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Because I've seen that these can be a controversial topic - how do you all feel about creepers? Sound off, do you love them? Hate them? Fear them? Be honest.

Personally, I live in my black leather (not suede) Undergrounds, they're comfortable, tone my legs beautifully (they're SO heavy I developed the leanest calf and shin muscles since I started wearing them), and make me look longer if I wear them with black tights and a miniskirt but it's not necessarily as much of a statement as if I was to wear heels everyday.

I do understand a lot of you hate them though, so let's hear why, and also, what do you wear as your go-to flattering but still flat shoe? :)
 

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Too many fat girls and hipster wannabe's wear them.

I guess they are not too bad on skinnies or models. The prada brogues are great for summer - if one can pull them off.

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Too many fat girls and hipster wannabe's wear them.

I guess they are not too bad on skinnies or models. The prada brogues are great for summer - if one can pull them off.

ANDIE​

Omg you definitely said everything that makes me feel self-conscious when I wear mine, so many fat girls with weird Sherlock-loving fanfic t shirts on ask me where I got mine, and I always just respond "London" and walk away. I hate the market for them now, I just really really like the height they give me and the way they're like flats but not flats.
 

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I absolutly love wearing creepers, it's like wearing my slippers! I'm a walking girl: taking bus here is really expensive. Besides, we only have two subway lines and no station in my area. So yeah... There are great when it comes to confort
But they are not elegant at all like flats can be. It's like leggings: confy yet not fashionable
 

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I absolutly love wearing creepers, it's like wearing my slippers! I'm a walking girl: taking bus here is really expensive. Besides, we only have two subway lines and no station in my area. So yeah... There are great when it comes to confort
But they are not elegant at all like flats can be. It's like leggings: confy yet not fashionable


Omg I'm the exact same! I never ever take public transport, plus I was about 5 miles a day just getting around and doing life. I feel like they have the potential to look fashionable, if anything at least they make your ankles look so tiny and delicate, my friend said today that they made it look like my ankles were about to snap <3
 

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I feel like they have the potential to look fashionable, if anything at least they make your ankles look so tiny and delicate, my friend said today that they made it look like my ankles were about to snap <3

This. I mean, even rags and shitty clothes look good on skinnies. I'm not a huge fan of this style, however I think it is possible to pull this look off. I believe if you are skinny, wear the right clothes (black/dark leggings/jeggings, a casual top/big sweatshirt that would emphasize the oversized look), and get them in a style that is neutral colors (no neon, obnoxious prints, etc), it can be pulled off.
 

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This. I mean, even rags and shitty clothes look good on skinnies. I'm not a huge fan of this style, however I think it is possible to pull this look off. I believe if you are skinny, wear the right clothes (black/dark leggings/jeggings, a casual top/big sweatshirt that would emphasize the oversized look), and get them in a style that is neutral colors (no neon, obnoxious prints, etc), it can be pulled off.


I was wearing them today with black tights, a clingy black jersey maxi dress, and an oversize black wool sweater that ends just below my hips, they did work definitely, but I was mainly wearing them because they're the best in the snow. They're just plan black leather (not suede) so they're really subtle and you don't notice the platform really.
 

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I can't stand them. They look like those shoes for evening up people with different leg lengths! I have big feet and small calves so they would be dreadful on me anyway.
 

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I think it depends on who wears them. If you have huge feet, they look ridiculous, no matter how small you are, because they're just so bulky. I'm not such a fan of the wildly coloured ones, but those can be pulled off, if you really know what you're doing. I think you have to layer really well to wear them- wearing tight clothing with such massive shoes is not going to look good, most likely.
In their defense, the heavier ones do tone your calves beautifully.
 

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Creepers are soo cute on dainty girls, especially tall ones (or they give the appearance of height). Either way, I really like them.
 

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I never actually seen a skinny person wearing those and so I find them dreadful. But maybe with small feet and long, skinny legs they do look good, idk.
 

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I only ever see average sized girls who are going for the whole 'I'm so different' look wearing them. Does not look good. But If I saw a super skinny wearing them, I'm sure I'd appreciate :p


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I don't really like them, but also will never rule a thing out of my books entirely. I agree with everyone above who said it depends on who wears them and how.. although admittedly it was hard finding any relatively stylish creeper looks.. it did mainly come down to the wearer.. still, it can be done.

For example, these:

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Versus these:

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Yup.
 

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^ This is a perfect example of how skinniness can enforce individuality and edge. A skinny girl sets a trend, which then inspires everyone and unfortunately that means everyone.

Another example is my cousin. She is such a beautiful & a very very skinny girl, but she just doesn't keep up with fashion for some reason. What she would find stylish and pretty were outfits that I could never ever imagine myself leaving the house wearing. She would wear a lot of floral and leopard printed shirts, and she would combine uneven colored outfits together, and she wore a lot of skirts (she is not a big fan of pants, because they accentuate her skinniness; aka hates being a super skinny :rolleyes:). Her unique outfits were so appealing and full of zest, and everyone found her so cute and adorable that I was also really inspired by her outfits and took on some of her styling techniques.
 

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For example, these:

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Yup.


These are perfect! So effortlessly stylish... Although I must say that the third outfit looks kinda dorky to me even on the skinny wearer.

I also kind of like the last outfit of the "dont's", even though is pretty obviously one of those "fashion blogger trying too hard to be cool" kind of thing.

I'm undecided about creepers. They would go with my style but the couple of times I've tried them on they just don't look flattering on me, even though I have long, slim legs. I prefer platform shoes with a more feminine, flattering shape.


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I like this tumblr girl's style, although not a fan of her overdone makeup. But she's seriously skinny and her cheekbones are insane.

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To me, creepers only look good if they're the only "edgy/alternative" element in an otherwise simple, understated outfit. Sometimes I want to try them out but I personally prefer shoes with some kind of delineation on the sole between the heel and the ball of the foot... weird/specific, I know, but I'm super picky about clothes and proportions.
 

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To me, creepers only look good if they're the only "edgy/alternative" element in an otherwise simple, understated outfit. Sometimes I want to try them out but I personally prefer shoes with some kind of delineation on the sole between the heel and the ball of the foot... weird/specific, I know, but I'm super picky about clothes and proportions.


Agreed. I think it goes that way with most "edgy" shoes, or even just a kind of ugly article of clothing. You have to make it stan out amongst simple items instead of just cluttering a very visually complex outfit. Fashion bloggers clutter all the time and it drives me crazy.