In Arab culture it's considered rude even to display the sole of one's shoe to a fellow human being.
Certainly, crossing one's legs ankle-on-knee style should never be done in a public place for fear of offending the person next to you.
The sensitivity is related to the fact shoes are considered ritually unclean.
Shoes should either be left at the door of the mosque, or carried (preferably in the left hand with the soles pressed together).
The dirty and degrading implication of the sole of a shoe crosses all religious boundaries in the Middle East.
The timeless tan-coloured Classic English Brogue was created in 1873 by Thomas Church and his three sons Alfred, William and Thomas Jr., who could count on family experience in the production of handmade men’s shoes dating back to 1675.
Most makers are based in The Shire of Northampton, not far from London, in a county which has been the centre of a flourishing leather and footwear industry since the Middle Ages.
“Good Year Welted” Construction still takes up to eight weeks to produce a classic pair of English Brogue shoes: each undergoes over 250 detailed manual operations before it leaves the factory.
These are Made Right, Made Here !
It just doesn't matter whether you use your Classic English Brogues for walking the desert, town or city; hitting a poster, statue or effigy; or throwing them at a Despot.
Deck-Pumps or Flip-Flops could let you down.
Do it right, with Classic English Brogues.