We can all thank Rihanna for putting creeper shoes on our radar. Her collaborative sneaker styles with Puma won FN’s Shoe of the Year award in 2016 and have been worn by celebrities and fashion girls ever since. Often in the form of lace-up sneakers or modified oxford silhouettes, the retro-chic style is notable for its thick platform.To make your shopping easy, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite creeper shoes for men and women from brands like T.U.K. and more. Wear these pairs like RiRi herself with an all-black top and velvet skirt or with jeans and a vibrant tee like Gigi Hadid.
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1. T.U.K. Shoes Unisex Creepers
T.U.K. uses faux suede uppers and a thicker rubber platform sole that ranges in height from 0.75-inches to 1.5-inches depending on the size and style.
Pros: These creepers are made in unisex sizing so they are wearable by anyone who enjoys the retro silhouette; they also include a foam padded insole for added comfort.
Cons: Because they are unisex sizing, you have to be more aware of what size you’re ordering.
2. Puma Fenty by Rihanna Suede Creeper Sneakers
Puma Fenty by Rihanna’s creepers include a platform, rugged outsole with a suede dual-tone upper.
Pros: They also come in soft yellow and brown colors.
Cons: These run large and may be heavier than expected.
3. Pleaser Men's V-Creeper Shoes
Made from 100% real suede, Pleaser’s creepers have a 2-inch platform and a lace-up silhouette.
Pros: These men’s shoes are ideal for any guy seeking a small boost of height, or simply a more vintage look to complement your favorite ensemble.
Cons: These don’t come in half sizes so the sizing may be off for anyone who normally is between sizes.