A woman can never have too many shoes. The perfect pair can lift the most boring outfit but the struggle is real when it comes to finding the right fit, style and look. Karachista looks at 5 new Pakistani shoe brands that have recently become popular in Pakistan. They promise, creative design, ultimate comfort and a price tag that fits your pocket size. Many of these indie brands are only available online but they pack a punch way above their size.
Upcoming Pakistani Shoe Brands
Soma by Samia Akram brings together the perfect mix of comfort engineering and craftsmanship. Starting out from just khussas, in a quest to revive the Pakistani craft of making hand made shoes, Soma has now expanded into a full-on shoe brand that offers sandals, ballet flats and heels. Due to customer demand, they are the only indie brand to have opened up an outlet. This brand takes pride in the fact that it uses all local materials, which are all hand stitched by local craftsman. A lot of research, testing, and trails have gone into the product to ensure it to be comfortable for the customer. Soma’s price range starts from Rs. 1200 going up to Rs. 6000.
Tel : 02135804944 and 03363799314
Shop: 18 c Sunset Lane 4, Phase 2 extension DHA Karachi
A brand started by two friend’s, Faiza and Mahira, Illume literally aims to have ‘light up’ your life. Illume, has a range of fun designs and aims to bring out what is ‘trending’ in upmarket brands, such as frills, bows and tassels. Lots of research and analysis goes into coming out with the best designs. The duo behind the brand aims to support their artisans, by paying them well, rather than squeezing them for low prices. Each piece is handcrafted with utmost importance given to quality, using top-notch pure leather. At the moment Illume has a total of 15 designs, which are all flat shoes, ranging from Rs. 3200 – Rs 4200.
Found by Miara & Saadia, Miaasa is a brand that brings together luxury and affordability. Miaasa collections aims to tap into the customers taste for eastern and western styles, offering aesthetically designed casual flats, espadrilles, semi-formal sandals, wedges as well as embellished evening heels. Miaasa shoes are all hand drawn and crafted locally, ensuring the use of the finest quality, locally and internationally sourced materials. The price range is from : Rs 1200- Rs. 6200. Oh and one thing we love about Miasa – they send you several different sizes to try when you order online so you can pick the one that fits best and habd the rest back to the courier – that’s great customer service.
What started off as a hobby for Amal Hayat, has essentially grown into a full-blown business. With Jhooti Shooti she has created a niche market, of desi footwear that not only looks good but is extremely comfortable. She has worked hard with craftsman to develop a shoe lined with an inner sole and method of stitching that doesn’t bite the feet. Jhooti Shooti, has a vast range of desi footwear such as khussa’s, kohla purri’s, peshawari chappals and kheyri’s. Jhooti Shooti’s Price range is from Rs 2000- Rs 4000
This brand, also has a large range of hand-crafted shoes, that are not only Made-in-Pakistan but also Made-of-Pakistan. Aiming to blend the tradition and contemporary, these shoes bring out an identity of their own.
Tel: 0322 4009990