Point and click
After the high heels of the wedding season, this trend comes as a relief for those tortured feet. Your go-to ballet flats and comfy loafers are cool again, and sporting a pointy little update. From Apex to Bata to the surprise steal from the mall, pointy toe flats are everywhere, and we couldn’t be happier.
Crazy gladiator shoes and boots were all the rage on the catwalks this season, and while we’re probably not going to see the knee-high versions over here anytime soon, the strappy ankle length ones are another story. These are best paired with ethnic casuals and fusion wear.
The fashion world’s obsession with athletica means that sneakers and sport shoes are suddenly very popular. Bata has taken this into account and they have a beautiful range of printed sneakers, tennis shoes and thick soled loafers in interesting colours that have strong activewear influences, but are still dressy enough for anything short of a semi-formal dawat.
You raise me up
'Tis the season for hippie nostalgia, and that can only mean one thing - platforms are back. The new platform has narrower, blocky heels that are sleeker than their 1970’s counterparts, without losing any of the comfort and support. These shoes go with everything except formal saris.
Colour me Kubrick
The most fun you’ll be having with shoes this year is with the 60’s vision of the future, translated into footwear. We’re talking weave details, geometric patterns, colour blocking and matte metal finishes. While the rest of your outfit sobers down, your feet are going to be kicking it up a notch.