I took part in the opening ceremony of Al Sirhan’s latest shoe store. For those that haven’t heard of Al Sirhan, they’ve been in Kuwait since 1935, well-known for having great shoes for dishdasha’s as well. Their brands include Clarks, Florsheim, Paolo Sesto, Kildare and Tamima.
Tamima (seen above) is an exclusive Italian brand that manufactures Arabian sandals. The sandals themselves are also handmade in Italy, which explains the hefty price tag that’s around KD 70. Apart from shoes and sandals they also sell wallets and some other accessories shown on the gallery below.
There were two things I liked when I visited. All shoes were made in either Italy or Brazil, nothing I’ve seen was actually made in China. The other aspect was the price, they were fairly reasonable. I didn’t see a shoe that was over KD 35, winter was coming so I bought myself one for the dishdasha, price tag was KD 34.