Indians now dont only look for comfort when it comes to shoes, but like to experiment with designs and different styles, says an industry expert.
Shashank Arya, Executive Director, The DAR Group -- which launched a luxury multi-brand retailer of footwear and accessories called Berleigh -- feels "velvet and customised shoes will make it big around this time".
"As the festive and wedding season is here, velvet and customised shoes will make it big around this time... For women, metallic slip-ons in gold and silver and tie-up wedges are so trendy this season," Arya told IANS.
Arya added: "The Indian consumers have changed over time. They are now well aware and well travelled. Especially through the Internet, the world is becoming a very small place. Every single thing is now more easily accessible for people across the globe. In the same way, the luxury market has also grown over the years.
"People are now more conscious about how they dress and have started giving more importance to their appearance in public. Hence, this has created a huge demand in the market, especially for shoes.
"People now don't only look for comfort when it comes to shoes, but they now like to experiment with designs and different styles."