Editor’s Pick: Comme des Garçons Homme Plus x George Cox. A signature footwear where the Japanese avant-garde and British craftsmanship unite.
Comme des Garçons Homme Plus have join forces with the century-old British shoemaker George Cox to create an exclusive shoe capsule collection, featuring two new black leather creeper styles.
Designed by Rei Kawakubo and manufactured by George Cox, these creepers were presented for the first time during Comme des Garçons Homme Plus’ FW16 show “Armour of Peace“. Since its establishment in 1906, George Cox has become renown for its high quality shoes that possess a flair for originality. The English shoemaker first found subcultural popularity among the Teddy Boys of the 1950s, and again with the punks of the 1970s, owing to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren stocking the label’s unique creepers in their World’s End store.
In 1949 George Cox invented its signature product , the “brothel creeper”: today it has been reimagined in collaboration with Comme des Garçons Homme Plus. With both versions characterized by their all-black leather uppers and thick, prominent soles, the high-top version comes flanked by provocative cutouts around the ankle and detailed with leather straps and metal eyelets for a more statement option.
The George Cox x COMME des GARÇONS Homme Plus creepers is now available to the public via SSENSE, priced at $660 USD for the Highs and $575 USD for the Lows.