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UNDERGROUND ORIGINALS - CHOOSE FROM OUR CLASSICS

THE ORIGINAL BARFLY AND APOLLO CREEPERS

Rescued in the 1980’s  from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper as an Allgender flatform before its time.⁠

⁠The Apollo Creeper was not only one of the first styles to be produced by Underground but its 001 code number tells you that is was the first style in our Originals Collection.⁠ The lace up Barfly creeper identified by its 005 designation.

Built on a sharp toe last named Meteor, these Creepers a corrugated sole design, an interlace weave on the apron and in some versions the contrasting panels or underlays on the apron.

Made in the U.K.

The Made in the U.K. collection champions this country’s quality craftspeople and their long legacy of proven manufacturing. Made in the UK sees us collaborate with skilled experts, leaders of their field, to help them preserve generations of innovative artistry and ingenuity. 

Our mission is to propagate Britain’s rebellious style heritage

Founded in 1981, Underground has established itself as a champion of subculture with its consistent interaction with the music, fashion and art associated to those cultures. Here is a brand that beats with a British “musiculture” heart, has provenance and authenticity in abundance, an unswerving narrative, and an inexhaustible contemporary relevance.

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Part of our commitment to sensible and sustainable manufacturing.

Because we recognise that our customers have a personal choice regarding the material that is used in our footwear. Also our Vegan friendly collection is designed to meet the requirements of Underground customers that have a preference for products that do not contain animal products. 

Also we have selected a special non-animal material, Onmicro, that has the appearance and attributes of leather and will perform in the same way as leather. The collection includes many of our core styles, but it is also possible to order custom made products using Onmicro.

Our commitment to sensible manufacture is supported by our custom made service for Underground Creepers Shoes Boots.

Authentic, British, Subculture inspired footwear.

Our custom-made service also 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. Also there is no mass over – production and waste.

In our pursuit to proudly propagate Britain’s rebellious style heritage, we’ve turned up the dial on our responsibility. Because for 40 years we’ve tapped into the riches and sounds of British subculture; it’s our responsibility to give back in order to sustain it. 

The Made-in-the-UK collection champions this country’s quality craftspeople and their long legacy of proven manufacturing. Made-in-the-UK sees us work with skilled experts and leaders of their field and also to help them preserve generations of innovative artistry and ingenuity.  

Underground Creepers Shoes Boots. Authentic, British Subculture inspired footwear apparel, Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Hoodies, Caps.

