Kalliniki Athena collection is inspired from the ancient goddess and her symbol, the olive, urges us to claim a personal fulfillment while aiming for victory. Sandals designed in simple and powerful lines that aspire confidence and strength, while the symbol of victory can be seen in the cut out patterns as its reminder. The color palette is inspired from the greek olive groves, their golden green leaves and the ground.
Athena or Athene, often given the epithet Pallas, is the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare. Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of the city of Athens, from which she most likely received her name. She is usually shown in art wearing a helmet and holding a spear. Her major symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, and the Gorgoneion.
‘Of Pallas Athena, glorious goddess, first I sing, the steely-eyed, resourceful one with implacable heart, the reverend virgin, city-savior, doughty one, Tritogeneia, to whom wise Zeus himself gave birth out of his august head, in battle armor of shining gold: all the immortals watched in awe, as before Zeus the goat-rider she sprang quickly down from his immortal head with a brandish of her sharp javelin’.
Homer, Homeric Hymns 28. To Athena
The thrilling journey to completion.
The small victories and defeats.
The dedication to one aim.
The strategy of each step.
The eternal process of asking for more.
The collection Athena is dedicated to all women whose actions and words inspire us in this journey.
Features of the Athena collection are the dynamic lines, the cut out patterns in the shape of the olive tree, symbol of Athena, and the earth and metallic shades. The leather used is of Italian and Greek origin, treated with natural processing methods. The sandals are consisted of greek made colored gel anatomic sole and the top Italian Vibram non-slip sole. The design and construction is made in Athens by experienced, specialized personnel craftsmen, exclusively in hand, except cut out details, which are cut off on a high precision CNC machine.
As a result of all the above, Kalliniki luxurious sandals are created of highest specifications, aiming to highlight modern women’s dynamism and elegance, while offering unique comfort and convenience, upgrading the sandal to a shoe that can be worn from the morning until evening.
Kalliniki was created to combine the conventional methods with a modern and innovative perspective of designing. The lines are mainly geometrical and minimal and their aim is to show the power, the elegance, and the independent spirit of modern women, turning sandals into shoes that can be worn from morning to night.