The designs and patterns of handmade kilim with the various thickness of yarns and the varied pattern within a kilim allows for the fabric to stretch. In as little as 45 minutes the fabric can adjust to your foot and once adjusted hold its shape. Note that there is a wide variety of kilims across a huge geographic area. One kilim maybe a floor kilim while another was used as a wall kilim and be somewhat thinner fabric.
The shoe must fit the length but it often will be tight across the toes. DO NOT WORRY they all stretch in width but the shoe must be comfortable in length. The toes should not be cramped and the it should not slip off the heel with each step.
Please note: we do not use kilims that were created solely to satisfy colors trend, for massive coast to coast outlets or enhance photo shoots. These are used kilims bought in the medina or souks at negotiated prices. These are up-cycled items. All our partners receive a fair compensation. If we sought custom made kilims and trendy crisp new colors the prices would be pushed beyond the budgets of many of our customers and defeat the spirit of up-cycled goods.