Sneakers Made Out of....Stingray?

Fishy shoes for six Franklins

Sep 15, 2015
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Sneakers Made Out of....Stingray?

The shoes are made of real stingray leather.    Photo: Epaulet New York

Stingray leather, popular in the 1920s and '30s, is making a comeback. 

Epaulet, a men's clothing line based in New York City, recently released its Stingray Sport Trainers. The company touts the leather as “25 times more durable than cowhide,” which may be true, but hardly seems necessary for a shoe that we can’t really see scrambling up a scree field. 

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  Photo: Epaulet New York

It also likes to promote the texture, calling it “a thrill to touch.” 
 
No mention as to whether they’re waterproof.

$600, epauletnewyork.com

Filed To: Animals, Running Shoes

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