If you feel the need to wear stilettos for a special evening out, you can really make an entrance in this pair from Chinese Laundry. They're the height of fashion two ways. First they are a striking gloss + matte exotic animal print and second they have 5in. heels offset a little by a 1/2 in. platform. A cushioned footbed and a nonskid outsole are a thoughtful part of the design.
These shoes are not part of the Chinese Laundry vegan line, but they do have manmade uppers. And the price of these skyhigh heels is fortunately not skyhigh. Get them for $99 at ChineseLaundry.com.