This week I'm gonna focus on 'CREEPERS'
The correct title is 'Brothel Creepers.' This shoe originated from the soldiers of World War 2. When returning to Britain across the deserts of North Africa they wore suede shoes with hard wearing crepe soles. Many men found themesleves in less erm 'respectable' nightspots of London, such as Soho and Kings Cross, of course they were still wearing the same shoes.. hence the name 'Brothel Creepers.' Creepers have been taken up by progressive generations, such as punks. They go hand in hand with the 'Rock n Roll' generations.
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Again we have a case of something that is iconic in subcultures/counter-cultures becoming mainstream. Although I'm not sure that these will catch on the way that 'rock tee's' and 'biker boots' have. They are very Love or Hate. I think most of your typical 'mainstream' girl will hate them.. but they also all hated biker boots when they first come out but more than likely wear them now.
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So what do I think of them..
I honestly do not know. I have always loved the Punk and Gothic style. I envy the way they have the guts to look 'different' and stand out in a crowd. I do love these shoes, but weather I'd love them on MY feet is a different story. I will definitely be trying them on next time I'm out shopping to see what they look like. The highstreet stores that cater to the mainstream market have put their own twist on these, making them less 'Creeperish' (new word? lol)
My one last point to make is: I HATE it when things go mainstream!! The general public spoil everything haha!
LOVE or HATE???