Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she'll conquer the world.” You will often see these exact words or something along those lines on IG captions as women across the globe reiterate what Monroe said. Clearly, nice footwear can make or break your look.
In my teenage years, I binge-watched Carrie Bradshaw being obsessed with shoes and low-key wished to own at least half the number of pairs she did! India has plenty of international footwear brands, but our home-grown brands (and we have a whole bunch of them) are slowly taking over the reins. With unmatched quality and craftsmanship, these brands make products exactly how Indians like their footwear. Many of these also meet the vast demand for festive-wear footwear, something that’s hard to find in international labels.
If you’re looking for shoes from home-grown labels, these brands will offer you some stunning options.
Papa Don’t Preach
Vibrant colours and intricate detailing make Papa Don’t Preach's clothes striking and their shoes edgy. From their atomic heels and sneaker stilettos, to their block heels, you’ll be spoiled for choices, as each pair looks like a gorgeous amalgamation of uniqueness and style.
Shivan & Narresh
Complementing their outfit aesthetic, their range of shoes comes with a lot of character and print. Their heeled clogs are perfect for an evening out or even festivities!
Be it their fringed flats or metallic mules, Rimzim Dadu’s footwear range is perfect for a cocktail party or a date night. Their cord mules are hand-manipulated by craftsmen who make sure you put your best foot forward.
Jade by Monica and Karishma
Why go for boring mules when you can add character to them? The brand's range of mules and wedges is marked by intricate detailing and texture. Their ‘Rahile’ mules come with chakra motifs, featuring the five elements of nature. Their vegan and cruelty-free shoes will make you feel even better about yourself as you step out!
Be it a wedding, a festival, or when you simply want to go OTT, their embellished sneakers will give you the glam and comfort. Their sneakers are handcrafted by artisans and feature aari and zardozi embroideries. It cannot get more luxe than this!