The eyes can mislead, the smile can lie, but the shoes always tell the truth.
Shoes are an integral part of one’s attire. And thankfully, this city has places that cater to all sorts of budget and style. From Louboutins to local markets, there’s no dearth in the variety of shoes this city can offer. Here are some of the shops that offer you a variety of shoes at throwaway prices.
Majnu Ka Tila (MkT)
This place is a paradise on earth if you want to buy stylish yet affordable shoes that are trending in the international market. It is well known for its decent first copies of shoes from Adidas, Nike, and numerous other brands. The place has everything from no-nonsense solids and crazy prints to knee-high boots. Whether it’s causal loafers you are looking for or fancy high heels, MkT is the place for you. The nameless shop close to ‘Rigo’ Restaurant and the shop opposite to ‘Lobsang’ are must visit places if you and your friends have a shoe hoarding problem.
Kamla Nagar Market
Located near the Patel Chest Institute, this place is extremely accessible to the student community of North Campus The place has a huge variety of shoes but it’s a place to die for if you are looking for comfortable footwear. From loafers and flip-flops to slippers, the place has amazing footwear to go with a casual and comfortable college look. Footwear in all sizes, colours, and prints are available here at reasonable prices.
Popularly known as Chor Bazaar, this market has brogues, Oxfords, leather boots, sandals and flip-flops available at throwaway prices. It is located between Darya Ganj and the Red Fort. Even if the price tag screams a hefty amount, one can always get major price cuts through a good bargain. The only issue with this place is that it requires a great deal of patience to sift through piles of shoes in order to find the right pair with the perfect fit.
Sadar Bazaar is primarily known for its wholesale markets. However, there are some retail outlets as well. It is one the biggest markets of Asia. The Chapal Wali Gali is a specialised market located in a dingy lane wherein you can find some really cheap flip-flops, shoes, and other leather footwear. It is one of the best and the cheapest when it comes to footwear.
Lajpat Nagar – Central Market
Lajpat Nagar is one of Delhi’s well-known shopping hubs. Situated near the Defence Colony area of Delhi, this marketplace provides an indigenous glimpse of Indian culture. For shoes in particular, there is a wide variety of shops where you can find formal shoes, kolhapuris in different colours, flip-flops, and heels. Packed with stalls and roadside shops, you are sure to find ethnic and contemporary footwear here. ‘Style Shoes’ and ‘Stilettos’ are some popular shops here.
Palika Bazar is another market located at the center of Connaught Place and is fully air-conditioned. A must visit place for those who wish to buy footwear, the market has reasonable footwear for those who know how to bargain.
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