Step Out In the Ever-Stylish Creeper
Falling in love with creeper shoes is easy. If this is your favorite shoe, you are in good company. With a history stretching back to WW11, the creeper has with time developed from a merely functional shoe worn by battle-hardened veterans to become the ultimate fashion. It is easy to see why creepers were the recommended shoe for British soldiers during the war: their thick soles were perfect for dealing with the extreme fluctuations in weather and terrain that the solders had to deal with. Originally worn by soldiers fighting in the deserts of North Africa, the shoes were manufactured with the desert heat and sand in mind.
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.
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.
The great variety of women creeper shoes available
While the man who craves creepers has much to choose from, ladies have a greater variety of brothel creeper shoes than men. You’ll find women’s creeper shoes ranging from the polka dot model to others made of grey leather as well as metallic blue cracked leather. The lady who desires creepers in plain colors has plenty of black creepers, suede creepers and blue creepers to choose from but in keeping in touch with the colorful nature of ladies’ dressings you’ll also find plenty of floral printed creepers, rainbow printed creepers as well as a vast variety of polka dot creepers.
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Submitted on: 2014-09-02 02:48:01