Men's Gothic Low Shoes
If it's too hot for gothic boots or if you can't wear boots because of work, a festive occasion or simply because it doesn't match your outfit, we have the perfect alternative for you. Our stylish gothic low shoes for men. Even if the name suggests otherwise, the gothic Creepers, which you will also find here in this category, are not that creepy. Actually, the name Creepers has nothing to do with the adjective creepy, but was probably named Creeper because of the thick sole with crepe rubber. Or maybe the word comes from 'to creep'. Walking with this thick sole is so quiet that it can almost be called creeping. Like so many things in the world of fashion, creepers have their origins in the military. English soldiers returned from North Africa after the Second World War with the first forerunners of the Creepers. The shoemakers there had presumably adapted the soldiers' boots to the climate. From the 1950s onwards, rockabilly fans discovered the shoes for themselves and triggered the first hype about the Creepers. From this time until the 60s, the stylish shoes had their absolute peak and were even sung about by stars of the rock'n'roll scene themselves. But even after their first heyday, these gothic low shoes are still super popular, especially in the black scene. With their thick soles that are simply fantastic to walk on and their minimalist design, our creepers from the top label T.U.K. are an absolute eye-catcher and belong in every stylish black gothic shoe wardrobe. The 3-hole models from Angry Itch and Brandit Phantom are somewhat more robust, but still very classic and super comfortable. They look a bit like the little brother of the combat boot, or gothic ranger, but are, in our opinion, more elegant than the boots. The 3-hole gothic low shoes are simple, suitable for almost any kind of occasion and can be combined with long or short trousers or a men's skirt, or even a kilt.
On What Occasion Do I Wear My Men's Gothic Low Shoes?
Gothic low shoes are, as mentioned above, the perfect alternative to combat boots. Gothic boots are rather robust shoes that come across a bit more solid. In some professions or work situations, or also for more festive occasions, the low shoes are more suitable. Combat boots sometimes seem a bit too clunky or inappropriate. Because of their narrower shape and the fact that there is no shaft, low shoes look much more elegant and simple. The Angry Itch low shoes in particular look really great with a suit or cloth trousers. You can definitely show your face at festive occasions with them. They look great when you want to go to concerts or exhibitions, but they also look great at weddings or grandma's 80th birthday party. The advantage of the 3-hole low shoes is that they not only look elegant, but also fit mega comfortably. Even the steel-toe version from Angry Itch or Brandit doesn't need to be broken in for ages, but sits very comfortably on the foot thanks to the soft, high-quality leather. The high-quality soles give you a good and comfortable gait. This is especially practical for activities where you have to stand or walk for a long time. And even though the low shoes are a bit more fancy than our gothic boots, they are just as suitable for the next concert or gothic festival. The Angry Itch and Phantoms are very robust thanks to their steel toecaps. So it's no problem if someone jumps on your feet while you're dancing. The gothic Creepers might not be so suitable for wild jumping around. They are more finely crafted and do not have steel toecaps. Of course, these gothic low shoes are still suitable for concerts and festivals and create a very special, scene-typical look. The creepers are definitely the finer shoes for everyday wear, are perfect for going out and are also absolutely suitable for festive occasions.
How Do I Wear My Men's Gothic Low Shoes?
As you have just learned, our gothic low shoes are very versatile and suitable for many different occasions. Now, of course, there is the question of what you should ideally wear with your low shoes. The 3-hole models are really easy to care for and you can combine them with anything. Whether with skinny jeans, cargo trousers or a kilt, there are no limits to your imagination. The somewhat more solid steel-toed models of gothic low shoes look great with slightly wider cut gothic trousers. But shorts and shorter trousers, as well as men's skirts, also go perfectly with the low shoes. When it comes to choosing the right socks to go with your gothic low shoes, opinions often differ. Some swear by pulled up socks, others dislike this style choice. As with all things, the choice of socks is of course a matter of personal taste, which, as we all know, is not a matter of debate. Ultimately, you should feel comfortable with and in your gothic outfit. The creepers go just as well with long trousers, but also with men's skirts. In combination with shorts that go down to the knee, you should see if the creepers are the right choice. It can look a bit strange. If you opt for very short, tight-fitting shorts, then this will go better with your creepers. In general, however, all of our gothic low shoes are rather simple and therefore go with many different gothic outfits and styles typical of the scene. These tips are a suggestion from us to you and should help you to find your individual gothic style, to live it and to show it to the outside world.