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FEATURE: French designer Louboutin takes Pakistan sandal global

AFP, PESHAWAR, Pakistan

The trend was only reversed with the political ascent of former Cricket World Cup captain Imran Khan, now Pakistan’s prime minister, and his fondness for the shoe, spotlighted as he led mass protests in 2014.

While the chappal’s popularity continues to thrive in Peshawar and throughout the country’s northwest, fans of the traditional sandal are less convinced by Louboutin’s new take.

“I will not wear this shoe, because it’s a ladies shoe,” Riaz-u-Din said after looking at a picture of the “Imran” on a smartphone as he shopped for a pair of chappals.

“No one will wear it here in Peshawar,” he added.

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