Iraq

Only in America Iraq: Big Jump in Sales of Shoe Style Thrown at Bush

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Sales of the shoes made famous by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi have soared, with requests pouring in to the Turkish shoemaker from across the world, media reports said Monday.

As a result, Istanbul-based Ramazan Baydan has had to recruit an extra 100 staff to meet orders for 300,000 pairs of the "Model 271 brogues," Britain's Daily Mail said.

More here. Not sure if they still come with the optional exploding toe.

Who says the Arab mind is different from the Euro/North American mind? After O.J. Simpson's Bruno Magli shoes became a big issue in his original trial for the murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, the shoemaker saw huge increases in sales (even though O.J. denied owning a pair and derided them as "ugly-ass shoes").