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Moroccan Shoes for sale in market
© Artur Bilczyk


The Babouche

Both men and women throughout Islamic Africa wear the babouche. This style of shoe features a flattened back to accommodate the need to take off oneís shoes for prayer five times a day in accordance with Islam. In the urban parts of Morocco, a manís wedding shoes might be very elaborate with bright colours and detailed decoration. In more rural areas, the babouche are elegant in their stark simplicity.