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MUSIC AND SUBCULTURE

  • The Orignal Steel Cap⁠
A short history⁠
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With the growth of heavy industry, thick-soled boots with reinforced toecaps were a neccissity . The leather boots provided protection to the feet of workers and were needed in Britain’s factories and foundries. The leather boot also became the choice of footwear of the British army.⁠
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Steel cap boots,with their metal cap exposed, or concealed beneath the leather upper,became the footwear of the British working-class male. Skinheads began to emerge as a youth movement in the early 1960s and their working-class roots were reflected in their adoption of the “Steel Caps”. ⁠
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By the 70’s, Skinhead style became synonymous with football terrace hooliganism and violence. The decade approached its anarchic close, steel caps were favoured by Punks and their nihilism was matched by ferocious creativity. ⁠
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Grunge emerged in America and during the late 80’s and 90’s, steel cap boots and shoes returned. Favoured by Riot Grrls and then by Cyberpunks and was then picked-up by fashion-forward kids in Tokyo’s Harajuku district. ⁠
⁠
These steel cap boots with rubber sole and distinctive 3 row puritan stitch remains the choice for the most uncompromising wearers with a new generation embracing steel cap boots and shoes for its androgynous, authentic and distinctive silhouette. ⁠
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#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender  #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots  #leatherboots #punkboots
  • Original Wulfrun Creeper⁠
⁠
Rescued in the 1980’s  from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper without category or gender. Alternative and Authentic.⁠
⁠
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#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes
  • Original Wulfrun Double Sole⁠
⁠
Rescued in the 1980’s  from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper as an Allgender flatform before its time.⁠
This double sole option is available form our online store and from sected global stockists.⁠
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#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes
  • A happy birthday to Howard Devoto. Cofounder of the Buzzcocks, who went on to create post punk outfit Magazine aswell as solo ventures and collaborations.⁠
⁠
Photo courtesy of Linder Sterling, who, herself fronted post punk band Ludus and was also responsible for the design of the cover of the Buzzcocks single Orgasm Addict ⁠
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#howarddevoto #lindersterling #buzzcocks #orgasmaddict #punk #post punk
  • The Original Steel Cap Ranger Boot⁠
The Ranger Boot is the 14 eyelet member of the steel cap line up an allgender combat boot built around an original army boot last and on a rubber commando style sole.⁠
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#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender  #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots  #leatherboots
  • Dark, fetishistic , transgressive , hedonistic and with community at its core, Wraith is the club night for those who like their electronica gloomy and hard, their platforms stacked high, and don’t mind their dancing momentarily interrupted to witness someone being whipped- all in the name of art, of course !⁠
⁠
Quickly amassing a cult following amongst the most macabre of East London's party going darlings, the dark rave-cum-performance event aims to provide a space not only for indulging in some Gothically minded escapism, but also a platform for non-conformist, anarchical artistic experimentation. Created and curated by Parma Ham, who speaks to UNDERGROUND about Wraith on our subculture blog- link in bio⁠
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Photo from @jeaniejeanphotos⁠
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@jazminbean⁠
@wraithclub⁠
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  • The Original Steel Cap Ranger Boot on a Double Sole⁠
Shot here by @sorryjonnydied⁠
⁠
The boot is built on a rubber sole with the upper formed around an original army boot last and with an internal steel toe cap. Combat boot repurposed.⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender  #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots  #leatherboots #punkboots
  • "A girl can do what she wants to do" ⁠
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⁠
"I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation⁠
You’re living in the past it’s a new generation⁠
A girl can do what she wants to do and that’s⁠
What I’m gonna do⁠
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation⁠
Oh no not me⁠
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation⁠
Never said I wanted to improve my station⁠
And I’m only doin’ good⁠
When I’m havin’ fun⁠
And I don’t have to please no one⁠
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation"⁠
⁠
Joan Jett⁠
⁠
Interntaional Womens Day⁠
⁠
#womeninmusic #internationalwomensday
  • The Original Steel Cap⁠
⁠
This is the 14 eyelet Ranger boot and the 10 eyelet Commando Boot⁠
Built on a rubber sole around an army boot last with either the internal or external toe cap.⁠
Allgender⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender  #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots  #leatherboots #punkboots
  • ⁠
The Original Wulfrun Creeper⁠
⁠
Rescued in the 1980’s  from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper as an Allgender flatform before its time.⁠
