Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I'm No Giant

I went to Munira Complex (opposite to Marks&Spencer) where they have a shop called (My Size). I heard that they have XL shoes. So I went to check it out for the first time. And guess what sizes they have? Not just XL! But XXXL!

Most shops have 41 as their biggest size and very few ones have 42. But this one OMG they start with 43 till 46! Imagine! Yes it is true and I am not kidding!

I stood there startled and started my usual nosey questions like “do you have customers who buy these sizes?” so the information I got from the salesperson is the following:


They get many customers especially as the salesperson described them “men who are like females. They like wearing women’s shoes and they can’t find them anywhere else”.

I immediately remembered the actor Abdul Nasser Darweesh who usually performs as a female and always wondered where he got his shoes from. So she said yes, we get actors too.

The shop has been open for four years.

There was a pair of golden high heels that Oprah Winfrey wears, she said.

Their shoes are made in USA, china, and Indonesia. The pricing ranges between 20 and KD45 which is rather expensive compared to their quality.

Just before I left, I took their card “in case of an emergency” and walked out feeling so petite. It was the first time I’ve ever been to a shoe store where all shoes are bigger than my size.

Oh yes, it feels goooooood.

19 comments:

snookie said...

lol @ the men comment :P
im a 42 too and i never had any problems.. well.. i only buy sports shoes and ni3il so i dont think that counts.. but i'll keep that store in mind, mashkoora ;)
so stores really dont cary plus size feet girly shoes??? i never knew that

p.s. those dorothy slippers look fantastic :D

Misguided said...

Dear Flamingoliya,

There was a store called " شركة الفيل " and they used to sell shoes. They are in salmiya.. I wonder if they are still around. I've always found the name funny. They must have large sizes... more like elephant sizes.

Jewaira said...

So glad you shared this with us ;)
I was quite intrigued by the comment about men who like to dress as women.

Nightlegend said...

Nice little adventure you had ,thanks for sharing it.

I have read many years ago in a psychology text book about similar cases where men likes to wear women's clothes in private ,this is an known psychological syndrome ,strangely that not all men doing this having some kind of (Gay) interests ,many of those men are straight and some are even married and have children ,ofcourse there's number of those who wears women clothes for the LOVE purpose(how sick they are) but not the majority ,another intersting research I read in this strange topic is that most of the gays men who wears women's clothes wears certain types of clothes like lingeries and so on ,while the other straight sexually guys will focus more on the formal female clothes like dresses ,skirts...ETC ,some of them is obsessed more with women's handbags and don't ask me for explaination for that cause I don't know!

It's a weird world we live in really!

McArabian said...

Hey, I'm all in favor of men wearing high heels - as long as I'm not wearing them, it's all good :)

Shurouq said...

And did they have those Ruby shoes too?!!

U.E. said...

Thank you thank you thank you for this post! I'm going there after work tonight. In the states it's easy to find a size 10 or 10 1/2 shoes in any style but I've felt like I had freakishly large feet since I came to Kuwait and can't EVER find a 42. Nike's man, they come in a 42 in women's stlyes, I swear it!!

Salted-Caramel said...

I never knew there was a "Munira Complex" in Kuwait.

Eva said...

i did know about munira complex but i thought it's in hawalli ;P

Shemwaddech this complex i asked mom shebe3on chan etgol ma77alat be3 bil jumla;P , Ha business:P?

samboose said...

Oh I have the complete opposite problem!!! I'm a 35-351/2 which is almost impossible to find that size. Thank God for shopping online!

NuNu™ said...

I've never seen a XXXL foot!! Sij aku??

Judy Abbott said...

you know what they say ... the bigger the foot the bigger the heart shay chithy :)

ya om galb ekbeeer ya inta :*

Ra-1 said...

they only sell large shoes? or clothes too?

Flamingoliya said...

Snookie
you're welcome :) but i have to tell you that the shoes they sell aren't that nice. so stuff your bag before coming back to Kuwait ;)

Misguided
what a name :P and i thought that "the forgotten woman" at zahra complex was insulting.

Jewaira
i'm here to share and to care ;)i've never heard of a woman who wears size 46, you think the shop is mainly intended for cross dressers?

Nightlegend
you're most welcome :) and thanks alot for sharing this info!

Mcarabian
LOOL! ;p

Shurouq
hehe no :)

Unknown entity
you're most welcome! :) i don't know if you went there yet of not, but i hope you won't get disappointed cos the shoes they have aren't that nice. i can give you a list of the shops that sell size 42. i know how you feel about your size in here that's why i felt so good there hehe. and about Nike, yes!!! argh

Salty
yeah, cos it's not a fancy one :)

Eva
hehehe well i don't know about the jumla thing! i went there especially for checking out this store. there's a large ma7al sha3bi in the basement, ground flour has shoes and bags, and the first flour has mobile phones and the my size shop. it's not a fancy complex, but it's fun visiting those just like going to soog el Mubarikiyya ;)
oh and btw, i've seen some girls going to the ma7al sha3bi in the basement just for bodies (worn for low waist jeans). they have many there in different colors, you hardly find those in other shops.

Samboose
awwalan: kooooochi kooooooooooo :P
thaniyan: i didn't know that size 35 isn't available!

Nunu
the biggest foot i saw was 44! never seen bigger. so maybe as they said, they're intended for cross dressers.

Judy
sij? i never heard that! :P thank you for letting me feel better ;p

Ra-1
shoes only, and a few bags.

Princess Mestiza said...

I want those ruby Dorothy SHOOOEEEEEES !!!! 222222 cute!

Flamingoliya said...

Princess h :)

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