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The Artisanal Wool Sneaker

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FITTING: True to size fit

MATERIAL: Extrafine Merino Wool and Leather

HAND-MADE: by Fratelli Barbera

WHERE: Piedmont, Italy

STYLE NOTE: The merino sneaker is luxurious interpretation of a minimal silhouettes, featuring a premium merino wool made by Lanificio Zignone. The shoes is handmade in Italy thanks to a collaboration of Lanificio Zignone, Fratelli Barbera and Artknit Studios - combining the finest quality materials, craftsmanship and design in a single piece.

The sole is made of ultra-light rubber to enhance comfort and lightness. The suede side parts are entirely water repellent to protect it from water. The inner lining is made by premium leather which has been perforated for natural breathability.


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Free shipping over €200 (or equivalent) of purchase.

Delivery time: This order is made to order by our artisans and it will take up to 15 working days to be delivered.


This knit piece is produced on-demand right after its purchase, in line with the quality and professionalism of the service we provide.

Also, please note that during high-peak of demand, delivery times may be affected.


We accept free returns within European Union on all our products within 14 calendar days from the dispatch confirmation.


We remind you to read the full Return and Refund Policy carefully in order to know more about our returns and refund conditions.


We accept payment with Credit/Debit card, Apple Pay and Paypal.

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Discover the story behind this product


Merino Wool Fabric

This merino wool fabric from Lanificio Zignone’s “E-motion” collection combines high performance and natural comfort via a special treatment that gives it high elasticity. This “Natural Stretch” treatment maintains the original breathability of the raw material, allowing the shoes to retain heat and disperse moisture, thus keeping your feet warm and dry.

Extrafine Merino Wool
Il Filo d'Autore, Italy

Fratelli Barbera

Fratelli Barbera is a shoes manufacturer based in Biella, Italy founded in 1968. Today, as then, the philosophy of the company is to give quality to their customers without compromise, the result of craftsmanship handed down from father to son.Their experience enabled them to create a handmade shoes finding the perfect match between ancient traditions and new trends.


Your Artknit Studios sneakers are far too precious not to care of in the right way. If you follow these few simple steps, it will be easy for you to make them last longer and happier.

  1. Wipe gently 

Apply a damp cloth over your merino sneakers to dissolve any dirt or mud gripped to them, in necessary, carefully press and twist to lift the grime, then rub away remaining marks.

  2.Difficult-to-remove stains

For stubborn stains, apply some mild detergent and brush gently using a soft brush (if you don’t have one, just use your old toothbrush). Wipe with a damp cloth. Rinse and repeat until the stain is gone

  3. Dry fully

After your merino sneakers are all cleaned, sit them in a warm spot to air dry. For a quicker dry time insert some crumpled-up paper towels in the shoes to absorb part of the excess moisture.

  4. Never, ever use a washing machine

Same goes for using a dryer. This can seriously damage the merino wool fabric and cause the stitching to come loose.

  5. Re-stuff after each wear

In order to prevent the toe crease that forms in sneakers after a day of walking, re-stuff your them before putting them away. If you’ve long lost the original stuffing, scrunched-up newspapers are a great replacement.

How To Take Care Of Your Merino Knitwear
Sustainability Focus
How To Take Care Of Your Merino Knitwear

Let's talk Sustainability

Breaking down all environmental practices from fibre to you.


  • Extrafine Merino wool natural fibres blended with high-quality leather


  • Local Production in Piedmont, Italy by Fratelli Barbera
  • Fully Traceable


  • Direct carbon-neutral shipping straight from maker's workshop
  • Plastic free and reusable packaging


  • No microplastic release in washing cycles

End of (very long) life

  • 100% biodegradable, nutrients back to nature

Easy Returns

You have 2 weeks to try it and think about it. In case you want to change size or a refund, our customer happiness team will assist you for a zero hassle return. For orders in Europe the return cost is completely free.

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We ship worldwide

You can check the exact shipping cost before the payment and if any custom duty will occur our team will contact you before shipping your order. If you are in Europe: for orders above 200€ or equivalent the shipping cost is on us.

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The Artisanal Wool Sneaker
The Artisanal Wool Sneaker
The Artisanal Wool Sneaker
The Artisanal Wool Sneaker
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