Get sole-d out this summer

Apr 06, 2013, 10:18 IST | The Guide Team

The sun is shining bright, and as you rummage through stores to get a summer-happy wardrobe, The GUIDE decided to make things a bit easier on the footwear front . Here's our chic picks and hot trends for women and men, so you get to put your best foot forward!


Green with envy

That is what might happen to your fellow buddies when they see you step out in these. Made from cotton and corduroy, this checkered pair is ideal for the summer months owing to the material used and also because it is very light-weight. Also, the design is interesting and eye-catching. Perfect eye-candy too.
Price Rs 450
At Tip Top SK 43, Linking Road, Bandra (W).
Call 8898615557

Colour therapy

Men’s footwear, typically, has set patterns and even colours (blacks and browns). But it’s time to try out something different to add an edge to one’s personality. Start with this colour and see the difference for yourself. Opt for these dull yellow chappals from Estd 1977 for a casual yet trendy look.
Price Rs 1,880
At G 33/34, Inorbit Mall, Malad (W).
Call 28761786

Revisit history

A pair of warrior-inspired gladiator sandals is all that you need to relinquish your feet from the discomfort of the heat. Gladiator sandals have for some time been a hot item amongst women. But, it is gradually picking up even amongst men. So, sport these leather sandals by Estd 1977 and make a style statement.
Price Rs 2,480
At G 33/34, Inorbit Mall, Malad (W). Call 28761786

Blue for bold

Loafers were a hit last year, but the footwear style doesn’t seem set to die out so soon and hence is being worn by many even this season. To stand out in the crowd, plumb for these bold blue ones that are made in suede and are totally away from the ordinary. Plus they are more comfortable than leather in this season.
Price Rs 500
At Tip Top SK 43, Linking Road, Bandra (W).
Call 8898615557


Neon show-stopper

Neon colours remain the flavour of this season even this year and these delicate and bright chappals are a great way of quoting style. Summery and smart, these flats will go with a variety of clothing from skirts to dresses and even shorts.
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Bead it up!

With summer greetings not too far away, make all things brighter and lively with these wedges that have been adorned with strings of beads. In pastels, bold, electric and solid colour combinations, the beads are artistically sewed up to give it an elegant look. Pair it up with Indian wear and make heads turn!
Price Rs 1,300
At Mochi, Infinity Mall, 114, first floor, Andheri Link Road, Andheri (W). Call 26341385

Sunshine magic

Yellow is a colour that is majorly trending this season, so owning a pair of yellow footwear is a must. Keeping in mind summer, it’s always better to opt for something that is no-fuss, easy to handle and very comfortable. This pair of chappals is all that and more.
Price Rs 2,500
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Red alert

Created with jute as its major material, these red flats are available in different styles (some with even bows on them) and are perfect for regular use in the hot summer months. Ready to paint the town red?
Price Rs 250
At Various shops at Hill Road, Bandra (W).

Expert talk

For women: Strappy sandals, though unlike last year, this summer the look is simple with delicate straps. The colours are vibrant green and fluorescent are big too. Also, the trend for loafers has spread to women, and a lot of different materials including faux skin, patent leather and prints are being introduced in the style. The ballerina is still here but with an edgy look - studded, printed, sequined treatments will be in fashion.

For men: Two-tone shoes are making a big comeback this summer. One can also opt for patterned shoes as patterns or prints are in demand this season. Colourful shoes such as red, royal blue, military green and mustard among others are in vogue as well. - Riyaz Gangji, footwear designer.

Compilation: Ruchika Kher

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