Top 25 Shoe Brands in India for Men & Women (2020) By Sonu Panchal 1 0 Gone are the days when shoes were merely used to cover and protect the feet or to step outside the house. Those were very simple and straightforward uses of a shoe. With changing times, fashion trends and of course booming technology, shoes have evolved to become a fashion statement in motion. Of course, its earlier uses still remain intact with the additional style quotient carefully added to enhance the personality of the person wearing it. Not to forget, to amplify the beauty of the feet that it adorns. This is why shoe-buying has become one of the most crucial and well-informed decisions by men, women, and even the Gen Next – kids. Ask any child and they’d know the kind of shoe they’re looking for, the best design that would suit their personality, and the ideal color that would make them appear ‘cool’ among peers. With such vast knowledge, growing demand, and choices amass for a single commodity called shoe, we’ve tried to make things easier for the shoe-crazy population by listing out the best shoe brands in India. Content Index hide Top Shoe Brands in India 2019 1. Bata: I love my shoes 2. Hush Puppies – Feel the Hush 3. Louis Philippe 4. Van Heusen 5. Arrow 6. Peter England 7. Timberland 8. Clarks 9. Crocs 10. Liberty 11. Paragon 12. Adidas 13. Call it Spring 14. Prada 15. Steve Madden 16. Metro 17. Red Tape 18. Lotto 19. Woodland 20. Kittens 21. Beanz 22. Lelli Kelly 23. Keen 24. United Colors of Benetton 25. Action Why Go for Branded Shoes Over Local Brands? Summing Up Top Shoe Brands in India 2019 1. Bata: I love my shoes Bata has ruled the shoe market, particularly for kids, for several generations. After earning a reputable name in the kids’ school shoe segment and men’s formals for durability, less weight, and topmost quality, the brand has now entered the ladies’ section too. Of course, ensuring the same high standards in quality along with some exemplary variety in sandals and belle shoes. This is why Bata continues to feature at the no. 1 position in our list. Highlights Light-weight Easy Rolling System Tunnel System Anti Slip Soles Breathable materials Since1894 CEO Alexis Nasard Headquarter Switzerland Helpline No1800 419 2282 Price Starts @Rs 500 2. Hush Puppies – Feel the Hush It’s actually an American firm that has earned a substantial name in the Indian shoe market. The brand is best known for its amazing designs and variety of informal shoes for women, which are durable, lightweight, comfortable, and affordable. Hush Puppies products are retailed only through Bata outlets across India. Highlights Flexible Groove Light in Weight Comfort Good Sole Since 1958 Owner Wolverine World Wide Headquarter Rockford, MichiganHelpline No 1800 419 2282 Price Starts @ Rs 800 3. Louis Philippe One of the best selling soft-leather formal shoes for men for all business events and occasions like meetings, conferences, and social events. The company is a part of the famous Aditya Birla Group and this is what increases the trust factor in thousands of its customers. The brand has made consistent efforts to meet the high-quality standards over several years since its inception. Highlights Classy Comfortable Stylish Durable Since 1989 Owner Madura Fashion & LifestyleHeadquarter IndiaParent company Aditya Birla Group Price Starts @ Rs 1200 4. Van Heusen Another offering from the kitty of Aditya Birla Group, it is truly one of the best sports shoes brands in India. Serving men, women and kids alike in this category, the shoes come in great variety at great prices. The brand also offers exclusive footwear for women online. Van Heusen’s alluring shoes will add beauty to your outfits. These shoes are specially designed so as to make them more stylish according to the latest trend. They deliver both styles as well as comfort at the same time. It is without any doubt that with Van Heusen’s shoes both style and comfort are guaranteed. Highlights Cushioned footbed Formal LookFlexibleComfort Since 1881 CEO Emanuel Chirico Headquarter New York, United States Price Starts @ Rs 750 5. Arrow Another popular clothing brand that made its foray into the shoe market and went on to become one of the best shoe companies in India. Manufactured by clothing leader Arvind Ltd., the brand is known for its excellent formal and casual shoe variety for men. The company itself represents fashion as well as style in the shoe industry. Moreover, it has also been giving tough competition to other renowned brands and made a huge mark by introducing tech innovations too. You will find a great selection of sizes including heel counters too at the most reasonable pricing too. Highlights Formal DesignClassic looksLeather material Lightweight Since 2010 RoC Chennai Helpline No 080-41550694Price Starts @ Rs 1100 6. Peter England Looks like all fabric majors have indeed chosen to serve the country in the shoe industry as well. Next is Peter England boasting of