Stromvos

32.00

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.

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  • 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
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Stromvos sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the ancient greek toy: Στρόμβος (spinning top). 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.

Product Details

Upper Material: Leather
Sole Material: Rubber
Heel Height: 1.5 cm
Linining & Inner Sole: Leather
Available leather styles: Nubuck, Natural, Metal, Stamped

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

The spinning top was a popular toy of children and young women, as vase depictions show. But also god Hermes, the protector of children, was pictured enjoying these toys.Spinning tops have been known since prehistoric times, but they were particularly common from Archaic times. They were made of wood or, very often, clay. Some were decorated with ivy leaves or hymns or had representations of animals.

The spinning top (known in antiquity as the stromvos, strovilos or vemvix) represents a timeless toy for both children and adults. It has a long history and exists in almost all cultures. Reference to the unique toy can be found in Homer’s Iliad (ra. X, I. 413), when Ajax throws a “stone that spins around like a top” just before it hit his enemy, Hector, in the chest during their combat.

 

Sources:

www.greecehighdefinition.com/

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