Sneakers come in different shapes and colours: there is no right or wrong. Often inspiration for a design is taken from existing objects or sometimes animals. Animal print is used for years in the fashion and sneaker scene. The busy prints can be leopard print, zebra print, tiger print, snake print and much more. The playful patterns or furry textures often provide a unique twist. In this blog we show you 10 different animal print sneakers that you definitely want to have. Check them out below.
Animal print sneakers
Nike Air Max 1 DLX 'Atmos Animal'
Why use only one kind of animal print, when you can combine several? The Nike Air Max 1 DLX 'Atmos Animal' was designed by the founder of Atmos Japan. The sneaker was first released in 2018 and was part of the Nike Air Max Day. The shoes was an upgraded version of the original 2006 version. Many sneaker lovers still consider the shoe a holy grail.
Air Jordan 3 'Animal Instinct 2.0'
For the Air Jordan 3 'Animal Instinct 2.0', a more subtle approach to animal print was chosen. The colours are mostly not very striking, but there are a lot of textures. The black middle part seems to have a crocodile texture, the toe is inspired by snake skin and the brown part has an elephant print.
Puma Cell Venom Animal Kingdom
This Puma Cell Venom Animal Kingdom features playful snake print details on the upper. The brownish and grey-tinted print contrasts well with the sneaker's white base.
Converse Chuck Taylor 70 Low Animal 'Zebra'
Some designs have an all-over print on the upper. For example, this low Converse is covered in a zebra skin print. The texture is canvas, but the black and white print is immediately recognisable as a zebra pattern.
Nike Air Force 1/1 'Animal'
The Air Force 1 Animal features different prints on the overlays. What is special about the shoe is that each panel is removable. Each part can be replaced with different options that come with the sneaker. This way, you can customise your own kicks.
Nike M2K Tekno 'Animal'
The Nike M2K Tekno 'Animal'came out in 2019 and features different, soft, furry parts with animal print. These include zebra, leopard and cow print. Furthermore, various lime green details have been added that make the sneaker pop.
adidas ZX 8000 Atmos Animal
Also for this collaboration with adidas, on the ZX 8000 model, Atmos used animal print. The use of colour has been given a warm tone. Several details can be seen in orange, for example. This goes well with the soft leopard print and the suede, beige overlays.
VANS Zebra Old Skool Stacked
Vans also uses animal print for their sneakers. A zebra pattern can be found on the classic Old Skool design. The print runs from the upper to the platform soles.
Air Jordan 1 WMNS High 'Satin Snake'
In the summer of 2020, this exclusive women's Air Jordan 1 dropped. The sneaker features OG colours, but has a unique twist as the black parts have been given a snakeskin texture.
Nike Air Max 90 'Snake'
If you want a more subtle sneaker with animal print, you can go for this Nike Air Max 90. The off-white kick contains small snake print details, for example at the swoosh.