Walk on the Wild Side: Animal Print Footwear

Aug 12th, 2013 by Jenna Goldberg | Be The First To Comment

When animal print was first introduced to the fashion world in the late 1940’s it was a symbol of wealth, status and sophistication; not intended for the girl next door.

Christian Dior is recognized as the first designer to incorporate animal print in fashion back in 1947, “But to wear leopard you must have a kind of femininity which is a little bit sophisticated. If you are fair and sweet, don’t wear it,” Dior said.

Marilyn Monroe was then photographed wearing a leopard scarf on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio in 1954, which became an instant hit. Animal print has since appeared across cultures, including Hollywood, punk rock and glamour, ranging from Barbara Streisand to Steve Tyler.

Today animal print has a following of its own and a wide range of designers incorporate animal print into clothing and shoes. Here are some animal print footwear featured on HealthyFeetStore.com, including slippers by Daniel Green and pedicure sandals by Pedi Couture in leopard print, zebra print and cheetah print.






Daniel Green Karoline Women’s Slipper


Pedi Couture Wild Women’s Sandals



Sanita Adele Women’s Slip Resistant Clog




Daniel Green Abigail Women’s Slipper




Orthaheel Relax Women’s Arch Support Spa Slipper


Daniel Green Kira Women’s Moccasin Slippers


Pedi Couture Wild Women’s Sandals


Spring Step Marengo Women’s Mary Jane



Daniel Green Alexa Women’s Slipper


Piggy Pillows Wild Piggy Flip Flop Insoles

Read more about animal print in fashion at SSENSE.



About Author 

Jenna Goldberg attended University of Hawai’i at Manoa and graduated from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English concentration. When she is not working in the office as HealthyFeetStore.com's Web Content Writer and Digital Marketing Specialist you can find Jenna surfing or snowboarding. She also contributes to S4Mag.com, The Inertia and SALTED Magazine and other surf and snowboard publications. You can find her on Google +.

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