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Paaduks - Shoes For Better Lives
Paaduks - Shoes For Better Lives
Paaduks - Shoes For Better Lives

Wow! trendy and fashionable with an ethnic touch. Comfortable. Oh! Upcyled soles, that’s interesting. Fair-trade practices, that’s nice. These are some of the impressions that we at Paaduks have created on our customers. What distinguishes us from the rest is that apart from using upcycled rubber such as discarded tires, used conveyor belts, or old rubber mats to make our shoe soles, we constantly challenge ourselves to create the most unique and innovative styles by using natural cotton fabric like kalamkari, ikkat (ikat), ajrak, daboo (dabu), vegetable dyes and indigo prints, as well as jute and canvas making our entire footwear range completely vegan.
While Paaduks is an attempt to make eco-friendly footwear, we also envision a prosperous cobbler community. Hence we sincerely adhere to guidelines of internationally agreed FAIRTRADE standards.


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			 								I, along with my wife Jothsna started Paaduks in 2013 when we stumbled upon an article that discussed the possible reuse of scrap tyres as footwear soles. Excited about this idea, we decided to give it a try. But with no idea on how to go about making shoes, we went door hopping down the dingy alleys of Thakkar Bappa Colony and areas around Kurla station, where many cobblers reside and work. After talking to a few of these cobblers and learning how shoes and sandals are made, after a few trial and errors we managed to get a few pairs of sandals made with soles made from discarded tyres.... and thus began the journey.

Today at Paaduks, we make eco-friendly hand crafted footwear with soles of up-cycled rubber such as discarded tires, used conveyor belts, old rubber mats. Additionally, we run a cobbler welfare initiative aimed at supporting our craftsmen in leading a prosperous life. Cobblers are the backbone of our venture. They deserve to be remunerated for their skills and hard work. We pay our cobblers nearly three times the average industry standard in India, in an attempt to stabilize their financial condition and reduce exploitation of their specialized profession. In the whole process, we sincerely adhere to guidelines of internationally accepted Fairtrade standards

To ensure that your order reaches you in good condition, in the shortest span of time, we ship through reputed courier agencies only. If there is no courier service available in your area, we will ship your items via Government Registered Bookpost or Speedpost.
DELIVERY CHARGES: Shipping charges, wherever specified, are fixed value for a product. For multiple products, charge will be equal to sum of individual shipping charges, unless and otherwise specified.
PRODUCTS HANDLING TIME: We have handling time of 3-4 working days for ordered products


If you are not satisfied with it i.e. product received is in damaged condition, size not fit, wrong product received, not satisfied with the product quality, we request you to get in touch with us within 3 days of receiving the shipment. We will offer you a FULL REFUND on the product and on the shipping cost incurred by you for return.
However, we'll exchange (in case of replacement) your pair and/ or refund your money after we receive the original pair(s) in undamaged condition.


“Good. Looks great with black outfits.”

Sonali PingleyOctober 15, 2016

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