When Mercury and Deacon recorded Cool Cat back in 1982, they were giving a wink to 1940s swing jazz and it’s groovy personalities. They also unwittingly created the perfect soundtrack for us to introduce one of our finest animal print slides yet - Wildcat.
The wildcat, a once-worshipped, exquisite creature, is the embodiment of a certain type of person - rare, untameable and purrfectly feline. Anyone can wear these wildcat slides. Few can pull it off. Think you have what it takes?
In the words of the King of Queen, no one knows how to steal all the limelight quite like a wildcat.
Ever the loner, the wildcat is one of the most elusive carnivores to cruise the Scottish Highlands or the sands of the Sahara Desert. Centuries of persecution have made sightings of these animals a rare occasion and all the more glorious.
From the pale and tawny with its faint markings to the darker choco and more heavily spotted, wildcats flaunt thick, distinctly striped coats and lush stubby tails.
They withhold a powerful presence which they’re ready to unleash at any moment. Think of a soft Billie Holiday song suddenly pouncing on you with all its might. Speaking of Billie Holiday, here’s a real wildcat lady. Her statement gardenia hats which she so effortlessly wore and her beguiling stage presence make us wonder - would she have bought a pair of wildcat women slides?
If any of the above strikes a chord with you, it could well be there’s a wildcat inside you trying to claw its way out.
Remember that scene from Batman Returns when Michelle Pfeiffer cartwheels her way toward the dumbstruck men, giving them a nonchalant Meow before blowing up the mall behind her? That’s what you should be aiming for.
How does she do it? Those who have been gifted with cat-like personality traits have a way of simply commanding attention. But even they need a little push from time to time, so here’s our 3-step tutorial on how to let your inner wildcat come out to play.