For all those men out there, who have been searching for the snazziest pair of long-lasting shoes that will not cost a bomb. End your hunt at Heels & Boots – a tiny, lesser-known store on MG Road, behind Kalpaturu Arcade.
Run by Nawazuddin and Abdurah for the past 13 years, Heels & Boots is an oasis of trendy and comfy brogues, Oxfords, canvas and combat boots for men. While a part of their collection is export surplus from China, most of the shoes are manufactured in Agra and Kanpur. Having said that, add some old-school Brit charm to your wardrobe with these super-classy brogues and pointy Oxfords (INR 1,500 – INR 2,400) in rusty red, shiny amber, tan and black.
We also found a couple of comic-printed, very quirky canvas pairs by Vans. Priced at INR 1,350, these shoes are timeless and easy-to-wear and goes perfectly well with mundane grey tees and distressed jeans. If these don’t suit your personality, there’s always the option of suede loafers in neutral colours, starting at INR 1,200.
That’s not it! If you’re feeling the ethnic vibe, must check-out their collection of men’s strappy leather sandals for as low as INR 800. Available in shades of red, brown and matt black, we think these will blend in effortlessly with your kurtas and Nehru jackets.
The bestsellers of all time are definitely the buckled boots and patchwork sneakers. While the former starts at INR 2,200 and is made of quality leather, the latter is priced between INR 500 and INR 1,000 and can be worn regularly without worrying about the durability.