I said I'd do this review today, so here I am.
I got my TUK Creepers as a Christmas present (I literally screamed when I opened them) and I've been in love with them ever since. The ones I got were the 'Mondo Hi Soled Creeper' in black, which were £70. I thought now would be quite a good time to do a review on them since I've had them for a couple of months now, so that's given me enough time to make a proper opinion of them.
|This is the box that the creepers come in. It's pretty colourful and jazzy, and also pretty huge!|
I'd just like to mention now that the pictures below are of my shoes now, after 5 months of pretty much constant use. Whenever I went out with friends, I'd wear them. I've even worn them on a couple of walks, which is why they're so filthy. Don't be afraid that your creepers will either A) look this this when you get them or B) end up like this, as I've worn them constantly and that's why they look a bit.. battered. If you want to see how they look when they're new, click here.
|The mud on the side is from me treading in a puddle by accident..|
A few people might feel nervous about wearing shoes that are kind of 'out there', in a way. They're not the brightest shoes in the world, but they still attract a bit of attention (you can buy much more colourful creepers than this, pink leopard print anyone?). People do occasionally look at them, but why would you wear them if you didn't want anybody to notice them? And that's the same with all shoes. Of course, there will be people who don't like them, and they're allowed their opinion, but if you like them, then fuck it and wear them.
So, now for a slightly negative thing about these shoes! As you can see from the back, they've become trodden down at an angle. This could, and probably is just the way that I walk, maybe I walk slightly tilted out or something, I don't know. However, the sole/heel could perhaps be made slightly stronger so things like this don't happen. It isn't that noticeable, especially when actually walking, so it's nothing big to worry about.
Overall, I'd recommend these shoes to anyone who likes them. The TUK brand of these creepers are extremely sturdy, as I'd heard that some of the other makes of creepers aren't as reliable and can fall apart easily. The suede on the shoes add a kind of gentle effect which the heels contrast well with, making the shoes quite pleasing to look at. So yeah, if you like them but are afraid of what people might say, ignore them and buy them!
If you have any questions or opinions on these shoes, please comment! (I'll also check out your blog.)
See you soon :-)