Ethnic Shoes

Mochi Ethnic Shoes for Men and Women

Ethnic shoes are designed to wear with beautiful and traditional Indian outfits. No matter how beautiful your outfit is, your look will be incomplete without ethnic footwear. Various types of patterns, techniques, embellishments and embroideries are used to make ethnic shoes for men and women.

They are mainly of two types of ethnic shoes - handcrafted Indian footwear or western style sandals with ethnic embellishments. Either of which can be paired with many outfits for varied occasions. 

Types of Ethnic Shoes online

The range of women’s ethnic shoes online include popular styles such as Kolhapuri chappals, sandals and jutti, to name a few. Earlier, each ethnic shoe style was restricted to the region it originated in.  However, in the present day, globalisation and the reach of e-commerce sites have made it easier to sell various types of ethnic shoes for women across regions.  As a result of this boom in the industry, traditional designs are often blended with global fashion trends to create fresh designs of stylish ethnic shoes. 

Men’s ethnic shoes include mojaris, pathanis, sandals and kolhapuris. A popular choice for weddings and festivals, mojaris are distinguished by their close-toe and pointed design. Although they are traditionally made of leather, you can find some varieties in velvet and silk now. 

Whatsoever may be the style you seek; if you want to shop for stylish and trendy ethnic footwear online, Mochi is your ideal destination. With all the aforementioned styles and more available on the platform, it can be your one-stop shop for ethnic footwear. 

Style guide for Ethnic Shoes for women

It is important to choose the right footwear with your traditional outfit to be a head-turner. Hence, here are some tips for pairing ethnic shoes for women with some popular outfits. 

  1. Women kolhapuris can be worn with salwar kurtas in college functions. They are the favourites among working professionals, students, and creative artists. Team it with a jhola and jhumkis for a stunning look. 
  2. When you are heading to your friend’s wedding, you can opt for embroidered juttis with an Anarkali for a fashionable look. 
  3. If you are wearing a saree for a special function, team it with gold ethnic heeled sandals to look elegant.

Style guide for Ethnic Shoes for men

Men are always particular about their footwear. Therefore, the following style guide will help you make the right choice in terms of pairing ethnic shoes with traditional outfits.

  1. Made of pure leather, Men’s Kolhapuris look good with almost all ethnic outfits. For example, you can pair it with a simple white Kurta pyjama for a casual ethnic look. On the other hand, ethnic pathanis look great with churidar and dark coloured Pathani kurtas. 
  2. If you want to give a royal touch to your traditional outfit, wear beige coloured embroidered Mojaris. For best effect, pair them with outfits in brighter colours.  

Buy Ethnic Shoes online from Mochi Shoes

Every shoe closet must have a couple of these stunning ethnic shoes for special ceremonies and the collection on Mochi and help you with that pursuit. Apart from the eye-catching range of ethnic shoes, Mochi also offers some incredible perks through its MyMochi loyalty program. Hence, you should go ahead and sign up right away to refine your ethnic look. 


Ethnic Shoes - FAQ’s

Which ethnic shoes go with kurtis?

The ethnic shoes you pair with your kurti depend on the bottoms you wear. For example, if you are wearing salwars or palazzos, it is recommended to go for embroidered wedges. That is because salwars and palazzos, especially patterned ones, can make your legs look longer. To further add some height to your look, wedges can come into play. If you are planning to opt for leggings, churidars or straight pants, you could pick ethnic sandals inspired by the style of a region, staying true to the cultural roots. 

Can I wear ethnic sandals with kurta pajamas?

Yes, you can. There are many ornamental as well as simple designs in ethnic sandals that will pair well with kurta pyjamas. For example, if you are wearing simple, solid coloured kurtas, consider opting for plain beige or black ethnic sandals. If the kurta is more on the glamorous side, embroidered sandals made from a shimmery fabric would be a great fit.   

Which shoes do you wear to an Indian wedding?

While there are varied options in Indian ethnic footwear, mojaris have become a preferred choice to wear at weddings, for both men and women. Women, in particular, have loved mirror-work mojaris as a trend in recent times. Apart from the traditional leather styles, there are options available in other fabrics too. One of them is the Jodhpuri sandal. The sheen of its fabric and design are sure to be a highlight in your overall outfit.  

Which ethnic shoes do you wear with a saree?

If you are planning to wear a Maharashtrian saree, you can consider wearing Kolhapuri chappals. Kolhapuris have always been associated with ethnic Marathi attire, hence they make for a great pair with sarees from the region. However, ensure that the heel of the chappals is not more than 2 to 3 inches long. 

If you have any other type of saree in mind, you could opt for a pair of Mojaris. The intricate and ornamental design of this ethnic footwear makes for an eye-catching finish to your saree look. 

Strappy ethnic shoes are another great option to consider with sarees. While those in golden or silver hues are popular for their rich look, crystal and sequined shoes look equally good in terms of visual appeal. 



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