Formerly, animal prints have been reserved for dress shoes or cowboy boots, but for Spring and Summer I found some great textured prints in sneakers that will bring a little “wildness” to your wardrobe. Even if you are a guy that likes to dress in neutral colors, you can pop your outfit with some casual animal print shoes.
If you look in the stores, magazines, and boutiques python print is everywhere! One of my favorite men’s casual shoes is by Christian Louboutin. The Louis Python Sneakers are created out of exotic black, python snakeskin that will provide you the couture texture and sheen to be able to dress up or down. However, be prepared for some sticker shock with their price tag of $1,495.
For something a little more colorful, step over to the Puma Mihara MY men’s high-top sneakers that have a black background with brown and black leopard heel-backs and ankle straps, intertwined with black and white perforated leather. It covers both the animal print and black/white trend for $109.
Converse, by John Varvatos, also has its own versions of the animal print sneaker. One is a bold black and white zebra print canvas in the All Star Chuck Taylor line for $44.90. The other is a smoky black, snake print Converse leather shoe for $170. The first is for the guys who want to stand out in the crowd and the second one is for the guys who like the animal texture, but want something a little more subtle.
So, take advantage of the trend and don’t leave the animal print for your dress loafers and laced oxfords. Take a little “walk on the wild side” with your casual kicks too!