Built on a pleasing round toe last, this verison of the Wulfrun has been created in a high quailty box leather on a double sole. Also available in a Vegan friendly option, Wulfrun has been Allgender from day one ⁠
⁠
Photo here of the Made in the UK option ⁠
@veronicakaka123⁠
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#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes #punkshoes
The Orignal Steel Cap⁠
A short history⁠
⁠
With the growth of heavy industry, thick-soled boots with reinforced toecaps were a neccissity . The leather boots provided protection to the feet of workers and were needed in Britain’s factories and foundries. The leather boot also became the choice of footwear of the British army.⁠
⁠
Steel cap boots,with their metal cap exposed, or concealed beneath the leather upper,became the footwear of the British working-class male. Skinheads began to emerge as a youth movement in the early 1960s and their working-class roots were reflected in their adoption of the “Steel Caps”. ⁠
⁠
By the 70’s, Skinhead style became synonymous with football terrace hooliganism and violence. The decade approached its anarchic close, steel caps were favoured by Punks and their nihilism was matched by ferocious creativity. ⁠
⁠
Grunge emerged in America and during the late 80’s and 90’s, steel cap boots and shoes returned. Favoured by Riot Grrls and then by Cyberpunks and was then picked-up by fashion-forward kids in Tokyo’s Harajuku district. ⁠
⁠
These steel cap boots with rubber sole and distinctive 3 row puritan stitch remains the choice for the most uncompromising wearers with a new generation embracing steel cap boots and shoes for its androgynous, authentic and distinctive silhouette. ⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender  #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots  #leatherboots #punkboots
The Orignal Steel Cap⁠ A short history⁠ ⁠ With the growth of heavy industry, thick-soled boots with reinforced toecaps were a neccissity . The leather boots provided protection to the feet of workers and were needed in Britain’s factories and foundries. The leather boot also became the choice of footwear of the British army.⁠ ⁠ Steel cap boots,with their metal cap exposed, or concealed beneath the leather upper,became the footwear of the British working-class male. Skinheads began to emerge as a youth movement in the early 1960s and their working-class roots were reflected in their adoption of the “Steel Caps”. ⁠ ⁠ By the 70’s, Skinhead style became synonymous with football terrace hooliganism and violence. The decade approached its anarchic close, steel caps were favoured by Punks and their nihilism was matched by ferocious creativity. ⁠ ⁠ Grunge emerged in America and during the late 80’s and 90’s, steel cap boots and shoes returned. Favoured by Riot Grrls and then by Cyberpunks and was then picked-up by fashion-forward kids in Tokyo’s Harajuku district. ⁠ ⁠ These steel cap boots with rubber sole and distinctive 3 row puritan stitch remains the choice for the most uncompromising wearers with a new generation embracing steel cap boots and shoes for its androgynous, authentic and distinctive silhouette. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots #leatherboots #punkboots
9 hours ago
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Original Wulfrun Creeper⁠
⁠
Rescued in the 1980’s  from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper without category or gender. Alternative and Authentic.⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes
Original Wulfrun Creeper⁠ ⁠ Rescued in the 1980’s from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper without category or gender. Alternative and Authentic.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes
2 days ago
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Original Wulfrun Double Sole⁠
⁠
Rescued in the 1980’s  from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper as an Allgender flatform before its time.⁠
This double sole option is available form our online store and from sected global stockists.⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes
Original Wulfrun Double Sole⁠ ⁠ Rescued in the 1980’s from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper as an Allgender flatform before its time.⁠ This double sole option is available form our online store and from sected global stockists.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes
5 days ago
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A happy birthday to Howard Devoto. Cofounder of the Buzzcocks, who went on to create post punk outfit Magazine aswell as solo ventures and collaborations.⁠
⁠
Photo courtesy of Linder Sterling, who, herself fronted post punk band Ludus and was also responsible for the design of the cover of the Buzzcocks single Orgasm Addict ⁠
⁠
#howarddevoto #lindersterling #buzzcocks #orgasmaddict #punk #post punk
A happy birthday to Howard Devoto. Cofounder of the Buzzcocks, who went on to create post punk outfit Magazine aswell as solo ventures and collaborations.⁠ ⁠ Photo courtesy of Linder Sterling, who, herself fronted post punk band Ludus and was also responsible for the design of the cover of the Buzzcocks single Orgasm Addict ⁠ ⁠ #howarddevoto #lindersterling #buzzcocks #orgasmaddict #punk #post punk
1 week ago
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The Original Steel Cap Ranger Boot⁠
The Ranger Boot is the 14 eyelet member of the steel cap line up an allgender combat boot built around an original army boot last and on a rubber commando style sole.⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender  #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots  #leatherboots
The Original Steel Cap Ranger Boot⁠ The Ranger Boot is the 14 eyelet member of the steel cap line up an allgender combat boot built around an original army boot last and on a rubber commando style sole.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots #leatherboots
