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Leopard Print Shoes, Boots and Heels | Hot New Animal Print Styles for 2013

Updated on May 14, 2013
Grrrrreat new styles
Grrrrreat new styles

If you are going out on the prowl, there’s nothing better to have on your feet than a pair of leopard print boots.

Whilst leopard skin was the must have fashion some 30 years ago, the style remains one of the year on year high fashion choices. The original leopard skin has been replaced by highly realistic prints and fake fur, which is undoubtedly great news for leopards.

Whilst the style may not date, this year leopard print shoes and boots are hot property, with all the big name designers producing a range of chic and stylish shoes and some delectable boots, with a plethora of feline footwear styles which are sure to place a strain on your credit cards.

Check out the latest leopard print shoes styles, but be warned, if you love shoes, you are going to be sorely tempted!

Before I move onto the latest leopard print footwear styles, it’s worth covering the all important issue of wearability. Leopard print is bold, beautiful, and It will make you stand out from the crowd, which is really rather the point. However you want to make sure you stand out for the right reasons.

How to Wear Leopard Print Shoes

Your new leopard print shoes may be a beauty for all to behold, if you don't get your outfit right, you can end up looking a little like you are off to a fancy dress party.

If you are blessed with a wardrobe which is full to the brim with shoes, you can get away with choosing your outfit and finding a suitable pair to match. With leopard print, or indeed any animal print shoes, its best to start from the bottom up. Decide on your shoes, and then find the outfit to match. If you are to spend over $100 on a funky pair of high fashion shoes, they should have pride of place, and your outfit should be concocted to compliment them.

If your highly coveted shoes have a splash of color other than the standard leopard print, then it makes sense to build on that. Match any color accents with your outfit and you will be good to go. However whilst you build up confidence, stick to the classics of tan, browns, blacks or reds. Red is always a popular choice, but if you want to be different, go for turquoise or even a green. The trick however, is stick to solid colors and not to go overboard mixing and matching colors, or you are likely to overwhelm the print. Don't overdo it! Let the shoes do the talking.

For an ultra classy look, keep it simple. Wearing a figure hugging black dress, with a pair of leopard print shoes is a classic look. Black jeans and leopard print pumps is a great too, especially if complimented with a few leopardy accessories.

Since there is now a wide range of animal print clothing on the market, you are likely to be spoiled for choice, however avoid mixing and matching animal prints.Leopards and zebras do not mix well.

Remember, whilst bare legs and leopard print shoes look great, with boots and bare legs it can all go horribly wrong.

Fashionista or Fashion Faux Pas? Kim Kardashian gets it right, whilst Agnes Brucker misses the mark
Fashionista or Fashion Faux Pas? Kim Kardashian gets it right, whilst Agnes Brucker misses the mark

Hot Leopard Print Styles

Have a look at the hottest leopard print shoes from the Spring /Summer 2013 collection from the big names in fashionable footwear, of which I can complied a small selection below..Whether you want to keep it simple with a pair of leopard print pumps, or go the whole hog with a pair of knee length boots, you have an eclectic selection to choose from.


Aerosoles Leopard Print Shoes

For those who love to have comfortable feet, yet want to wear the latest trendy leopard print shoes, Aerosoles is a great choice.

Aerosoles shoes are famed for their comfort, with designs which can be worn to the office or out on the town, for maximum wear and versatility.

These leopard print pumps are great for anyone looking for a fashionable look, but is a little wary about going overboard with the animal print. The leopard print detail on the heel is smart and stylish, with just enough to attract attention, but not so much so that they overwhelm.

This model is the Plum Tree Pump, and has a 3 inch heel, with extra padding underfoot for a full day of comfort, and a rubber heel for excellent grip to keep you on your feet.

It's a style which is easy to combine with all of your outfits, and the price is pretty down to earth too!

Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson Leopard Print Heels

If you are going to wear leopard print shoes, you’ll want to stand out from the crowd, and with Betsey Johnson shoes, you will certainly be doing that. The New York designer is famed for her over the top styles and bold and beautiful footwear creations, and her leopard print In Love T-Strap Pumps are certain not to disappoint.

This model has a 4.5 inch heel, with a leather sole, with an open end to show off your toes, and if you often struggle to get your stilettos off at the end of the day, Betsey Johnson has added a heel zipper to quickly kick them off at the end of a long night.

The shoes are ultra comfortable, in spite of all those straps and the satin finish is suave, sexy and sophisticated. If you are looking to dress to impress, these are the babies you should have on your feet.

OK, so at $150 a pop, they are going to make a bit of dent in your savings, but for making an extra special outfit extra special, they are certainly worth the money.

Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Leopard Print Shoes

You can count on the supreme master of minimalism to come up with something special each season, and his latest offering in full leopard print glory is another winning design. Its chic, stylish and practical, and has a design which lets the leopard print say it all.

A 3 ¾ inch heel and ¾ inch platform will not leave your feet in an utter mess after a night on the town, but adds enough height to give your legs a shapely silhouette. The uppers are haircalf for an ultra realistic look, and the shoes are perfect for setting off a little black dress or recreating that Kim Kardashian look.

