It’s time to put your best foot forward and we’ve got just the places you need to check out. At these markets you can find sneakers, formal shoes, rain boots, Indian sandals and even steel toe work boots and shoes for children.
And the best part is that it’s easy on the pocket. While South Mumbai and the Western suburbs will have you spoilt with choice for places to visit to buy footwear, we’ve also listed some of the hidden gems you’ll find in other parts of the city. So, if you need a new pair of shoes (or three at these prices!), take a look at our list of the best wholesale shoe markets in Mumbai.
Best Wholesale Shoe Markets in Mumbai (South)
1. Colaba Causeway
For some of the trendiest shoes at half the price, visit this popular shopping destination. And there’s good news for men, as the Causeway stocks a large variety of men’s footwear. Here you will find everything from flip-flops to formal shoes.
And guys, if you’re looking for Indian footwear to wear to your next traditional function, you’ll surely find something here. However, do make sure you check the pair before purchasing. And make sure you use your bargaining skills to bring down the price till it suits you.
- Where: Colaba, Mumbai
- Timings: 11 am to 10 pm
- Best for: Indian style sandals as well as socks and insoles.
2. Fashion Street
This street is very popular among college goers because it offers stylish items at super reasonable prices. And their range of shoes is very impressive. Here you may not find formal shoes or too many high heel options, but their collection of casual shoes is very impressive.
Sandals, sneakers and slippers are the best sellers here and while the branded goods on offer here are first copy (look for the misspelled brand names), you will find that the quality is actually pretty good. Make sure you check the shoes thoroughly before purchase.
- Where: Marine Lines, Mumbai
- Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
- Best for: Reasonably priced sneakers and sandals for men and women
3. Heera Panna
This is one of the city’s oldest shopping centres in the city. Here, you can find everything from electronics to apparel. They have a great collection of branded goods and their shoe collection boasts some hard-to-find international brands, such as Under Armour and Dr Martens.
From formal shoes to stylish sports brands and even sturdy working boots, there is a lot of variety. You can also bargain but some vendors will not budge on their price.
- Where: Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Mumbai
- Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
- Best for: Working boots from brands that are not easy to find such as Caterpillar and Dr Martens
4. Chor Bazaar
While this market is a popular treasure trove for lost gems, they also offer a great range of shoes for men. If you don’t mind purchasing the shoes without a box and on the road, then you’ll be spoilt for choice here. They have many branded first copies that look as good as the original and which are good quality too.
You can find Adidas Superstars, Nike flip-flops and lots more at half the price of the original or less. But a lot has to do with luck. The shoe vendors are sometimes erratic so try to get there on the weekend as you’ll have a bigger chance of finding something you like.
- Where: Kumbharwada, Mumbai
- Timings: 10.30 am to 8.30 pm
- Best for: Branded and unbranded shoes for men
Best Wholesale Shoe Markets in Mumbai (Western Suburbs)
5. Linking Road
This Bandra shopping hub has an entire section dedicated to shoes. From Indian style sandals, sneakers in a range of colours, flip flops and shoes for children, you’re surely going to find something that suits your taste here.
They are also famous for their larger shoe stores that are also reasonably priced as well as high end brands such as Aldo, Charles & Keith and all the major sports brands.
The street stalls can get really crowded on the weekend, so if you want to browse or try on shoes in peace, it’s best to visit during the week.
- Where: Linking Road, Bandra
- Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
- Best for: All kinds of shoes at really good prices
6. Hill Road
This bustling market has a large number of footwear shoes to choose from. While women will have more luck finding a pair they like compared to men, it is still worth visiting as the stalls are constantly updating their collections.
The area opposite Marks & Spencer has some of the best shoes on offer at very reasonable rates. A must visit shop is La Judi that is popular with Bandra’s stylish crowd for its unique finds and good quality shoes.
- Where: Hill Road, Bandra
- Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
- Best for: Rain shoes and daily wear shoes
7. Lokhandwala Market
If you’re looking for sneakers, then Lokhandwala Market is one place you need to check out. This lively market offers you the coolest sneakers in a plethora of colours at reduced rates.
Popular with college students, their sneaker collection includes styles for men, women and even children. Stock runs out pretty quickly here so if you see something you really like, pick it up before it sells out.
- Where: Andheri West, Mumbai
- Timings: 12 am to 10.30 pm
- Best for: A wide range of budget friendly sneakers in a range of colours
8. Natraj Market
This market in Malad West boasts of a large variety of apparel but their shoe collection is also worth checking out. They have a good collection of shoes for men, and while the quality is not too good, if you’re looking for a casual pair or slippers, you will surely find something at a really reasonable price. Apart from shoes, you’ll find a number of places that offer bridal clothes and don’t miss out on the eateries that offer some yummy snacks.
- Where: Malad West, Mumbai
- Timings: 9 am to 8 pm
- Best for: Casual shoes and some stores even sell bridal style shoes
9. Irla Market
This market gets super crowded in the evening but if you’re looking for men’s clothes and shoes, this market offers a good selection. If you’re looking for smart footwear, then visit the formal collection store in Alfa 4 or even Alfa 5 that is completely dedicated to men’s wear. You can ask for a discount but competitive bargaining isn’t always accepted. Apart from that, there are a number of roadside refreshment stalls you can try.
- Where: Vile Parle West, Mumbai
- Timings: 10 am to 10 pm
- Best for: Shoes to wear to work for men
Best Wholesale Shoe Markets in Mumbai (East Mumbai)
10. Chembur Market
This market is jam packed with things to buy. Here you can find clothes, hardware, groceries, home décor and some really stylish shoes. They have cheap options for men and women, but be warned, you will need to hunt to find the best quality products. It gets really crowded around 5 pm, so we suggest visiting during the day.
- Where: Chembur, Mumbai
- Timings: 9 am to 9 pm
- Best for: They have trendy casual sandals that are great for college students
11. Dombivli Station Road
For those looking for a real bargain head to this road as the place offers fabulous clothes and accessories as well as a great selection of shoes at unbelievable prices. While the styles may not all be the most trendy, the shoes are great value for money and ideal for casual wear. Bargaining is acceptable here so make sure to get a good deal from the vendors. They have a nice collection of shoes for children as well, though usually just a few pieces so make sure to pick up something if you like it.
- Where: Dombivli East
- Timings: 10 am to 7.30 pm
- Best for: The extreme bargain hunter
If you need a new pair of kicks, you know where to go. So, make sure to polish up your bargaining skills and hit the markets to make sure you’re bang on trend. Tell us about your shopping experiences and purchases in the comments section below.