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Beyonce's 5-skin trainers


Anaconda, crocodile, ostrich stingray and calf...these are the animals adorning Beyonce's new Isabel Marant trainers.

The singer is a fan of Marant's wedge trainers - but wanted a pair in her own unique, lavish Pop Queen style.

Cue the world's most opulent shoe makeover as high-end footwear designers Perfectly Made Kicks (PMK) turned her Marants into five-skin wonders dubbed King-Bee:

The cream and gold five-skin design custom-made for Beyonce

While they may not look too outlandish, they're blended from the skins of the four exotic animals, as well as some good old calf's fur.

It's not known how much Beyonce splashed out on the shoes, but a standard pair of PMKs cost over £200.

Clockwise from left: Ostrich, calf, stingray, crocodiles and anaconda - the exotic creatures Beyonce chose for her 'King-Bee' trainers

The singer chose the skins she wanted for trainers and PMK weaved them by hand, in what the company described as "another world-first".

The firm went on: "Summoned by King Bee and given the task to create a custom design worthy of her approval, PMK takes the Isabel Marant sneaker wedge back to the beginning of time and gives it what they call the Eden treatment."

Beyonce is the second Carter to make PMK one-offs her trainers of choice, after husband Jay-Z got the brand to make him a pair of Brooklyn Zoo 1s last year.

Like his wife, the rapper chose an unusual combination of exotic skins to customise his Air Jordan 1s:

'Condos in my Condo' - what Jay-Z tweeted from his lifestyle blog account, along with this image of his Brooklyn Zoos

Hov's design blended elephant-print, ostrich, python, boa, crocodile, lizard, alligator, suede, and sting ray and were "intricately cut to transform the Jordan 1 from a basketball sneaker into the world's most daring and dapper sneaker concepts known to man.'

Would you wear the King-Bee or Brooklyn Zoo 1s? Tell us below or on Twitter

Words: Anna Pollitt. Images: Rex Features, PMK



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