There's a Snake on Taylor Swift's Boot — and It Means More Than You Think

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If we know one thing about Taylor Swift, it's that she'll make subtle references to the messages behind her songs whenever she can. Whether it's on Instagram or through way of dress, the singer amps up her fans with visuals, not just music. So when Taylor invited an exclusive group of Swifties to her house in London to allow them a sneak peek of her new album, Reputation (which is out now), she paid careful attention to her outfit.

Taylor's crushed-velvet shirt dress and textured tights were rather simple in comparison to, UM, HELLO, those Gucci snake boots?! The Kingsnake shoes ring in at $2,400, and while it might not be easy to "get Taylor's look" in this situation, she chose the right footwear to psych people up about the new "snake stage" she's just entered. The biting theme of vengeance is one that weaves its way through Taylor's new tracks, and her boots helped to convey that. Read on for another look at them, shop them if you dare, or get on board by picking up a more affordable alternative.