designs that comply with international standards and meet the highest quality parameters. A must buy for casual and formal men’s footwear. Whether you are wearing jeans or a suit, you will want a pair of versatile shoes that enhance your overall look, and this is where Peter England takes the lead. With this brand’s trendy new color textures will definitely add interest to your overall fashion statement. Highlights Contrast colorStylish Comfortable Cushioned footbed Trendy Since 1889 Owner Madura Fashion & Lifestyle Headquarter IndiaParent company Aditya Birla Group Price Starts @ Rs 350 7. Timberland The brand sells largely through its numerous online stores, each offering some of the best casual footwear from this internationally known lifestyle brand. Its shoes are highly comfortable, stylish and sporty, water-resistant, and great value for money. Their shoe range is comfortable, accessible, and perfect for any occasion. Whether it is the party wear or other trendy ones, their shoe brand has been inspired by fun. Highlights Premium leather Anti-Fatigue Technology Recycle Organic cotton Since1952 CEO Nathan Swartz Headquarter United States Parent organization VF Corporation Helpline No1-888-802-9947 Price Starts @Rs 1600 8. Clarks This one is a lady’s footwear brand from the US which has now made its entry into the Indian market. The brand is best known for its superior raw material produced by a UK-based facility. Lightweight, comfortable, and durable, these shoes are a must-try for all women out there. This brand is known for its durability and is all about exception comfort, amazing looks, and foot support. It is known for superb comfort and is quite popular with masses who are always looking to add glamour to their style. Highlights Breathable fabric Aesthetic Durable Premium navy nubuck Since 1825 CEO Giorgio Presca Headquarter United Kingdom Helpline No1800 102 4504 Price Starts @Rs 1300 9. Crocs Having made its entry in the Indian shoe market with the most comfortable and smart shoes for kids, the brand needs no introduction today. The kids’ variety did, and still sells like hot cakes among kids of all age groups, and the brand today makes the same for men and women alike. Their shoes are supportive, affordable and blend both function and fashion. As a leading footwear manufacturer, their splendid shoes offer sought after technical features, one of which is being suited for particularly narrow or wide feet. Highlights Light-weightComfortable Soft Non-marking Since2002 CEO Andrew Rees Headquarter United States Helpline No022 4017 4645 Price Starts @Rs 1800 10. Liberty Another top kids’ shoe seller for the past 64 years, Liberty has been coveted as one of the best leather shoe brands in India. The company is renowned for its strong and durable designs, carefully made to last longer. The brand today sells in more than 30 nations and has 16 sub-brands. This leading shoe manufacturer offers footwear that suits everyone’s needs, whether it is for business, casual or outdoor use. Their shoes for all are made from the best material. It is a brand that delivers trendy, high-quality standards and shoes which offer a great fit, good looks at reasonable pricing. Highlights Comfortable Chemical Resistant Heat Resistant Leather, Rubber, PVC Since1992 CEO David Munro Headquarter London, England Price Starts @Rs 250 11. Paragon This one has gained rapid popularity over the last few years for some sturdy and comfortable collection of casual footwear, shoes, and slippers for all ages and genders. The company started as a rubber shoe factory and is today the bestselling leader in water-resistant shoes. Although there are other popular brands, there is nothing as stylish and suave as Paragon shoes. The shoe designs at Paragon are extensive and innovative. Due to this particular fact, people never forget to explore this brand to find a great pair of shoes that suits their needs. Highlights Powerful strides Air Max soles Absolute comfort Breathable materials Since1981 CEO Nigel Headquarter California Helpline No1800 425 55552 Price Starts @Rs 220 12. Adidas This too can be truly awarded the title of the best sports shoe brands in India. Their comparison in style and comfort is next to impossible. The brand finds its origin in Germany but has gained immense popularity in India since 1970 when it was first introduced to men and women alike. The shoes are best known for their 3D printing soles which make them ideal for running. The reason behind the popularity of the Paragon brand is the availability of quality and stylish men and women’s shoes. Highlights Durable Lightstrike midsoles Instant-absorption Protective Upper Since 1949 CEO Kasper Rørsted Headquarter Germany Helpline No 1800-120-3300 Price Starts @ Rs 950 13. Call it Spring An exclusive ladies’ shoe brand from the ALDO group based out of Montreal, Canada. Conceived in 1991, the shoes primarily focus on the youth market in India and are quite