The Jean Paul Gaultier Pataugas 'Authentique Mariniere Boot'

 - Jun 11, 2010   Updated: Jun 8 2011
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Beware! The zoo is invading footwear; just look at these Jean Paul Gaultier Pataugas boots. Dubbed--en français--the 'Authentique Marinière Boot,' this canvas and rubber boot draws its influence from classical sailor form (and function).

Gaultier brings his quintessential Breton stripes to the table for these kicks, which mark shoemaker Pataugas' 60th anniversary. The combined forces bring a French blowout not to be reckoned with.

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