Kolhapuri

Mochi Kolhapuri Chappals - Walk in Style

The t-shaped sandals are quite popular now, however, the roots of it probably lie in a small city of Maharashtra in India – Kolhapur. The popular Kolhapuri chappals are a quirky pair of open shoes that have a unique tan colour. These amazing Kolhapuri shoes can be worn with Indian outfits as well as western. You can seamlessly style them with a pair of jeans or a traditional Anarkali.

Kolhapuri chappals have a regal look to it and rightly so, as they were worn by the elite and royal families of Maharashtra. First originating in the 13th century, Kolhapuri sandals were eventually to make a thinner, more stylish version of the original one. Since then, the Kolhapuri slippers have gone through a range of changes such as unique colours, embellishments, comfortable sole and different fabrics.

Types of Kolhapuri Chappal for Men and Women

On Mochi, you can find a range of Kolhapuri chappals for ladies in block and wedge heels as well as flats. You will also find ethnic shoes with comfortable and soft soles caring for your back and feet. For men, Kolhapuri chappals online are available in flats only, but you can find different colours of tan leather such as dark red, beige, black and brown.

Styling Kolhapuri Sandals

Kolhapuri chappals are versatile and can be worn with most outfits, but it can be confusing how exactly to style it with different looks. These style tips will help you with it.

  1. Ethnic Look: For a saree or salwar kameez opt for Kolhapuri chappals with wedge heels so that they are comfortable, and ones with metallic colour or embellishments. For men, donning these Kolhapuri chappals with kurta and waistcoat, as well as sherwani would be ideal. 
  2. Go Western: A flat unisex Kolhapuri chappals work perfectly with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt for both men and women. However, men can wear these with linen pants and even shorts for a casual look. Women can don these ladies’ sandals with a short dress and a skirt to opt for a bohemian style.
  3. Semi-Formal: While Kolhapuri chappals are mostly seen in casual wear, you can twist your formal wear with this Indian addition. Men can wear these with semi-formal jackets and chinos, while women can opt for a rich pair with embroidery for an Indo-western tunic.

Buy Kolhapuri Chappals from Mochi

Mochi is the go-to brand for women and men’s mojaris, slippers, formal shoes and more, so you must buy Kolhapuri chappals from here. 

From a range of pastel and warm colours along with metallic additions, Kolhapuri chappals for women are simply gorgeous. For men, these come in comfortable yet elite styles, which are a must-have wardrobe staple. 

The best thing is that Kolhapuri chappals prices here are also affordable, without compromising on the quality. So, sign up now and get your pair from Mochi now.

 

Kolhapuri Chappal - FAQ

What are Kolhapuri Chappals made of?

Kolhapuri Chappals are made out of pure leather (sourced from buffalo hide) and are tanned using vegetable extracts. The sturdy leather and tight-knit design help the footwear last long across multiple terrains. These ethnic chappals (locally referred to as Paytaan) boast of a long history, having been in existence since the 13th century. Due to the influence of modern fashion trends, they now come in different heel heights, such as flats, platforms and wedges. 

Are Kolhapuri Chappals comfortable to wear?

Unlike their earlier designs, the recent versions of kolhapuri chappals online are much lighter to wear, with a comfortable, cushioning design. Also, while there are intricately designed options, minimalism is the trend in Kolhapuri slippers where longevity and comfort are the focus.

How do you take care of Kolhapuri Chappals?

Here are some steps that you should consider for the upkeep of your Kolhapuris:

  • When not in use, place the Kolhapuri slippers in a clean and dry storage area. 
  • Avoid keeping chappals in a closed space for a long time. Doing so would result in the appearance of a fungus-like substance on the slippers. 
  • To remove the fungus, sun-dry the chappals for an hour or more. Once done, wipe the fungus off with a dry cloth. During the drying process, the chappal would tan a bit. However, there is nothing to worry about as the tanning is proof of the presence of genuine leather with no long term damage. 
  • Polish once or twice a week to maintain the shine of the slippers. 
Can Kolhapuri Chappals be used in the rainy season?

It is recommended to not use them in the rainy season as the footwear could trap moisture within, damaging it in the long term. In case the slippers do come in contact with rains or any kind of moisture, use a dryer to dry them out.

 

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