fresh, unique and fun – just the way the youth like it. The brand seems to be inspired by street culture and therefore finds appeal in a lot of youngsters looking for trendy and easy-going varieties. You can purchase them online or at retail stores located in Bangalore and New Delhi. Highlights Synthetic sole No smelling Leather and Rubber Classy looks Since1991 Founder Aldo Bensadoun Headquarter Canada Helpline No022 2850 0291 Price Starts @Rs 1000 14. Prada This may be one of the costliest brands for women fashion but it still drives them crazy and longing to lay their hands on one, which is worth every penny spent, thanks to its multi-million-dollar classy look and style. The great thing about these shoes is that they are specifically designed to provide everyone with the highest level of comfort. With other tremendous features, Prada shoes score full marks, as everything is designed after paying special attention to these finer details. Highlights Luxury Thick sole Expensive Stylish Since1913 CEO Miuccia Prada Headquarter Milan, Italy Helpline No+1-877-997-7232 Price Starts @Rs 500 15. Steve Madden One of the most popular women’s brands in the Indian market, the company manufactures shoes based on the rock and roll culture of New York. This is why its variety is seen as highly daring, innovative, and personalized. Check out their comfortable sandals with platform soles, and transparent and sporty look. The fact is that there are many shoe brands for people to consider, but they always prefer shopping for Steve Madden, and that’s for various good reasons. Whether you need men’s or women’s shoes, you will get all high-quality ones at Steve Madden at the most competitive prices. Highlights Softly rounded Tapered pointed toe Leather or suede Classic Looks Since1990 FounderSteve Madden Headquarter United States Helpline No022 3969 8197 Price Starts @Rs 1500 16. Metro The company has made its presence widely and aptly felt in the Indian market for the last few years, and today needs no formal introduction. Amazing designs, huge variety, and great affordability are what define Metro shoes for women. If a shoe brand that defines dependability, then it is none other than Metro shoes. Many of the styles of Metro shoes won’t cost you more than some reasonable pricing and you will get a pair made with high-quality material. They don’t make the shoes too cheap in price and don’t make them too dear either. This makes them different from the rest of the shoe brands in the market. Highlights Light-weightStylishAffordable luxury Breathable materials Since1947 Headquarter Mumbai Helpline No7977311089 Price Starts @Rs 700 17. Red Tape This one also featured in our list of the top 10 formal shoe brands in India 2017. One of the best-known companies that come out with an exquisite collection of formal men’s shoes each year. Its shoes are made from the best quality soft leather extremely comfortable on any skin type. Anyone can afford this shoe brand and would surely want to wear on his/her feet to work every day. Their vast selection of shoe styles makes it easy for anyone to find a very respectable pair of shoes to wear on any occasion. Highlights Light-weightDurable Comfortable Steady grip Since1979 FounderMr. Irshad Mirza Headquarter KanpurHelpline No+91 7836850000 Price Starts @Rs 650 18. Lotto This one’s loved by sports players and game enthusiasts alike. The shoes offer an amazing collection for lovers of football, soccer, paddle, and a lot of other popular sport games. Lotto has managed to put its brand at the front of modern trends while still maintaining quality features, which are extremely important to your feet. They have shoes for any occasion, from outdoor pursuits or to more formal situations, they are bound to have one to suit your needs. Highlights Durable Fashionable Breathable materials Economical Since1973 FounderCaberlotto family Headquarter Italy Price Starts @Rs 450 19. Woodland A home-grown brand that now operates globally, all thanks to its rich-quality fabric. True to its name, the shoes possess a wood-like stylish and sporty look that can go well with all personalities and age groups. It is the versatility of the design and material used in the manufacture of these shoes which makes them so durable and useful. It is little wonder that they have been in business for many years and the variety of styles, colors with design and manufacture make them a must in every wardrobe. Highlights WaterproofDurableTough MaterialBest for Hiking Since1992 Managing directorHarkirat Singh Headquarter Canada Helpline No1800 103 3445 Price Starts @Rs 900 20. Kittens Lightweight and comfortable, Kittens shoes are exclusively made for the soft feet of your little ones. Fashionable, trendy, and long-lasting, they’re a good buy for all ages. If you want to wear shoes from a brand that only has to offer great value, then Kittens Shoes should stand out as the favorite pick for you. These shoes provide you with