Shoe Shop

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Small shops in Jeddah make great use out of every inch of space. This is a tiny shoe shop that offers quite a selection of shoes to choose from. The men customers in white are wearing the traditional long white Saudi dress, called thobe. Underneath it is worn a lightweight pair of loose cotton pants similar to pajama pants. The white caps on their heads are called kufiyeh and are worn like shown or under the scarves men wear. Open sandals are the most frequently seen footwear on men in Jeddah.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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9 Responses to Shoe Shop

  1. Party says:

    Please let me know the name of the area where this shop is in. Thank you.

  2. Judy says:

    Now I am wondering if the women would be allowed to sit down and try on the shoes in the store? And if so, how they do that without exposing ankles and feet.

  3. harris says:

    Correction: The men customers in white are not wearing thobe, they are wearing ‘Shalwaar qameez’ the traditional pakistani dress and on their heads are not the kufiyehs, those are the caps that they wear to offer prayer.
    btw there’s a lot of resemblance in ‘thobe’ and ‘shalwaar qameez'(the traditional pakistani dress).

  4. Hmmm…I don’t see any Stuar Weitzman’s in there. I might have to pass this store up. 🙂

  5. Hi Susie – Shoes, shoes, shoes! Everyone needs shoes!

    BTW, check out the newest CDP blog from AFGHANISTAN:

  6. Jerry M says:

    Are those women’s shoes that one sees on the wall? Would women be able to enter a shop like this?

    • Yes, women’s shoes are available in this small shop and women can shop just about anywhere. There are some restaurants that are for men only but I think retail stores allow everyone.

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