If you thought Snooki was too busy causing a ruckus in Florence filming the latest season of Jersey Shore to focus on her branded empire, think again. She’s expanded her footwear line (which up until now consisted of leopard print slippers) to include flip-flops and wedges.

The line is set to launch for holiday 2011, Footwear News is reporting, and will retail for $15 to $50. A second collection is already in the works for spring 2012. Footwear News has a preview of some of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s new beach footwear designs, and they are Snooki to the core: one pair is pink with green pickles while the others are a bit fancier with a ruched thong and leopard print soles (think: fist pumping at the club, with the added benefit of a diminished risk of falling). We’re not exactly expecting high fashion from Polizzi. Her products are true to who she is and affordable. And that’s nice.

Photo: Footwear News 

On another note, Lauren, have you seen the cast in Florence? Are they at Pitti chilling with the Mulleavy’s? Funny as that image may be (OK, it’s hilarious), remember that Chloe Sevigny chummed up with Pauly D that one time so it’s not completely beyond the realm of possibility. [Fashonista] by Leah Chernikoff