Peshawari Chappal requires no introduction in Sub-continent. It is widely worn summer footwear by men in Pakistan with the traditional dress of Shalwar Kameez and Kurtas. It is more like a sandal than a slipper.
Peshawari Chappal, sometimes also refer as ‘Kheri’ has over hundred years old history, firstly started in old cities of Peshawar and Charsadda.
A traditional footwear in Pakistan, Peshawari Chappal is commonly worn in the northern areas in the Kyber Pakhtunkhwa region.
This semi-closed footwear is fashioned to provide comfort as it has wide leather straps crossing each other in the front with a back strap to support it.
On formal occasions such as weddings and Eid, Peshawari chappal with heavy embroidery and zari work is worn. It has also become a trendy daily wear over Jeans and T-shirt.
Surprisingly, the women of Pakistan too are now adorning the Peshawari chappal in fluorescent and neon colours with wide variations.
In March 2014, the famous Peshawari Chappal became the center of the global fashion debate when a designer Paul Smith made a similar shoe that fetched a price of £300. He later gave credit to the Pakistani culture and craft by adding details about the design as “inspired by Peshawari Chappal”