I have always loved alligators. I grew up in the keys and we had a local one name George. One day someone was feeding him scrapes of fish and George leaped up to get the scrapes and bit a man.  The game warden caught him later and tagged him..number 95. And transported him up to the Everglades.   With in a year he was back in Big pine key .  George had navigated over 70 miles to come home…we were all impressed  !  I go to a alligator farm in south  Florida and I roll out the frozen skins. Look for ones that have a good contrasting color. The natural hide colors are preserved  and then a shoe expert cuts and sews on the hide. I use Florsheim Black or brown casual or dressy shoes.  Each pair has matching color blends. I love the simplicity and nature colors of alligator  hide.  Hope you do too! Each pair is $300.00
Thanks Ed Koehler