Aigul showcases the beauty and singularity of traditional craftswomanship.
A Wildling Shoes cooperation project with FOLKDAYS
The cotton for this model was obtained through a Cotonea project that supports organic cotton cultivation in Kyrgyzstan. The fabric for this minimal shoe was created in cooperation with FOLKDAYS.
Manufactured entirely by hand
The yellow and white fabric for the upper was created by hand. From the cotton raw material to the finished woven fabric, every link in the value chain originates in Kyrgyzstan.
Natural ikat dyeing technique using turmeric
The cotton is handspun, dyed with turmeric following a natural method based on the ikat technique, set with vinegar, and handwoven according to an age-old traditional method. The resulting fabric gives Aigul its distinctive and vibrant beauty.
The cotton has been dyed with turmeric and set with vinegar. This natural processing, without the use of chemicals, causes the fabric to fade more quickly when exposed to sunlight.
Because the spinning, dyeing, and weaving processes are performed by hand, the structure and coloring of each shoe is unique.
Canvas (100% certified organic cotton) – off-white with natural yellow coloring
100% certified organically grown cotton
Hemp-flax fleece (50% hemp, 50% flax) [removable]
Canvas (100% recycled cotton) – off-white
60% synthetic rubber from approx. 33% recycled material, 25% silica, 15% recycled cork – off-white
True to size as measured with the Fitkit.
Video tutorials explaining how to use the Fitkit and determine the correct fit are available on the Wildling Shoes YouTube channel.
We recommend thoroughly waterproofing the shoes before first-time wear, as well as periodic follow-up treatments. Allow the shoes to dry well after waterproofing.
The best way to clean soiled shoes is by knocking them together and carefully brushing them out when they’re dry, or by gently wiping them down with a damp cloth to protect the hand-woven texture. Not machine washable.
You can find shoe care products for your Wildlings here.
Video tutorials explaining how to waterproof, cleaning and care, and how to insert the elastic laces are available on the Wildling Shoes YouTube channel.
If your little Wildling loves ride-on toys or balance bikes, we recommend additional protection against abrasion.
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