Friday, February 9, 2007

Shoe Shopping

These are hand- made leather shoes. The shop is in a touristic area. Shop owner said, that the locals are not showing interest in this shoes, but tourists love them. He said, he has been in this business for over 27 years and he did not get rich but it is ok :) Me? I just loved them ! I can't get enough of shoes...
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18 comments:

isabella said...

The ones in the middle look like ballet slippers. Not many places left where they make shoes by hand - are they expensive?

Ah, so I know your fetish now ;-) - should I call you Imelda?

Ioanna said...

Red leather! I like them!

ruth said...

I'm guessing because these are in Turkey that they're not expensive. Such good quality merchandise for so little money there. These are cute! Remind me of Alladin slippers.

Felicia said...

I love shoes too. These look so nice, even the ones for men.

photowannabe said...

If I was there I would buy them too. They look like excellent workmanship.
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Jazzy said...

i love them, might buy a pair when i come to Istambul.

Marie McC said...

Red shoes are nearly impossible to resist!!

Dad of Four said...

Excellent craftsmanship. BTW, are these shoes worn by Dervish dancers too?

Helen said...

They look really comfortable!

Bill said...

Hard to find local hand made items in the US any longer.

Mimmu said...

Irresistible! And very skillful handicrafts too.

Oya said...

Hİ Isabella, thinking of the effort given, nop they are not expensive. They change between USD 70-100.- Imelda? Not quite yet, but will be :)
Dad of Four, no dervish shoes are diffrent. Will try to find and take a photo of them as well.

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Anna said...

Love the shoes...and Turkey. I lived there for 4 months as an exchange student and remain very close to my host family there. I am really enjoying your images and missing my family there.

akis said...

HELLO OYA
I AM FROM ATHENS,GREECE.
I WAS 3 TIMES IN ISTANBUL LAST YEAR.
I ASSK ISTANBUK AND THE PEOPLE.
ON MY BLOG U CAN SEE SOME PHOTOS FROM ISTANBUL.
IT WOULD BE SO NICE TO WRITE SOME COMMENT ABOUT MY PHOTOS ON MY BLOG.
YOUR FRIENDS TOO.
ISTANBUL COK GUZEL!
THANKS

Kala said...

that is some interesting looking shoes with the laces and unusual design!

Kenrich said...

Love those red leather shoes. Too got leather Polo Aticus Oxford shoes at Underground Station with $20 discount.

battery said...

they are unique and look nice.