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7 Skinned Shoes That Go Far Beyond Leather

From python high-tops to alligator brogues, these skin-covered kicks earn their place in your wardrobe.


Rantus Flat Eclipse Python Amure, Christian Louboutin: $1,995

Crafted from actual python skin, these eye-catching high tops are structured, masculine, and ridiculously slick. Pair them with worn-in denim or pleated black slacks, and embrace the suave.

Consul Black Crocodile Shoes, Church’s: $2,200

Oxford lace-ups deserve a spot on your shelf. Make room for these black crocodile Church’s guaranteed to sustain your daily workday. The subtle skin detail compliments a tailored suit just as well as it does a pair of casual slacks.

Calfskin Hightops in Crocodile, Giuseppe Zanotti: $1,395

Kick back in these calfskin hightops from Italian shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti, the only person cool enough to make us second guess Velcro. Between the lustrous olive color, vivid crocodile print, and gold-plated Velcro straps, it’s clear these sneaks aren’t made for the court.

Edward Alligator Brogue Cap Toe Lace-Up, Tom Ford: $12,950

These alligator work shoes put a spin on the classic black oxford. With a definitive sheen and the fact that you're wearing alligator you didn't have to wrangle first, they’re cool enough to make you overlook the astronomical price tag.


Lester Green “Verde” Eel Skin Desert Boots, Paolo: $349 

Shelve your muted hiking boots for these noteworthy eel skin lace-up kicks, complete with a complimentary color palate reminiscent of fall. 

​Men’s Lizard Lace-Up Shoes, Cuadra: Prices Vary


Constructed from genuine lizard skin, these maple brown work shoes come straight from the wild west, and are just as badass. 

Men’s Navy Ostrich Alto Chukka Sneaker, Del Toro: $1,000


Ditch the sneaks and opt for these cobalt blue ostrich skin hightops that are bound to start conversation.

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