India's footwear industry is witnessing the rise of homegrown brands that are making a significant impact. These brands combine traditional Indian aesthetics with contemporary designs, prioritise sustainability, and collaborate with local artisans, resulting in unique and ethically produced footwear. Here are some homegrown brands that are solidifying India’s place as a major player in the global footwear market.
The homegrown sneaker brand 7-10 has made a name for itself in the Indian market. Known for its high-fashion feel and accessible price points, the brand has gained a loyal following among sneaker enthusiasts.
Their products are designed and manufactured in India, making them truly homegrown. 7-10 have partnered with one of India’s leading manufacturers of international footwear brands. With their 65 years of experience in manufacturing, the brand creates products of the highest quality.
From avant-garde chunky kicks to high tops that could be your everyday go-to, 7-10’s collection has something for everyone.
The Saree Sneakers
The Saree Sneakers are the perfect blend of Indian craftsmanship and modern style. Their sneakers are not just shoes, they’re works of art. With intricate handwork like zardozi and chikankari, these sneakers are a hit amongst brides and wedding-goers.
They offer a wide range of styles and sizes for every occasion; from classic sneakers with a little bling to them or full-blown embezzled sneakers for a daring bride, this homegrown brand pushes the envelope.
Baduche is a sneaker brand that boldly embodies maximalism through their hand painted shoes that boast of vibrancy and self-expression. Their objective lies in fashioning footwear that is not only aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, but also distinctive and durable. No two hand-painted shoes are alike, and each pair has its own journey, making it highly personalised and offbeat.
The brand also partners with disadvantaged women to offer them with sustainable employment opportunities and valuable life skills, making it friendly for both the environment and its artisans.
Whether you're hitting the gym, running errands, or tackling a busy day at work, Elevar aims to elevate your daily comfort. Their versatile styles can be paired with any outfit, making them a wardrobe staple, and with their groundbreaking RYDEFOAM technology makes you feel like you’re walking on clouds.
Elevar’s commitment to sustainable production, durable materials and blending lifestyle with comfort makes them the perfect choice for a sneaker-splurge.
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