We are halfway through the month of Ramadhan, and soon the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr will be upon us. Many will want to look their best on this joyous occasion as they make their open-house visits and feast with family and close friends. While it’s essential to look great in your Hari Raya outfits, it’s even better to have shoes that you can easily slip in and out off while you make your house visits.
Chances are you’ll be in your formal wear or baju kurung, and you won’t want to be caught fidgeting with troublesome straps, laces, buckles, and zips. While there are many international footwear brands to choose from, we suggest getting your kasut Raya from one of our homegrown labels this year.
Stylish, comfortable, and will last you even post-Raya, these six Malaysian footwear brands have got you covered!
1. Christy Ng
Looking to don an impeccable minimalist style like the founder of eponymous shoe label Christy Ng? Good news: You can come close if you shop from the brand’s trendy minimalist selections, allowing endless styling options. Not only do the shoes look fashionable, but they also provide total comfort and support for you to wear throughout the day.
Kulet’s shoes are all made with animal-friendly leather, and they’re versatile to pair with any outfit due to their neutral tones. This year’s Raya collection has a variety of heels and sandals, and the no-fuss slip-on designs makes it easy to wear for festive and everyday occasions. They’re also always sold out, so be sure to snag a pair quick!
3. Nelissa Hilman
While the women-led brand has not dropped a specific Raya collection so far, there are plenty of versatile pieces readily available on their website, including the new Aurora range, which features chunky open-toed heels and flats in neutral tones.
Their designs are sure to be perfect pairings to any Hari Raya outfit, and most importantly, they’re designed for everyday comfort!
4. Mari Mari
Mari Mari is a local online shoe brand that curates from smaller independent fashion brands across Southeast Asia. All shoes are made from premium materials, which guarantees comfort and style, plus they are only produced in smaller quantities.
This Hari Raya season, the brand has dropped its newest collection, which features extra cushioned insoles — perfect for wearing all day long while doing house visits!
5. Yoke & Theam
Founded by two sisters, Yoke & Theam is built on decades of heritage and legacy. The brand prides itself on creating genderless shoes made with animal-friendly leather.
We love this local brand because each aspect of its shoes are locally-sourced, from the leather to the rubber soles, so buying a pair means you’re definitely #SupportingLocal!
6. Nose International
When it comes to local shoe brands, we simply cannot leave out the powerhouse, Nose International, which has delivered comfortable, statement-making footwear since 1997.
Get festive-ready this vibrant Hari Raya season with their Raya collection that features vivid jewel tones replete with diamanté details. Undoubtedly, a show-stopper and head-turner!