Gothic style originated from the U.K.’s post-punk scene in the early ’80s and has been consistently popular among certain crowds ever since. The foundation of gothic fashion includes lots of black and footwear staples like chunky platform boots and creepers. Here, we sifted through a range of goth shoes for women on the market and rounded up some of the best we could find. Read up on each pick and choose your favorite.
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1. Demonia Dynamite 2 Sandal
These spikey vegan leather sandals have a bold platform with a 5-inch wedge heel featuring a unique star cut-out.
Pros: Adjustable ankle straps make it easy to fine-tune the fit. They also come in a silver version embellished with sparkling glitter.
Cons: They may not be the best for narrower feet.
2. T.U.K. Footwear Anarchic Creeper
These creepers feature a faux suede microfiber upper with woven interlace detailing and a triple D-ring lace-up design.
Pros: They’re designed with a soft twill lining and padded insoles. They come in black, black and white and burgundy faux leather versions.
Cons: They might run a tad big.
3. Dr. Martens Leona Boot
These lace-up platform boots have a leather upper with a subtle grained effect, a chunky 2-inch heel and pull-tab.
Pros: They’re built on the brand’s signature Airwair air-cushioned soles for ultimate comfort. The soles deliver good multi-surface traction.
Cons: Some may find them a bit clunky.