Colourful and fashionable footwear up for grabs at a GEL Church Complex shop in Ranchi. Pictures by Prashant Mitra
Snug toes. Check. Sole comfort. Check. Sizzling style. Check. Winter fashionistas in the capital are in step with global footwear trends.
Ankle-length lady boots in faux suede and leather, with clunky heels or stilettos or without, are scorching the fashion high street.
Giving them company are sporty canvas pairs, stylish sneakers, girly ballerinas, flirty leatherettes, elegant closed toe pumps and wedges.
No, this is not the season to flaunt your perfect pedicure.
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To get your feet their fashion fix, head to Fashion Planet, Shoe Bazar and Woodland outlets.
Fork out anything from a cool Rs 600 to a haute Rs 7,000 for your purrfect winter pair.
Outlet owners vouch for the fact that winter boots in pink, black, brown, cream are giving foot fashion a whole new march.
Says Sanjeev Singh, proprietor of Woodland, GEL Church Complex: “We have brought fresh stocks of winter boots for college students and young professionals. They love pink and black.”
Boots are perfect for the festive Xmas-New Year party mood, Singh adds.
“We have three stores in the city where these boots have a high demand. Women don’t mind shelling out Rs 5,000-Rs 7,000 for them,” he says.
Budget shoppers high on style can go to Shoe Bazar near Firayalal Chowk to snag that snazzy foot look for anything between Rs 700 and Rs 1,000.
Rashi Singh, a second-year PYT of St Xavier’s College, agrees. “Boots are so in. They go so well with winter trenches and hoodies. Boots add charm to our overall personality.” she smiles.
Rashi and her friends have planned their New Year partywear already. “Black faux fur coat. Black ankle boots with a side zip,” she says.
With boots on, get the world at your feet. What’s winter?