- Nov 15, 2009   Updated: Jun 16 2011
Animal inspired shoes are not only great for showing off your fancy feet, they're also much easier to defend when PETA comes calling your name than a fur coat. Tiger stripe sneakers and crocodile kicks are both great ways to put one of God's creatures under your ankles.

This cluster highlights the best of the best in animal inspired shoes, from tiger stripe sneaker to furried footwear.

Implications - As environmental issues continue to saturate the media, consumers are becoming aware of unethical practices regarding animals. They are abandoning products that involve animal cruelty, yet still desire goods with stylish animal prints. Companies can serve this consumer base and gain an ethical identity by manufacturing products created from faux animal materials.

From Tiger Stripe Sneakers to Furried Footwear: