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Demand for ByeBye Bush shoes skyrocketing

india Updated: Jan 12, 2009 16:19 IST

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The 'infamous' shoes, which the Iraqi journalist Muntazar al-Zaidi threw at George Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, have been topping the popularity charts under the new brand name Bye-Bye Bush.

The world's most notorious pair of shoes had yielded an unexpected bonanza for its Turkish manufacturer, Ramazan Baydan, who was flooded with orders from across the world.

Baydan had hired an extra 100 staff to meet the flooding orders following an outpouring of support for Zaidi's act, which was intended as a protest, but led to his arrest by Iraqi security forces.

The owner of the Istanbul-based Baydan Shoe Company revealed that though the initial order had come from Middle East countries but global markets had also started picking up the trend.

Around 120,000 pairs had been ordered from Iraq, while 19,000 orders had from the US, reports the Couriermail.