Cutting edge fashionable design also need not cost you and arm and a leg, and these cool pumps are a lot cheaper that you might think for such a high profile designer, being in the same ball park as Aerosoles.

Charles David
Charles David

Charles David Leopard Print Shoes

If you really want to turn heads, and want the most stylish and sophisticated look, then Charles David will be right up your street. Charles David is a favorite of the celebrities, with Halle Berry and Jessica Simpson notable devotees to his chic styles.

When it comes to leopard print, Charles David offers something strikingly different, with a leopard print take on the espadrille, for a stylish look that is sure to make you stand out from the crowd. It features a 4 inch heel with a 1 inch platform, a closed in toe and a stylish ankle strap.

It is one of the most fashion forward styles, and whether you want to wear a dress or a skirt, it will add that something special to your look.

If you love the look, but are not convinced on the leopard print leather or haircalf design, you can get the shoes in a range of colors with less striking, but equally stylish designs.

Steve Madden
Steve Madden

Steve Madden Leopard Print Shoes

The latest fashion trends need not cost a fortune, and if you want to look stylish, or just have a pair of leopard print shoes in the wardrobe for occasional wear, keeping the cost down becomes all important. If you want low cost, without making a compromise on style, look no further than Steve Madden.

Steve Madden offers fashion for the budget conscious, wand produced a great selection of fashionable styles at down to earth prices. The Steve Madden leopard print collection will give you that suave and sophisticated look, and for a fraction of the cost of the big name designer brands, and is well worth a look.

What do you get for your money? A realistic leopard print look, a 2 ¾ inch heel for comfort, practicality and maximum wearability, a leopard print tapered heel, a suede heel cup and leather lining. In sort, comfort, style and excellent value for money


Ziginy Blue Leopard Print Shoes

A leopard can’t change its spots, but it can change its color. These funky blue leopard print shoes offer that leopard print look, with an ice cool twist. If you want the trendy look, but want to stand out and be different, then these are the leopard print shoes for you.

ZiGiny offers fashion forward styling and a price which suits even the most modest budgets. These babies have an colossus of a  heel, which will have you towering above the crowd, and will certainly get you noticed, although maybe not the most foot friendly style for the dance floor. Yours will be fine, but heaven help anyone who stands too close.

At 5 ¼ inches they are not for sufferers of vertigo, although the 1 ¼ inch platform makes them more comfortable that they initially look.

Wear them with slacks, a skirt or whatever takes your fancy, with these stunning pumps on your feet you’ll certainly be turning heads.

Jeffrey Campbell
Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell Leopard Print Ankle Boots

If you want to leave the leopards alone, but want that ultra realistic look it has to be real hide, with these ultra stylish leopard print boots made from pony hair and leather.

OK, so as veggie footwear goes, they are off the scale, but it has to be said, they are ultra classy, and will look divine no matter what you wear - Agnes Brucker take note

These boots have a 3 inch kitten heel (how appropriate!),an 8 inch shaft, and a pull on style with an elasticated ankle to stop you struggling.

As ultra stylish and sophisticated ankle boots go, these are off the scale, and whilst not the cheapest leopard print boots out there, the extra dollars you spend on them all goes on quality.

If ever there were leopard print boots that go perfectly with bare legs, these are them.

Marvin K.
Marvin K.

Marvin K. Leopard Detail Boots

Sometimes less is more, and if you want just a touch of leopard print to add some style, without going over the top, then these boots will certainly add something special to your outfit. They are to die for, but then again, you will need to take out a small mortgage to buy them, so they should be.

So what do all those dollars get you? Italian style, Italian leather, and some seriously envious looks wherever you go. It's a full 16.5 inch leather suede boot, with a 2 1/4 inch heel, and is 13 1/2 inches around the calf. The leather is soft, supple, sumptuous and incredibly stylish, and you'll be pleased to hear, tat its unlikely to ever go out of style.

It has an easy closure zipper, and packs in the technology for pure comfort. It will look spectacular with a trench coat, and its unlikely that you'll want to wear anything else. Although for that sophisticated professional look, it would be advisable.

Go for Broke!
Go for Broke!

The Full Monty

And finally, if you really want to recreate that hooker look, but are looking for some inspiration then look no further!

These boots will be perfect to match with a pair of suspenders and little else. Pop these on and you wont have to worry much about finding anything to match, they are sure to clash with everything!

Jokes aside, if you wan to pull it off, whilst not getting pulled by the police, its probably best not to wear these with bare legs, but a tight fitting pair of black leggings would certainly work.

Due to the sheer volume of leopard print, its best not to accessorize too much, and if you are looking for that demure, sophisticated look, these are probably not the best choice.

If you want to go the whole hog, and cant find a full leopard print body suit, these are the next best thing.


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    • lolaestrella profile image

      Dalila C 

      5 years ago from Denver, CO

      I love the blue ZiGiny Leopard Pumps! That's seriously outstandingly glamourous!

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      6 years ago

      Some ugly some cute

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      7 years ago

      WOW! I was at a Moulin Rouge costume party last night and my friend whose wardrobe is about as far from animal print as you can get was wearing leopard print shoes! I MUST send this to her!


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