A new study suggests that shoes worn by Indian women are more stylish and sophisticated than those worn by men.
It comes as part of the ‘Dancing in the Dark’ project, which aims to celebrate women’s footwear, in a bid to inspire women to be active.
The study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, looked at the footwear worn by 11,936 people across India.
It found that men and women had different footwear styles.
Women were more likely to wear heels, with the heels often having a wider toe and a curved heel that makes them look more feminine.
Men wore loafers and leggings that were shorter and more rounded.
In addition, men wore slippers that were narrower than the women’s.
In total, women had shoes with more shapes and sizes than men.
The researchers said that the difference was probably due to women being more comfortable in the shoes, as they were wearing more of them, and more often, which led to greater comfort in the footwear.
But the researchers said the shoe styles were not as pronounced, with women wearing more flats and loafers.
‘Dance to the music’ style The study also found that women wore more footwear in India than men, with men wearing more footwear than women.
In the study, the researchers compared the footwear styles worn by people in India to those worn in the United States.
They found that the styles of footwear were not necessarily the same as those of men in the US.
They said that shoes may be more appropriate for the lifestyle in India because of the “dance to music” style that is prevalent among the women.
“The Indian women’s shoe culture is more about a style of dancing and fashion and is more hip and trendy,” Dr. M.V. Krishnan, a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, told Quartz.
He added that the “Dancing to the Music” style was seen in the “Sopranos” TV show, and is similar to the style of the hipster culture in India.
Dr. Krishan, who has been studying the impact of footwear styles in India, told the BBC that people wear a variety of footwear to go out and meet people, and some of the styles were associated with the culture.
“They wear a dress and they wear a pair of shoes, and they do it all,” he said.
Dr Krishan also said that it is not uncommon for women to have a different style of shoe for different occasions, such as at the office or when they are travelling.
“Women in India are not very concerned about the size of the shoe they are wearing,” he added.
The authors of the study also said the findings highlight the importance of footwear and its role in the women in society.
“This is a first step towards making shoes for women more accessible to the world,” Dr Krishnan said.
The research has also raised eyebrows, with some critics accusing the authors of bias.
“It’s a nice experiment but I don’t think the study was very robust,” said Sankaran Kumar, an associate professor at the Centre for the Study of Women in Society at Jawadipuram, a private university in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
“For example, the footwear that the authors used was not necessarily available in the States and, therefore, they might have missed the significance of it,” Kumar said.
He also questioned the study’s methodology.
“I’m not sure if it’s a fair study, but the researchers have a lot of data on their data, and it should be taken into account when making a judgement,” he told Quartz, adding that the researchers should also be more transparent about the methods.
“When it comes to footwear, it’s not only about style, it is about what you can afford to buy,” he concluded.