Manufacturing handcrafted sherwani shoes is a tedious job carried out by the skilled craftsman. When the sherwani shoes are made of leather then a pair of shoes are constructed by different community people. Initially it is made by ‘Chamars’ to process the raw hides at a tannery, ‘Rangaars’ to color them and ‘Mochis’ to assemble all the parts of the shoes.
When it comes to the shoes that are made of rubber, initially the textile that covers the upper part is decorated with embroidery using beads and precious stones. These upper embroidered textile and rubber sole are brought separately to Mochis. In his shop Mochi cuts off the extras of the sole and gives proper shape to it. The back rough side of the outsole near the end of the foot is leveled and made flat by rubbing it with a tool. On the flat area heel is attached using glue. The upper embroidered piece of textile or the material’s border (topline of the shoe) is given decent finishing by sticking the matching colored paper strips by applying glue and are pressed thoroughly or beaten them well to make the strip gets stuck to the border (topline) as a strong bond. Once they are dried the upper decorative portion is turned in and the edges of the construction of the sole is stitched to the rubber insole with the same cotton thread. Then the protruding cotton threads are hammered flat for the neat finishing.
The complete process of cutting the appropriate size of sole and the construction of sole and the size of upper decorative part are dependent on the size of the wearer’s foot. These sherwani shoe sizes vary from very small to big size that can suit kid’s sherwanis to elderly being’s sherwani.