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High Heeled Menswear Boots

Opening Ceremony's Leopard Print M6 Shoes Are Chunky

— October 3, 2012 — Fashion
Opening Ceremony's 'Leopard Print M6 Shoes' shake up traditional menswear. The boots include an abnormally high 1.5" all-white sole, one that is reminiscent of female wedges.

The chunky slabs of 100% rubber that support the Leopard Print M6 Shoes are dressed with light beige and dark brown spots, mimicking animal patterns via pure calf-hair. While the fabric may be an instant repellant for vegans, it is nonetheless durable and certainly different from the majority of leather or cotton-based designs.

Those who wear these Opening Ceremony pieces this fall will attract the attention of fashion bloggers and footwear enthusiasts. While safari print styles are commonplace, the rounded toe and feminine detailing is fresh and different from the products put out by related labels.
Trend Themes
1. Chunky Sole Footwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop stylish and unique footwear designs with abnormally high, chunky soles for both men and women.
2. Animal Print Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create fashion items that incorporate animal patterns in unconventional ways, appealing to fashion-forward individuals and those looking for unique designs.
3. Gender-blurring Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design clothing and accessories that challenge traditional gender norms by combining masculine and feminine elements in unexpected ways.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the production of unconventional footwear styles that push the boundaries of traditional designs.
2. Fashion Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Curate collections that feature unique and boundary-breaking fashion items to cater to customers seeking distinctive and eye-catching pieces.
3. Textile Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new fabric options that mimic animal patterns, providing alternatives for those seeking cruelty-free fashion while maintaining durability and style.
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