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Tribal shoes

The tribal shoe trend never goes out of style: think bold colour statements and contrasting textures alongside animal prints. Here at Upper Street, you can choose from the steamiest Saharan palette and the wildest animal prints. It’s where tribal meets safari.

Partner zebra print pony skin for a sure fire way to inject some wildness into your shoe collection.  Perfect for an evening in the local watering hole. Warning: stampedes likely!

Let the shoes do the talking by going for a bold colour in a striking print. Hot pinks and zesty tangerine and vibrant greens make a dynamic statement: wall flowers steer clear, for lion hearts only!
Try our gladiator sandal that gives you the chance to be truly adventurous, exploring the endless colour and print combinations. Gunmetal studs add an edgy take on the tribal trend. For tips on how to embellish your shoes with studs, read our embellishment guide
What says African safari better than python. Paired with soft camel leather, and a flash of bright tangerine, not only do you have the tribal safari feel nailed, but they’ll work with any outfit inspired by the neutral trend that’s so big this season.
You can even choose from different coloured snakeskin prints. Using two-tone snakeskin with earthy tones makes for a more dynamic tribal shoe.

Order animal swatches or snakeskin swatches from our Swatch Store so you can see and feel the luxurious materials. Don't be afraid to play with combinations, bold is big and always on trend. 

Check out the Upper Street tribal shoe gallery for more wild inspiration.

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Leopard platform peep toe
Zebra buckle sandal
Multi snakeskin gladiator sandal
Cinnamon & turquoise platform sandal
Brown snakeskin platform sandal