6 Indian brands that offer stylish handcrafted shoes

Check out these desi brands whose attention to detail, premium materials and elegant designs are giving international brands a run for their money. By Pooja Paryani


Custom-made high street footwear with attention to detail and European sensibilities sets this brand apart. All the elements in the process are handled in-house, right from sourcing to manufacturing and quality control, to ensure consistent quality and customer satisfaction. The brand also works with guest designers each month to ensure their styles are on trend and fresh.


Hats Off Accessories
The brand offers handcrafted leather footwear and accessories with original, eclectic, yet aesthetically appealing designs. On offer are bespoke services, special fits as well as repair services. Experienced craftsmen whip up affordable creations that, whether subtle or bold, will make you stand out. Prices start from Rs 1,600.


The Shoe Factory
From elegant classics to contemporary styles with a twist, The Shoe Factory has a wide range on offer. The brand plays with materials like leather, denim, tweed, suede, canvas and handloom fabrics to create shoes that reflect their owner’s individual style. They have a Made to Order service that lets you design and customise the shoe to make an exclusive style statement.


Achilles’ Heel
The brainchild of designer Nirali Ruparel, Achilles’ Heel aims to strike a balance between the classic and the modern, between the discreet and the bold. Superior comfort and precision craftsmanship are the buzzwords and the brand understands well that shoes do indeed maketh the man.


Knotty Derby
Stylish, affordable, handcrafted shoes are this brand’s USP. Designed keeping in mind international styles and standards, Knotty Derby works to ensure you own a pair of world-class shoes. The brand also claims to be socially and environmentally responsible in their manufacturing process, another plus in our book. Prices start from Rs 1,300.


This shoe brand offers bespoke handcrafted shoes for the discerning buyer. There’s even a home or office consultation to ensure that the shoe is exactly as you want it. Premium materials, elegant styles and master craftsmanship ensure your pair is a step apart from the rest. With Hemmistry you can truly step out in style. 

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