Snake Print Booties For Fall - une femme d'un certain âge

On My Style Radar: Snake Print Booties

Examples of outfits with snake print booties. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

While out doing Retail Reconnaissance during the last few days, I couldn’t help but notice that snake print booties are everywhere for fall. I think animal prints in small doses can really add some “punch” to a simple outfit. Boots (and shoes) can be a good way to incorporate a bit of animal print without being overwhelmed by it.

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While I’ve always been more of a leopard gal, I have to admit some reptile prints have really grown on me.

Aquatalia Ulyssaa snake print booties in cognac and black. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I had these in my shopping cart during the recent Aquatalia sale, but dithered too long and missed the discount, and now I’m kind of kicking myself.

Matisse Astoria snake print booties. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These are budget-friendly, and well-reviewed for comfort.

Marc Fisher Yale chelsea bootie in black and grey snake. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I purchased this style in the leopard print last year and can vouch for the comfort.

Rag and Bone Aslen snake booties. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These are spendy, but really gorgeous in person. I didn’t have time to try them on, but the leather seems soft, and I like the squared toe.

Everlane Boss Boot in snake print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I’m a big fan of Everlane footwear, and if the colors on these were just a little warmer, they’d be in my shopping cart.

If snake print booties feel just a little too edgy, how about a pair of loafers or sneakers?

Sam Edelman Loraine loafers in taupe reptile. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

The classic style of these loafers tempers the snake print. This style has been around for a while and is well-reviewed for comfort. (If you’re a little more adventurous with color, there’s also a yellow reptile version.)

Vince Zeta platform loafers in reptile print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These are really comfortable, and I’ve been close to purchasing on a couple of occasions.

Cole Haan Grandpro sneakers snake print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Just a hint of snake print…this is one of the few styles of sneakers I find comfortable. Here’s another version with an all-over snake print that’s still very subtle.

Do you wear animal prints? What are your preferences?

Snake Print Booties And Shoes

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  1. Ann Marie
    October 1, 2019 / 4:25 am

    I bought a pair at H&M. They are surprisingly well made and a reasonably priced. A good way to try the trend without spending a lot in case it is out of style next year.

  2. October 1, 2019 / 5:13 am

    I have black ones with a bit silver snake print. Love that trend!

  3. October 1, 2019 / 5:19 am

    I just cannot wear these. They just make me think of snakes.

  4. Lynne Savage
    October 1, 2019 / 5:35 am

    My 13 year old granddaughter wore a pair of snake skin boots with a summery jumpsuit to a family wedding on the weekend in Queensland, Australia. She looked extremely “apt”, hip and feminist all at once.

  5. Nancy H. Hall
    October 1, 2019 / 6:19 am

    These are not for me – have had some bad scares with snakes and seeing them on my feet would be frightening!

  6. Rita Prangle
    October 1, 2019 / 6:34 am

    I love snake prints, especially the ones with warmer colors. I’ve looked for snake-print booties for several years, but wasn’t finding enough of a choice. So, I’m happy to see this may be the year!

  7. Terri
    October 1, 2019 / 6:43 am

    Poppy Barley is a Canadian company that produces and sells ethically made shoes and boots. They have a few styles with snakeskin that are absolutely stunning. Worth a peek.

  8. Lee
    October 1, 2019 / 6:55 am

    Sorry to disagree with all and sundry, but I think of how striking you were with pale hair and more intense, so-called winter and summer, colors. And when I compare these with your current hair color and wardrobe palette, I am sorry but I think you looked much better before. I used to stop when I saw your pictures and think of how I would feel if I saw you in a crowd. I would have paid attention and appreciated how you were dressed. Now, I am afraid that I would not notice you any longer. Your hair, skin tone, and clothes are all the same…contrast and interest are gone.

    • Barb
      October 1, 2019 / 7:49 am

      If you can’t say anything nice . . .

      • Susan Blakey
        October 1, 2019 / 7:53 am

        Hi Barb, it’s OK… I think we all have our preferences and I think Lee expressed hers in a way that wasn’t mean or disrespectful.

        • Katie
          October 1, 2019 / 9:14 am

          Susan, I have followed your blog for many years. At first I was drawn in by your travel packing tips, brilliant ideas that have shaped and improved my own travel experiences. And I loved your French post cards and Eileen Fisher look. But it is your sense of curiosity and adventure that makes me a regular reader. Whether your hair is long or short, your “colors” warm or cool, your “picks” resonating or not (ugh to snakeskin), I always look forward to your fashion and travel adventures. Sally forth!

    • Wendy
      October 1, 2019 / 10:16 am

      Contrast does not have to be intense to be interesting. Besides, Susan’s current palette contains plenty – pops of red, etc. It also contains nuance, richness, and reflects who she is now, which is very compelling. I would be more inclined to admire her In a crowd now because of my own sensibilities, but that’s what makes life interesting. Not sure what purpose your judgment serves. In any case, she’s at the beginning of this journey, which is an exciting place to be, for her as well as those of us who follow her blog. It’s great to see her mix it up. Vive la différence!

