Lakshmi Sharma Aug 08, 2020
The journey of footwear started somewhere in the Middle Paleolithic period approximately 40,000 years ago.
The earliest known shoes are sagebrush bark sandals dating from around 7500 BC, found in the Fort Rock Cave in the US state of Oregon in 1938. The only purpose of footwear has always been to protect the feet while giving comfort.
Over the years, a lot has changed in the shoe industry, from footwear serving the purpose of matching the latest fashion trends, footwear has indeed come a long way.
Shoes represent your personality. You always go to a market to buy a good pair of shoes and pay lots of money for it. But it hurts when it did not last for a month.
Shoes are the most crucial thing that we carry the whole day. Buying a good pair of shoes is always a difficult task for us as there are a lot of footwear brands with a different tagline.
Deciding on which Indian footwear brand to believe in is very confusing. So we are here to help you by giving the details of 15 famous Indian footwear brands which are made in India.
Metro Shoes is a very famous fotwear brand in India. It started its journey in freedom year that is 1947. In 1947, a single shoe store was opened in Mumbai. Its founder was Malik Tejani. Its headquarters is in Colaba.
Over the past seventy years, the company and the brand have made their special place in the market which is very difficult to compete.
Best things about Metro Shoes:
Number of stores: 205+
Metro shoes have a price range of Rs. 500 and onwards
Started by the name Pal Boot House, the three founders of Liberty Shoes are Dharam Pal Gupta, Purshotam Das Gupta, and Rajkumar Bansal in 1954.
Liberty company is based in Haryana. I still remember wearing Liberty shoes in my school times, no matter whether it was PT or formal shoes.
Liberty is the only Indian company to be among the top 5 manufacturers of leather footwear in the world, with a turnover exceeding INR.600 crore.
Due to the best quality footwear manufacturing, they are selling their footwear in more than 25 countries which increases their exports and hence contributes to India's GDP.
Liberty has six manufacturing units, 6,000 multi-brand outlets, and 350 exclusive showrooms, with 50 showrooms outside India.
Liberty deals with the manufacturing of leather and non-leather goods. It is an affordable footwear brand and deals with quality products.
Best things about Liberty Shoes:
Number of stores: 349+
Liberty shoes have a price range of Rs. 500 and onwards
Lakhani Footwear Pvt. Ltd. is one of the largest producers of Sports Shoes, Leather Shoes, Slippers, Canvas Shoes, Beach Slippers, and Hawai chappals in India, with a total capacity of 55.5 million pairs per year.
Lakhani Footwear was founded in 1966 by Parmeshwar Dayal Lakhani. Its headquarters is in Faridabad.
Lakhani Footwear has set up state-of-the-art plants in Faridabad (Haryana), Dhar (MP), Haridwar (Uttaranchal) and Noida (Uttar Pradesh) with a total land area of about 220000 sq. meters.
Lakhani Footwear has tied-up with Adidas and has been manufacturing sports shoes for this leading brand for the last 21 years. Lakhani Footwear Private Ltd is one of the leading footwear companies in India.
Lakhani Shoes employ more than 8000 employees
Best things about Liberty Shoes:
Number of Stores: 350+ Distributors
Lakhani shoes have a price range of Rs. 500 and onwards
Buckaroo was founded in 1979 by Kinjal Savla. It is a family-owned fashion lifestyle footwear company and a pioneer in the casual category offering a wide range of footwear designs. A combination of innovative ideas and craftsmanship has always been their driving force.
Buckaroo footwear is available in 1800 branded chain stores, multi-brand outlets, department stores, and online across India. We also have a presence across Nepal, Bhutan & countries in the Gulf regions.
Best things about Buckaroo Shoes:
Number of stores: 1800 chain stores
Buckaroo shoes have a price range of Rs. 1000 and onwards.
Action shoes is a famous footwear brand founded by HK Agarwal in the year 1983. I still remember wearing shoes of Action for School PT.
Action initially started as a footwear manufacturing company, but then they diversified into many fields such as healthcare, Inverters, Chemicals, Plasticizers, housing projects, etc.
Best things about Action Shoes:
Number of stores: 50,000 retail outlets and 500 distributors
Action shoes have a price range of Rs. 499 and onwards.
VKC, based in the Kozhikode district of Kerala state, is one of India’s largest footwear manufacturers in India for both men’s and women’s footwear.
VKC Footwear was founded by VKC Mammed Koya in 1984. It is one of the leading footwear brands in India.
VKC has 20 production units spread across 5 states. As it was based in South India but it became famous in the North and East regions as well.
This revolutionary footwear got very good acceptance from the public when it was thrown open to the public in 1987. Within a few years, the demand grew more than 80 numbers in this region.
VKC Pride is the most successful brand of footwear along with WalkaroO, Vestire, and VKC Lite.
Best things about VKC Footwear:
Number of stores: 27+
VKC Footwear has a price range of Rs. 189 and onwards.
