Published on October 29, 2012 | by Stephanie Richardson

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Trendspotting : The Creeper

 

A pair of creepers on a model

Creepers have been gaining popularity. [Photograph by Helen Hasse]

Spotted at LCC this week:

This winter think towering platforms, in a multitude of colours and patterns, below the classic plimsoll style- Something we all wore under the school gym kit.

Teamed with a pair of blue skinnies and a plain t-shirt, these statement shoes can add an edge to the simplest of outfits and are a trend that will almost certainly run into next season.

Similar white creepers can be found at Office, Underground Wulfrun white leather for £89.99.

You can also find black suede creepers on Ebay for £39.99

Behind the sole 

The Creeper originally takes its name from the ex soldiers of World War II.

The soldiers based in North African desert wore suede, hard-soled shoe as a result of the climate and environment they were fighting in.

After the war, the soliders found there way to the London night spots with the same heavy duty footwear, granting them with the notorious title ‘Brothel Creeper’

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2 Responses to Trendspotting : The Creeper

  1. Mui says:

    Only one pair of the shoes up there are creepers, the rest are flatforms…

    Plus the spelling and grammar… how did this get published?

    From a BA Fashion Journalism student.

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