Friday, 17 August 2012

Trend Report - Creepers

Creepers - Tribeca Shoes

I might be a bit late on the bandwagon with this one but creepers have been praying on my mind for months! When they first crept on to the scene (see what I did there) I was unsure if they were for me. As cool as they looked on others I never thought I'd pull them off. I decided to give them a shot though and I'm so glad I did. These classic black suede ones are from Tribeca Shoes and are just £18.00 (there is also 15% off your first order and free 2-3 day delivery - amazing.) You can see my exact pair here. There are a whole host of creepers available on this site, from the classics to studded or leather versions. 

History? 'Brothel Creepers' as they became known were originally worn by soldiers of WW2 based in North African deserts. They wore suede boots with 'crepe' soles. Many ex-soldiers continued to wear the boots out to certain nightspots in London which is why they became known as "brothel creepers". The shoes were then adopted in the late 50s by Teddy Boys and have been in and out of fashion ever since - gaining popularity with all types of subcultures. Interesting stuff!

Mainly I have been pairing them with leggings - but in the autumn months I'm planning on wearing them to Uni with dresses and tights. They're so comfy to walk in (although I haven't covered any serious ground in them as of yet) and add a edgy look to any outfit. They are a lot lighter than I imagined as well which means they don't feel heavy on my feet after a day of wear. Visually they are a seriously beefy shoe. But this supposedly means they create a flattering illusion of a slim leg due to the chunky contrast. 

It's my first venture into anything flatform as well. It's not that I've been avoiding the trend it's just the trend seems to be avoiding me. I've not come across any flatforms that I truly like (apart from some grey pumps in New Look that hurt to walk in so had to be returned.) What do you guys think to the trend? I'd love to hear your opinions. Are creepers just a fad or a fashion classic like DMs? 


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13 comments

  1. I LOVE them with cute dresses and skirts, especially with socks and tights :)
    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.com/ xo

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  2. Loveee creepers tooo much! they go perfectly with anything! x

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  3. woowww great pictures!

    so creative i love the shoes, they're amazing absolutely stunning!

    BOHONOTES

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  4. I love creepers!! And these are so great!! :)

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  5. I'm really starting to like them! Look great here, might have to invest in a pair :) xo

    fashion-jetty.blogspot.com

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  6. I saw these and thought they were a bargain! Might have to save myself some money as i was going to buy some for £35 and even better with the free delivery and 15% off!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Creepers give such a cool touch to any outfit! love them!

    www.MissPlebian.com

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  8. These are cute girl! I never used to like them but I do now :) love your blog - new follower here x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  9. Love the way you've styled them! I don't think Creepers would suit me as a shorty, but they do look fun :)

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. your making me want a pair so badly!

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  11. What a lovely post! Your blog is lovely by the way! xx

    myprettymummy.com

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  12. I wear my creepers a lot with leggings and socks....These creeper are so nice.I would get them too.Lovely post! Very appreciable work.Keep posting!

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  13. Do you like wearing wedge shoes? Good shoes for walking and working.

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