Winklepickers are a popular footwear choice amongst a generation of contemporary musicians and youths, with its origins in the medieval days.
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Winklepickers, originally known as “poulaines” when these shoes were worn as a fashion and social statement. The longer the point of your shoe – then the higher your social status. The term Winklepicker was derived from using a sharp, pointed object to prise the sea-winkle from its shell.

Throughout several centuries, the pointed toe was eventually superseded by the rounder shapes. It was only in the 1950’s that Winklepicker reappeared on the fashion scene. Although the Teddy Boys championed the Creeper, Winklepicker also became a favourite.

The pointed toe sharpened their counter-culture look in an age that was still very conformist. In the 1960’s, the Winklepickers were taken up by the modernist and their descendants, the Mods. Sharp and clean-cut Italian suits and button-down shirts were complemented by the sleek lines of the Winklepickers.

The Winklepicker shape could also be seen in the Chelsea boots and Beatn or Beatle boots, with a Cuban heel. This shape was very popular amongst the music sense of the time. The anti-establishment credentials of the ‘picker was enhanced by their appearance in London streets brawls. The Press sensationalised bank holiday beach battles between rival gangs.

In the 1970’s, Winklepickers saw another come back. They were the saviour of fashion sanity, as an alternative to the hippy and disco trend. Punks were quick to pick-up the pointed toe as part of their statement.

In the 1980s then saw the arrival of the New Wave, where Winklepickers experimented more with loud colours and design. The three-buckle Blitz Boot, for example, was a favourite amongst the New Romantics.

Into the 2000’s, Winklepickers became the popular choice amongst the subcultures with bands such as, S.C.U.M., The Horrors, and the Klaxons amongst the many fans.

The Underground Winklepicker Shoe and Boots styles uses an original 1950’s last shape, that is the very heart of this range of classics and contemporary styles.

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blitz pike winklepicker boot
£166.67

or 4 payments of £41.67 with Clearpay

BLITZ – WINKLEPICKER 3 STRAP & FRONT ZIP BOOT – BLACK GRAIN LEATHER

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Underground England Paul Winklepicker black leather shoe for men and women
£125.00

or 4 payments of £31.25 with Clearpay

PAUL – WINKLEPICKER SHOE – BLACK GRAIN LEATHER

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Underground England Marlon Winklepicker black leather boot with zip for men and women
£145.83

or 4 payments of £36.46 with Clearpay

MARLON – WINKLEPICKER BOOT- BLACK GRAIN LEATHER

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Underground England Peck Winklepicker black grain leather and silver western buckles boot for men and women
£191.67

or 4 payments of £47.92 with Clearpay

PECK – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK GRAIN LEATHER & WESTERN BUCKLES

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Underground England Beatle Winklepicker black grain leather boot for men and women
£145.83

or 4 payments of £36.46 with Clearpay

BEATLE – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK GRAIN LEATHER

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Underground England Fred Winklepicker black suede leather boot for men and women
£137.50

or 4 payments of £34.38 with Clearpay

FRED – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK SUEDE

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Underground England Peck Winklepicker black vegan leather friendly and silver plain buckles boot for men and women
£175.00

or 4 payments of £43.75 with Clearpay

PECK – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – VEGAN LEATHER & PLAIN BUCKLES

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Underground England Fred Winklepicker black grain leather boot for men and women
£158.33

or 4 payments of £39.58 with Clearpay

FRED – WINKLEPICKER – BLACK GRAIN LEATHER

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Underground England Howard Winklepicker black grain leather 2 strap shoe for men and women
£133.33

or 4 payments of £33.33 with Clearpay

HOWARD – WINKLEPICKER 2 STRAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER

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Underground England Fred Winklepicker Red suede leather boot for men and women
£158.33

or 4 payments of £39.58 with Clearpay

FRED – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – RED SUEDE

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Underground England Peck Winklepicker black patient leather and silver skull buckles boot for men and women
£191.67

or 4 payments of £47.92 with Clearpay

PECK – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK PATENT LEATHER & SKULL BUCKLES

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Underground England Peck Winklepicker black suede and silver plain buckles boot for men and women
£175.00

or 4 payments of £43.75 with Clearpay

PECK – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – PLAIN BUCKLES & BLACK SUEDE

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Underground England Bogart Winklepicker black suede leather 6 skull buckle calf boot for men and women
£229.17

or 4 payments of £57.29 with Clearpay

BOGART – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – 6 SKULL BUCKLE & BLACK SUEDE

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Underground England Freddy Winklepicker black grain leather boot for men and women
£158.33

or 4 payments of £39.58 with Clearpay

FREDDY WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK GRAIN LEATHER

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Underground England Marlon Winklepicker black and white pony hair boot with zip for men and women
£208.33

or 4 payments of £52.08 with Clearpay

MARLON – WINKLEPICKER SIDE ZIP BOOT – ZEBRA PONY HAIR

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Underground England Marlon Winklepicker grey suede boot with zip for men and women
£162.50

or 4 payments of £40.63 with Clearpay

MARLON – WINKLEPICKER SIDE ZIP BOOT – GREY SUEDE

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Underground England Fred Winklepicker royal blue suede leather boot for men and women
£162.50

or 4 payments of £40.63 with Clearpay

FRED – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – ROYAL BLUE SUEDE

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Underground England Winklepicker black leather and zebra pony hair single western buckle shoes for men and women
£208.33

or 4 payments of £52.08 with Clearpay

JACK – WINKLEPICKER SINGLE STRAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER & ZEBRA PONY HAIR

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Underground England Marlon Winklepicker brown snake skin print leather boot with zip for men and women
£187.50

or 4 payments of £46.88 with Clearpay

MARLON – WINKLEPICKER SIDE ZIP BOOT – BROWN SNAKE SKIN

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Underground England Howard Winklepicker black patent leather 2 strap shoe for men and women
£154.17

or 4 payments of £38.54 with Clearpay

HOWARD – WINKLEPICKER 2 STRAP SHOE – BLACK PATENT LEATHER

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Underground England Fred Winklepicker purple suede leather boot for men and women
£158.33

or 4 payments of £39.58 with Clearpay

FRED – WINKLEPICKER BOOT – PURPLE SUEDE

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