all the fashion and style which you want as a customer. It is also well- known in the market for its amazing range of shoes which they provide. Highlights Means for Children Synthetic upper Stylish Comfortable Since2000 Shoe forboys and girls (0-12 years) CEOEmma Sayle Price Starts @Rs 270 21. Beanz Right from cushioning to the lining, Beanz has everything your child would want in their footwear – comfort, style, and show-off value among peers! Don’t miss out on their loafers variety besides the amazing sports collection. The shoes from Beanz stand out as the epitome of quality and have set high standards for themselves in the market. Moreover, these shoes are made out of durable material which makes them quite lightweight and easy to walk. These shoes make walking easier as they provide you with all the necessary comfort. Highlights Light-weightSynthetic upper Attractive For Child Use Since1869 CEO Zesty Beanz Headquarter New Delhi Helpline No011 6551 5035 Price Starts @Rs 500 22. Lelli Kelly These ones are perfect your little princess who wants everything from sparkles and glitter to beads and sequins adorning her footwear. Besides this, the brand also sells baseball boots, school shoes, sandals and belle shoes for girls. You will surely enjoy wearing these branded shoes as they provide you with a really tight surface grip and are comfortable at the same time. You will be able to walk easily on uneven surfaces by wearing them. It is without a doubt that Lelli Kelly has become one of the most trusted and sought after shoe brands. Highlights Light-weightRubber sole Partywear And School useFor small girls Since1992 FounderLelli Kelly Headquarter Italy Price Starts @Rs 4500 23. Keen Perfect for those little ones that love outdoor adventures, Keen has been carefully designed to be strong and sturdy both on the outside and inside. The soles are extremely comfortable too to keep those little feet protected under those hard-terrain conditions. This shoe brand range provides you with all the style and utility which you want to have in a shoe. These shoes can be found in a variety of designs and you can take your favorite picks from some of the radiant colors. Highlights ComfortableDurableProvides Hiking shoeRough and tough Since2003 Founder Martin Keen Headquarter United States Helpline No877-533-6435 Price Starts @Rs 7000 24. United Colors of Benetton Another kids’ clothing major has done extremely well in the kids’ shoe market too. You’ll love their bright and lively shades that look good on your child wherever he goes. The shoes by United Colors of Benetton provide you with a great style statement which is evident in their latest designs which it portrays. The entire look is very graceful and appreciable and will surely allure children. Highlights Light-weightStylishBreathable materialsFashionable Since1965 FounderLuciano Benetton Headquarter Italy Helpline No+91124-4323333 Price Starts @Rs 450 25. Action Those of us who’ve grown up humming the tune of “School time Action ka school time” can relate well with this kids’ brand and perhaps now buy the same for their children. The brand has been in existence for several decades now and, in case you didn’t know, goes beyond the kids’ shoe domain. Campus Shoes offer the best casual footwear for men, while Milano is for the formal-styled gentleman. Highlights Trendy Comfort DurableEconomical Since1954 OwnerH K Agarwal HeadquarterMumbai, IndiaHelpline No011 6545 0423 Price Starts @Rs 350 Why Go for Branded Shoes Over Local Brands? With increasing demand in the shoe sector by different age groups, the product is now offered by tons of local brands as well, apart from the internationally recognized top brands detailed above. But is it really advisable to buy local brands over branded stuff? Perhaps not and this is how we justify it: Cheap quality – The first and the most important criteria local companies fail to satisfy is the quality of their product which is, more often than not, low and not up to the mark. This makes the shoes lesser durable and even uncomfortable to wear for longer periods at a stretch. No value add – Branded shoes might be slightly on the higher side but they add a certain value to your overall personality by enhancing your appearance and style quotient. This is not possible with cheap-looking shoes. Lack of standardization – Branded footwear generally follows uniform and standardised quality parameters in its manufacturing process. This is because most brands are international and need to live up to those quality standards. This gravely lacks in local brands which have no standardization in their quality procedures. Durability – Higher costs involve in branded shoes also return higher longevity, unlike local brands that may be cheaper but don’t last long. Summing Up Shoes are a style statement but they also need to be comfortable and durable for longer use. Try going in for branded and reliable footwear to protect your feet for long.