I don’t have the luxury of a designer shoe or a pair of boots.
I’ve been wearing sandals for decades, wearing them every day for over 40 years.
I am a regular shopper at malls and in the street.
The sandals that I own have become part of my daily routine.
I have seen the need for a variety of sandals across the country.
Sandals are now popular across India.
But I have also noticed a shift in the fashion market.
I was always the type of person who wears sandals on the weekends, so I never wore them at home.
But over the past few years, there has been a resurgence in the sandals and I started buying them.
When I first started buying sandals at a mall, I always tried to find a suitable sandal for the occasion.
I would ask the cashier to see if the sandal I was looking for had a heel height and the size I wanted.
Sometimes the cashiers would look at my sandal and then say “No, we don’t sell that” and I would have to pay for it.
The only way to find the right sandal was to go shopping.
My mother, my sister, my grandmother and my husband all used to buy them.
They are still my favourite sandals to wear.
I had the perfect pair when I first got them from a thrift store.
The first time I bought a pair, I was wearing sandal number seven.
My sandal has a number seven in it.
My other sandals were a size smaller than that.
When they were taken away from me, I got worried.
The second time I went to buy one, I saw the size of the sandala on the back and I couldn’t find the heel height.
My daughter and I took a look at the size and found the sandalla size small.
My parents then told me I should get another pair.
They wanted me to order one for myself, but they didn’t have any size 11 sandals.
I decided to take a chance and try the sandas.
The other day, I went for a walk in a park and saw a young woman with a sandal on.
It was the perfect size for her and I thought, she should buy one for herself.
I saw that there were some girls wearing the same sandals all day and night.
I knew that the market was picking up on the sandavas and I decided I would try them myself.
The next day, we bought two pairs of sandas for Rs. 8,000 each.
Today, we are selling one pair for Rs 3,500 each.
My husband has bought the second pair for me for Rs 5,000.
I also started selling the sandalls to the younger generation.
I buy them as soon as they come in my house.
I think that is the best thing about them.
I always feel a sense of ownership over them.