I think these Prada creepers must fall into the category of “so bad it’s good” – what other explanation can there be for my lusting after them? Are they hideously fantastic or fantastically hideous? Both!
Of course, they are also $800 a pair – and are sold out! – so I will not be adding them to my shoe collection… But still – drool.
Fun fact: the term “creepers” is short for “brothel creepers.” The story goes that shoes with thick crepe soles were worn by WWII soldiers in North Africa who needed hard-wearing shoes in the harsh desert climate. Once back in London, they’d wear the same shoes when out on the town looking for “entertainment”… Style soon adopted by Teddy Boys.
Also, Birkenstock and other hideous sandals are sometimes referred to as “Jesus creepers.”