    • Ann in Missouri
      October 2, 2019 / 8:36 am

      Bless your heart!

  9. October 1, 2019 / 6:56 am

    Nice post! I bought the Marc Fisher booties, in the gray and white before they sold out. I need to find out how to take care of them before I wear them, there is no indication that they are waterproof which probably means some type of protective spray to protect the leather. Looking forward to wearing them a lot!

  10. Lee Rosenthall
    October 1, 2019 / 8:09 am

    I’ve had a brown/black pair of booties in my Nordstrom shopping bag for a week. Can’t decide whether or not to pull the rigger. They get good reviews, but shoe sizing is so unpredictable in my experience. Do you have any experience with Marc Fisher, Sue? I wear a 9.5 in Lucchese boots, but I can only wear their 1883 fashion brand. Their better shoes are way too wide for my feet. Also, would you ever mix snakeskin with other animal prints, or is that too much? 😀

    • Susan Blakey
      October 1, 2019 / 8:12 am

      Hi Lee, I’ve found that this particular style runs TTS. I think you can definitely mix animal prints, especially if the colors are analogous.

      • Lee Rosenthall
        October 1, 2019 / 8:24 am

        Thanks, Sue. I just ordered them!

    • Lee Rosenthall
      October 1, 2019 / 8:19 am

      Oh, I just noticed one of the pairs of boots you recommended and have in leopard are Marc Fisher. Now I’m REALLY tempted!

  11. lagatta à Montréal
    October 1, 2019 / 8:37 am

    those are very interesting, but all the shoes you show are pointy, and I cant wear those at all, alas.

    by the way, my computer is ill; I haven’t forgotten spelling or punctuation.

  12. Kathleen
    October 1, 2019 / 9:22 am

    I bought an adorable pair of Clark’s snakeskin flats this month. They are so comfortable. Lots of padding inside, and cute black leather trim.. I love them and find there are lots of items in my closet they go with. I also bought leopard booties. So I am set for fall!

  13. Angela in NZ
    October 1, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    Snake suits me better than leopard, probably because it seems to come in cool colours more.

    And luckily I have no fear of snakes as we don’t have any in this country. 😉

  14. Jill
    October 1, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    No to anything looking like a snake, I’m with Linda V. Snakes can be in my yard but not on my person. I wish there were other prints in shoes and boots.

  15. Marguerite
    October 1, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    I’m in the no, nope, never group regarding reptile anything. I find the resemblance to the real thing revolting. Animal print fabrics are ok, but generally don’t suit my soft coloring. Hope you enjoy your boots greatly, though! Fashion should be a fun never ending quest.

  16. Elizabeth
    October 2, 2019 / 6:06 am

    Can we talk about those cute black jeans? Do you have any idea what brand/where we can find them? TIA! And I love snakeskin booties – they really perk up an outfit! 🙂

  17. Shirley Short
    October 2, 2019 / 6:44 am

    I just want to thank you for all of the work it takes to make interesting content, do the work of looking things up and linking them for us. I appreciate that you mix it up and try new things. I also agree with Barb… if you cannot say something nice…. say nothing at all. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

    • Susan Blakey
      October 2, 2019 / 6:55 am

      Thanks Shirley, and you’re very welcome!

  18. Lee Rosenthall
    October 2, 2019 / 7:10 am

    Wow, so much hate for reptiles! I get that snakes are scary for a lot of people (although personally I’d be more afraid of having a chance encounter with a leopard), but most are harmless to humans and have an important role to play in our ecosystem. I don’t find faux snakeskin any more horrifying that croc-embossed leather, but to each her own, I guess!. 🙂

  19. Cindy
    October 4, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    I’m not sure why but snakeskin just doesn’t appeal to me, regardless of the tone. I’ll let others scoop up the reptile wear.

  20. Lee Rosenthall
    October 10, 2019 / 10:08 am

    I LOVED those Mark Fisher tan/black snakeskin “Dalaran” booties I ordered from Nordstrom, but alas the 9.5 was too big and they don’t have any 9.0’s left. They said they run narrow, so I thought they’d be perfect, but not my experience at all. So frustrated with Nordstrom sizing. The 9.5 Via Spiga “Farly” booties I bought last year were way too small and these were much too big. Luckily, I snagged a cute pair of Splendid Carla Point Toe Booties (size 9) in a brick/brown snakeskin combo for $39, on the Marshalls website of all places. (And free shipping on your first order!). I liked the fit and style so much – they have two buckles so you can adjust the width – I ordered a second pair, in tan suede. I’d buy them in every color if I could find them. I gather they were last fall’s style, so I guess Splendid was ahead of the trend. Shopbop had them last year ($168 for natural snakeskin; $148 for smooth black leather).

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