Why Pramila Devi uses her slippers sparingly10 min read . Updated: 19 Mar 2023, 09:56 PM IST
- Sales of mass footwear items have slid—an indicator of stressed incomes and faltering consumer demand
- Sales of footwear picked up in 2021-22 after lockdown restrictions were lifted. But in 2022-23, sales of low-priced open footwear products have stuttered
A conversation with the women of Methi blurs the distinction between necessity and luxury. For urban Indians, owning a pair of footwear is a necessity, but not for the women of this village, about an hour’s ride from Muzaffarpur, the second most populated city of Bihar.
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