Happy feet

Celebrities have discovered a new way to keep the rains from getting to you. They show how sky-high shoes can keep you high and dry this monsoon.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2010 13:49 IST
Rochelle Pinto
Rochelle Pinto
Hindustan Times

Celebrities like Dia Mirza and Jacqueline Fernandes have discovered the perfect way to keep their feet happy and dry during the monsoon — sky-high heels. From Mirza’s five inch-plus cork heels to Bruna Abdallah’s denim shoes with wooden heels, adding a couple of inches to your sole will help you stay fashionable even when it pours.

According to a representative of Aldo India, the demand for sky-high heels doubles during the wet season. “We make the highest heels possible, even upwards of five inches. But they’re made comfortable by adding a wedge in front to balance the height.

Bruna heelsOur celebrity clients head straight for brightly coloured heels with a little bling in this season because they look trendy on the red carpet. But even our other customers prefer these shoes when partying."

Designer Alpana from the design duo Alpana-Neeraj, who have a penchant for wedge heels, recommends this comfortable version to those who are looking for something practical. "Wedges are quite classic and beautiful, and many come with a mixed rubber heel, which are sporty and chic and perfect for the weather."

The best way to make your expensive heels last through the season? Aldo’s expert says, "We advise our customers to keep their shoes in the shoe bags with silica sachets, so that moisture doesn’t ruin the material. That’s the ideal way to make your favourite pair of heels last longer."

B-town’s fave footwear
Looks like the ladies of B-town have all been shopping at the same store. We spotted three famous faces… or shall we say feet, sporting the same kind of footwear, albeit in three different colours. While Katrina Kaif’s lookalike, Zarine Khan attended Aamir Khan’s party with a pair of strappy black heels, Tisca Chopra was spotted at a red carpet event with the same shoes in gold.

Days later, Madhoo was party-hopping in her standard Herve Leger bandage dress, worn with the same shoes in pewter. Though the original design was created by high-end brand Jimmy Choo, there’s a better budgeted version available at Tres Mode. We’re wondering which star went with the more pocket-friendly shoe…

First Published: Jul 12, 2010 11:58 IST