We are all up to date with the latest sneakers and shoes but it’s time to go back to our roots. It may look cool to pair your kurta with your sneaker, but nothing can match the elegance and grace of traditional Indian footwear with ethnic wear. Yes! Diwali parties might have come to an end, but the wedding season has just begun. So, here’s your chance to invest in traditional footwear and look like a true ‘desi munda’.
During ancient times, Paaduks were made of wood, ivory, or gold depending on who wore them. They are now modernized with new designs but still hold the ethnicity. These stylish footwears complete the daily traditional, as well as, the casual western look in a brilliant manner.
This traditional footwear has not changed much in design since ancient times. Today these are constructed with metallic gold-silver strips and decorated with sequins to add a touch of modern and contemporary elements. To make it fancier, these glamorous chappals can also be embellished with rhinestones. And, they look smart with traditional wear.
Mojaris were a huge hit amongst the Nawabs and the Maharajas and even now, nothing has changed in terms of its popularity. The craftsmen have for generations made this footwear and in cities like Jodhpur, you can still find handmade Mojaris across the country. They are sure to glam up any traditional outfit you wear. You won’t be disappointed!
This classic footwear originated from Punjab and Rajasthan. They were worn by the Mughals and spread to all parts of India. Simply put, Juttis are the most versatile footwear that one can wear to weddings, religious occasions, parties and festivals. Get your hands on them, if you still don’t own one yet.
This traditional footwear originated in Himachal Pradesh and is made by twisting and braiding glass of shale into rope. Must say, quite a unique technique. These are usually available in vibrant colours and have multiple uses. They look cool and hip and can also be used to walk on snow.