10 Best Formal Shoes Brands in India – Top Rated Shoe Brands List (2020)

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Shoes speak volumes about one’s personality and taste. Since one spends long hours in them, it’s important to choose a pair of shoes that not just look good, but are comfortable and offer ample support to the foot.

One must focus on the material of the shoe and the sole, the inner cushioning, the lining, and the finish of the shoe before taking a decision about buying.

To help you make this decision, we have shortlisted some of the best formal shoe brands available in India. Choose according to your requirement.

1. Bata

Bata Classic brown formal shoes
Bata Shoes


A Swiss shoe-maker, Bata is a family-owned, global footwear and fashion accessory brand.

Its one of the largest shoemaker companies in the world by volume, selling 1 million shoes every day, and has a retail presence of over 5300 retail stores in more than 70 countries and production facilities in 18 countries.

Bata India was incorporated as Bata Shoe Company Pvt. Ltd in 1931  and went on to become Bata India Ltd. in 1973.

They have a factory in Batanagar and was the first Indian shoe manufacturing unit to receive the ISO 9001 certification in 1993.

Check out these Classic brown formal shoes by Bata, we love!

Style: Classic, Broguing detail

Colour: Brown

Ideal for: Long hours, work wear

Material: Synthetic

Price: Rs 4,499

2. Hush puppies

Hush Puppies Shoes


This brand of shoe named after the Basset Hound of dogs lovingly called Hush Puppies are known for their lightweight sole and comfort fit.

Combining high quality with chic looks, Hush Puppies are probably one of the most sought-after men’s shoe brands in India with exclusive stores as well as instore retailing strategies in place.

 The Hush Puppies Men’s James Leather Formal Shoes are one of the best-selling formal shoes by Hush Puppies.

Style: Semi-formal, Business

Colour: Brown

Ideal for: Office wear

Material: Leather

Closure Type: Lace-Up

Price: Rs 3,499

3. Louis Phillippe

 Louis Phillippe Semi-formal shoes
Louis Phillippe Shoes


A premiere Indian Brand, Louis Phillippe is known for quality apparel with a focus on style.

One of the largest lifestyle brands in India, they also have a range of men’s formal shoes that reflect the brand’s commitment to quality and comfort.

Planning to attend a formal event where you need a pair of statement-making shoes?

The Louis Philippe Apron-Toe Derby Shoes are perfect for such an occasion.

They are stylish, yet formal and are crafted in genuine leather.

Style: Semi-formal, Party

Colour: Brown

Ideal for: Occasion wear

Material: Leather, with a soft insole

Price: Rs 3,699

4. Clarks

Clarks formal shoes
Clarks Formal Shoes


Clarks is a British shoe brand founded back in 1825. Headquartered in England, the company has over 1,000 branded stores and franchises around the world.

Since its entry into the Indian market in 2010, the brand has 25 independent stores and is available online as well as in large retail stores.

Check out the Swixty Step Leather shoes from Clarks if you are looking at a comfortable pair of slip-in formal shoes.

Style: Office wear

Colour: Black

Material: Leather

Ideal for: Evening wear

Price: Rs 8,999

5. Red Tape

 Red Tape Semi-formal shoe
Red Tape Shoes


Red Tape is a fashion shoe brand known for its unparalleled comfort and finesse.

Endorsed by famous Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the brand focuses on design and has studios in UK and Italy.

Priced reasonably it is one of the most sought-after shoe brands by fashion conscious men.

A great example of their superior craftsmanship is this formal shoe with a buckle by Red Tape. The buckle is more of style since they can be easily slipped on.

Style: Semi-formal, with tapered front

Colour: Black

Material: Leather

Ideal for: Evening wear

Price: Rs.1,645.

6. Lee Cooper

Lee Cooper Black Formal Shoes
Lee Cooper Shoes


An English Company, known for its high-quality clothing, Lee Cooper also has a fabulous range of men’s formal shoes targeting the mid-segment.

With a focus on design and quality, Lee Cooper provides value for money when it comes to its shoes and has a range comparable to any other reputed shoe brand in the market.

We like these slip on formal shoes from Lee Cooper that combine the comfort of loafers with a formal look.

Style: Semi-formal, with broad front

Colour: Black

Material: Leather

Ideal for: Office wear

Price: Rs 1,800

7. Tresmode

 Tresmode Mens Blue formal Shoes
Tresmode Shoes


A brand synonymous with urban chic footwear, their designs draw inspiration from the glamorous European lifestyle.

A perfect pick for fashion-conscious men, their designs are veered towards lending an elite international look.

They love experimenting with materials and styles and are a great choice for formal occasions where you need to carry a little a swag.

Check out these Blue formal shoes from Tresmode for those party nights with friends, or a dinner meeting with clients.

Style: Party-formal, Loafers

Colour: Blue

Material: Synthetic

Ideal for: Evening wear

Price: Rs 4,200

8. Alberto Torresi

 Alberto Torresi Leather Formal Shoes
Alberto Torresi Shoes


A brand by Virola shoes, Alberto Torresi footwear is a combination of bold style and amazing comfort.

Their footwear has been ergonomically designed to ensure that it fits your feet perfectly and gives you optimum comfort whether you are stationary or in motion.

It keeps your heel in perfect balance and gives your toes excellent natural freedom of movement.

Check out these classic brown formal shoes from Alberto Torresi for those looking to combine comfort with high fashion style.


Style: Classic formal with tapered front, lace up

Colour: Brown

Material: Leather

Ideal for: Office wear

Price: Rs 4,295


9. Woods by Woodland

Woodland - Woods Brown Leather Formal-Shoes
Woodland Shoes


Founded in Quebec, Canada, Woodland entered the Indian market in 1992.

They are very well-known world over for rough and tough shoe ideal for outdoor wear.

Their formal-cum-fashion lifestyle brand Woods launched in 1998-99 has been much sought after for its formal look combined with the rough and tough design.

We like this simple and smart black slip on formal shoe by Woods available on Amazon.


Style: Classic slip-ons with roundish front

Colour: Black

Material: Leather

Ideal for: Business wear

Price: Rs 2,000

10. Metro

Metro Shoes


Metro is a well-known shoe retailer with over 150 stores across the country.

Their own brand Metro is a huge hit in the men’s formal segment with designs at par with international standards and quality uncompromised.

We love their DaVinchi Moccasins from the New Race Collection, crafted beautifully in a combination of plain and perforated leather and a slip on closure.

Style: Classic slip-ons with roundish front

Colour: Black

Material: Leather

Ideal for: Executive, Business wear


We sincerely hope our guide on the best formal shoe brands in India will help you to make the right choice. Still, if you get confused between formal shoes as per occasion, we have an insightful guide on the best 10 formal shoes for men in India.

Do let us know about your favorite formal shoe brand if it’s not already on our list. 


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  2. Nice Blog. Thank your sharing the top brand. Keep on Sharing.

  3. Grace lily says:

    Nice collection of formal shoes. Loved this. I have selected one pair from this for office wear.

  4. Sweety says:

    Really nice blog. Got to understand a lot about the shoes and footwear.
    I am in love with these styles! They are comfortable and so stylish I wish I could wear them with every outfit and everyday.
    The shoes are looking so attractive and charming at all.

  5. Abhishek says:

    SeeandWear is Missing . I am using SeeandWear Shoes from last 2 years even my whole office staff , check there reviews on Amazon India. Other brands should learn from them.

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