Fans of the sneaker trend, rejoice! Designers have been updating the comfortable classics so much recently that it's easy to see why sneakers have all but taken over our shoe racks. In luxe finishes, they look just like dress shoes. Satin, velvet, and leather pairs make them feel anything but athletic, and footwear designers and fashion people alike are taking note. This wave of elevated sneakers can thank yet another finish that we love on bags and accessories: snakeskin.
Whether you have a soft spot for the material or always opt for a vegan look-alike, we can probably all agree that this animal-inspired finish looks ultra chic. Literally pair them with anything—but we recommend styling with smart wardrobe basics like crisp trousers for the office or a cool bomber jacket on the weekend. These snakeskin sneakers will make you totally reconsider your canvas and leather pairs.
Take a walk on the wild side and try a pair of snakeskin sneakers. We shopped 19 of our favorites for you: Keep reading to see!
Take your sneaker love to the next level. Literally.
Brown shoes are a tough one to pull off, but we bet these would go well with white jeans.
The ubiquitous Stan Smiths get a wild refresh.
A shade of pink we can't say no to.
A more literal approach to snakeskin.
If "party sneakers" were a thing, this is what they would look like.
The only platform sneakers that matter.
This is how luxe sportswear is done.
Side zip for easy on and off.
These are way too pretty to be sneakers.
If you want to try snakeskin sneakers but don't know how, try these.
The detailing on this pair makes it anything but athletic.
Bold and exaggerated, for the maximalist.
Swap out your canvas vans for this stylish pair.
The classic '90s shape gets a cool snakeskin finish.
Céline never fails us with the elevated essentials.
Just enough snakeskin to be called snakeskin sneakers.
A snakeskin finish gives subtle texture in all white.
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