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Why Creeper Shoes Have Stood the Test of Time

Date Added: August 06, 2014 07:18:47 AM
Author: LeeCatherine
Category: Shopping

The fashion-loving and trendy young man or woman who dons a pair of creeper shoes might not know that these shoes have a quite a bit of history behind them. Moreover, unlike in the historical days when the shoes were to be seen mainly in Britain and its colonies, today the brand has a global following. Part of the popularity of these shoes comes from their practical functionality. The shoes were first worn by British soldiers in the hostile deserts of North Africa during the Second World War. You just need to look at the thick sole of creeper shoes to understand why they were the soldier’s perfect footwear when tackling the sandy and hot terrain of North Africa. From the battlefront to the high street Completely unknown before the war, creepers shoes were made popular by soldiers returning from battle. Admired for the heroic deeds during the war, the returning heroes easily influenced others in their way of dressing. In post WW11 Britain, it was easy to identify a soldier who had recently returned from the war by the shoes he wore. Of course these war heroes were not saints and they frequented the pubs and the backstreets clad in their classy creepers. It is their escapades with twilight girls that most probably got the shoes the nickname brothel creepers. Throughout the 50s and the 60s, creeper shoes were adopted by the youth most notably by the teddy boys of the 50s and the rockabillies and rockers of the 60s. While much of the dress code for these youth groups had changed within the decade, they still shared one thing – the creeper shoes. The popularity of the creepers continued in the 70s and 80s and, except for a short period of remarkable decline in the 90s, creepers have always been popular. Perhaps nothing proves this more than the rise in popularity of the shoes in the millennium. The rejuvenation of the creepers has just gone to prove the timelessness of this classy shoe. Great variety While the world war veteran wore a thick-soled boot, the variety of creepers you’ll find today is extremely diverse. While manufacturers have remained loyal to the signature thick sole, today’s creeper shoes are to be found in a vast array of designs and colors. You’ll therefore find creepers made of white leather, metallic blue, grey suede, and black leather among others. A vast variety of brothel creepers for ladies Unlike the WW11 creeper shoe which was simply a black boot for the battle-hardened, today’s shoes are available in a vast array of colors for both men and women. Ladies have much more to choose from as their shoes are available in a wide range of plain colors. You’ll therefore find suede brothel creepers, blue creepers as well as black creepers. Ladies’ brothel creepers are also available in many colorful designs including a wide variety of polka dot creepers, rainbow-colored creepers, and metallic blue and floral printed creepers. T.U.K. Shoes is the author of this article on Combat Boots. Find more information, about Platform Heels here