Is it going to date? Thoughts?
I don't think that exotic skins will ever look dated. Considering the price and quality of shoes made with exotic skins, especially python, it should be a worthwile investment. I own many pairs of python shoes, some from as long as 5 years ago and they are still in great condition and look current.
You know what? I got a pair of Verace python pumps, and i had to sell them on eBay because whenever I tried to wear slacks or jeans with them, the scales would rub on the fabric and make the weirdest noise.
I do have some boots that make that weird noise, but I love python footware and I've been wearing python shoes for years. The style may look dated at some point, but I don't think python will ever look dated
I think it will always be a classic look like leopord and other animal prints. It will go through cycles where it is more or less trendy but you'll always be able to wear it.
I think that since exotics have been around forever (literally) they'll never go out of style. Unless they're dyed in a bright color or something, then that's probably going to go out of style.
I had a pair of gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana python slingback peep-toes that I loved, but ended up returning them because the heels were only 3 1/2" (and I need me some 4" or higher (platforms) to help lengthen me out. :s too bad, they sure were pretty.)
OMG... when I was in Thailand, I was looking at some python loafers, but opted out. Now I wish I had them to wear with my jeans. Better yet, let me find the email address of the guy who made my last pair...
Classic. There is even an article in today's Wall Street Journal about Anaconda vs. Python.
Here's my Chanel Python Heels: