Dr. Sonia (Assistant Professor)
Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh, India.
Women need suitable and comfortable footwear according to the role they have to play both at
home and their work place. Not only clothing but footwear also plays a significant role in women’s life
for every occasion. As the large number of women is involved in outdoor activities, they are becoming
more conscious about their health and fitness. Hence, they need properly fitted or little loose footwear as
their choice. The city of Chandigarh has a large number of working women. The present study is
undertaken to find the preference of fit of footwear and footwear problems among adult Punjabi women
of Chandigarh. A total of 600 women form the sample of this study. The results thus shows that adult
Punjabi women of Chandigarh, i) mostly prefer exactly fitted footwear ii) 55.2% women reported foot
problems mainly heel pain.