Our early days store in Manchester was home to the Wulfrun Creeper and Apollo Creeper in the early 1980’s. In 1987 the first full seasonal collection was curated and included these two classic styles. Algender from day one and still hand made in a family owned factory supporting sustainable and sensible manufacture.
Distinguished by its 001-product code number, Apollo was one of the very first Underground designs to be produced and was available from day one for boys and girls. Built on a sharp toe last named Meteor, the Apollo key features are the single buckle its corrugated sole design, an interlace weave on the apron. Apollo is available on a single, double, and triple height sole.
Underground has curated a selection of books that represent aspects of British subculture and music. From the works of great photographers such as Kevin Cummins, Martin Parr and Dennis Morris, the history of grime, the writings of Simon Reynolds and Jon Savage, the biographies of Bowie, Sex Pistols, Oasis and Ian Curtis or the compendium of the face magazine or the punk zine ripped and torn.
The Original Wulfrun Creeper – this version in Vegan-friendly material that is also environmentally sensible. The upper reproduces the characteristics of natural cowhide in a microfibre. It’s a washable, lightweight antibacterial, eco-friendly and a highly resistant product.
Our Custom-Made service allows customers to select any of our original designs. Using the long-term relationship with our manufacturers to build up trust and a cooperative spirit this enables us to offer customers the option to select special colours or materials to produce one pair that is custom made for them. No mass over production and waste.
Step-by-step we work to improve our environmental footprint. As an independent company we can use our freedom to select products from ethical and local suppliers and we are able to commit to small batch production.