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Fashionista NOW: The Footwear Trend ~ Creeper Shoes

Creepers are creeping onto youth’s collective feet – I’m talking about the shoe trend that the young and trendy have been quite obsessed about lately.

Little do you know that this type of shoe has had a humble beginning. It started way back following the years after the World War II when soldiers based in North African deserts wore suede boots with crepe(rubber) soles for practical reasons having to do with environment and climate.

The creepers became known as the ‘brothel creepers’ when these ex-soldiers found their way to London’s nightspots sporting their worn out crepe-soled shoes.

In 1949, the creeper shoe style was developed by George Cox under the name ‘Hamilton’ and in the 50s, the shoe style was taken up by the Teddy Boys, a British subculture that’d mushroomed in London during the time.

Bananarama, the English female pop band, made the footwear even popular when the thick-soled pairs became their footwear of choice in the early 1980s.

The trend became so much more mainstream in 2011 when Rihanna and Rita Ora started rocking creepers made by Underground England.

For you ladies who find comfort in inches added to your humble height minus the annoyance of arched heels, you will find that these creepers are worth being crept into your collective shoe racks.

Scroll down and take a cue from these lookbookers on how to sport these creepers and stay on trend.

white creepers by an unknown brand

ankle strap creeper wedges by Jessica Buurman

spike creepers

creeper brogues by Prada

creepers by H&M

creepers by Sheinside

hot pink raffia creepers by Carven

leopard print creepers by Oasap

What do you lassies think of this footwear trend? Would you wear them? I honestly don’t mind the flatform shoe style as long as the soles are not too thick that they’d be mistaken for scary platforms!

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Here on Fashionista NOW, our one and very own Miss Reverie showcases the latest in fashion trends and its various social implications in our everyday lives. You may read more of her at REVERIE SANCTUARY.

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