Just after the concrete park with the flower-bedecked horse the busy King George Street begins. One of the store windows had a sign in English which piqued my curiosity: MOSES SANDALS.
I ventured inside and answered the salesgirl's question of what I needed with "A photograph--a photo of Moses sandals--is all I need. OK?" Maybe I just imagined it, but her eyes seemed to roll.
Back at home with my photo, I Googled Gurkee's. Their warehouse is in central Illinois! How funny. The sandals are made of carpet fiber that is spun and heat welded together. The website says they are "an experience that will take you 'Beyond Barefoot,' it's a state of mind. Kind of like a vacation that never ends."
The really funny part turned out to be that the Americans wrote "Gurkee's Sandals are very unique 'Jesus sandals'."
That means, to sell in Jewish Jerusalem, the Jesus sandals had to undergo conversion to Moses sandals!