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.
Stephanie sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the laurel wreath which traces back to Greek mythology and the ancient Olympics. 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.
A laurel wreath is a round wreath made of connected branches and leaves of the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), an aromatic broadleaf evergreen, or later from spineless butcher’s broom (Ruscus hypoglossum) or cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus). It is a symbol of triumph and is worn as a chaplet around the head, or as a garland around the neck. The symbol of the laurel wreath traces back to Greek mythology. Apollo is represented wearing a laurel wreath on his head, and wreaths were awarded to victors in athletic competitions, including the ancient Olympics — for which they were made of wild olive-tree known as “kotinos” (κότινος), (sc. at Olympia)—and in poetic meets. In Rome they were symbols of martial victory, crowning a successful commander during his triumph. Whereas ancient laurel wreaths are most often depicted as a horseshoe shape, modern versions are usually complete rings.
In common modern idiomatic usage, it refers to a victory. The expression “resting on one’s laurels” refers to someone relying entirely on long-past successes for continued fame or recognition, where to “look to one’s laurels” means to be careful of losing rank to competition.
Apollo, the patron of sport, is associated with the wearing of a laurel wreath. This association arose from the ancient Greek mythology story of Apollo and Daphne. Apollo mocked the god of love, Eros (Cupid), for his use of bow and arrow, since Apollo is also patron of archery. The insulted Eros then prepared two arrows—one of gold and one of lead. He shot Apollo with the gold arrow, instilling in the god a passionate love for the river nymph Daphne. He shot Daphne with the lead arrow, instilling in her a hatred of Apollo. Apollo pursued Daphne until she begged to be free of him and was turned into a laurel tree.
Apollo vowed to honor Daphne forever and used his powers of eternal youth and immortality to render the laurel tree evergreen. Apollo then crafted himself a wreath out of the laurel branches and turned Daphne into a cultural symbol for him and other poets and musicians.