Fugu bought crocodile skin sandals in Japan.
The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.
Since this word is made up of a single kanji, it probably uses the kun'yomi reading. You did not learn this reading, so here's a mnemonic to help you remember:
Leather is the skin of a cow, right? How do you say "skin" in Japanese? Remember 皮 aka かわ? It has the same reading as that, and they're both skin, so hopefully that makes it easier to remember.