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Thursday, December 30th 2010

Best Foot Forward: Snakeskin Shoes

Equally at home on a starlet’s stiletto as it is on a cowboy’s dusty boot, snakeskin adds texture, interest, and a femme-fatale swagger to everything it touches.

Startlingly adaptable, python lends a tone of timeless luxury to classic silhouettes (like Elizabeth and James heels or Vera Wang ballet flats), while in the hands of fearlessly fashion-forward designers like Maison Martin Margiela and Camilla Skovgaard, it infuses abstract designs with life and energy. Even traditional closet staples, like Hunter boots or Tory Burch flip flops, become eye-catching statements when incarnated in a textured serpent print.

If you’re still not convinced, consider that no two snakeskins (or snake prints) are alike. With finishes, textures, and colors ranging from super-subtle to rough-and-tumble, they’re as diverse as the ladies who love them.

--Rebecca

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