A material that's growing on me of late is stingray leather. It's super-durable and visually interesting, but not used often. It also sells for more than I'm willing to pay right now, which is why I find this faux-stingray platform sandal from Nine West so appealing:
Of course I'm a huge fan of the shape of this shoe anyway--peep-toe slingbacks are totally my jam. But the faux stingray takes it to the next level, and now I covet it.
Buy through Nine West for $99.00.
Image via Nine West.