Its amazing how Dubai was literally built from sand up and has accomplished so much. And now, thanks to one Emirati shoe designer, you can wear a piece of Dubai (more preciselly its sand) with you.
The young designer, Shaikha Al Ali, 24 has created shoes with a block heel which contains sand from the deserts of the UAE. Unique shoes, dubbed Kuthub shoes are part of her latest heels collection, which aims to combine old and contemporary styles.
“They are pretty comfortable and the sand actually moves within the heel, creating a beautiful image of shifting dunes,” Al Ali explains. “I mean, we are a country that was raised in the desert, it is our comfort and home. How beautiful is it to have a part of it with us always?”
Kuthub heels have a starting price of $315 (Dh1,150) and current sizes are available in limited quantities. However, there will be a new collection coming in all sizes next month that will feature more colour options.