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Shoe leather - exotic and others

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Hey guys, I'm curious, what animals are possible (and used in the industry - both RTW and bespoke) for making shoes from? So far, this is what I can think of: - Cow, both calf and full-grown cow - Horse, as in Cordovan - Crocodile/Alligator - Lizard, including Iguana - Snake - Kangaroo - Elephant - Reindeer Calf, salvaged from an 1800's shipwreck? - Eel - Shark - Antelope What are some others?
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Eel? Any pics? Edit: found one on here... http://www.sheplers.com/item.cf....ndorID=
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Here's a pic I found: I almost purchased an eelskin wallet a year or so ago.  The leather was very thin and light, yet I have heard that it is very strong.  Certainly a lot more interesting than a standard calfskin wallet.  I've also seen some very cool stingray skin wallets.  The leather has a nice pebbled texture, and the nicer wallets position the 'stinger' (which is a light-colored diamond shape) in the center-front of the wallet.   I'll also add to leather for shoes and boots: - Stingray
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- Ostrich - Mink I believe - Bullfrog
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Buffalo Peccary Deer Anteater
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Anaconda Various furs such as sable Armadillo
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I once saw a tv show about bootmakers in San Antonio. There's some master bootmaker down ther who said: "If the bootmaker can catch it, he can make a boot out of it."
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