Underground winklepickers. In the 14th century, long-toed shoes called poulaines were de rigueur for fashionable young noblemen. The longer the toe, the greater the status symbol. While the Teds predominantly wore Creepers, winklepickers were embraced by mods, who paired them with Italian suits and button-down shirts.
The shoes became notorious once more as a symbol of the street brawls that erupted between rival gangs of mods and rockers.
By the 80s the winklepicker’s countercultural cache was secure – further reinforced when adopted by new wavers and new romantics.
The winklepicker endures, the original shoe for non-conformists.
If your size is not in stock it can be manufactured as a Special Order on our production line which takes 8-12 weeks. We will be unable to accept Cancellation or a Return for a Refund, but we do offer the option to exchange your order for a different size if the fitting is not suitable or exchange them for a different style. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
ADVICE FOR WINKLEPICKER SHOE SIZES
All our footwear products are listed in UK sizes. Please visit our ‘Size Chart’ page for more information.
Generally the shoe sizes for the Winklepicker collection are true to size.
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