Al Zeidi, the now infamous journalist who threw his shoes at outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush, is honoured in artistic fibreglass and copper in Tikrit this week. Artist Laith al Amari has created a giant shoe in honour of Al Zeidi and the Iraqi people. The sculpture is inscribed with a poem paying tribute to the journalist who still awaits trial more than a month after his attempt to shoehorn Bush. He is reportedly seeking political asylum in Switzerland. Meanwhile the alleged Turkish maker of Al-Zeidi’s shoes says sales are up 250%.