Shoes have a long tradition as symbols of opposition across the world: showing one’s sole, pointing a shoe, and even throwing shoes at the opposition. They are essential for our comfort and our need to express our personality, tastes and fancies. Our shoes go where we go, and they carry with them the stories of where they have been.
Together with a local embroiderer, a special pomegranate edition hi-top sneaker has been designed and made in Ramallah. ‘Freedom Shoes’ are a tongue-in-cheek reference to the place where they come from, Palestine, and a story that can be carried around the world. The shoes are manufactured by a family business in Ramallah run by Imad Abd Al Qader.