Creepers are a perfect example of something that I have never wanted to wear, but I like seeing other people wear them.
They are very scene-specific, to my mind; it will be interesting to see if they can be "re-branded."
Exactly how I feel. I find it interesting to see women wearing them but I fear they'd be too clunky on me. I always think of Lurch from The Addams Family and Frankenstein when I see them. That's not necessarily a bad thing
I love fashion's take on creepers, Burberry's take were killer. I got a classic, pointy toed pair a few months ago with a monk strap and I can't stop wearing them... like I just feel so powerful (or something ) in them. They indulge my fantasy of owning a pair as a young angsty teenager, but I never felt hardcore enough to wear them then. Styled right, they're just perfect with pretty much everything! At the same time, I can't imagine just any one wearing them, so perhaps it's in the best interest that they're not too trendy or likable, as snooty as that might sound.
Here are some vintage ones like mine:
Credit: both etsy
A stream to show how amazing creepers can be:
credit: underground shoes blog
... if these images don't make you believers in creepers then I don't know what else would .
I have to say that I really like creepers! The first time I saw them (back in my young ubergawf days) I thought they were ugly as anything. However, I've grown to really like them, especially with a pointed toe.
My friend is devastated that the hipsters ruined Doc Martens, so here's to hoping creepers won't catch on.