​Into the Wild: The Tulip Flat Gets a Chic Makeover

​Into the Wild: The Tulip Flat Gets a Chic Makeover

Posted by Victoria Lett on Jan 31st 2020

Thierry Rabotin updates the icon in an always-on-trend pattern suitable for all seasons.

Keeping up with current trends can feel like a sprint since they come and go in the blink of an eye. Whether your personal style is classic or you're looking to make a well-informed investment purchase, there’s one trend that you should keep in your closet. Animal prints remain a perennial favorite on the runways and street, making a zoo out of these scenes year after year. The trend has become the new normal with interpretations spanning from ferocious head-to-toe looks or selective touches to inject a wild edge into conservative attire. Bold yet versatile, working fierce prints into your sartorial routine is easy. Get the graphic look of the moment with  Thierry Rabotin. Using its iconic Tulip lace-up shoe as the canvas, the Italian designer has reimagined the silhouette in the distinctive motif exclusively for Hanig’s Footwear.

Thierry Rabotin gives the classic Tulip  2292Q flat a makeover with their signature Taupe Africa colorway. Outfitted in leather, the women’s shoe has been covered in an allover snakeskin motif—a print dominating the spring/summer 2020 runways. The shoe retains its four-eyelet lace-up closure for security, a curvy topline, and round toe box. Blue nappa leather lining and a supportive footbed offer step-in comfort and enhance durability. This latest iteration of the designer’s snakeskin-inspired footwear sticks to a neutral palette but stays fierce with a wedged platform. Balancing flexibility and shock attenuation, the rubber outsole shields the foot from impact to keep you walking and standing longer.

A walking shoe originally designed with comfort in mind, the Tulip 2292Q women’s flat goes from Monday to Sunday with ease. Save time in the morning with a long-sleeved flared dress in black or brown. On colder days, choose a peplum top and tailored pants. The Tulip is an effortless way to add interest to otherwise simple office looks. We especially love this snakeskin-patterned shoe for expert pattern play on the weekend. Opt for a pair of plaid pants in an array of similar tones with a solid-colored blouse. Top it off with minimal accessories to pull it all together. Perk up a classic ensemble consisting of a turtleneck sweater and straight-legged jeans by mixing and matching aesthetics. Reach for a chic wool beret and flap bag to make it more sophisticated for a romantic dinner date.

Make a statement in the Tulip 2292Q in its all-new Taupe Africa variation exclusively at Hanig’s Footwear in Chicagoland. Our Thierry Rabotin collection of flats and lace-up shoes for women are smart investments that last from season to season thanks to their high-quality construction and timelessness. Whether you want to make workwear looks trendier or upgrade your Saturday sartorialism, you’ll discover best-in-class designer footwear selected by our style experts’ at our stores in downtown Chicago and at the Plaza del Lago shopping center in Wilmette. Shop with us online at to receive complimentary shipping with your order.