Mojari, the traditional footwear for men in India, is a pair of padded shoes specially handcrafted. They feature vibrant colours and designs, heavy embroidery and ornamental work. They are worn by every man from Indian royalty to the everyday person. Nowadays, men wear Mojari shoes for very special occasions like traditional functions, wedding ceremonies, etc.
The soul of Mojari shoes are made out of the leather of cow, buffalo or camel. With homemade glue, the souls are stuck together. Once it dries, the soul is stitched with leather or cotton thread. These shoes are generally light-weight with thin and flexible sole. In the ancient times, Mojari shoes were embroidered with precious gems, real silver and gold and decorated with jewels, pearls, etc. But today, these shoes are embellished with beads and other things in order to make them more affordable. They are still being renovated to fit in the current fashion trends.
Mojari shoes can be carried well with any attire whether it be western, Indo-western or traditional. Showcasing Indian culture and heritage, Mojari shoes add a unique graceful and royal touch to the style statement of the wearer. Wearing these shoes can make any man stand out in ethnic ensemble. They are very popular all over the world for their eclectic style and colourful designs.