A surprisingly well-clad Katrina beckons you alluringly into Khadim's with her come-hither looks, and we can do naught but acquiesce. Going by the fact that Ms. Kaif endorses DC as well, one may well be within one's rights in being skeptical. Is this going to be more hype than substance as usual? Is this going to be just another shop where you spend more for the 'atmosphere' than for the shoes?
Fear not, dear fellow! Khadim's shall surprise you, pleasantly. As shoe stores go, Khadim's is the quintessential foot stop. It's more akin to a Bata than a Loft
, surprisingly spartan in its looks without the customary bells and whistles. Very orthodox in its outlook ? the fact that Katrina is so fully dressed should give you some idea ? it proclaims unabashedly, "We are a shoe store." For everything else in town ? if perchance you were looking for T-shirts or underwear ? there is www.fullhyderabad.com anyway.
This frugal streak runs deep in the shop. If you are the types who like to be spoilt for choice, someone who revels in decision-making and likes to drown in shoes, prepare to be disappointed. Khadim's has shoes for all ages, all genders, all occasions, but just for the sake of having them. Then again, with their prices well within three digits for everything ? formals below Rs. 850, sports shoes below Rs. 1,500 and ladies wear below Rs. 800, this is a bargain hunter's paradise.
All in all, if you are looking for some good footwear and aren't overly concerned about style and brand names, head right over. This is the place to be.