Types of shoes men should have in their ethnic wardrobe

Shoes have an important role to play in our character and research supports this approach. It is obvious that shoes not only provide comfort to the feet, but also play a vital role in how one feels and reflects one’s personality.

While it’s relatively easier to find the perfect match with formal and casual outfits, we’re often left confused when it comes to pairing appropriate shoes with ethnic outfits this holiday season. Rest assured, this year, we present to you the guide to ethnic footwear inspiration.

Handmade Kolhapuris

Kolhapuris are one of the most comfortable and old fashioned, yet fashionable, to wear with your classic kurta. Jeans and a classic white kurta with a brown kolhapuri are the most classic and comforting outfit, regardless of gender; A must have in every wardrobe for sure.

Strappy leather sandals

Leather sandals have always been the ‘comfortable and timeless’ style for men to pair with kurta sets or nehru jackets. It gives a gentlemanly look for the end of year celebrations with ethnic outfits.

Fusion moccasins

Moccasins are closed-toe shoes made of soft leather. They look great with Indo-Western outfits for men. Available in various colors and patterns with embroidery and ornaments, they are one of the famous styles to accompany ethnic outfits.

Classic juttis

One word that comes to mind when thinking of ethical apartments is jutti. From classic to funky to colorful, there are various styles of jutti available on the market. Juttis as a shoe has evolved too much over time as fashion has evolved. Women can pair them with Punjabi costumes and dhoti pants among many others and men can pair the same with their ethnic outfits.

Traditional heeled sandals

On the way to a wedding or reception, embellished sparkly heels to pair with sarees or dresses to add a glamorous look to your festivities. It gives a height that is desired to complement the overall look.

All of these basic designed chappals and sandals are the representation of contemporary Indian fashion. These are the shoes that have withstood the evolution of the fashion industry and dabbled in all the fashion trends that have come and gone.

With contributions from Harkirat Singh, Managing Director of Aero Club (the maker of Woodland and Woods).

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