George Cox and oki-ni exclusive release.
George James Cox established his footwear company in 1906, in Northamptonshire - the traditional home of England's finest shoemakers.
Over the years the company has built an increasing reputation for innovation, working closely with some of the passing decades' most infamous designers. Having first produced brothel creepers in the 50s and winkle pickers in the 60s, the company gained notoriety in the 70s when these looks were resurrected by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren to become the uniform of a generation of punks.
oki-ni say: "When George Hamilton Cox made his first ‘creepers’ in 1949 it caused a few raised eyebrows. It’s a fad, some people said. It’ll never last. Over 50 years later, George Cox are still making creepers. They still use the same Goodyear Welted construction, stitching the welt to the insole through the upper and the lining. The insole is still bedded on a layer of filler, so it moulds to the shape of your foot. And the sole is still made from natural plantation crepe. Small wonder, then, that their creepers bear the British Goodyear Welted Seal of Excellence."
Available now at oki-ni.