Working off the creative juices when inspired is a buzz like no other, it is a natural high that fuels passion and artistry as we’ve seen with some great spin-offs generated from even the littlest kind of inspiration. Los Angeles label STAMPD takes their liberation from two separates genre of shoes and brings forward the Creeper Brogue.
Just by the name it’s not hard to tell where the foundation lies that springs this composition of classic meets classic collaboration. Taking the old style wingtip perforation of a traditional brogue dress shoe on the upper construction, despite its larger platform, it still represents a sense of formality. Like a brogue would commonly be as a leather outerwear shoe, STAMPD have indeed kept to that which also works well for their know how with leather features in their apparel.
Creating this shoes shape and slight versatility is the appearance that is it much closer to the weighty Punk Rock British shoe, the Underground Creeper; particularly the model Barfly Pointed Toe Underground Creeper. Creepers have been apart of iconic British culture since 1980’s and have emerged and integrated to today’s kids, and hipsters as a must have in volumes. In the same way, it features an undeniable platform of comfort with 5 eyelet lace up fasteners for detail and of course its devotion to the deepest shade of black, in its entire high-grade smooth leather glory. However as close to the original as this revamp is, it isn’t as rugged and bulky as the Barfly model. If you’re into them or on the cusp of curiosity, the silhouette by the visual style of the shoe makes a less stereotypical approach and a cooler contemporary attitude to style appointed to fit in with smart casual, punk rock or urban trends, that along should push this shoe in any mans good books.
Words by Abisola