Synonymous with punk heritage and the 50s rockabilly trend, creeper shoes have made a long overdue resurgence to mainstream British fashion. FashionBeans forum regulars may have noticed a thread about the reappearance of the creeper shoe, which had a bit of a Marmite response. Nevertheless, retailers are still pushing forward with the trend and online fashion giant ASOS is one of them.
Rising from the depths of online shoe shop Underground-England, these have been a classic for generations and U-E themselves have been producing the shoes since the 1980s. The creeper extends back to WWII and has been in and out of fashion ever since. Albeit a slightly more controversial piece of British heritage – it is undeniably just that.
Created using metallic leather for the top of the shoe and suede to complete the rest, the Barfly pointed toe creepers are a perfect compilation of casual and formal. They feature a lace-up fastening to ensure they stay on your feet, as previous concerns about these shoes are that they may be quite weighty and slip off easily. The sole is relatively small for a creeper, at about an inch in height, so if you’re still adjusting to the idea of walking on platforms these are a perfect starting point.
They are exclusive to ASOS and are not yet available for purchase on Underground-England’s own website. The price comes in at a very reasonable £90, so whether this is an investment piece for you or loose change, you really cannot afford to miss out on owning a piece of iconic British history.