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8 pairs that'll take your style game up a notch—literally

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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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tod’s brogue leather creeper oxfords, $745

Tomboy style gets a big lift from this platform lace-up with authentic brogue detailing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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