Imagine what fun it would be if you could slip into Goopy-Bagha’s magic shoes and clap your hands to transport yourself from one puja pandal to another! Well, that doesn’t seem likely. So, if you have got your pandal-hopping list ready after two years of pandemic pause, it’s time you got yourself the right shoes to keep your feet happy. Comfort is no doubt the determining factor for Puja footwear — you don’t want swollen and blistered feet, right? But can you possibly give up on the style quotient? Fret not! My Kolkata lists a few homegrown brands that have come up with some stylish yet comfortable footwear to help you walk miles this Durga Puja.
These adorable floral slip-ons are a must-have this festive season. They are not only vibrant but quirky too. Available in a number of colours, every pair comes with tie-ups that you can attach if you want a bohemian vibe. Wear it with jeans or a sari to add some drama to your look.
These chappals are stylish and extremely comfortable as well. The evil-eye design adds an extra edge, while smaller details give it a character. The beads and feathers make them a bit OTT, but we are loving it!
Amp up your style game this Puja with these embellished Kolhapuri heels. These exude the perfect festive vibe thanks to the embroidery and zari work. The green colour compliments the details, while the block heels make this pair an indispensable one this season.
Planning to go pandal hopping all night? Then this pair of wedge heels is all you need. Gorgeous hand embroidery and beadwork with oh-so-comfy heels make it even more special. The hues of pink, gold, blue and green add versatility and you can team it with all your ethnic outfits.
If low-key footwear is what appeals to you, these mules will be a perfect addition to your shoe closet. The nude colour creates the right canvas for blush pink and violet embroidery. They have an elegance that will compliment all your outfits. Plus point: They’re vegan!
Strappy heels have been trending for a while now, but why go for something basic when you can have these handcrafted pairs? Crafted from vegan leather, these heels exude glamour. Pair it with your dresses or pantsuits, and you are ready to shine among your friends.
Make a statement this Puja by pairing bright-coloured sneakers with a quirkily draped sari. Trust us, you’ll be a head-turner at every puja pandal. These are comfortable and you can walk in them for hours together.