is led away. Polyxena’s virginity was critical to the honor of her character, and she was described as dying bravely as the son of Achilles, Neoptolemus, slit her throat: she arranged her clothing around her carefully so that she was fully covered when she died.

Source: Wikipedia

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