Paragon was founded in 1975 by PV Abraham, KU Thomas, KU Scaria in Kottayam. It is a leading footwear manufacturer in the world at very affordable prices.
Paragon makes 4,00,000 pairs a day which is a good number and shows how much quality products they are making. The total sales are approximated to 14,00,00,000 pairs each year.
Promoted by the Paragon Group of Companies, it has state-of-the-art ISO-9001 certified factories incorporating the latest in footwear technology at Kottayam, Bangalore, Salem and, Hyderabad.
The company's distribution of footwear is networked through 18 depots across India. Retail shopkeepers are serviced by more than 450 distributors, delivering stocks to every corner of the country in the shortest possible time.
Best things about Paragon:
Number of stores: 450+ distributors
Paragon has a price range of Rs. 169 and onwards.
Hitz is founded in the year 1990 by Chander Poptani. Its headquarters is in Jalandhar. Hitz is known for its unparalleled comfort, international styles of high quality.
The brand has today become synonymous with hi-fashion & lifestyle, owing to its unmatched quality, skilled craftsmanship, and trendy products. It is a trusted fashion brand in footwear.
Best things about Hitz Shoes:
Hitz Shoes has a price range of Rs. 2695 and onwards.
Khadims was founded in 1993 by Siddhartha Roy Burman. Its headquarter is in Kolkata. Khadim’s was established on December 3, 1981, as S.N. Footwear Industries Private Limited.
Through the next many years, the company was doing the whole-selling and distribution of branded basic utility footwear. From 1993, Khadim’s emerged as a popular fashion footwear brand.
It has 799 branded exclusive retail stores across 23 states and 1 Union Territory. Khadim's has a strong network of 544 distributors.
Best things about Khadim’s:
Number of stores: 799+ stores
Khadim’s has a price range of Rs. 229 and onwards.
Red Chief was founded in 1997 by Manoj Gyanchandani. Its Headquarters is in Kanpur. It deals with all men's fashion and lifestyle requirements. They offer unique designs that stand out from their competitors.
They manufacture high-quality leather footwear. They had a respected name in the leather industry since 1995, they started their primary business with a single production unit, with its brand called Ghari in 1988.
Best things about Red Chief:
Number of stores: 175+ stores
Red Chief has a price range of Rs. 2999 and onwards.
Provogue is a famous footwear brand founded by Salil Chaturvedi in the year 1997. Provogue is an Indian clothing and accessories retailer based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Provogue has a huge collection of men’s and women’s fashion apparel and accessories.
Best things about Provogue:
Number of stores: 500+ stores
Provogue has a price range of Rs. 799 and onwards.
Inc.5 was founded in 1998 by Almas Nanda and Amin Virji. Its headquarters is in Mumbai.
It was started with a small store of 100 sq ft at Heera Panna Shopping center in Mumbai. And, Now, Inc.5 has 225+ shop in shops and 49+ stand-alone stores, across the country.
Their main goal is to give comfortable footwear with up to date fashion trends.
Best things about Inc.5:
Number of stores: 225+ exclusive stores.
Inc.5 has a price range of Rs. 995 and onwards.
Red Tape is a very famous footwear company in India. It was founded in the year 2007 by Irshad Mirza. Its headquarters is in Kanpur.
Red Tape is a famous footwear brand owned by Mirza international. It deals with the manufacturing of leather and leather footwear and dealing in apparel.
Apart from Red Tape, they have another brand known by the name Oaktrak. Red Tape exports its products to Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and France, among others.
In the United Kingdom, Red Tape branded products are sold through chain stores and multi-brand outlets.
Best things about Red Tape Shoes:
Number of stores: 49+ stores
Red Tape has a price range of Rs. 1500 and onwards.
Ruosh is a famous brand launched in the year 2011 by Sara Suole. Its headquarters is in Bengaluru.
Ruosh is indeed an Indian footwear brand, which translates to Passion in Sanskrit.
Sara Suole is a known name in the Indian footwear export industry making shoes for brands like Clarks, Steve Madden, Kenneth Cole, Gabor, Cole Haan. With so much experience in making shoes, it was very much natural for them to bring their line to the Indian customer. And yes, they do make some great shoes.
Best things about Ruosh Shoes:
Number of stores: 27+ stores
Ruosh has a price range of Rs. 2290 and onwards.
SKO is a famous footwear brand founded by Nishant Kanodia in 2018. Its headquarters is in Mumbai.
They make products made with the most premium quality materials, ethically sourced genuine leather.
Best things about SKO Shoes:
Number of stores: 9+ stores
SKO Footwear has a price range of Rs. 1500 and onwards.
These are the list of the top 15 famous Indian footwear brands that play a vital role in boosting our economy. So, we have covered various made in India footwear brands for people across Inda. Now it depends on you which brand of footwear you want to purchase.