Peshawari Chappal – The Unique Footwear of Pakistan, Brings This to America

This century old footwear of the Pukhtoons of Pakistan has not only survived but is thriving and is also available now in USA on ecommerce sites like

Dallas, TX, August 08, 2015 --( Peshawari Chappal is a daily wear footwear of Pukhtoon men in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and the Pukhtoons of Afghanistan. It's worn on both formal and informal occasions. Some people though wear more fancier versions on formal occasions like weddings. It can be worn with or without socks.

Peshawari Chappal takes it’s name Peshawari from the city of Peshawar, nobody is quite sure of it’s origins. In fact natives don’t use the name Peshawari and simply call it "Saplai," Pukhto for footwear. Non Pukhtoons call it Peshawari Chappal and have also adopted it as one of their favorite regional footwear.

Peshawari Chappal has been part of the Pukhtoon attire ever since people can remember. It is semi-closed both in the front and back consisting of two wide leather strips crossing each other and secured to the sole. At the back is a strap with a buckle to secure the foot inside the chappal with multiple holes to adjust according to foot size.

The sole can be leather or rubber. Leather soles are generally lighter whereas rubber soles are a bit heavier but longer lasting.

Previously you could only buy Peshawari Chappal in Pakistan but as ecommerce has become part of mainstream commerce, you can buy Peshawar Chappal over the Internet from and many other places. Buy yourself a pair – walk in the footwear of the Pukhtoons. Add some variety to your shoe collection.
Abhirup Deb
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