The chappal story

What better way to make a style statement in summer than by wearing something that is funky, cool and extremely comfortable? Considering the heat wave that is hit Namma Bengaluru in the past c

Published: 05th March 2012 04:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

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What better way to make a style statement in summer than by wearing something that is funky, cool and extremely comfortable? Considering the heat wave that is hit Namma Bengaluru in the past couple of weeks, it is only natural that we invest in something that will help us endure the heat better and remain stylish.

Flip flops or chappals have always been in vogue. Well, technically they are nothing but thong sandals -- and the terms are often used interchangeably, since both have the toe-separating component and Y-shaped straps that makes them thongs.

Today, you could also customise flip flops according to your taste. Flip-flops are usually made of rubber, vinyl, foam, webbing, or some other sort of material that you might not mind getting wet; they’re nearly always flat (or have wedge heel) and they’re typically less expensive than dressier thong sandals.

Nothing beats a pair of flip-flops at the beach.

“Flip flops are a big hit in Bangalore.

Come summer and you will see a lot of people indulging in a variety of styles.

Be it the extremely funky or the more sober ones, everyone loves them.

At Bata, our Sunshine collection and Sundrop collection have been extremely popular especially amongst the youngsters.

They are light, breezy and have a nice summery feel to it,” says Madhu, Manager of Bata Showroom in Koramangala. Today, several features have been added to the footwear.

Flip flops with ruffled suede uppers are in this season. What makes them stand out from the rest is it’s feminine yet flirty appeal.

In India, Kohlapuris and Osho chappals have also flooded the markets.

Also, with their eccentric designs and funky look, the super high wedge-heeled ones have made a comeback.

With 1.5 inch wedge heels and 1 inch platform soles, these adorable flipflops are an instant hit with college kids.

In fact, a new kind of flip-flop has fake turf stitched into the upper side of the soles to make the wearer feel like he or she is walking on ‘grass’.

Keeping in mind the current trend, The Bombay Store too has come out with a funky collection.

“Flip flops are considered the perfect footwear for all seasons.

You can wear them at home or even show them off at the beach.

Bombay Store has recently, introduced the I love India range.

You can wear them with anything — dresses, shorts, skirts or jeans.

They never really go out of fashion, “ said Raju from The Bombay Stores.

The Flip Flops from I Love India range come in three themes, Assam Girls which are blue and feminine, folk girls from the beautiful Indian state of Assam.

The Bengal tiger, which is the land of tigers and is West Bengal inspired and the Rajasthan couple which is inspired by the most celebrated state of India.

This range of Flip Flops will be readily available at The Bombay Store and are priced at only Rs 199.

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