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Fierce Feet

Animal-inspired shoes take on literal interpretations

Implications - Fashion consumers have always loved animal-inspired designs. In the past, the styles have usually hovered on subtle inspirations such as animal skin prints and textures, but now, designers are going literal, especially when it comes to footwear. These eccentric pieces feature everything from paw print and hoofed soles to crocodile-shaped heels. Consumers today are more daring when it comes to their fashion choices, which means that creations can be as literal -- and as bizarre -- as designers choose.
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Animal Hooved Heels (UPDATE)
Animal Hooved Heels (UPDATE)
Outlier by Maskull Lasserre Will Deceive Mantrackers Around the World
The footwear collection titled Outlier by Maskull Lasserre, an artist based in Canada, offers the perfect shoes for people trying to escape capture on the hit television show ‘Mantracker.’... MORE
Predatory Fish Footwear
Predatory Fish Footwear
The Kobi Levi Shark Shoes Would Make Steven Spielberg Proud
Just in time for the hot summer weather and adventures on the boardwalk, the Kobi Levi Shark Shoes make its predatory presence known. As its name suggests, this fancy footwear is inspired by the... MORE
Whale-Inspired Footwear
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The Kobi Levi Orca Collection is Fishy
The Orca collection by Kobi Levi is full of incredible creations. Both the female and male versions of the shoe use the same combination of black and white colors in a classic, yet inventively... MORE
Wild Cow Printed Footwear
Wild Cow Printed Footwear
The Nora Karen Shoe Collection is Beautifully Hand-Painted
The Nora Karen shoe collection doesn’t lack any imagination as this fun line is filled with a variety of animated pieces. Each of her shoes have hand-painted designs, which makes them one-of-a-... MORE
Paw Print-Inspired Shoes
Paw Print-Inspired Shoes
Animal Footprint Wear by Maskull Lasserre Makes a Realistic Statement
These animal footprint shoes by Maskull Lasserre look like normal kicks but with a twist; the soles are manufactured into animal paws that leave life-like prints. One of the shoe’s footprints... MORE
Lifelike Croc Footwear
Lifelike Croc Footwear
Noir 50 by Sit is Frighteningly Realistic
Noir 50 by Sit is like a literal interpretation of the comfortable Croc Clogs that have weaseled their way into the hearts of many. For all those animal rights activist out there, however, it has to be… MORE

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