TRENDING: FINDERS CREEPERS
8 pairs that'll take your style game up a notch—literally
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Style avatar Rihanna’s revival of the creeper in her sold-out Fenty for Puma collection last fall made it the footwear of the season. The “soleful” look continues to have fashion legs for spring: In sandals, lace-ups and, of course, sneakers, it’s only the latest iteration of the spongy crepe-bottomed shoe. First adopted by Britain’s sartorial Teddy Boys in the ‘50s, the creeper was also a mid-70s punk mainstay that emanated from London’s stylish King’s Road. It’s a head-turning trend that runs from grunge to glam in this selection of our women’s favorites—and a couple for the lads.
COACH 1941 HAIR-CALF CUT OUT CREEPER, $525
Leopard, the punk staple, takes a whimsical turn as a heart-shaped print in this hybrid bootie stomper.
KENDALL AND KYLIE REESE LACE UP CREEPER PLATFORM SNEAKERS, $130
The Insta-star sister designers created a crisp black-and-white for their take—dare we call it a kreeper?
PUMA BASKET PLATFORM PATENT WOMEN'S SNEAKERS, $100
Pastel patent leather in robin’s egg blue banishes the winter blahs with a touch of springtime.
STELLA MCCARTNEY FAUX LEATHER PLATFORM SANDALS, $995
On the runway, Stella McCartney showed the versatile shoes with everything from ankle-grazing print skirts to Chinese-red denims.
TOD’S BROGUE LEATHER CREEPER OXFORDS, $745
Tomboy style gets a big lift from this platform lace-up with authentic brogue detailing.
JOHN VARVATOS STAR USA BARRETT CREEPER CHUKKA SNEAKER, $298
Hand-polished leather brings a heritage note to these mid-top men’s kicks with contrasting white soles.
ALEXANDER WANG EDEN METALLIC LEATHER CREEPER, $425
Take the look from day to night in these silver leather kicks with neutral gum soles. They're less athleisure, more ath-luxe.
RIP OFFS CREEPER-SOLE TYPE ONE MEN’S SNEAKERS, $289
With a pure ‘80s spin, these Italian-made beauties are a must for the sneaker collector.