Wulfrun Flatforms: You Know You Got Sole!

Flatforms, or ‘brothel creepers’ as they were once known as, appeared last spring/summer in Prada’s 2011 collection and although they raised a few eyebrows, did not make much of an impact. Fast forward a year and they are taking the fashion scene by storm.

Acquiring their name during the Second World War, British soldiers, upon returning from Africa, would put on these soft soled shoes to frequent the less salubrious night-time haunts of London’s Soho and King’s Cross. British company Underground came into existence over 25 years ago with roots in Camden soon after the punk movement had died down.

Although they closed shop in 2000, they remained in business thanks to solid support from many fashion houses including Burberry, Karl Lagerfield, Jean Paul Gaultier and Topshop and Asos.

A new flagship store for Underground opens this Thursday in Soho’s Berwick Street where fashion conscious retro addicts will be able to pick between the brand’s classic creepers in a variety of colours, plus an assortment of winkle pickers and steel toe cap boots. For the moment, we are just in love with the Wulfrun creepers:

Wulfrun Creeper Leopard Print – £96.00

The Underground double-sole Wulfrun creeper in leopard animal print with red laces is constructed on a walled round-toe last, the upper design distinguished by the D-ring lace feature, plain apron and piping detail.

Wulfrun Creeper Leopard Print - £96.00

Wulfrun Creeper Green Suede/Leopard Print – £86.00

The Underground single-sole Wulfrun creeper in green suede and leopard animal print is constructed on a walled round-toe last, the upper design distinguished by the D-ring lace feature, plain apron and piping detail.

Wulfrun Creeper Green Suede/Leopard Print - £86.00

Wulfrun Double Sole Creeper Green Suede/Leopard Print – £84.00

The Underground double-sole Wulfrun creeper in green suede and leopard animal print is constructed on a walled round-toe last, the upper design distinguished by the D-ring lace feature, interwoven apron and piping detail.

Wulfrun Double Sole Creeper Green Suede/Leopard Print - £84.00

Wulfrun Union Jack Triple Sole Creeper – £109.00

The Underground Wulfrun Union Jack Triple Sole suede is constructed on a walled round-toe last, the upper design distinguished by the D-ring lace feature, interwoven apron and piping detail.

Wulfrun Union Jack Triple Sole Creeper - £109.00

Wulfrun Triple Sole Blue Suede Creeper – £109.00

The Underground triple-sole Wulfrun creeper in blue suede is constructed on a walled round-toe last, the upper design distinguished by the D-ring lace feature, interwoven apron and piping detail.

Wulfrun Triple Sole Blue Suede Creeper - £109.00

Wulfrun Black Wedge Leopard Print Creeper – £109.00

The Underground Wulfrun wedge creeper in black suede and leopard print is constructed on a walled round-toe last, the upper design distinguished by the D-ring lace feature, plain apron and piping detail. The new generation Underground Creeper, incorporating the classic features of the corrugated sole design and distinctive Wulfrun upper on a 10.5 cm height creeper wedge.

Wulfrun Black Wedge Leopard Print Creeper - £109.00