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

Sneakers Made Out of….Stingray?

Fishy shoes for six Franklins

Kip Malone

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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. 

(Epaulet New York)

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


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Lead Photo: Epaulet New York

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