Freedom Shoes

Leather shoes with embroidery

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.

 

Design
  • Hannes Bernard (ZA)

    Hannes Bernard is a South African designer based in Amsterdam who runs a design & illustration consultancy between Cape Town, Saõ Paulo & Amsterdam. He publishes a bimonthly African Pulp Fiction Zine.

    www.sulsolsal.com

  • Imad Abd Al Qader (PS)

    Abu Ameed is a shoemaker and the owner of Rahala Shoes in the center Ramallah. The shop is crammed with samples and one-offs that Abu Ameed dreamed up. He wants customers to come and see their shoes being made, feel the leather, drink coffee and get creative with their footwear.

    https://www.facebook.com/rahalahshoes/

Production
  • Abu Ameed (PS)

    Abu Ameed is a shoemaker and the owner of Rahala Shoes in the center Ramallah. The shop is crammed with samples and one-offs that Abu Ameed dreamed up. He wants customers to come and see their shoes being made, feel the leather, drink coffee and get creative with their footwear.

    https://www.facebook.com/rahalahshoes/

  • 2012

    Leather, Embroidery

    38, 39, 40, 41, 42

85,00

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