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In Osho’s footsteps

The Osho chappals, with their jute base and velvet straps, are a favourite with both the girls and boys.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 22, 2010 01:41 IST
Namya Sinha

They originated in Pune and became an everlasting fashion prop in Delhi University. The Osho chappals, with their jute base and velvet straps, are a favourite with both the girls and boys. The original Osho chappals are supposed to be maroon, but now, they are available in almost all colours — red, green, blue, black, yellow, and more.

It’s the comfort and cool factor that make them a bestseller. “They are easy to wear, effortless to carry, and don’t make the feet sweaty,” says Megha Sharma, a student of Sri Venkateswara College. “I can even wear them in winter with a pair of colourful socks, and they look absolutely awesome,” she adds. Pocket-friendliness is another alluring factor, apart from the fact that these can be teamed with just about any outfit.

“My cousin, who lives in Mumbai, keeps bringing more for me every time she is here, as it costs only Rs 50 to 60 there. I have them in all the colours, and can match them with whatever tees or kurtas I wear,” says Simran Narang, a student of Khalsa College At home in Delhi, you can grab a good pair at Rs 100 from Janpath or Paharganj, or go in for fancier ones at high-end shops [most footwear stores stock some variant or the other]. If you’re looking to add drama, pick those with sequins or embroidery.

Guys, too, have options galore. “Initially, I thought they are for girls, but I found really cool ones with a different design for boys, in a shop in Janpath,” says Ankit Narayan, a student of Open School of Learning. Worth walking the mile, Osho-style!