Top 6 Ethnic Shoe Styles for Men: A Comprehensive Guide

Kurta pajama shoes for men

This festive season, get ready to rock your ethnic style in the most flattering way! If you love sporting your kurta and pajama and other traditional outfits, you need to create an on-point look with matching shoes. 

For those who often wear their sports shoes or flip flops to avoid the hassles of tying shoelaces, you need to know that this footwear can’t be a part of your traditional wear. Ditch your regular footwear for kurta pajama shoes which you can pair with sherwanis and even bandh gala jackets.

If you think men don’t have a wide range of choices in kurta pajama shoes, check out this men’s shoe guide where we tell you all the latest footwear for men you need to have. These shoes are a must-have if you have a couple of traditional events coming up. 

Kolhapuri chappals

For those who want to stick to the basics, a pair of leather Kolhapuri chappals are an ideal choice. These chappals can be paired with all your traditional outfits. The best part about these chappals is that their contemporary and minimal design makes it an apt choice for everyday wear also. You can wear these chappals in neutral colours such as black, tan, brown and even white.

Minimal leather mules

Mules are the most underrated kurta pajama shoes for men. For those who want to maintain a formal touch in their ethnic look, these leather mules are an ideal choice of footwear. They are extremely versatile because they go with your kurta and pajama and also with your shorts and jeans, all you need to do is just find the right pair in the right colour.

Closed-toe sandals

These sandals are one of the best footwear men can have. From the front, these sandals will offer you a formal look but the heel strap on the back will ensure your feet remain free. Suitable for both formal and traditional wear, you can buy this footwear in colours such as tan and black.


The men that wish to stay classy, a pair of loafers is the classic choice of footwear to own. When you want to add a ‘gentleman’ touch to your ethnic look, loafers will do the trick for you. This footwear for suitable for both formal and traditional wear.

Crisscross leather sandals

If you want to remain completely hassle-free in terms of footwear, crisscross leather sandals are worth buying. These slip-on sandals, in leather, are convenient to wear and the crisscross strap detailing offers a smart touch to your overall look.

Strappy leather flats

Nothing can compare to the charm of strappy leather flats on a traditional occasion. Leather sandals are evergreen and extremely comfortable to wear. Whether you’re dancing your heart out on the dance floor or want to make a fashionable statement at a friend’s wedding, a pair of black or tan strappy leather flats should be your go-to ethnic footwear.

Make a classy fashionable statement in kurta pajama shoes for men that will help you complete your dapper ethnic look.

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Mrinaal Datt is the founder and editor-in-chief of A Colorful Riot! She holds a dual degree in business and law (Panjab University) with a Master's specialisation in Constitutional and Administrative Law (Chandigarh University). She has been working as a freelance writer since 2014, and has the debut novel 'Meera' under her belt. Currently living in Melbourne, Australia, she works for Private Media as the Chief Production and Subeditor.


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