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

Throughout several centuries, the pointed toe was superseded by the rounder shapes.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 Winklepicker. The Winklepicker shape could also be seen in the Chelsea boots and Beat 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 enchanted by their appearance in London streets brawls and in press sensationalised bank holiday beach battles between rival gangs.

In the 1970’s, the 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 the Winklepicker 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, the Winklepicker has become 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 collection 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
£200.00

or 4 payments of £50.00 with Clearpay

BLITZ WINKLEPICKER 3 STRAP & FRONT ZIP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER

Winklepicker
£175.00

or 4 payments of £43.75 with Clearpay

BEATLE WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK LEATHER

black winklepicker
£190.00

or 4 payments of £47.50 with Clearpay

BLITZ WINKLEPICKER 3 STRAP & FRONT ZIP BOOT- BLACK SUEDE

Winklepicker
£230.00

or 4 payments of £57.50 with Clearpay

PECK WINKLEPICKER BOOT – WESTERN BUCKLES & BLACK LEATHER

Winklepicker - Vegan Leather
£210.00

or 4 payments of £52.50 with Clearpay

PECK WINKLEPICKER BOOT – VEGAN LEATHER & PLAIN BUCKLES

£190.00

or 4 payments of £47.50 with Clearpay

PIXIE WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK SUEDE

£225.00

or 4 payments of £56.25 with Clearpay

FREDDY WINKLEPICKER BOOT – SILVER LEATHER

£230.00

or 4 payments of £57.50 with Clearpay

PECK WINKLEPICKER BOOT – PLAIN BUCKLES & BLACK PATENT LEATHER

£160.00

or 4 payments of £40.00 with Clearpay

HOWARD WINKLEPICKER 2 STRAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER

UM-069 PATENT LEATHER_SKULL BLACK_SILVER Side
£230.00

or 4 payments of £57.50 with Clearpay

PECK WINKLEPICKER BOOT – SKULL BUCKLES & BLACK PATENT LEATHER

Winklepicker
£190.00

or 4 payments of £47.50 with Clearpay

FREDDY WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK LEATHER

Winklepicker
£255.00

or 4 payments of £63.75 with Clearpay

BLITZ WINKLEPICKER 3 STRAP BOOT- RED PYTHON PRINT LEATHER

winklepicker
£250.00

or 4 payments of £62.50 with Clearpay

JACK WINKLEPICKER SINGLE STRAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER & ZEBRA PONY

£200.00

or 4 payments of £50.00 with Clearpay

BLITZ WINKLEPICKER 3 SKULL BUCKLE & FRONT ZIP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER

£210.00

or 4 payments of £52.50 with Clearpay

PECK WINKLEPICKER BOOT – PLAIN BUCKLES & BLACK SUEDE

£190.00

or 4 payments of £47.50 with Clearpay

MARLON WINKLEPICKER SIDE ZIP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER

Winklepicker
£170.00

or 4 payments of £42.50 with Clearpay

FREDDY WINKLEPICKER BOOT – BLACK SUEDE

£250.00

or 4 payments of £62.50 with Clearpay

MARLON WINKLEPICKER SIDE ZIP BOOT – ZEBRA