Chappals are an open type of outdoor as well as indoor footwear, which has a sole held to the wearer's foot by straps passing over the instep and in certain cases around the ankle. While the distinction between chappals and other types of similar footwear can at times be blurry as the common understanding, says that a chappal leaves most of the upper part of the foot bare, mainly the toes. People may choose to wear chappals for several reasons, among them economy (chappals tend to require less material than the other kind of footwear and are by and large easier to construct), are very comfort in warm weather due to open upper part, and these days is used as a fashion choice due to its comfort and relaxing nature.
In India usually, people prefer to wear chappals in most of the parts of the country due to warmer climates or during warmer parts of the year in order to keep their feet cool and dry. The sole of the chappals can be made of rubber, leather, wood, rope, other synthetic materials etc and now with embellishments and details. It may be held to the foot by a narrow thong that normally passes between the first and second toe or by a strap or lace, usually called a latchet or a strap that passes over the arch of the foot or around the ankle. A chappal mainly have flat or low heel. These days due to fashion demands even high heeled chappals are also available.