Jimmy Choo leopard print shoes

Are leopard print high heels always on trend?

Jimmy Choo leopard print shoesHigh heel shoe trends certainly come and go (we’ve recently just predicted the demise of color-blocking for example, a look which I am tres over) but what does that mean for the leopard skin look? We’ve been covering it as a fashion shoe trend for years – basically every year since we started in 2010 – so perhaps the time has come to declare the inevitable: leopard print heels aren’t a trend at all. They’re just another color.

Jimmy Choo seems to be taking that approach, with the label’s flagship shoe the Anouk being produced in a leopard print upper for 2014 (see above). It’s “tonal-brown and ivory leopard-print satin” to be precise, with a pale-gold metallic print, pointed toe. The gorgeous leopard-look shoes are otherwise just like other Anouks, including their heel height (5 inches, or 120mm) and – best of all – price. They’re new to Net-a-Porter for $595.

leopard print heelsOf similar height but much cheaper price are these new leopard pony hair peeptoe slingbacks from up-and-coming label TaylorSays. The soft leather upper for these bright booties sits atop a 4.75 inch heel, and a brightly colored skull adorns the sole to complete the look. The leopard print shoes are called the Paige and they’re currently available on pre-order from heels.com for $149.99.

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