1 week ago
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Dark, fetishistic , transgressive , hedonistic and with community at its core, Wraith is the club night for those who like their electronica gloomy and hard, their platforms stacked high, and don’t mind their dancing momentarily interrupted to witness someone being whipped- all in the name of art, of course !⁠
⁠
Quickly amassing a cult following amongst the most macabre of East London's party going darlings, the dark rave-cum-performance event aims to provide a space not only for indulging in some Gothically minded escapism, but also a platform for non-conformist, anarchical artistic experimentation. Created and curated by Parma Ham, who speaks to UNDERGROUND about Wraith on our subculture blog- link in bio⁠
⁠
Photo from @jeaniejeanphotos⁠
⁠
@jazminbean⁠
@wraithclub⁠
⁠
⁠
Dark, fetishistic , transgressive , hedonistic and with community at its core, Wraith is the club night for those who like their electronica gloomy and hard, their platforms stacked high, and don’t mind their dancing momentarily interrupted to witness someone being whipped- all in the name of art, of course !⁠ ⁠ Quickly amassing a cult following amongst the most macabre of East London's party going darlings, the dark rave-cum-performance event aims to provide a space not only for indulging in some Gothically minded escapism, but also a platform for non-conformist, anarchical artistic experimentation. Created and curated by Parma Ham, who speaks to UNDERGROUND about Wraith on our subculture blog- link in bio⁠ ⁠ Photo from @jeaniejeanphotos⁠ ⁠ @jazminbean⁠ @wraithclub⁠ ⁠ ⁠
1 week ago
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The Original Steel Cap Ranger Boot on a Double Sole⁠
Shot here by @sorryjonnydied⁠
⁠
The boot is built on a rubber sole with the upper formed around an original army boot last and with an internal steel toe cap. Combat boot repurposed.⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender  #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots  #leatherboots #punkboots
The Original Steel Cap Ranger Boot on a Double Sole⁠ Shot here by @sorryjonnydied⁠ ⁠ The boot is built on a rubber sole with the upper formed around an original army boot last and with an internal steel toe cap. Combat boot repurposed.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots #leatherboots #punkboots
1 week ago
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"A girl can do what she wants to do" ⁠
⁠
⁠
"I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation⁠
You’re living in the past it’s a new generation⁠
A girl can do what she wants to do and that’s⁠
What I’m gonna do⁠
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation⁠
Oh no not me⁠
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation⁠
Never said I wanted to improve my station⁠
And I’m only doin’ good⁠
When I’m havin’ fun⁠
And I don’t have to please no one⁠
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation"⁠
⁠
Joan Jett⁠
⁠
Interntaional Womens Day⁠
⁠
#womeninmusic #internationalwomensday
"A girl can do what she wants to do" ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ "I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation⁠ You’re living in the past it’s a new generation⁠ A girl can do what she wants to do and that’s⁠ What I’m gonna do⁠ And I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation⁠ Oh no not me⁠ And I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation⁠ Never said I wanted to improve my station⁠ And I’m only doin’ good⁠ When I’m havin’ fun⁠ And I don’t have to please no one⁠ And I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation"⁠ ⁠ Joan Jett⁠ ⁠ Interntaional Womens Day⁠ ⁠ #womeninmusic #internationalwomensday
2 weeks ago
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The Original Steel Cap⁠
⁠
This is the 14 eyelet Ranger boot and the 10 eyelet Commando Boot⁠
Built on a rubber sole around an army boot last with either the internal or external toe cap.⁠
Allgender⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender  #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots  #leatherboots #punkboots
The Original Steel Cap⁠ ⁠ This is the 14 eyelet Ranger boot and the 10 eyelet Commando Boot⁠ Built on a rubber sole around an army boot last with either the internal or external toe cap.⁠ Allgender⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #Underground #SteelToe #SteelToeBoots #LaceUpBoots #algender #militaryboots #grungeboots #Steelcapboots #steelcaps #combatboots #leatherboots #punkboots
2 weeks ago
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⁠
The Original Wulfrun Creeper⁠
⁠
Rescued in the 1980’s  from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper as an Allgender flatform before its time.⁠
Built on a pleasing round toe last, this verison of the Wulfrun has been created in a high quailty box leather on a double sole. Also available in a Vegan friendly option, Wulfrun has been Allgender from day one ⁠
⁠
Photo here of the Made in the UK option ⁠
@veronicakaka123⁠
⁠
⁠
#UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes #punkshoes
⁠ The Original Wulfrun Creeper⁠ ⁠ Rescued in the 1980’s from contempt and obloquy Underground championed the creeper as an Allgender flatform before its time.⁠ Built on a pleasing round toe last, this verison of the Wulfrun has been created in a high quailty box leather on a double sole. Also available in a Vegan friendly option, Wulfrun has been Allgender from day one ⁠ ⁠ Photo here of the Made in the UK option ⁠ @veronicakaka123⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #UndergroundEngland #UndergroundShoes #UndergroundCreeper #WulfrunCreeper #Creepers #Underground #Wulfrun #OriginalCreeper #algender #creepershoes #punkshoes
3 weeks ago
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10/10

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