Women’s and girls’ sandals are the latest fashion trend, but there’s a twist.
A rainbow-patterned sandal has become a popular footwear choice for the millions of women and girls in Africa and Asia.
Hapa women, like many in the developing world, have been wearing the traditional style of wearing a black skirt and sandals for thousands of years.
They are part of a wider trend that has been gaining momentum in the past decade and is increasingly seen as the most fashion-forward way to wear sandals.
In India, a trend for traditional sandals has also been gaining traction, according to Vipul Chandra, director of research at Aamja.com, a global marketing consultancy.
In Asia, the trend is often referred to as the sari-sari or the saris-saris, said Chandra.
They are traditionally woven from the same fabric as the traditional Indian sandals but with a rainbow pattern.
In the past, the sarsaris have also been used to create the signature look for many Indian fashion houses, including Prabal Gurung, whose saris are often worn with the traditional red and green chappals of the state.
“They are traditionally worn as a formal footwear style and a mark of social status, which is why they are so important to a woman’s fashion identity,” Chandra said.
While the traditional sari is worn by women in the country, there is a growing interest among younger generations of women in India for sandals and other footwear options that are more casual, fashionable and easy to wear.
This year, a new style of footwear, called a kimono, is gaining popularity, as it has a more feminine, sophisticated look.
“We have been seeing a lot of young people who want to go out and have fun, whether that is dancing, going to bars, going out to clubs, going for walks or going shopping,” Chandra told ABC News.
“We are seeing a really strong interest from young women to go outside and dress up as something they are proud of and not ashamed of.”
The trend for the traditional sandal is a good example of a new fashion trend.
Sandals have long been worn by young women in China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and other parts of the developing country.
Women in China wear traditional sandallas and women in Pakistan and Indonesia have long worn sandals as part of their traditional attire.
“They really are part and parcel of the traditional identity of the people of those countries,” Chandra explained.
Women in India, too, have started wearing traditional sandales, a traditional dress worn for a traditional ceremony.
Indian women in particular have been looking to embrace this new style, said Chandra.
“India is such a diverse country with so many cultures and religions.
There is a lot to look forward to in India,” she said.
Many of the other fashion trends in the U.S. and Europe are influenced by the changing demographics of the country.